Contact Information
Chairperson: Dr. Gary Abbott
Dept. Assistant: Jennifer Schafer
Phone: 732.906.2529
Fax: 732.906.4156
Email: GAbbott@middlesexcc.edu
Location: IRC 205
ESL, Languages, and Cultures
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 Contact Information
Chairperson: Dr. Gary Abbott
Dept. Assistant: Jennifer Schafer
Phone: 732.906.2529
Fax: 732.906.4156
Email: GAbbott@middlesexcc.edu
Location: IRC 205

American Sign Language Courses

American Sign Language I Credit: 3 - 0

Course Code: ASL-121

Course Description : This course will cover a general introduction to American Sign Language, its structure, grammatical rules and vocabulary. These areas include topics such as the manual alphabet, basic words, sentences, numbers, phonology, morphology, the use of the space, classifier verbs, adjectives, nouns, pronouns, non-manual, cues and finger spelling. It will also cover issues related to deaf culture and history. There will be assignments outside of the classroom. This course is taught primarily in American Sign Language.

Department Description : ESL/Languages and Culture

  • Credit: 3 - 0
  • Lecture Hours: 3
  • Lab Hours: 0

American Sign Language II Credit: 3 - 0

Course Code: ASL-122

Course Description : This course is a continuation of American Sign Language I designed to improve expressive and receptive skills and to expand on vocabulary and grammatical rules. Students will focus on non-manual markers and facial grammar. There will be assignments outside the classroom. This class is taught primarily in American Sign Language.

Department Description : ESL/Languages and Culture

  • Credit: 3 - 0
  • Lecture Hours: 3
  • Lab Hours: 0

Prerequisites:

ASL-121

Intermediate American Sign Language I Credit: 3 - 0

Course Code: ASL-221

Course Description : This course enables students to understand complex language functions while developing skills through interactive activities and storytelling. Students will gain further command of ASL advanced grammar, syntax and non-manual behavior.

Department Description : ESL/Languages and Culture

  • Credit: 3 - 0
  • Lecture Hours: 3.0
  • Lab Hours: 0.0
  • Studio Hours: 0.0

Prerequisites:

ASL-122

Deaf Culture and History Credit: 3 - 0

Course Code: ASL-223

Course Description : Examines the unique culture and history of the Deaf community in the U.S. Discussions include the values, norms, identities, traditions and subcultures within the larger Deaf community. The nature of sign language, the education and employment of Deaf individuals and historical treatment of deafness will be explored.

Department Description : ESL/Languages and Culture

  • Credit: 3 - 0
  • Lecture Hours: 3.0
  • Lab Hours: 0.0
  • Studio Hours: 0.0