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American Sign Language 1

  • Name:

    American Sign Language 1 (ASL100)

  • Department:


  • Credits:

    1 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


American Sign Language 1


This course will jump start your American Sign Language journey by learning the basics of this visual language and exploring the Deaf culture. Get ready to broaden your concept of communication through connections and comparisons to your own culture and community.

Special Notes:

Student video submissions are required.


In this course, students will dive into learning the beautiful language of American Sign Language as well as explore the eye-opening richness of the Deaf culture. Students will learn the basic vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and conversational skills of American Sign Language. This course allows students to make comparisons between the history and social aspects of their culture and that of the Deaf culture. Fun and interactive games and flash cards are used to provide students with the practice needed to learn and love the language. Since American Sign Language is a visual/conceptional language, it does not have a spoken or formal written component. Students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the content through written exams as well as receptive and expressive signing video submissions.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

I had so much fun in this class! Can’t wait for the next semester!

My only feedback is that it was a fun class to take.

I really liked this course and am excited to start semester B.