ASL: Courses

For more information, contact:
Adrienne Kruger
Academic Program Support Specialist
Adrienne.Kruger@CCAurora.edu

ASL 121 American Sign Language I
5 Credit hours 75 Contact hours
Exposes students to American Sign Language. Readiness activities are conducted focusing on visual/receptive skills and basic communication. Utilizes the direct experience method. Course Note: Students must complete this course with a “B” or higher or pass an ASL proficiency test with a score of at least 80% or better prior to registering for ASL 122 if planning to enroll in the Interpreter Preparation Program at Front Range Community College or Pikes Peak Community College.

5 Credit hours 75 Contact hours
Develops a basic syntactic knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL), basic vocabulary, and basic conversational skills. Incorporates vital aspects of deaf culture and community. The direct experience method is used to enhance the learning process. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ASL 121 (grade C or higher) or passing the ASL Proficiency Exam or permission of department chair. Course Note: Students must complete this course with a B or higher or pass the ASL 121 proficiency test at 80% or better prior to acceptance into the Interpreter Preparation Program at Front Range Community College or Pikes Peak Community College.

ASL 123 American Sign Language III
5 Credit hours 75 Contact hours
Provides the student an opportunity to develop a stronger grasp of American Sign Language (ASL), as well as the cultural features of the language. ASL vocabulary is also increased. The direct experience method is used to further enhance the learning process. This course is a continuation of ASL 122 with more emphasis on expressive skills in signing. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ASL 122 (grade C or higher) or permission by the Department Chair.
Course Note: This course is part of the Interpreter Preparation Program at FRCC or PPCC.

ASL 125 Fingerspelling
3 Credit hours 45 Contact hours
Provides the student an opportunity to develop expressive and receptive fingerspelling through various class activities. Prerequisite: Permission by the Instructor
Course Note: This course is part of the Interpreter Preparation Program at FRCC or PPCC.

ASL 221 American Sign Language IV
3 Credit hours 45 Contact hours
Continues from ASL 123 to provide further study of American Sign Language (ASL) and its grammar, syntax and cultural features. Helps students develop competency and fluency in the language. Variations in ASL are addressed. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ASL 123 (grade C or higher) or permission by the Department Chair.
Course Note: This course is part of the Interpreter Preparation Program at FRCC or PPCC.

0-12 Credit hours 15-90 Contact hours
Provides the student with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest. Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor.
 
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