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SIGN 103 - SIGN 103 (American Sign Language) - Patty Ivankovic

Course:SIGN 103 (American Sign Language)
Professor:Patty Ivankovic
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


Patty Ivankovic

Hello!  I am excited share my language and culture with you as you continue your journey in developing fluency in American Sign Language. Together we will have more indepth dialogues using known and new vocabulary and structure in our conversations with each other.  I look forward to spending the semester with you!

Course Description

Course Description:  As part of the American Sign Language (ASL) course sequence, SIGN 103 is designed for students who wish to develop and enhance their proficiency in ASL usage.  By enrolling in SIGN 103, students will further the development and refinement of their ASL skills and fluency. Conversational skills, cultural awareness and vocabulary development will be emphasized.

Student Learning Outcomes for SIGN 103

Utilize intermediate and functional communication skills in American Sign Language through making requests, suggestions, complaints, discussing routes, exchanging significant personal information and describing locations in detail.


  • Create and utilize complex temporal markers and sequencing, numbers, role shifting, spatial referencing, inflecting verbs, classifiers and contrastive structures.
  • Analyze, interpret, and utilize social and cultural behaviors in American Sign Language – applied skills within the classroom and Deaf community context.
  • Compose narratives related to personal experiences and significant life events using American Sign Language.
  • Generate and analyze transcriptions in American Sign Language texts.

What to Expect in this Course

This is an OnlineLive course which requires attendance via Zoom twice a week.  Students are expected to be present with their cameras on throughout the course.  A laptop with a working camera is required.

Weekly homework assignments will be completed on CANVAS and GoReact.  (Students will set up a GoReact account, at no cost, upon registering for the course.)

The student text / video can be accessed from by subscribing to the online video library ($24.99 for 6 months).   The downfall about the online video library subscription is that it will not contain the printed information in the text.

Types of Assessments

Students will be assessed through unit quizzes, exams, receptive and expressive assessments in addition to regular class assignments.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Required Text:
Smith, C., Lentz, E., and Mikos, K.
Signing Naturally: Student Workbook & Video, Level 2
(Gray and Pink)
Dawn Sign Press, 1992
ISBN: 0-915035-16-2

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

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Last updated: 10/26/2021 Sub#: 1118