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AM 145 American Sign Language I (4 credits)
Development of American Sign Language and its application within the deaf community. Based on the functional, national approach to learning sign language and organizes language around communicative purpose of everyday interaction. Aspects of the course include cultural awareness, grammatical features, vocabulary development, and conversational skills.

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AM 146 American Sign Language II (4 credits)
Continuation of AM 145 stressing the development of basic conversational skills.

Prerequisite: Must have completed AM 145.

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AM 147 American Sign Language III (4 credits)
Designed to enable students to develop conversational competency in American Sign Language. Grammatical features and sentence structures will be taught and practiced, as well as conversational norms for receptive and expressive language use. Topics relating to deaf history and culture will be discussed as they enable the student to more effectively communicate and associate with ASL users.

Prerequisite: Must have completed AM 146.

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AM 148 American Sign Language IV (4 credits)
The fourth in a series for American Sign Language courses designed for a student to acquire communicative competency in ASL. The course encourages the student to expand his/her command of discourse in ASL on various everyday topics. Linguistic features of ASL are expanded, including inflection, spatialization, movement, redundancy, and use of facial expression and body postures. Class will be conducted in ASL - no voice conversations will be allowed in the classroom. No chewing gum or eating during class.

Prerequisite: Must have completed AM 147.

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AM 295 Drill and Practice in American Sign Language (0.5-4 credits)
Practice and drill in American Sign Language. Repeatable up to four credits.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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AM 299 Special Topics in American Sign Language (3-6 credits)
Development of Signing Exact English and its application within the deaf community. This process of learning sign language organizes language around communicative purpose of everyday interaction. Aspects of the course include cultural awareness, vocabulary development and conversational skills.

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