Additional Language Courses

American Sign Language

ASL 103 American Sign Language I         3 credits
Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL), its structure, major grammatical features and language functions. Vocabulary acquisition. Captioning and telecommunication devices. Deaf cultural information. Deaf co-teacher and deaf consultants. Language lab required (ASL 299).  Fall

ASL 104 American Sign Language II         3 credits
Builds on basic American Sign Language (ASL) grammar and conversational skills. Increases expressive/receptive fluency. Linguistic and cultural ASL concepts are expanded and deaf traditions studied. Deaf co-teacher and deaf consultants. Language lab required (ASL 299).  Prerequisite: ASL 103.  Spring

ASL 215 American Sign Language         3 credits
In-depth history of American Sign Language.  Cultural behaviors of deaf persons.  Enhance sign language vocabulary.  Ongoing development of language skills needed to explain ideas or concepts.  Expand the ability to translate written text into American Sign Language.  Broaden the use of classifiers.  Develop greater fluency in expressive and receptive skills.  (No LAB) 

ASL 217 American Sign Language         3 credits
Continue to develop conversational fluency with deaf persons.  Basic ASL story telling techniques.  Role shifting and spatial agreement.  Sequencing the use of appropriate classifiers.  Presentation of specific narratives.  Attend activities at the School for the Deaf.  Contributions/roles of deaf individuals.  (No LAB)

Chinese

CHI 103-104 Introductory Chinese         6 credits
Reading, writing, listening and speaking.  Introduction to Chinese culture.  Course aim is for almost exclusive use of Chinese in class.  For students with 0 years of high school Chinese. Prerequisite for CHI 104:  C or better in CHI 103 or permission of chair.  CHI 103 Fall, CHI 104 Spring.

CHI 215/217 Advanced Introductory Chinese         6 credits  
Continued development in writing, listening, speaking and especially reading Chinese literary and cultural material.  Comprehensive grammar review.  Continued aim of almost exclusive use of Chinese in class.  For students with 1+ years of high school Chinese.  Prerequisites for CHI 115:  C or better in CHI 104 or permission of chair.  Prerequisite for CHI 116:  C or better in CHI 115 or permission of chair.  CHI 115 Fall, CHI 116 Spring.

Italian

ITA 103-104 Introductory Italian          6 credits
Reading, writing, listening and speaking. Introduction to Italian culture. Course aim is for almost exclusive use of Italian in class. Supplemented by required aural-oral practice in Language Laboratory (ITA 299).  Prerequisite for ITA 104: C or better in ITA 103 or permission of chair.  ITA 103 Fall, ITA 104 Spring

Polish

POL 102 Survival Polish          1 credit
Designed specifically for participants in the Campus Ministry annual trip to Żmiąca, Poland. The goals for the course are directly related to the environment in which students work: summer camp for social orphans, Spring

PORT 103-104 Brazilian Portuguese                 6 credits
The main purpose of this course is to learn basic Brazilian Portuguese language skills through meaningful conversation and writing exercises in the classroom, to practice speaking and to enjoy learning about the Brazilian culture and people. Prerequisite for PORT 104: C or better in PORT 103. PORT 103 Fall, PORT 104 Spring