Early Childhood A.A.S.
Course DescriptionAmerican Sign Language I
American Sign Language may be used to satisfy the SUNY General Education requirement for Foreign Language only by students in programs leading to certification in elementary and secondary education and in programs leading to careers where there is likely to be significant contact with the hearing impaired. This is an introductory course for students in American Sign Language with basic vocabulary, structure, syntax and grammar. Conversational skills will be emphasized from an expressive and receptive perspective, as well as the manual alphabet, numbers, colors and facial grammar. Exposure to Deaf Culture and culturally appropriate behaviors will be included in the course. 3 credits (3 lecture hours); fall semester This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Foreign Language.