ASL 100 - American Sign Language I


Pass/No Pass or letter grade option. Hours/semester: 80-90 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 838 or ENGL 848 or ESL 400.

Description: A beginning course designed to introduce students to the visual-gestural richness of American Sign Language as it is used within the Deaf culture. Introduces students to ASL’s basic structure and vocabulary while developing students’ expressive skills and understanding of fingerspelling and basic conversational strategies. Provides an introduction to the Deaf community and culture. Equivalent to two years of high school ASL. (AA: Area E5c, CSU: Area C2, UC: Area 6A)

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College of San Mateo

Department: American Sign Language

Number of Units: 5

This description is for the Summer 2018 term