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ASL& 122 American Sign Language II • 5 Cr.


Develops skills for the student with a basic knowledge of ASL. Focus is on the rules of grammar, idioms, vocabulary building, signing, and reading of signs. Fulfills humanities course requirement at BC. Prerequisite: ASL& 121.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate improvement in existing skills, and express concepts correctly and understandably in American Sign Language by correct responses, translations, and application in classroom converstion, receptive exams and expressive assignments.
  • Show improvement in their ability to translate ideas from ASL to English and English to ASL through classroom conversation, receptive exams and expressive assignments.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and comprehesion of core vocabulary for ASL 2 by appropriate and correct responses, translations and application in classroom conversation, receptive exams and expressive assignments.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic issues common to American deaf culture, its history and values, through classroom conversation, receptive exams and written assignments.
  • Identify, explain and illustrate the various concepts, rules and functions of ASL through application and written assignments.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the various uses and functions of American Sign Language classifiers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, explain and illustrate general principles of human language, which apply not only to ASL but also to other natural languages.
  • Demonstrate the ability to define and explain cultural transmission and language acquisition by correct responses in conversation and written work.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate with deaf individuals using ASL, and show knowledge of grammatical functions and rules by applying these principles in a consistent, practical manner through usage in and outside of class and through expressive assignments.



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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000