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American Sign Language 3 (AMSL 2000)

Total Credits: 4
Lecture Credits: 4

Description: This course continues building ASL skills learned in ASL 1 and 2. You will examine grammatical features of ASL such as descriptive and location classifier hand shapes. You will also learn advanced sentence structure and use of space and continue building vocabulary. You will have the opportunity to create and perform stories and role plays in ASL for feedback.

Topical Outline:
1. ASL classifiers: (handshape morphemes, descriptive classifiers, location classifiers)
2. Six parameters of ASL (handshapes, palm orientation, location, movement, mouth morphemes, non-manual signals / facial expression)
3. Creating an ASL story (elements of storytelling in Deaf culture)
4. Vocabulary development: (technical terminology, common physical / mental / health signs
5. Culture of the Deaf: (social events, poetry, documentaries, films)
6. Grammatical/Sentence Structure topics: (conditional clauses, use of conjunctions, writing ASL glosses, facial grammar, complex sentences, inflection of verbs - uninflect, recurring, and continuous inflection)

Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate understanding and proper use of classifiers, increased vocabulary, medical terminology, descriptive classifiers (DCL), locative classifiers (LCL), mouth morphemes, and 6 rules of parameter signs
2. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the experience of a Deaf and Hard of Hearing person
3. Develop an awareness of Deaf culture values
4. Show ability to properly use all ASL sentence structure (topic, conditional clauses, conjunctions, facial grammar, complex sentences, deeper nuances of expression, inflection verbs)

Prerequisites:  AMSL 1100

MnTC: Goal 8: Global Perspectives