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ASL 205 - Linguistics of American Sign Language

Conducted in American Sign Language (ASL), the course is descriptive and data-oriented rather than theoretical. The course gives an historical overview of social and linguistic events that influence transformations in ASL; introduction to structure and organizational properties of ASL as identified through linguistic research; review of other languages that share similar organizational principles; discussion of semantic hierarchy and framework for analyzing semantic properties of ASL.
Prerequisite: ASL 103  
Co-requisites: ASL 200  , ASL 201   or Permission of Division’s Dean Office
1 lecture hour per week
1 credit hour