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COURSE OUTLINE
SCHOOL OF DEAF AND DEAF-BLIND STUDIESASL – English Interpreter Program (C110)ASL and Literacy Instructor Program (C117)COURSE NAME:ASL DISCOURSECOURSE CODE:SIGN 3021CREDIT HOURS:8PREREQUISITES:SIGN 2016, SIGN 2008PLAR ELIGIBLE: YES( )NO(X )EFFECTIVE DATE: September 2012Mondays 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm – RM# 491FTuesdays 8:00 am to 11:00 am – RM# 542EWednesdays 9:00 am to 12:00 pm – RM# 560EPROFESSORS: Wayne NicholsonMegan Youngs
NOTE TO STUDENTS: Academic Departments at George Brown College will NOT retain historical copies of Course Outlines. We urge you to retain this Course Outline for your future reference.
EQUITY STATEMENT: George Brown College values the talents and contributions of its students, staff and communitypartners and seeks to create a welcoming environment where equity, diversity and safety of all groups are fundamental.Language or activities which are inconsistent with this philosophy violate the College policy on the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment and will not be tolerated. The commitment and cooperation of all students and staff arerequired to maintain this environment. Information and assistance are available through your Chair, Student Affairs,the Student Association or the Human Rights Advisor.George Brown College is dedicated to providing equal access to students with disabilities. If you require academicaccommodations visit the Disability Services Office or the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Office on your campus.STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES: Students should obtain a copy of the
 Student Handbook 
and refer to it for additionalinformation regarding the grading system, withdrawals, exemptions, class assignments, missed tests and exams,supplemental privileges, and academic dishonesty. Students are required to apply themselves diligently to the course of study, and to prepare class and homework assignments as given. Past student performance shows a strong relationshipbetween regular attendance and success.
COURSE NAME: ASL DISCOURSE IPAGE: 1COURSE CODE: SIGN 3021
 
FOR OFFICE USE ONLYORIGINATOR:__________________________________________________________________________ SIGNATUREDATECHAIR:_________________________________________________________________________________ SIGNATUREDATEDATE OF REVISION:__________________________________________________ 
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course studies both English and ASL Discourse. Students learn theoretical approaches toDiscourse analysis in ASL and English. Students are given an opportunity to practice and applytheir analysis skills in producing ASL Discourse on a variety of levels in language functions suchas presentations and summaries, interpreting presentations and frozen texts.
ESSENTIAL EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS:
As mandated by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities essential employability skills(EES) will be addressed throughout all programs of study. Students will have the opportunity to
learn(L)
specific skills, to
practice (P)
these skills, and/or 
be evaluated (E)
on the EES outcomes in avariety of courses. The EES include communication, numeracy, critical thinking & problem solving,information management, interpersonal and personal skills. The faculty for this course has indicatedwhich of the EES are either Learned (
L
), Practiced (
P
) or Evaluated (
E
) in this course:
Skill
LPE
Skill
LPE
1. communicate clearly, concisely andcorrectly in the written, spoken andvisual form that fulfills the purposeand meets the needs of the audience
XXX
7. locate, select, organize anddocument information usingappropriate technology andinformation sources
X
2. respond to written, spoken or visualmessages in a manner that ensureseffective communication
XX
8. show respect for the diverseopinions, values, belief systems, and contributionsof others
X
3. execute mathematical operationsaccurately9. interact with others in groupsor teams in ways thatcontribute to effectiveworking relationships andthe achievement of goals
X
4. apply a systematic approach tosolve problems
XX
10. manage the use of time andother resources to complete projects
X
5. use a variety of thinking skills toanticipate and solve problems
XX
11. take responsibility for one’sown actions, decisions andconsequences
X
 
6. analyze, evaluate, and applyrelevant information from a varietyof sources
XXX
COURSE OUTCOMES:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will have reliably demonstrated the abilityto:
1.
identify and use ASL Discourse markers such as opening and closing markers, topicmaintenance, topic transition and cohesion
2.
compose informative, chronological, comparative and persuasive ASL presentations3.use correct ASL grammatical structure, ASL discourse and register to express frozen text4.use correct ASL grammatical structure, register and ASL discourse to interpretinformative/comparative and persuasive presentations from spoken English to ASL
COURSE NAME: ASL DISCOURSE IPAGE: 2COURSE CODE: SIGN 3021
 
DELIVERY METHODS / LEARNING ACTIVITIES:
Course material is covered through lectures, videos, group discussions, ASL Vlogs, group practiceand video practice.
LIST OF TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER TEACHING AIDS:
Baker, C. & Cokely, D. (1991). American Sign Language: A Teacher’s Resource Text onGrammar and Culture. Clerc Books: Gallaudet University, Washington DC.Lentz, E.M., Mikos, K. & Smith, C. (2001). Vista: American Sign Language Series: Signing Naturally Level III. First Edition Student Videotext & Workbook .Dawn Sign Press: San Diego.
SUPPLIES:You will need the following technical requirements for this course:
Microsoft Windows 2000, XP or Vista/Macintosh OS 9, X or higher 
512 MB RAM
Adobe Reader 
Microsoft Office XP or higher 
Internet access (high-speed recommended)
Webcam with a minimum 30 frames per second (fps)
E-mail (as all materials/instructions are sent via e-mail, not paper)
*New
 
For full-time and part-time day students, post-secondary and non post-secondary, officialemail correspondence from the College will be sent only to the College address and not to anyother email address.
*If you are new to computers, or anticipate difficulty in getting connected, please refer tohttp://www.georgebrown.ca/orientation/webct_help.aspx . This website has a tutorial and FAQ’s for the student.
Recommended Preparation:
This course assumes a minimum level of proficiency skills and computer experience. Thefollowing is a list of computer readiness skills needed for the course.
o
Basic keyboard and mouse proficiency
o
Word-processing (typing, cutting, copying, and pasting)
o
Working with files (opening, saving, and “saving as”)
o
Email (sending, receiving, replying, forwarding, and attaching files)
o
WWW (navigating the WWW and using search engines)
o
Creating VLOG and Wiki WetPaint sites
ATTENDANCE POLICY:
Regular attendance is required. Please contact the course professor if you are unable to attendclass before class commences. In the event you are delayed, please join the class with as minimaldisruption as possible to the other students. Latecomers to class are responsible for announcements, and the collection of notes or handouts.
COURSE NAME: ASL DISCOURSE IPAGE: 3COURSE CODE: SIGN 3021

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