Beginning American Sign Language I - ASL 101 at Virginia Western Community College

Effective: 2022-05-01

Course Description

Introduces cultural awareness, comprehension and production skills, and emphasizes basic sentence structure in American Sign Language with a focus on interactive communicative competence. Part I of II. This is a UCGS transfer course.
Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
4 credits

The course outline below was developed as part of a statewide standardization process.

General Course Purpose

ASL 101 introduces students to both the practical elements of producing and comprehending American Sign Language (ASL) in common discourse while gaining an awareness of the culture, heritage, and civic values of the U.S. Deaf community.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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