2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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ASL& 123 American Sign Language III (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Formerly SIGN 103 - CCN

Prerequisite ASL& 122 American Sign Language II (5 credits) ASL& 122 or 2 years high school American Sign Language.

Course Description
ASL& 123 focuses on increasing expressive and receptive skills, vocabulary development, additional grammar features, and developing storytelling techniques.

Student Outcomes
Participate in advanced beginner to low intermediate level conversations while utilizing a vocabulary of 1000+ signs.
Apply the use of conjunctions, modals, role shifting, spatial awareness, and rhetorical questions while formulating sentences, questions, and stories.
Engage in advanced beginner to low intermediate conversations and storytelling using ASL.
Demonstrate how a sign can vary in meaning depending on the context and use of sign inflections (prosody and aspect). 
Demonstrate how to use a variety of numbers including age, money, time, the calendar, quantity of a noun, historical information, and time (o’clock) through short scenarios. .
Develop Deaf cultural awareness through social and relational experiences.
Translate stories told by various Deaf individuals from ASL to English while noticing the smaller details and subtleties of non-manual-signals (NMS).

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