Human Services

American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Studies - Courses

CAMPUS: Online
Year I Required Courses CREDITS
ASL 101 American Sign Language Level I - Part A 3
Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL), its culture, and the community of Deaf persons who use this language. Learn how to have basic conversations, as well as use appropriate behaviours with the Deaf culture.
ASL 102 American Sign Language Level I - Part B 3
Continuation of ASL 101. Prerequisite: ASL 101.
ASL 201 American Sign Language Level II - Part A 3
Encouraged to talk about people in a more abstract way than ASL 101 and ASL 102 and talk about the environment removed from the classroom. Focus on development of language receptive and expressive skills. Prerequisites: ASL 101, ASL 102.
ASL 202 American Sign Language Level II - Part B 3
In this course, students ​​​​explore ASL expressive and receptive skills by further delving into story-telling, and learning how to incorporate characterization, and descriptions of personality traits and opinions. Prerequisites: ASL 201.
ASL 301 American Sign Language Level I - Part A 3
This course introduces students to concepts that further develop their ASL production, usage of ASL grammar and syntax, and that strengthen foundational learning to increase their ASL discourse and fluency. Prerequisite: ASL 202.
ASL 302 American Sign Language Level II - Part B 3
In this course, students learn about how Deaf people use ASL in different types of discourses. The material presented focuses on building narrative skills, moving from an informal to a more formal presentation, developing language skills needed to explain ideas, concepts, illustrate how things work and why things are the way they are. Prerequisite: ASL 301.
ASL 303 American Sign Language Level III – Part C 3
In this course, students learn advanced nuances of story-telling in ASL. The material presented focuses on both formal and informal story-telling and sharing of events with more intricate detail of characters and number of characters or items within a story or event. Prerequisite: ASL 302.
CO 118 Communication Skills 3
This communications course focuses on effective writing.  Students develop skills in resume and cover letters, research papers using APA format, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, emails and anecdotal reporting.
LS 101 Deaf Culture and Community I 3
Outline under revision.
LS 102 Deaf Culture and Community II 3
This course builds on Deaf Culture and Community I to provide the student with Deaf cultural and community issues. Students are provided material on Deaf education, service agencies and advocacy. Prerequisite: LS 101.

Required textbooks

Text, Author & ISBN

ASL 301/302
Master ASL! Level One
Jason Zinza
Purchase the package with a textbook, student companion workbook and DVD.  ISBN-10: 1881133214
ISBN-13: 978-1881133216
Lakeland College Book store
Via the publisher 's online store Sign Media Inc. Item #mast01
$119.95 US plus shipping.
ASL 301/302
 Students Guide to Mastering ASL Grammar
Michelle Jay
Judea Media LL
 Lakeland College Bookstore and Amazon
 Fingerspelled Word Recognition through Rapid Serial Visual Presentation
 Lakeland College Bookstore
ASL301/302  Conversational Sign Language II
 Lakeland College Bookstore
 LS 101/102
Introduction to American Deaf Culture
Thomas K Holcomb
 Lakeland College bookstore

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