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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)

09:00 – 09:50 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)

10:00-10:50 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:  Heather Miller

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

3:00-3:50 pm at NTID; LBJ-3816

 

Sign Production (FSSL 207) - Section 1

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:  Sina McCarthy

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

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

 

Sign Production (FSSL 207) - Section 2

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:  Sina McCarthy

Class meets for two hours a week Tuesday and Thursday (January 29 – April 30)

9:00-9:50 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 to 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 Monday and Wednesday (March 5 - March 28)

12:00 – 12:50 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 Wallace Library (RADSCC)

 

 

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 Wallace Library; RADSCC

 

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:  Sina McCarthy

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

10:00-10:50 am at Wallace Library; RADSCC

 

 


Two Hour Seminars (All are on Friday)

 

Seminar

Day

Time

Instructor

Location

Cooking

February 23

9-11

 

LBJ-3816

March Madness

March 9

1-3

 

LBJ-3816

Super Bowl

February 9

9-11

 

LBJ-3816

Holidays

March 23

11-1

 

LBJ-3816

Gardening April 6 2-4   LBJ-3816

Murder Mystery

April 13

9-11

 

LBJ-3816

Geography

April 20

2-4

 

LBJ-3816