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LANGUAGE 101 American Sign Language

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    Feb 13, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    This course is tons of fun. Learning a new language that is very expressive and having a wonderful teacher who always knows how to make the students laugh. This language is beautiful that it makes you want to learn more and more.

    Course highlights:

    Learning a summary of the history of deaf culture. They are one of the most oppressed groups, but don't get recognized for it like other minorities do. This opened my eyes to a new history to the U.S. The language is one of such expression that you get caught up in so many emotions: happiness, sadness, and even embarrassment. But it is hard not to love this beautiful language.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be prepared to be very expressive. The hardest part is getting the hand shapes to moves smoothly. Other than that, it really is just a fun, expressive and intellectually stimulating class.

    • Winter 2017
    • sherry mathews
    • Yes
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    Jan 13, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    i would recommend this course because it is greater to help and communicate with the deaf community

    Course highlights:

    i gained the knowledge to sign colors, numbers, and how to introduce myself in American Sign Language

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    practice how to read fingerspelling

    • Winter 2016
    • sherry mathews
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    Jan 04, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would highly recommend this course to anyone. The instructor is more focused on the practical and cultural aspects of ASL and visual communication than the precise execution of the signs. Attendance is key, and homework is very light.

    Course highlights:

    I gained a deeper understanding of Deaf culture, the challenges that Deaf face in a hearing world, as well as the community they have built. Deaf Art, like storytelling through gesture and sign, is a beautiful blend of art and language that is largely unknown in the mainstream hearing world.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Attend every lecture, and complete the assignments. The coursework is designed to be done every day, for 30 minutes, to practice making and interpreting signs.

    • Winter 2016
    • sherry mathews
    • Yes
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