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American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Studies - Courses

CAMPUS: Alberta School for the Deaf
ACCREDITATION: Certificate
Whether you take this program face-to-face or online, all the courses are the same.
 
In both cases you apply through the provincial applyalberta system to take the program. You then have to register for each course using a registration form.
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Year I Required Courses CREDITS
ASL 101 American Sign Language Level I Part A 3
Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL), its culture, and the community of Deaf persons who use this language. Learn how to have basic conversations, as well as use appropriate behaviours with the Deaf culture.
ASL 102 American Sign Language Level I Part B 3
Continuation of ASL 101. Prerequisite: ASL 101.
ASL 201 American Sign Language Level II Part A 3
Encouraged to talk about people in a more abstract way than ASL 101 and ASL 102 and talk about the environment removed from the classroom. Focus on development of language receptive and expressive skills. Prerequisites: ASL 101, ASL 102.
ASL 202 American Sign Language Level II Part B 3
In this course, students are encouraged to talk about people in a more abstract way than ASL101 and 102, and talk about the environment removed from the classroom. This course focuses on the development of ASL receptive and expressive skills. Prerequisites: ASL 201.
CO 118 Communication Skills 3
This is a course in written communications focusing on the development of effective writing, skills for the work place. Course content includes skill development in resume and cover letter writing; writing a research paper using APA format; preparing PowerPoint presentations and newsletters; emails and anecdotal reporting.
LS 101 Deaf Culture & Community I 3
Introduction to basic elements of Deaf culture and Deaf community. Historical oppression and current issues of Deaf community explored. Prerequisite: ASL 300 or equivalent.
LS 102 Deaf Culture & Community II 3
Build on Deaf Culture and Community I to provide the student with Deaf cultural issues. Provided material on Deaf education, service agencies and advocacy. Prerequisite: LS 101
LS 105 Community Relations 3
This course explores awareness of self, effective communication skills, and further cultural awareness to create positive relationships when socializing and working within the hearing, hard of hearing, and Deaf communities.
ASL 301 American Sign Language Level III Part A 3
This course introduces students to concepts that further develop their ASL production, usage of ASL grammar and syntax, and that strengthen foundational learning to increase their ASL discourse and fluency. Prerequisite: ASL201.
ASL 302 American Sign Language Level III Part B 3
In this course, students learn about how Deaf people use ASL in different types of discourses. The material presented focuses on building narrative skills, moving from an informal to a more formal presentation, developing language skills needed to explain ideas, concepts, illustrate how things work and why things are the way they are. Prerequisite: ASL 301

Required textbooks

Course
Text, Author & ISBN
Available

ASL 301/302
Master ASL! Level One
Jason Zinza
Purchase the package with a textbook, student companion workbook and DVD.  ISBN-10: 1881133214
ISBN-13: 978-1881133216
Lakeland College Book store
Via the publisher 's online store Sign Media Inc. Item #mast01
$119.95 US plus shipping.
ASL 301/302
 Students Guide to Mastering ASL Grammar
Michelle Jay
Judea Media LL
 Lakeland College Bookstore and Amazon
$45
ASL301/302
 Fingerspelled Word Recognition through Rapid Serial Visual Presentation
 Lakeland College Bookstore
$70.00
ASL301/302  Conversational Sign Language II
 Lakeland College Bookstore
$30.00
 LS 101/102
Introduction to American Deaf Culture
Thomas K Holcomb
ASBN9780199777549
 Lakeland College bookstore
$65.00


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