2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

SNLN 251 American Sign Language 1

Introduction to sign language systems including fingerspelling and American Sign Language (ASL). Development of receptive and expressive skills in sign language is emphasized.

This learner-centered course is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of American Sign Language. Students will acquire basic grammar and lexical skills that will enable them to communicate in routine social or professional situations within an authentic cultural context. Upon successful completion of SNLN 251, students may enroll in SNLN 252.

Students may also test out of SNLN 251 and go straight to SNLN 252 by obtaining a test out form from the special education department office or the director of the SNLN program, taking it to the bursar’s office and paying the testing fee, and submitting the form to the special education office with the receipt. The student will be contacted to take the exam once it is approved.