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ASL 101: Beginning American Sign Language I
(4) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introduces the use of American Sign Language (ASL), its grammatical rules, and cultural aspects of the deaf community. Emphasis is on building beginning receptive and expressive sign vocabulary, appropriate grammatical and affective facial expressions, syntax, and body modifiers. Study group participation and attendance to deaf events required.

ASL 102: Beginning American Sign Language II
(4) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ASL 101 with a minimum grade of "C" or two years of high school ASL or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Continues the basic foundations established in ASL 101. Covers the appropriate use of American Sign Language linguistic parameters, syntax, sentence types, facial expression and body language, sign space, pronominalization, nouns/verbs, time line, classifiers/SASSes, pluralizations, deaf culture, fingerspelling and cardinal and ordinal numbers. Study group work and attendance at deaf events is required.

ASL 103: Intermediate American Sign Language I
(4) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: ASL 102 with a minimum grade of "C",or three years of high school ASL, or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or 110GB

Continues the study of American Sign Language, with expanded information on ASL grammar, syntax, spatial referencing, and vocabulary development. Dialogues, short stories, narratives and short conversations focus on discussion of deaf culture and descriptions of people and surroundings. Study group participation and attendance at deaf events required.

ASL 104: Intermediate American Sign Language II
(4) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ASL 103 with a minimum grade of "C", or four years of high school ASL, or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Builds on ASL grammatical, syntactical, temporal, spatial, numerical, conversational, dialogic and narrative skills acquired in ASL 103. Incorporates complex ASL grammatical features, contextual vocabulary building, comprehension and original generation of medium-length stories, narratives, dialogues and presentations. Discussion of cultural topics and issues relevant to deaf community. Study group participation and attendance at deaf events required.

ASL 110: Introduction to American Sign Language/English Interpretation
(2) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: ASL 101 or two years of high school ASL with a minimum grade of "C" or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introduction to the field of American Sign Language/English interpretation and cultural mediation. Designed to be of specific interest to those who are considering becoming interpreters or those who use, purchase, or schedule interpreting services.

ASL 111: Fingerspelling and Numbers I
(2) F, S, Summer - CSU
Prerequisites: ASL 101 or 120 or 2 years of high school ASL, with a minimum grade of "C" or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H or ENG 110GB

Introduction to numerical and fingerspelling systems in American Sign Language.

ASL 112: Fingerspelling and Numbers II
(2) F, S, Summer - CSU
Prerequisites: ASL 111 or ASL 102 or ASL 130 or 3 years of high school ASL with a minimum grade of "C" or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H or ENG 110GB

Advanced practice and application of fingerspelling and numbers in American Sign Language.

ASL 115: Classifiers
(2) F, S, Summer - CSU
Prerequisites: ASL 103 or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H or ENG 110GB

Introduction to and application of classifier use in American Sign Language.

ASL 120: Beginning Conversational American Sign Language
(2) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisite: ASL 101 or 2 years of high school ASL with a minimum grade of "C"
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Creates natural contexts to generate and engage in conversational American Sign Language. Students apply and expand their knowledge and use of ASL through real world application. Conducted without spoken English, requires field trips and interaction with the local deaf community.

ASL 125: American Deaf Culture and History
(3) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H or ENG 110GB

Introductory overview of American Deaf culture and history. Identifies Deaf Americans as a linguistic and cultural minority group with a rich and diverse history, culture and language.

ASL 130: Intermediate ASL Conversation I
(2) F, S, Summer - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ASL 102 or 120 or three years of high school ASL, with minimum grade of "C" or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 110 or 110H or 110GB

Vocabulary and grammar introduced in ASL 102 or 120 are used in conversational discourse. Conducted in ASL. Requires field trips and interaction with the local deaf community.

ASL 140: Intermediate ASL Conversation II
(2) F, S, Summer - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ASL 103 or ASL 130 or four years of high school ASL, with minimum grade of "C" or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Students discuss everyday routines in academic, work and social contexts and present short debates, medium-length stories, and short lectures. Emphasis on role shifting. Conducted in ASL.

ASL 145: Conversation Analysis: Independent Study
(2) F, S, Summer - CSU
Prerequisites: ASL 103
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or 110GB

Students observe, analyze and discuss six specific aspects of ASL linguistics in natural use settings. Students rehearse and execute each linguistic aspect on video and analyze their work for linguistic and grammatical accuracy.

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