• Program: Language
  • Course: American Sign Language/Deaf Culture I
  • Course #: LANG2000
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to American Sign Language and the Culture of Deaf People in the United States.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Use sign language to communicate
Decode sign language
Explain the rules of American Sign Language grammar
Explain the variety of signed English systems
Identify ways to communicate with a person who is hard of hearing
Integrate manual markers with sign execution to convey meaning
Analyze the differences in how deaf and hard of hearing people identify themselves
Explain behavioral norms and accepted social interaction within the Deaf community
Contrast American hearing society's cultural values with the cultural values of the Deaf community
Manipulate technology used by deaf consumers

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 7
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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