Special Education (SED)
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).
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).
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).
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).