2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    May 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASL& 221 American Sign Language IV (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Formerly SIGN 201 - CCN

Prerequisite ASL& 123 , with a grade of 2.0 or better; or 3 years high school equivalent.

Course Description
Emphasis is placed on receptive and expressive skill development and ASL fluency. Attention is given to the correct formation of signs, movement, rhythm, phrasing and clarity. This course includes intensive vocabulary building, a deeper understanding of ASL expressions, and proficiency in ASL grammar.

Student Outcomes
1. Demonstrate receptively and expressively the ability to utilize a vocabulary of 1000 + signs to construct and participate in intermediate level conversations.
2. Create a variety of cohesive stories on various topics while engaging in intermediate use of the language.
3. Engage in complex conversations using ASL.
4. Construct and demonstrate examples of how a sign can vary in meaning depending on the context and use of sign inflections.
5. Interact in more complex conversations related to deaf culture.
6. Develop deeper cultural awareness through research on various topics that are within the scope of the content of this course and provide information using ASL.
7. Translate from ASL to English while noticing the smaller details and subtleties of non-manual-signals (NMS).

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