Oct 01, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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CSD 1110 - Elementary American Sign Language I

This is the first in a sequence of six American Sign Language (ASL) courses. Course focuses on the foundational aspects of ASL such as the manual alphabet, various number systems, basic grammatical structure, non-manual grammatical markers, listing, ranking, contrastive structure, and the use of space. The course applies a conversational, deaf studies approach. The history and culture of the deaf community in the United States is introduced.

Requisites: WARNING: No credit for this course if taken after the following: DSI 1120 or 2110 or 2120 and WARNING: No credit for both this course and the following (always deduct credit for first course taken): DSI 1110
Credit Hours: 4
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: TAG course: OFL025 Beginning American Sign Language Course I
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to comprehend and produce basic conversational norms such as introductions, describing relationships, self-disclosure, living situations, directions, daily routines using culturally appropriate social behaviors.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate non-manual markers associated with yes/no questions, “wh” questions, negations, assertions, affect, topic- comment, rhetorical questions, and conditional sentences.
  • Students will be able to identify the main idea or concept in basic conversations and narratives and themes central to deaf culture.
  • Students will be able to express cardinal numbers 1-100, age numbers, ordinal numbers, time and ranking in ASL.
  • Students will be able to comprehend and produce basic grammatical rules associated with ASL for example, parameters, listing, contrastive structure, sign space, spatial referencing, and agreement verbs.

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