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FSSL ASL Course Descriptions - Fall

FSSL Fall classes held from Tuesday, September 5 to Monday, December 11.

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:  Sina McCarthy

Class meets for four hours a week Monday thru Thursday (September 5 – December 11)

10:00 – 11:00 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:  Sina McCarthy

Class meets for four hours a week Monday thru Thursday (September 5 – December 11)

09:00-10:00 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 (September 5 – December 11)

3:00-4:00 pm at NTID; LBJ-3816

 

Sign Production (FSSL 207) - Section 1 CANCELLED

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 (September 6 – December 11)

2:00-3:00 pm at NTID; LBJ-3816

 

Sign Production (FSSL 207) - Section 2 CANCELLED

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 Tuesday and Thursday (September 5 – December 11)

3:00-4:00 pm 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:  Heather Miller

Class meets 3 times for two hours on Friday from November 3 to November 17

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:  Sina McCarthy

Class meets for one hour a week Monday and Wednesday (September 11-27)

1:00 – 1:50 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:  Heather Miller

Class meets for one hour a week Tuesday and Thursday (October 10 to October 26)

12:00 – 12:50 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:  Heather Miller

Class meets for four hours a week Monday thru Thursday (September 5 – December 11)

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

 

ASL II (FSSL 202) - CANCELLED

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 (September 5 – December 11)

09:00-09:50 am at Wallace Library; RADSCC

 

 


Two Hour Seminars (All are on Friday)

 

Seminar

Day

Time

Instructor

Location

Cooking

Sep 15

9-11

Heather

LBJ-3816

Football

Sep 29

1-3

Sina

LBJ-3816

Baseball Playoffs

Oct 6

9-11

Heather

LBJ-3816

Holidays

Oct 20

11-1

Sina

LBJ-3816

Murder Mystery

Nov 3

2-4

Heather

LBJ-3816

Geography

Nov 17

9-11

Sina

LBJ-3816