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American Sign Language I (SPE-121)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0876-121-001
Instructor: Carol Kearney
Days: Monday 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Note: Hybrid Online/In-Person Class
Location: Garden City - ONL VRTL
Credits: 3

In Class Meeting Dates: Feb 8, March 1
Class Will Meet In Nex 156

Course Materials: View Text Books
Related Syllabi: Carol Kearney for Fall 2010*
Carol Kearney for Spring 2020*
Carol Kearney for Summer 2020*
Carol Kearney for Fall 2020*

*Attention Students: Please note that the syllabi available for your view on these pages are for example only. The instructors and requirements for each course are subject to change each semester. If you enroll in a particular course, your instructor and course outline may differ from what is presented here.


Emphasis is on the introduction of receptive and expressive American Sign Language skills for fingerspelling. Deaf culture issues will be introduced and explored.

Learning Goals:   Course Goals and Objectives:Reinforcement of the structure of ASL will be the focusin this level.Students will continue to gain confidence and be comfortable in communicating with a deaf individualinside and outside the classroom.Students will continue to demonstrate the importance ofusing facial expression and body language when signing.Students will continue developing effective signing habitsthrough continuous usage of ASL vocabulary and illustrations of signs.

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.

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