American Sign Language (ASLG)

ASLG F101X      American Sign Language I      (h)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Visual-gestural language used by most deaf Americans. Acquisition of receptive and expressive conversational skills. Cultural aspects of everyday life experiences of deaf people.

Attributes: UAF GER Humanities Req

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ASLG F110      American Sign Language Practice      (h)
1 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Skill development in use of American Sign Language. Conducted entirely in sign language with aspects of deaf culture included. All skill levels. May be repeated twice for credit.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 0

ASLG F202X      American Sign Language II      (h)
3 Credits

Expressive and receptive conversational skills. Understanding the culture that is an integral part of the language. Continuation of American Sign Language I.

Prerequisites: ASLG F101X; or permission of instructor.

Attributes: UAF GER Humanities Req

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ASLG F203      American Sign Language III      (h)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Grammar, conceptual structure and lexical items of American Sign Language. Cultural awareness and expressive and receptive signing skills for communicating and understanding American Sign Language in diverse contexts. Continuation of ASLG F101X and ASLG F202X.

Prerequisites: ASLG F202X; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ASLG F204      American Sign Language IV      (h)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Spontaneous and interactive use of American Sign Language. Grammar, structure and lexical components. Cultural aspects supporting communication in American Sign Language at an advanced level. A continuation of ASLG F203.

Prerequisites: ASLG F203; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ASLG F205      American Sign Language V      (h)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Highly advanced analysis of American Sign Language, including classifiers, grammar and lexicon. Expanded receptive and expressive skill development based in extensive cultural knowledge of the Deaf community in America.

Prerequisites: ASLG F204; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ASLG F220      Deaf Culture
3 Credits

Offered as Demand Warrants

This course explores the Deaf-World through the various lens provided by the multidisciplinary fields of anthropology, sociology, history and cultural studies. Students will be asked to inquire into the diversity, complexities and commonalities of Deaf cultural experiences through rigorous questioning of fundamental issues pertaining to cultural practices, ideology, power, identity and heritage.

Prerequisites: WRTG F111X, ASLG F202X; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ASLG F230      Deaf History
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

A focus on Deaf history in America from 1800 to 1950, this course addresses the emergence, growth and survival of America's Deaf community. Through major topics such as schools, labor, community ties, eugenics and organizations, students will learn the significance of the "Deaf" place as well as parallels with other minority groups and associated trends.

Prerequisites: WRTG F111X; ASLG F202X; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ASLG F240      ASL Literature
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrents

This course is designed as a thorough exploration of the literary tradistions in the deaf community. Attention will be given to the unique face-to-face nature of signed literature and its numerous traditional forms. Students will become versed in the stylists, poetics and cultureal contexts of signed literature in its live as well as video-text formats.

Prerequisites: WRTG F111X; ASLG F202X; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ASLG F260      ASL Lab
1 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrents

Skill development and efinement in both expressive and receptive ASL and the grammar of ASL through structured activities which will supplement what is learned in ASLG F202 each week. Conducted entirely in Sign Language.

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ASLG F202X.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 3 + 0