Introduction to American Sign Language with emphasis on visual receptive and expressive use of language, as well as providing opportunities for other forms of visual communication such as facial expression, mime, and gesture. Participants develop their skills through videotapes, classroom participation, and readings that cover issues important to the Deaf community. A weekly, one-hour language laboratory is required as part of this course. Limited to 15 students. No credit if credit has been received for COMM 401 (previously COMM 533).
Section Comments: Pre-Req ASL 435 or course placement based on placement interview with the Asst. Director of the ASL/ English Interpreting program. Students in the interpreting may NOT enroll in this online section. Non-majors only.
Prerequisite(s): ASL 435
Equivalent(s): COMM 733
Majors not allowed in section: ASL/ENGLINTR
Additional Course Details:
If students’ previous ASL courses have not been through UNH Manchester, they will need to schedule a language assessment prior to enrolling in this course. The assessment is used to determine course placement based on language competency demonstrated. Log into myWildcat Success and schedule the placement interview, if needed, or contact the Academic Advising office for how to schedule an assessment.