Sep 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

ASL 101 - American Sign Language I

Class: 4 Credits: 4
This course is a study of visual readiness and basic vocabulary, grammar features, and non-manual behaviors, all focusing on receptive language skill development.

Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 032  with a minimum grade of “C”.
Course Topics:
  • Culturally appropriate behaviors for interacting in the Deaf community
  • Differences between ASL and English, including sentence structure, verb types, pronouns and classifiers
  • Fingerspelling and numbers (to 100)
  • Introductions and exchanging personal information including school, work, family, friends, daily activities
  • Storytelling and ASL Literature
  • Influential Deaf leaders in history and the present
  • Cultural beliefs, attitudes, and social norms that influence interactions in the Deaf community

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn Web site
Required Materials:
  • Access to D2L
  • GoReact License purchased at the SCC bookstore or online

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 0 - 59 

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Employ vocabulary and grammar of ASL in controlled and free expressive situations.
  2. Discuss backgrounds, family, and the surrounding community using appropriate ASL.
  3. Respond appropriately to communication presented in ASL.
  4. Give examples of the Deaf community as people with a distinctive language, sensibility, and culture.
  5. Identify cultural norms in the Deaf community.

For SCC Online Courses:
If the course you are taking is online, please review the SCC Online Policies that include:

  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Proctored Exams

Face Covering Requirements:
All faculty, staff and students must wear a face mask/covering at all times (absent a medical condition) on all SCC campuses when safe social distancing measures are not possible or difficult to follow. For further details, refer to the Student Guidelines for Face Coverings and Social Distancing on the SCC Coronavirus COVID-19 Information page.
Standard SCC Course Policies:
Please review the Standard SCC Course Polices on the following topics:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Add/Drop period
  • Appeals Process
  • Class Attendance
  • Classroom Behavior (traditional and online)
  • Classroom Conduct/Expectations
  • Lab Procedures (general SCC policy regarding this)
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Withdrawal Policy

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