SIGN 104 - American Sign Language IV - Lisa McNicoll
|Course:||American Sign Language IV|
Welcome to SIGN 104! My name is Lisa McNicoll and I am your instructor for this course. I have been signing since I was two years old. I have been teaching ASL since 2005 and I love teaching it! I am excited to continue on this journey with you.
American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual-gestural-spatial language used by the majority of Deaf individuals in the United States and Canada. ASL is not signed English; rather it has its own syntax and grammatical structure different from English. By enrolling in SIGN 104, you will continue to develop and gain more understanding of ASL grammar and work on your ASL expressive and receptive skills with interactive activities and assignments. It will be a fun course for you and you will improve so much from the start of semester until end of semester.
What to Expect in this Course
We will be meeting synchronously twice weekly and you will need a good working webcam and good internet. You will have in class and outside of class assignments to reinforce what is taught in this course and to help you work on your skills. You will also gain more knowledge about Deaf Culture.
Types of Assessments
This class is OnLive, so therefore, you will have online quizzes/tests to be taken during class time on CANVAS or another platform, expressive or receptive signed assignments and presentations done during class time or outside of class time, discussion boards, and a written/signed assignment on Deaf culture/ASL events you attend outside of class.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
We will be using activities and videos from this book
Smith, C., Lentz, E., and Mikos, K.
Signing Naturally: Student Workbook & DVD, Level 3
Dawn Sign Press, 2001 ISBN-1-58121-036-1
The book comes with a DVD, but the book publisher DAWNSIGNPRESS now offers 12-month free access codes for the video library
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Last updated: 01/08/2022 Sub#: 1218