Foreign Language

FLNG 1120 – Beginning American Sign Language I

4 credits

This course is an introduction to the basic skills in developing production and comprehension skills in American Sign Language (ASL). Students will learn ASL vocabulary, structure, and grammar. Course content also includes the manual alphabet and numbers. Students will develop basic conversational abilities, culturally appropriate behaviors, and learn about the culture and history of Deaf communities.

FLNG 1121 – Beginning American Sign Language II

4 credits | Prerequisite: FLNG 1120

This course is an introduction to the basic skills in developing production and comprehension skills in American Sign Language (ASL). Students will learn ASL vocabulary, structure, and grammar. Course content also includes the manual alphabet and numbers. Students will develop basic conversational abilities, culturally appropriate behaviors, and learn about the culture and history of Deaf communities.

FLNG 2220 – Intermediate American Sign Language I

4 credits | Prerequisite: FLNG 1121

Intermediate American Sign Language I has been designed to build upon the student's prior knowledge and experiences from Beginning American Sign Language I & II. This course focuses on building narrative skills and developing real-world conversational skills used in everyday discussions. Students will continue to acquire cultural information through immersion in the Deaf Community and through the stories presented in the text and live in class. Students will gain the skills needed to express ideas and concepts and illustrate how things work using American Sign Language.

FLNG 2221 – Advanced American Sign Language

3 credits | Prerequisite: FLNG 2220

This course is designed to build upon the student’s prior knowledge and experience of American Sign Language (ASL). Students will be exposed to cultural interactions and stories from their text to bring them to a higher level of fluency in ASL.