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Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
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American Sign Language Plan of Study

American Sign Language Minor
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American Sign Language Minor

   

   Minor Courses (30 cr. to be chosen)

   
      SLS 1000   Sign Language in Society 3 cr.  A survey of American Sign Language and Deaf culture. Emphasis on Sign language structure, history, and usage. Discussion of a sociocultural perspective of Deaf people including readings from anthropology, sociology, linguistics, and education. Includes an examination of American attitudes toward Sign language and Deaf culture. 
      SLS 1010   Beginning American Sign Language I 4 cr.  Development of basic ASL communication skills with appropriate vocabulary and grammatical structures. Emphasis on communicative and linguistic functions. Prerequisite or corequisite: SLS 1000. Thirty hours of laboratory practicum required. 
      SLS 1020   Beginning American Sign Language II 4 cr.  Development of basic ASL communication skills with appropriate vocabulary and grammatical structures. Emphasis on communicative and linguistic functions. Prerequisite: SLS 1010 or placement. Thirty hours of laboratory practicum required. 
      SLS 2010   Intermediate American Sign Language I 4 cr.  First level of immediate instruction and review of ASL grammatical features with further development of communication functions at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: SLS 1020 or placement. Thirty hours of laboratory practicum required for SLS 2010. 
      SLS 2020   Intermediate American Sign Language II 4 cr.  Second level of immediate instruction and review of ASL grammatical features with further development of communication functions at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: SLS 2010 or placement. Thirty hours of laboratory practicum required for SLS 2020. 
      SLS 2310   Deaf Culture 3 cr.  A survey of sociocultural factors that define Deaf persons as members of a cultural minority. Examination of Deaf history, exploration of cultural characteristics of Deaf persons, and an examination of contributions of Deaf persons to American society. Corequisite: SLS 2020. 
      SLS 3010   Advanced American Sign Language I 3 cr.  Advanced American Sign Language development with a focus on English and ASL content and text analysis to increase student vocabulary and understanding of ASL syntactical patterns. Communicative dialogues will emphasize sociocultural aspects of deafness. Prerequisite: SLS 2020. 
      SLS 3020   Advanced American Sign Language II 3 cr.  Continued advanced ASL development with further emphasis on sociocultural and historical considerations of deaf heritage. Prerequisite: SLS 3010. 
      SLS 3290   Fingerspelling and Numbers in ASL 2 cr.  Concentrated instruction in practice of fingerspelling, numbering, and loan signs at increasing levels of complexity. Corequisite: SLS 3010. 
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