Mar 26, 2019  
2018-19 RACC Student Catalog 
2018-19 RACC Student Catalog
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ASL 110 - American Sign Language III

3 Credit Hours

This course will focus on building and expanding the communication skills developed in the American Sign Language II course. Students will continue to develop their receptive and expressive skills in ASL, expand their vocabulary base and learn more complicated sentence structures. They will also learn how to talk about people in a more abstract way, how to talk about the environment outside of the classroom and how to discuss past events as opposed to telling what is happening currently.

Prerequisite(s): ASL 105  

Semesters Offered: Fall


This course is designed to build upon the topics, vocabulary and grammar introduced in Level I and II in order to increase students’ fluency in American Sign Language.


  1. Demonstrate and appropriately use locative classifiers in American Sign Language (ASL).

  2. Utilize appropriate reference points when marking locations of non-present objects.

  3. Demonstrate and appropriately use semantic classifiers in ASL.

  4. Explain and correctly use “topic-comment” sentence structure in ASL.

  5. Demonstrate varying degrees of complaints using appropriate signs and facial expression.

  6. Demonstrate strategies for communicating ideas when signs are not known without resorting to finger-spelling.

  7. Demonstrate the differences between inflected and uninflected forms of a verb sign.

  8. Identify three different sentence structures used when making requests in ASL.

  9. Apply role shifting skills, inflecting verb forms, appropriate sign vocabulary, and simple conditional sentences to tell a story in ASL.

  10. Demonstrate the concept of “when clauses”, using appropriate ASL sentence structure and non-manual markers.

  11. Differentiate between clauses asking when by year and asking when in relation to another event, or age.

  12. Demonstrate ways of expressing life events without using “when clauses:, i.e., by year, by sequencing events, and by an unexpected change in events.

  13. Demonstrate and appropriately use descriptive classifiers in ASL.

  14. Demonstrate the differences between the number systems for years and for giving addresses.

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