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Great Intro to the Subject
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would highly recommend taking American Sign Language with Professor Perlis! She is by far my favorite teacher I took at Montclair State, this class made me fall in love with ASL and helped me realize I want to minor in it!
Highlights of this course were learning a new language! I discovered a whole new culture: the Deaf Community. From this class you will learn about the Deaf Community from how American Sign Language started and the struggles Deaf people face in the hearing world every day. I really enjoyed learning ASL because it's not terribly difficult to catch on, things make sense as to why they are. For example the sign for "cat" is like playing with whiskers on your face, cats have whiskers so that sign makes sense why it is what it is.
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Pay attention in class, it's not difficult to not be on your phone for an hour. One of my pet peeves was some of the kids wouldn't pay attention and be on their phone and then when they saw their grade didn't understand why. It's really easy to just pay attention and PARTICIPATE! That's how you learn in this class is by participating when you learn new signs. Professor Perlis posts all of her slideshows on Canvas, after class or whenever you get a chance before your next class go through the slideshow and review the new signs you just learned, this will help you stay on top of all the signs you learn.