SLN: Sign Language

SLN 111: Elementary American Sign Language I

An introduction to American Sign Language, the visual-gestural language of the deaf. It incorporates nonverbal communication techniques, basic vocabulary, basic grammar principles, and basic conversational skills. This course is designed for students who have no prior knowledge of the language. A student who has acquired an equivalent proficiency may not take SLN 111 without written permission from the supervisor of the course.

3 credits

SLN 112 - S3: Elementary American Sign Language II

An introduction to American Sign Language, the visual-gestural language of the deaf. It incorporates nonverbal communication techniques, basic vocabulary, basic grammar principles, and basic conversational skills.

Prerequisite: SLN 111

3 credits

SLN 211 - S3: Intermediate Sign Language I

An intermediate course in American Sign Language, the visual-gestural language of the deaf; incorporates nonverbal communication techniques, intermediate vocabulary, grammar principles, and conversational skills.

Prerequisite: SLN 112 or permission of instructor

3 credits

SLN 212 - S3: Intermediate Sign Language II

An intermediate course in American Sign Language, the visual-gestural language of the deaf; further develops the nonverbal communication techniques, intermediate vocabulary, grammar principles, and conversational skills learned in SLN 211.

Prerequisite: SLN 211 or permission of instructor

3 credits

SLN 475: Undergraduate Teaching Practicum I

Work with a faculty member as an assistant in one of the faculty member's regularly scheduled classes. The student is required to attend all the classes, do all the regularly assigned work, and meet with the faculty member at regularly scheduled times to discuss the intellectual and pedagogical matters relating to the course. Students may not serve as teaching assistants in the same course twice.

Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; permission of instructor

3 credits, S/U grading

SLN 476: Undergraduate Teaching Practicum II

Work with a faculty member as an assistant in one of the faculty member's regularly scheduled classes. The student is required to attend all the classes, do all the regularly assigned work, and meet with the faculty member at regularly scheduled times to discuss the intellectual and pedagogical matters relating to the course. In SLN 476, students assume greater responsibility in such areas as leading discussions and analyzing results of tests that have already been graded. Students may not serve as teaching assistants in the same course twice.

Prerequisites: SLN 475; permission of instructor

3 credits, S/U grading