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ASL 002: American Sign Language IICOURSE SYLLABUS Fall 2014 
: Shannon Fitzgerald
: 315-807-907 !te"t onl#$
O""ice #ours:
 % &ill 'e at a ta'le in the (ounge)Stud# area a*ross the hall from
$e% &orl' (ortilla
on +uesda#s and +hursda#s 10:30-11:30 or '# a,,ointment
 +uesda#s and +hursda#s :30-3:/5,m
ednesda#s 1:55-:/5,m
 (eac!ing Assistant )FREE tutoring*:
(aura urtin laura.*urtin@uvm.edu
2o&ell )4 (+
Location "or LAB:
2o&ell )4 (+
!2oom 6118$
Course +escri,tion:
4S( 00 is a *ontinuation of 4S( 001. +he *ourse 4S( 00 '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$.
Signing Naturally: Student Workbook, Level One: Units 7 - 12
. San iego 4: a&n Sign ?ress.  liva A. !00/$.
 Alone in the ainstrea!: A "ea# Wo!an $e!e!bers %ubli& S&hool 
. ashington ..: Aallaudet Bniversit# ?ress.
 'or (earing %eo)le Only
 arti*les '# <atthe& S. <oore and (inda (evitan. !in Cla*'oard$
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#.
Btilize the no&ledge of 4S( and eaf ulture to edu*ate others.
Course olicies/E,ectations:A Class Contract %ill 3e signe' 3 ou on t!e "irst 'a o" class5 You are to ta6e res,onsi3ilit an' are !el' accounta3le %it! regar's to un'erstan'ing an' "ollo%ing t!e $O7OICE olic8 !ome%or6 re-uirements8 an' t!e class atten'ance/,artici,ation ,olic5 $o7oice olic:
2esear*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*Duisition 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. Bse 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 Dui*l# &ith this
$o7oice olic
oints %ill 3e 'e'ucte' "rom t!e ,artici,ation gra'e i" 9oice is use' at an ,oint 'uring class5
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.
agers/Cell !ones:
-+o avoid an# interru,tions and distra*tions in the *lassroom ,hones),agers are to 'e
 ,rior to entering the *lassroom. %f #ou must have #our ,hones),agers on for an emergen*# or other *ru*ial reason ,lease inform the instru*tor u,on entering the *lassroom. Eou &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 ,hones),agers are
 '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( etiDuette 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( 00 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 Fall Semester 4S(00 *ourse is a / *redit *ourse that meets t&o times a &ee on +uesda#s and +hursda#s &ith (4C sessions meeting on ednesda#s. uring the semester &ith this *ourse #ou are allo&ed
 une"*used a'sen*es. +here &ill 'e a dedu*tion of
 ,oints
 from #our
Final ra'e
 for ea*h additional une"*used a'sen*e. For e"am,le if #ou have / 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 5 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*tors note formal email)letter from the ean or 4dvisor et*$.
(o Encourage Your resence an' artici,ation:
-%t is reDuired 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. Eou 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,. Eou 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$G 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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