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Courses High School Online World Languages

American Sign Language 1a: Introduction (HHC1071B)

Did you know that American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most commonly used language in North America? American Sign Language 1a: Introduction will introduce you to vocabulary and simple sentences, so that you can start communicating right away. Importantly, you will explore Deaf culture - social beliefs, traditions, history, values and communities influenced by deafness.


Sign order should not be the focus of this course. While students should make an effort to put things into ASL sign order when appropriate, grading should not be based on this. Please also be aware that while you may learn particular signs one way, it's possible others may learn the same signs in a slightly different manner. As in any language, there are many variances between signs and signers, as well as regional and cultural differences. Signs may also be shortened or simplified for the ease of conversation.

Course Syllabus

This computer generated PDF syllabus provides an exact outline of all topics and assignments presented to the student.

North Dakota State Course Codes (MIS03)

Click here to look up the MIS03 code for this course. This is a single semester (0.5 credit) course.

Course Duration and Extension

This course is designed to be completed in a 20 week semester. Students may extend the time for completion to 40 weeks by purchasing one of the following course extensions ...

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