2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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ASL& 222 American Sign Language V (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Prerequisite ASL& 221   with at least a 2.0 grade; or 4 years high school equivalent plus placement in ENGL& 101 .

Course Description
The importance of signing with sufficient grammatical accuracy and vocabulary is emphasized. Emphasis is placed on participating effectively in formal and informal conversations on familiar and unfamiliar topics. There will be many opportunities to develop a stronger acceptance and appreciation of the diverse regional aspects of ASL and expand on personal applications of the language.

Student Outcomes
1. Utilize/draw upon a vocabulary of over 500 signs related to areas of food, careers, the workplace, and the home.
2. Formulate sentences and questions using a variety of verb types and appropriate NMS and NMGM.
3. Demonstrate a solid understanding of the grammatical aspects of topicalization and spatialization, including conditional sentences, relative clauses, rhetorical questions, classifiers, and contrastive structure.
4. Integrate a broader understanding of role shifting and incorporate this skill into retelling an experience.
5. Utilize a broader breadth of numbers both receptively and expressively in dialogue and narration.
6. Produce an articulate and well-organized progression of ideas and concepts utilizing sequencing, transitions, and phrasing.
7. Experience highly fluent ASL provided by native signers. This includes at least 5 receptive translations and 2 copy-sign assignments.
8. Incorporate a variety of skills learned from the quarter while completing these 2 assignments: retell a children’s story that has a repetitive theme and descriptively translate a visual landscape scenario assignment.
9. Participate in discussions of deaf culture from literature such as Seeing Language in Sign by Jane Maher and volunteer/interact within the deaf community to broaden understanding of the culture and issues.

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