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ASL 002: American Sign Language IICOURSE SYLLABUS Summer 2014 Instructor
: Shannon Fitzgerald
: 315-807-907 !te"t onl#$
O!!ice "ours:
% &ill 'e at a ta'le in the (afeteria area &here
#e$ %orl& 'ortilla
 is lo)ated on *onda#s and +ednesda#s 10:00-11:00am or '# a,,ointment
 *onda# /uesda# +ednesda# /hursda# 1:00-:5,m
o&ell 2all
Course (escri)tion:
4S 006 is a )ontinuation of 4S 001. /he )ourse 4S 006 'uilds and e",ands u,on the vo)a'ular# grammati)al rules and no&ledge of 4S &hi)h &ere learned in 4S 001. +hile taing this )ourse students &ill ,ra)ti)e and fo)us on fa)ial grammar and non-manual marers. Students &ill also  ,arti)i,ate in )lass e"er)ises and a)tivities to ,ra)ti)e their )onversational sills &hi)h have more em,hasis on vo)a'ular# 'uilding and ,ragmati)s. Students &ill also learn a'out eaf (ulture.
Re*uire& Rea&ings an& +aterials
 entz . *ios ;. < Smith (. !1988$.
Signing Naturally: Student Workbook, Level One: Units 7 - 12
. San iego (4: a&n Sign =ress.  >liva ?. !600$.
 Alone in the ainstrea!: A "ea# Wo!an $e!e!bers %ubli& S&hool 
. +ashington .(.: ?allaudet niversit# =ress.
 'or (earing %eo)le Only
 arti)les '# *atthe& S. *oore and inda evitan. !in Ala)'oard$
Su))lemental Rea&ings,+aterials:
/his is a list of different &e'sites &ill hel, #ou im,rove s,e)ifi) sills ne)essar# to learn 4S:
Course .oals:
Students &ill develo, re)e,tive sills visuall# and e",ressive sills manuall# at the 'eginning )onversational level.
Students &ill intera)t &ith mem'ers of the eaf (ommunit# giving them an a,,re)iation of the eaf (ulture.
Students &ill understand ho& 4meri)an Sign anguage fun)tions &ithin this distin)t )ultural minorit# in the 4meri)an So)iet#.
Learning Outcomes:
earn and re)ognize 'asi) vo)a'ular# that ,ertains to routine )ommuni)ative fun)tions and re,rodu)e them &ith )orre)t sign ,rodu)tion.
*ae use of signed vo)a'ular# learned to )reate im,rom,tu and s)ri,ted dialogues &ith e",e)ted fluen)#.
4ttend events in the eaf (ommunit#.
tilize the no&ledge of 4S and eaf (ulture to edu)ate others.
Course Policies,E/)ectations:A Class Contract $ill e signe&  ou on te !irst &a o! class You are to ta3e res)onsiilit an& are el& accountale $it regar&s to un&erstan&ing an& !ollo$ing te #O-OICE Polic5 ome$or3 re*uirements5 an& te class atten&ance,)artici)ation )olic #o-oice Polic:
esear)h has indi)ated that )om,lete and full immersion in an# ne& language in)luding 4S leads to more su))ess in regards to a)Buisition and fluen)# of the language. /herefore it is )lassroom ,oli)# for all 4S )ourses to 'e an 4S immersion )lassroom. +ith this in mind that means onl# 4S is used e")lusivel# from the time &e enter the )lassroom until &e leave ea)h da#. =lease do not s,ea or mouth &ords in the )lassroom at an# time. se 4S to )ommuni)ate &ith ea)h other even 'efore the instru)tor arrives. /his &ill seem a&&ard at first 'ut #ou &ill soon dis)over that #ou learn 4S more Bui)l# &ith this
#o-oice Polic
Points $ill e &e&ucte& !rom te )artici)ation gra&e i! 6oice is use& at an )oint &uring class
+hile #ou ma# find this to 'e diffi)ult and )hallenging the sole ,ur,ose is for the 'enefit of all and &e &ill &or on it together.
Pagers,Cell Pones:
-/o avoid an# interru,tions and distra)tions in the )lassroom ,honesC,agers are to 'e
'UR#E( O77
  ,rior to entering the )lassroom. %f #ou must have #our ,honesC,agers on for an emergen)# or other )ru)ial reason ,lease inform the instru)tor u,on entering the )lassroom. Dou &ill not 'e allo&ed to leave the room in the middle of )lass to ans&er a ,age or a )all unless it is an emergen)#. =4S mae sure #our )ell ,honesC,agers are
'UR#E( O77
 'efore entering the )lassroom. -#e )onta)t is essential and ne)essar# to )ommuni)ating in 4S. %t is )onsidered rude as &ell as ina,,ro,riate 4S etiBuette if there is a la) of e#e )onta)t. %f students do not a'ide '# this ,oli)# their dail# ,arti)i,ation grade &ill 'e affe)ted as it &ill 'e redu)ed.
Atten&ance E/)ectations:
-4S 006 is a sill develo,ment )ourse. /o develo, the s,e)ifi) sills needed in using 4S #ou must  ,ra)ti)e. (lass is &here #ou are most liel# to ,ra)ti)e effe)tivel#. /herefore it is im,ortant to 'e in )lass and attend ever# session. 4lso #ou are to attend )lass for the entire session.-/he Summer 4S006 session is a  )redit )ourse that meets four times a &ee on *onda# /uesda# +ednesda# and /hursda#s. uring the summer session &ith this )ourse #ou are allo&ed
 une")used a'sen)e. /here &ill 'e a dedu)tion of
8 )oints
 from #our
7inal .ra&e
 for ea)h additional une")used a'sen)e. For e"am,le if #ou have 6 une")used a'sen)es 5 ,oints &ill 'e taen off from #our final grade 'e)ause of an a'sen)e over the 1 allo&ed. %f #ou have 3 une")used a'sen)es 10  ,oints &ill 'e taen off from #our final grade 'e)ause of the t&o a'sen)es over the limit and so forth. %t is im,ortant that there is )ommuni)ation &ith the instru)tor &ith regards to )lass a'sen)es. %n the event of a ,rolonged a'sen)e #ou are to ,rovide ,ro,er do)umentation regarding #our a'sen)e !"am,le: do)torEs note formal emailCletter from the ean or 4dvisor et)$.
'o Encourage Your Presence an& Partici)ation:
-%t is reBuired and im,ortant that #ou are on time read# to learn and ,re,ared for ea)h )lass session. %t is disres,e)tful and disru,tive to other students if #ou arrive late to )lass. %f #ou arrive late to )lass #ou &ill onl# re)eive
 for that da# for ,arti)i,ation. -%f #ou ha,,en to 'e reall# si) ,lease sta# home and get &ell. Dou are still res,onsi'le for )at)hing u, on an# material #ou missed. (onta)t #our )lassmates or instru)tor to hel, #ou )at)h u,. Dou do have 1 une")used a'sen)e &hi)h #ou are allo&ed !,arti)i,ation ,oints &ill still 'e taen off for those a'sen)es$ so use them &isel# and s,aringl#. -=lease inform the instru)tor in advan)e as mu)h as ,ossi'le '# email or tele,hone e",laining the reason and ne)essit# of the a'sen)e if #ou no& ahead of time that #ou &ill need to miss )lass. -/he main ,ur,ose is to mae sure that all students sta# on to, of the material taught in )lass. 4ttending all )lass sessions is the e# to 'eing su))essful in learning 4S. %n addition students should )ome  ,re,ared to )lass '# 'ringing their &or'oo to ever# )lass session.

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