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FSSL ASL Course Description - Spring

FSSL Spring classes held from Monday, January 29 to Monday, April 30.

FSSL Courses in LBJ Hall (Scroll to the bottom of this page for courses on the west side of campus)

ASL I (FSSL 201)

This course, which is intended for students who have no or minimal ASL skills, focuses on communication in the work environment. It includes some of the ASL vocabulary, grammatical principles, and cultural protocols that students need in order to function at a basic level in both work and social conversations. Students learn to use ASL for language functions such as introductions, exchanging information, discussing jobs and families, and activities, etc.

Prerequisite:  None

Instructor:  Heather Miller

Class meets for four hours a week Monday thru Thursday (January 29 – April 30)

10:00 – 10:50 am at NTID; LBJ-3816

 

ASL II (FSSL 202) 

This course continues the development of basic ASL skills for students who have successfully completed ASL I. Topics include health, descriptions and locations of places and things, leisure activities, processes and money. The course includes a focus on expressing narratives related to each topic.

Prerequisite:  Completion of ASL I

Instructor:  Heather Miller

Class meets for four hours a week Monday thru Thursday (January 29 – April 30)

11:00-11:50 am at NTID; LBJ-3816

 

ASL III (FSSL 203) 

This course continues the development of basic ASL skills for students who have successfully completed ASL II. There is continued instruction and practice in ASL vocabulary, grammar, discourse and culture. The course includes expressing narratives related to various topics.

Prerequisite:  Completion of ASL II

Instructor:  Sina McCarthy

Class meets for four hours a week Monday thru Thursday (January 29 – April 30)

12:00-12:50 pm at NTID; LBJ-3816

 

Sign Production (FSSL 207) 

A sign's handshape, location, movement, location and facial expression are all necessary ingredients for clearly and accurately relaying a message in ASL. Sign Production provides instruction in applying these aspects of production to individual signs - the lexical level - and in creating strings of signs to make clear and fluent sentences.

Prerequisite:  Completion of ASL III, OR SLPI rating of Intermediate or above.

Instructor:  Heather Miller

Class meets for two hours a week Monday and Wednesday (January 29 – April 30)

2:00-2:50 pm at NTID; LBJ-3816

 

ASL Features in Classroom Communication (FSSL 402) 

Practicing ASL Features in Classroom Communication is a course intended for faculty and staff who wish to apply their skills and knowledge of American Sign Language to enhance effective messages in a variety of communication situations (one on one, small group conversation, lecture format). Participants will practice different versions of the same message that might better match students who use different communication formats. This practice will also include the separate components of SimCom and a SimCom version. Participants will receive feedback on clarity of message in both channels, and combined in SimCom. Discussion of when SimCom is not effective will also occur. Participants will improve their sign language skills in general thus leading to more effective use of ASL Features in their classroom communication and communication with peers.

Prerequisite:  Completion of ASL III, OR SLPI rating of Intermediate or above.

Instructor:  Baldev Kaur Khalsa

Class meets for two hours a week Monday and Wednesday (January 29 – April 30)

01:00-01:50 pm at NTID; LBJ-3816

 

 

Structure of ASL (FSSL 311) 

This course provides participants with basic knowledge about the linguistic structure of American Sign Language (ASL) and how it influences sign choices and grammar patterns. Through an introduction to language features, Participants will examine the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse, and pragmatic uses of ASL. Information regarding historical and cultural aspects of ASL is also introduced and discussed.

Prerequisite:  Completion of ASL III, OR SLPI rating of Intermediate or above.

Instructor:  Baldev Kaur Khalsa

Class meets for two hours a week Monday and Wednesday (January 29 – April 30)

09:00-09:50 am at NTID; LBJ-3816

 

 Fingerspelling and Numbers  (FSSL235 )

This course is designed to develop basic receptive and expressive fingerspelling and numbers skills. The course also will provide management strategies to use receptive skills. The course includes fingerspelling styles and numerical definitions in many short narratives with lexicalized fingerspelling and ASL number systems.

 

Prerequisite:  Completion of ASL III, OR SLPI rating of Intermediate or above.

Instructor:  Sina McCarthy

Class meets 3 times for two hours on Friday from February 9, February 16, and February 23

9:00 – 10:50 am at NTID; LBJ-3816

 

 

Targeted Grammatical Rules  (FSSL216 )

This three week course is designed to enhance participants' knowledge and skill in using ASL grammar. Content will be a combination of instructor choice and participant requests.

Prerequisite:  Completion of ASL III, OR SLPI rating of Intermediate or above.

Instructor:  Heather Miller

Class meets for one hour a week Tuesday and Thursday (March 6 - March 29)

01:00 – 01:50 pm at NTID; LBJ-3816

 

ASL Use in Presentations (FSSL217 )

This three week course targets the use of ASL when making formal presentations. This includes classroom lectures, meetings and professional presentations

Prerequisite:  Completion of ASL III, OR SLPI rating of Intermediate or above.

Instructor:  Sina McCarthy

Class meets for one hour a week Tuesday and Thursday (April 10 - April 26)

01:00 – 01:50 pm at NTID; LBJ-3816

 

 


 


FSSL Courses in Lowenthal Hall - 1105

 

 

ASL I (FSSL 201)

This course, which is intended for students who have no or minimal ASL skills, focuses on communication in the work environment. It includes some of the ASL vocabulary, grammatical principles, and cultural protocols that students need in order to function at a basic level in both work and social conversations. Students learn to use ASL for language functions such as introductions, exchanging information, discussing jobs and families, and activities, etc.

Prerequisite:  None

Instructor:  Sina McCarthy

Class meets for four hours a week Monday thru Thursday (January 29 – April 30)

09:00 – 09:50 am at Lowenthal Hall - 1105

 

 

 

 


Two Hour Seminars (All are on Friday)

 

Seminar

Day

Time

Instructor

Location

Super Bowl

February 2

9-11

Sina McCarthy

LBJ-3816

Animals and their lives

March 2

9-11

Sina McCarthy

LBJ-3816

March Madness

March 9

1-3

Heather Miller

LBJ-3816

Holidays

March 23

11-1

Heather Miller

LBJ-3816

Geography March 30 11-1 Sina McCarthy LBJ-3816

Gardening

April 6

2 - 4

Heather Miller

LBJ-3816

Space and Directionality

April 13

9-11

Heather Miller

LBJ-3816

Advanced Vocabulary April 27 11 - 1 Sina McCarthy LBJ-3816