ASLDF-CT ASL and Deaf Studies

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
ASLD-1001ASL 1
6
ASLD-1003Deaf Culture
3
ASLD-1004Deaf History
3
Term 2Credit Hours
ASLD-2001ASL 2
6
3
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ASLD-1001ASL 1
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This is an introductory course designed for students with little or no knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL). Students will learn basic skills to communicate with Deaf people, and some of the rules of ASL grammar and syntax.

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ASLD-1002ASL Interactions 1
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Students will acquire the fundamental elements of ASL. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of basic expressive and receptive skills through a variety of activities.

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ASLD-1003Deaf Culture
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Students are introduced to the culture of Deaf people and their community. Students will examine Deaf culture and make comparisons and contrasts with other cultures. The language, values, norms, traditions and identity that make up the world view of Deaf people will be discussed along with the understanding of how ASL influences their culture.

ASLD-1004Deaf History
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This course provides information on the history of Deaf people and their community, from the era of Egyptian civilization to present. The main focus of the course will center on the history of Deaf people in Canada. Discussion will surround important events and persons in the history of the Deaf community.

ASLD-1005ASL: Visual Vernacular and Media
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Visual Vernacular refers to telling a story using your hands and body but without using ASL or fingerspelling. This course provides students with the opportunity to develop non-verbal skills to increase their comfort when communicating in a visual medium. Students will use techniques such as facial expressions, gestures, pantomime, and body language to communicate. Emphasis will be placed on elements of ASL that include the use of eye gaze, classifiers, role shifting, and utilization of space.

ASLD-1006Introduction to Interpretation
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This course provides an overview of the field of ASL-English interpreting, including its history, social perspectives, roles, responsibilities, ethical and professional practices, along with past and current theories of Interpretation.

ASLD-1007Language Processing: English
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This course focuses on English and is designed to develop competencies that are necessary for both the consecutive and simultaneous Interpreter. Through classroom lectures and lab work, students will develop competencies in text analysis and cognitive multi-tasking. Topics covered include Understanding Meaning, Abstracting, Paraphrasing, Phonemic Shadowing, Clozing, and Phrase Shadowing.

ASLD-2001ASL 2
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This course is designed to increase fluency in ASL through exposure to naturally occurring language, culturally appropriate behaviours, dialogue, and practice drills. It is also designed to develop skills in visualization and spatial organization, with particular attention given to the conventional use of ASL classifiers and the use of space.

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The prerequisites for this course are ASLD-1001 and ASLD-1002. ASLD-2002 is a corequisite and must be taken at the same time as ASLD-2001.
ASLD-2002ASL Interactions 2
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In this course, students continue to acquire the fundamental elements of ASL. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of basic expressive and receptive skills through a variety of activities.

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The prerequisites for this course are ASLD-1001 and ASLD-1002. ASLD-2001 is a corequisite and must be taken concurrently with ASLD-2002.
ASLD-2003Cross Cultural Interactions 1
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Interacting in culturally diverse settings often presents challenges for uninitiated participants. This course will prepare students for cross-cultural encounters with the primary focus being between Deaf and non-Deaf people. Topics include cross-cultural theory, the enculturation process, oppression, feedback and conflict resolution.

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ASLD-2005ASL Literature
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This course provides an introduction of literature in ASL. Students will have the opportunity to watch ASL literature and engage in discussions about various works. The literature includes poetry, narratives, Deaf humour, Deaf folklore and other genres that have been passed from one generation to another by culturally Deaf people.

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COMM-1165Writer's Craft 1
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Students will apply the conventions of grammar, spelling and punctuation, learn to read purposefully, write with clarity and economy, and apply documentation conventions. Students will produce business communications, such as emails, resumes and reports, using word processing software. In addition, students will discuss the concept of intellectual property and how it is applied in college and in the workplace.

COMM-2165Writer's Craft 2
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Students will develop their creative process through the writing of fiction and non-fiction stories based on their original ideas. They will bring ideas from concept to reality with the writing and development of multiple drafts. Students will apply the principles of narrative craft by writing, revising, analyzing, and giving feedback on the stories written by themselves, their peers, and professionals.

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