Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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ASLP 100 - ASL I

(HUMD, GEIR, GEEL, GCP) (R only)

A survey of conversational ASL hand-shapes and basic grammatical structures. Basic cultural information that influences forms and communication in ASL will be presented and studied. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 . Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions and exchange opinions at basic level.
  • Interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics, demonstrating receptive competency at basic level.
  • Present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics at basic level.
  • Employ language functions appropriately in explaining perspectives on deafness, identify the assistance devices used by Deaf people in their homes.
  • Employ the syntax and grammar rules of American Sign Language at basic level.
  • Analyze the sociological aspects of introductions among hearing and deaf community including culturally appropriate ways to get Deaf person’s attention.
  • Compare and contrast the language studied with their own.
  • Describe the beliefs, values, practices and products of the Deaf communities and be able to function within its norms.
  • Analyze the use of the language both within and beyond the school setting, identifying and utilizing appropriate language registers.

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