American Sign Language I Course

Course Description

American Sign Language 1 introduces students to the basic hand movements and other body expressions of American Sign Language. This course uses useful educational enhancements, such as short video-based illustrations of various signs as well as reinforcing lecture videos, in order to help students confidently communicate in ASL. This course also increases students' awareness of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community by introducing students to the technologies used by deaf people, challenges faced by deaf people in school and the workplace, and important figures in deaf culture.