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ASL 102 - Visual-Gestural Communication

▲ = Fulfills a General Education Requirement
In this course, students will develop the skills for the visual-gestural aspects of communication that are an integral part of American Sign Language.  Emphasis will be on visual and kinetic readiness via visual-gestural communication techniques, visual discrimination and memory exercises as well as kinetic movements and exercises of body, face, arms and hands and their relationship to space.  Spatialization and its relationship to the signer’s perspective will be developed through exercises.  Emphasis will be on mastering visual and kinetic skills related to visual-gestural communication and on non-manual behaviors of American Sign Language.  Students will conduct research on the similarities and differences between American Deaf Culture  and visual-gestural/non-manual aspects.  
Prerequisite(s): ENG 097 , if required
Co-requisite(s): ASL 101  
2 lecture hours per week
2 credit hours