• Program: Language
  • Course: American Sign Language/Deaf Culture II
  • Course #: LANG2010
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is designed to increase students’ American Sign Language vocabulary and provide additional awareness of and insight into the deaf culture. This course builds upon the skills developed in LANG2000.

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
Integrate manual markers and sign execution to convey meaning
Apply appropriate sign language parameters
Analyze the grammar of sign language
Identify ways to communicate with individuals who are hard of hearing
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:  LANG2000 or instructor approval
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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