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Special Education (SED)

SED 101  (3 credit hours)  
Sign Language I  

Includes a functional-notational approach to a beginning competency in Sign Language. Incorporates syntax, grammar, non-manual markers (behaviors) of sign language, and cultural information. (After an initial orientation period, no verbal communication will be used in the classroom.). Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Foreign Language, Cultural Studies
Components: LEC: Lecture
SED 102  (3 credit hours)  
Sign Language II  

Includes a functional-notational approach designed to follow SED 101 that will enhance student's knowledge of Sign Language and expand their understanding and appreciation of the people who use it. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SED 101.
Attributes: Foreign Language, Cultural Studies
Components: LEC: Lecture
SED 203  (3 credit hours)  
Sign Language III  

Emphasizes the practical application of signing, skills, development of cross-cultural communication abilities and vocabulary expansion. Reviews linguistic information and introduces additional linguistic materials. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SED 102.
Attributes: Foreign Language, Cultural Studies
Components: LEC: Lecture
SED 204  (3 credit hours)  
Sign Language IV  

Continues the expansion of sign vocabulary, sharpening of conversational skills including fingerspelling and numbers, semantics, morphology, syntax and other sign language features applied to conversational settings. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SED 203.
Attributes: Foreign Language, Cultural Studies
Components: LEC: Lecture