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ASL 100 American Sign Language I

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

A beginning course designed to introduce students to the visual-gestural richness of American Sign Language as it is used within the Deaf culture. Introduces students to ASL’s basic structure and vocabulary while developing students’ expressive skills and understanding of fingerspelling and basic conversational strategies. Provides an introduction to the Deaf community and culture. Equivalent to two years of high school ASL.

Units: 5
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 80-90
  • Homework hours/semester: 160-180
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5c
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 6A)