Beginning American Sign Language 2

SGNL 1302

  • State Approval Code: 1616035113
  • Semester Credit Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours per Week: 3
  • Contact Hours per Semester: 48

Catalog Description

Continuation of SGNL 1301. Advanced vocabulary and sentence
structure in preparing individuals to converse with or interpret oral speech for the hearing impaired. Lecutre hours = 3 Lab hours = 0


SGNL 1301

Course Curriculum

Basic Intellectual Compentencies in the Core Curriculum

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Critical thinking
  • Computer literacy

Perspectives in the Core Curriculum

  • Establish broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which he/she lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.
  • Stimulate a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.
  • Recognize the importance of maintaining health and wellness.
  • Develop a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.
  • Develop personal values for ethical behavior.
  • Develop the ability to make aesthetic judgments.
  • Use logical reasoning in problem solving.
  • Integrate knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Core Components and Related Exemplary Educational Objectives

Communication (composition, speech, modern language)

  • To understand and demonstrate writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing, and presentation.
  • To understand the importance of specifying audience and purpose and to select appropriate communications choices.
  • To understand and appropriately apply modes of expression, i.e. descriptive, expositive, narrative, scientific, and self-expressive, in written, visual, and oral communication.
  • To participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
  • To understand and apply basic principles of proficiency in the development of exposition and argument.
  • To develop the ability to research and write a documented paper and/or to give an oral presentation.

Instructional Goals and Purposes

Panola College's instructional goals include 1) creating an academic atmosphere in which students may develop their intellects and skills and 2) providing courses so students may receive a certificate/an associate degree or transfer to a senior institution that offers baccalaureate degrees.

General Course Objectives

(1) Develop and increase students’ expressive and receptive skills
in American Sign Language (2) Develop students’ advanced ASL conversation/dialogue skills.

Specific Course Objectives

(1) Enhanced, advanced vocabulary (2) Extensive classroom
practice of grammatical signal, question-response, dialogue, and expressive interpretation (3)
Student acquisition of confidence and competence in use of ASL with a deaf/hearing impaired

General Description of Each Lecture or Discussion

(1) Reading assigned text materials (2) ASL presentation of report of
article/book on deaf/hearing impaired, ASL presentation of approved song, poem, or story; report on interview of a deaf/hearing impaired individual; tests and sentence drills.

Methods of Instruction/Course Format/Delivery

Lecture, lecture discussion, demonstrations, student participation, group discussion, peer review sessions, video lessons, song interpretation, reports.


Students will be tested on lessons from textbook, assigned sentences, and both
expressive and receptive skills of vocabulary words, alphabet, and finger spelling. Teacher will
monitor students’ progress during each class and after each exam.
The grade for this course will be based upon test scores, class participation,
report score, and presentation score.

Text, Required Readings, Materials, and Supplies

Learning American Sign Language, second edition: Levels I &
II. Beginning and Intermediate by Tom Humphries and Carol Padden – Pearson Education
Publishers and Signing Everyday Phrases, Revised Edition by Mickey Flodin – Penguin Group