ASL

Why Study American Sign Language at UAA?

Learning sign language provides a portal into Deaf culture in Anchorage and nationwide.  It can enhance one's personal life and one's career opportunities. 

Why I'm Taking ASL - Jyl Bailey

 

Courses

ASL A101 Elementary American Sign Language I 4 Credits

Introductory course for students with no previous knowledge of ASL. Develops receptive and expressive signing skills in ASL for effective communication at the elementary level. Students gain understanding of basic cross-cultural perspectives. Course conducted in American Sign Language.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

ASL A102 Elementary American Sign Language II 4 Credits

Continuation of introductory course. Further develops elementary receptive and expressive signing skills in ASL for effective communication. Enhances appreciation of cross-cultural perspectives. Course conducted in American Sign Language.

Prerequisites: ASL A101.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

ASL A201 Intermediate American Sign Language I 4 Credits

Intermediate course for students with basic knowledge of ASL. Enhances receptive and expressive signing skills for effective communication at the intermediate level. Students critically examine diverse cultural perspectives. Course conducted in American Sign Language.

Prerequisites: ASL A102.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

ASL A202 Intermediate American Sign Language II 4 Credits

Continuation of first semester in intermediate ASL. Further develops receptive and expressive signing proficiency for effective communication and in preparation for advanced study of ASL. Students interpret diverse cultural perspectives. Course conducted in American Sign Language.

Prerequisites: ASL A201.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

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