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ASLA 060A: American Sign Language I

Course Description

This course is designed for the development of and practice in elementary American Sign Language (ASL). It offers preparation for acquiring a visual gestural language; finger spelling; vocabulary; modeling and use of basic grammatical structure. It has a focus on beginning communication skills with emphasis on comprehension. Basic cultural aspects of deafness; historical and linguistic elements of sign language are covered also. The course is taught solely in American Sign Language.

Units: 5

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade, Pass/No Pass
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 80 – 90
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: C. Humanities
  • CSU GE: Area C - Arts and Humanities: C2- Humanities
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE)
Last Updated 7/19/23