SCSK 514 American Sign Language (ASL)

Robert Hage, MD, PhD, DLO, MBA

This one-credit selective is offered once per semester and will fall within the start/stop dates of Term 1. Ten sessions are scheduled per semester. Students are expected to attend and actively participate twice a week in a one-hour session during which a teacher from the School for the Deaf will teach American Sign Language (ASL). Guest speakers will cover topics such as speech training, causes of deafness, prevention of deafness, and hearing aids. This will add to each session an element of theory and practical information related to deafness. Students are expected to practice their acquired sign language skills with each other between sessions and demonstrate some of their skills during each session. Videocassettes are available for viewing in the library. Visits to the School for the Deaf are recommended.