American Sign Language

The program offers courses in three levels of sign language. All courses in the ASL program are transferable to the California State University and University of California systems.

*American Sign Language 104,105, and 202 are offered based on student demand. For more information contact the Language Arts Division Office, ext. 5767 or email us at laadmin@glendale.edu.

American Sign Language

Not all classes in all disciplines are offered every semester. See the Class Schedule or contact the Language Arts Division for offerings in the current semester.

NOTE For up-to-date course descriptions, please refer to the current GCC catalog.

American Sign Language 101

101 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I 
4.0 Units

ASL 101 is an introductory course that provides instruction on deafness, deaf culture, and the language used by the deaf community. Note: This course not intended for students with proficiency in ASL or who have attended schools where ASL was the language of instruction. Lecture 4.5 hour.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 120 or ESL 151.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC.

American Sign Language 102

102 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II 
4 Units 

American Sign Language 102 is designed to provide a continuation of the introductory course. The major focus of this course is to develop students' American Sign Language vocabulary and comprehension of signed material. Lecture 4 hours, laboratory 1/2 hour. 

Prerequisite: American Sign Language 101 or equivalent. 

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, and USC

American Sign Language 103

103 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III
4.0 Units

ASL 103 expands on the first courses by developing smooth transitions in production of American Sign Language in dialogue form. Emphasis is placed on realistic dialogue situations and discussion groups conducted in the target language. Lecture 4.5 hour.

Prerequisite: ASL 102 or equivalent.

Course Typically Offered: Spring.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC.

American Sign Language 104

104 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IV 
4.0 Units

ASL 104 is a continued expansion of the preceding three courses emphasizing the course of dialogue form and develops narrative forms such as story telling and daily events. Emphasis will be placed on realistic dialogue situations and abstract situations. Conducted in the target language. Lecture 4 hours/Laboratory 0.5 hour.

Prerequisite: ASL 103 or equivalent.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC.

American Sign Language 105

105 CONVERSATIONAL AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I
2.0 Units

ASL 105 offers intensive practice in expression and comprehension of American Sign Language. It provides the student with practical conversation practice on everyday topics, including culture, and allows for expansion of vocabulary and use of handshapes. This class allows for opportunities to interact with fellow students and the instructor in order to improve conversational skills. Lecture 2 hours.

Prerequisite: ASL 101 or equivalent.

Note: May be taken 3 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU.

American Sign Language 202

202 THEORY AND PROCESS OF INTERPRETING FOR PROFESSIONAL INTERPRETERS
3.0 Units

ASL 202 is a skills based course for working interpreters to improve their interpreting skills by incorporating current theories of interpreting into their own work. The course presents an overview of current models of interpreting and models of cognitive processing. Weekly on-camera practice and self-critique will be utilized to improve individual work.

Note: This course is designed for non-certified working interpreters interested in pursuing their certification as well as certified working interpreters needing to earn Continuing Education Units for their Certification Maintenance Program for Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD). Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.