Intermediate American Sign Language II Course Syllabus

Cynthia Sturkie

Honorary:
Instructor: Cynthia Sturkie
Phone:
Office Hours:

I do not currently have an office at Amarillo College.  I am available to all students by appointment.  I will make every effort to be available at a convenient time to the student.  Please make appointments by phone or email.  I can be reached at (806) 326-1338 during regular office hours from 8-5 Monday-Friday.  I can also be reached by email cynthia.sturkie@amaisd.org.  If for any reason you need to contact me and I can not be reached through those sources, please call my cell phone at (806) 206-2159.  If I am in a meeting, you can leave a message and I will get back with you.

Catalog Year: 2010-2011
Disability Statement: Any student who, because of a disabling condition, may require some special arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact disAbility Services (Student Service Center room 119, phone 371-5436) as soon as possible.
Course Title: Intermediate American Sign Language II
Course Name and Number: SGNL-2302
Course Section: 001
Semester: Spring
Prerequisites:

SGNL 2301

Course Description:

Review and application of conversational skills in American Sign Language; interpreting from signing to voice as well as from voice to signing. Introduction to American Sign Language literature and folklore.

Department Expectations:
Hours: (3 sem hrs; 3 lec, 1 lab)
Class Type: On Campus Course
Textbooks:

Signing Naturally III Student Workbook 

Supplies:
Student Performance:

 Learning Outcome I:  The student will demonstrate iwth a minimum of 70% accuracy, the ability to comprehend information presented in ASL based on narrating unforgettable moments, sharing interesting facts, explaining rules and telling about accidents.

Performance/Learning Objectives

1.01 The student will be able to identify classifiers in increasingly complex ASL discourse.

1.02 The student will distinguish differnet classifiers used within action sequences showing movement agreement, movement of an object between two or more people, as well as movement of objects from one locale to another.

1.03 The student will be able to identify examples of instrumental, locative and element classifiers used in advance ASL discourse.

1.04 The student will be able to identify character perspectives based on role shifting techniques.

1.05 The student will be able to identify transition markers indicating changes in perspective.

1.06 The student will be able to discuss the use of spatial referencing as depicted in an ASL narrative.

1.07 The student will be to discuss the basic action sequence depicted in an ASL narrative.

1.08 The student will be able to identify main ideas as well as the supporting details within an ASL narrative.

1.09 The student will recognize how the affect and body are integrated within ASL narratives.

Method of Measurement:  Homework, written quizzes, class participaton and presentations.

 

Learning Outcome 2The student will demonstrate with a minimum of 70% accuracy, the ability to express information in ASL based on "Signing Naturally III" curriculum units 18-21.  Topics include Narrating Unforgettable Moments, Sharing Interesting Facts, Explaining Rules, and Telling About Accidents.

 

Performance Objectives from this outcome:

2.01 the student will be able to incorporate use of classifiers in more advanced ASL discourse.

2.02 the student will be able to demonstrate effective use of instrumental, locative, and element classifiers in advanced ASL discourse.

2.03 The student will be able to sequence classifiers appropriately when rendering an ASL narrative.

2.04 The student will demonstrate appropriate use of classifiers within action sequences when showing movement agreement, movement of an object between two or more people, and/or movement of objects from one locale to another.

2.05 The student will be able to demonstrate character perspectives incorporated in role shifting.

2.06 The student will utilize transition markers indicating changes in perspectives.

2.07 The student will be able to apply spatial regerencing while producing a narrative sequence.

2.08 The studdent will express a series of basic action seuences when rendering an ASL narrative.

2.09 The student will incorporate main ideas as well as some supporting details when rendering an ASL narrative.

2.10 The student will incorporate appropriate affect, non-manual markers and body language in rendering an ASL narrative.

Method of Measurement:
Homework, written quizzes, class participation, and presentations.

Learning Outcome 3:  The student will demonstrate with a minimum of 70% accuracy, an understanding of the cultural norms and behaviors of the people who are Deaf.

Performance Objectives for this outcome:

3.01 The student will demonstrate appropriate social behaviors for forming connections and making conversations.

3.02 The student will demonstrate culturally appropriate skills for maintaing social relationships.

3.03 The student will be able to identify underlying issues common to cross-cultural discussions.

3.04 The student will demonstrate the language fluency and appropriate behaviors that will allow them to interact comfortably in unfamiliar situations.

3.05 The student will be familar with cultural rules, customs, and appropriate behaviors in Deaf culture.

Method of Measurement: Homework, written quizzes, class participation.

Learning Outcome 4:  The student will demonstrate with a minimum of 70% accuracy an understanding of the linguistic components of American Sign Language.

4.01 The student will demonstrate the use of transitions in sentences.

4.02 The student will demonstrate the use of "ahh" and "impact" expressions and apprpriate timing of such expressions.

4.03 The student will demonstrate the use of "topic-comment" and constrastive structures to organize and present information.

4.04 The students will demonstrate the ability to compare using contrastive structure.

4.05 The student will demonstrate the ability to translate facts usig topic -comment structure.

Method of Measurement: Homework, written quizzes, class participation, and presentations.

Homework Assignments:  Students will complete questions in the student workbook.  Due dates are posted in the course schedule.

Quizzes:  There will be four unit quizzes throughtout the semester.  These quizzes will require the student to demonstrate both expressive and receptive sign skills.

Presentation:  There will be a group presentation.  Each individual within the group will be graded for their contribution to the group presentation.

Final Exam:  A comprehensive final exam will be given at the end of the semester at the regularly scheduled final exam time.  The exam will cover key concepts presented during the semester.  The exam will consist of a written portion and a performance portion.  The performance portion will assess both the student's expressive and receptive capabilities.  The final will not exceed two and one-half hours in length.

 

 

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Expected Student Behavior:

Students are expected to come to class prepared with all materials and assignments.  Students are expected to participate in all class activities. 

Disabling Conditions:  Any student who, because of a disabling condition, may require some special accomodations in order to meet course requirements should contact the Accessibility Services (SSC 125, phone (806) 371-5436) as soon as possible.  Such students should bring an accomodation sheet issued by the Accessibilty Services office on the first night the student attends class.

Campus Police:  For help, call campus police at (806) 371-5163.

Grievance Procedure:  If a student is having a probelm with course policies or the instructor, he or she should first try and resove any such problems with the instructor.  If the problem is not resolved, the student may proceed to the Division Chairman Robert Boyd, the Vice President and Dean or Instruction, and the college President Dr. Paul Matney IN THAT ORDER,

Food and Drink:  Please be responsible with all food and drink you bring to class.

Cell Phones and Pagers:  Cell phones and pagers are not prohibited; however, please be considerate of others.  Cell phones should be in the "silent or vibrate mode" during class.  Texting should be kept to a minimum so that the student's attention is focused on the class and allows for full participation by the student.

 

Grading Criteria:

Grading

 

Class Partipation:  10%

Homework:              20%

Quizzes:                    40%

Presentation:          10%

Final Exam:              20%

Total                         100%

 

Grading Scale:

89.5%-100=A

79.5%-89.4=B

79.4%-70.0=C

69.9%-65.0=D

64.9%-0.00=F

Attendance:

Attendance is very important.  This is a participation class.  A student should make every attempt to be in class.  I do take attendance and count each class as part of a percentage grade.  Students who attend all classes would receive a 100 % for attendance.

Calendar:

Spring 2010 Schedule:  ASL 2302

Week 1   Jan. 18, 20          Unit 18- Unforgetable Moments

Week 2   Jan 25, 27           Unit 18 Homework due, Unit 19 Interesting Facts

Week 3   Feb 1, 3               Unit 19 Interesting facts

Week 4   Feb 8, 10             Unit 19 Homework/Share interesting facts, Unit 20 Explaining Rules

Week 5   Feb 15, 16           Unit 20 , Quiz 1 over Units 18, 19 and 20

Week 6  Feb 22, 24            Unit 21 Accidents

Week 7   Mar 1, 3                Unit 21 Homework due,  Unit 22 Taling About Money

Week 8  March 10               Unit 22 Talking About Money, no class on March 8

Week 9  Mar 22, 24         Unit 22 Talking About Money, Unit 23 Making Major Decisions

Week 10  Mar 29, 31         Unit 23 Homework Due, Quiz 2

Week 11 Apr 5, 7              Unit 24 Health Decisions

Week 12 Apr 12, 14         Unit 24  Health Decisions , Homework Due

Week 13  Apr 19, 21        Unit 24 Group Presentations, Unit 25 Story Telling

Week 14 Apr 26, 28        Unit 25 Story Telling

Week 15  May 3,5             Course review

Week 16   May 10              Comprehensive Final

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