American Sign Language Level 9
Sentence structures, vocabulary and narrative techniques:
- Non-manual markers made with the mouth
- Facial grammar and emotive affect, including humour
- All question and statement types
- Constructed dialogue and constructed action
- Time/tense markers and use of timelines
- Discourse genres: instructional, argumentative, informational, expository & persuasive
Building knowledge of ASL’s numbering systems:
- Variations in context-specific ordinal number formats
- Variations in context-specific cardinal number formats
- Introductory vocabulary for talking about math
Making clear visual sense:
- Topicalization and contextualization
- 7 expansion/contextualization techniques
- Consistency in use of referential space
- Level of visual detail
- Discourse cohesion
- Overall meaning and intent, including humour
Class activities may include lecture and language lab, demonstration/modelling, dialogue and small group conversational practice, course readings/videos, and shadowing language models, among others.
This course will conform to The Douglas College Evaluation Policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation may include a combination of:
- Quizzes to evaluate factual knowledge of ASL & Deaf culture
- Quizzes to evaluate receptive ASL skills
- Demonstration of expressive ASL skills
- Assigned dialogues and interaction
- Attendance and participation
Sample grade breakdown for this course might be as follows:
Video assignment 1: 20%
Video assignment 2: 20%
Mid-term exam 1: 20%
Mid-term exam 2: 20%
Final exam: 20%
No single assignment will be worth more than 20%.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate advanced ASL narration skills to do the following:
- Incorporate appropriate use of non-manual markers in signed utterances;
- Fluently use all 7 expansion/contextualization techniques;
- Construct cohesive narrative discourse with appropriate discourse markers and pauses for topic transition/maintenance;
- Appropriately incorporate the narrative techniques of constructed dialogue and constructed action;
- Use a wide variety of classifiers and locatives;
- Use appropriate number formats for particular contexts and;
- Maintain appropriate temporal aspect and use time/tense markers.
- Analyze and critique one’s own recorded ASL narratives.
- Paraphrase sample narratives by native language models.
- Identify narrator’s specific communication goals/intent, including humour.
- Demonstrate versatility to produce ASL discourse in different registers.
- Demonstrate versatility to produce ASL discourse in different genres.
The instructor might choose an ASL textbook such as:
Smith, Cheri. (2008). Signing Naturally 3. Student Workbook. San Diego, CA: DawnSignPress.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca
|Institution||Transfer Details for MODL 2262|
|Alexander College (ALEX)||ALEX HUMN 2XX (3)|
|Athabasca University (AU)||AU LANG 2XX (3)|
|Coast Mountain College (CMTN)||No credit|
|College of New Caledonia (CNC)||CNC CASS 188 (3) or CNC CASS 189 (3)|
|College of the Rockies (COTR)||No credit|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU LANC 2XXX (3)|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU HUEL 2XXX (3)|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU GENS 2XX (3)|
|University Canada West (UCW)||UCW HUMN 2XX (3)|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||Under review|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||Under review|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||No credit|