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PSLOs & SLOs

Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree/certificate requirements in this program. Students will:

  • Converse fluently in ASL with peers both Deaf and hearing by applying the language in conversations, ASL storytelling, or narratives.

  • Understand the grammar structures of ASL and apply them in dialogues.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Deaf culture heritage and Deaf values through presentations, papers, and written exams. 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of local and national resources for Deaf, hard of hearing, and late Deafened adults through presentations, papers, exams, or group demonstrations.

  • Demonstrate an awareness how to work with Deaf people in a variety of settings through community service learning.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

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ASL 120 American Sign Language I
  • Students will be able to recognize, produce vocabulary, and apply grammar structures related to the following topics: introducing oneself, exchanging personal information, discussing living situations, talking about family, telling about activities.
  • Students will be able to have a basic introductory conversation in ASL by demonstrating their receptive/expressive skills by having one-on-one dialogues.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of Deaf history, Deaf culture and Community by writing papers, through participation in class discussions, and completion of written exams.
ASL 121 American Sign Language II
  • Students will be able to remember, recognize, produce vocabulary and apply grammar related to: Describing people and things, making requests and asking for advice, describing places, giving opinions about others, discussing plans and goals, storytelling and fables.
  • Conduct an “everyday” conversation at a beginning to intermediate level and discuss the following: family, relationships, personality characteristics, giving directions, making requests and asking for advice.
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of appropriate Deaf culture facial grammar, expression, and body movement by applying these skills when in conversations.
ASL 130 American Sign Language: Fingerspelling
  • In the context of a conversation, students will be able to comprehend 70% of the fingerspelled words and numbers used.
  • Students will be able to choose and apply the appropriate number system required for the context with which it is used.
  • Students will be able to recognize and formulate common loan signs.
ASL 131 American Sign Language: Fingerspelling II
  • Recognize words, lexicalized signs, and number systems when fingerspelled at near native fluency rate.
  • Produce fingerspelled words, lexicalized signs, and number systems with near native fluency style.
ASL 140 Inside Deaf Culture
  • Students will be able to demonstrate how the contributions of Deaf artists (film makers, storytellers, authors) have impacted the Deaf Culture.
  • Students will recognize the influence that social and political groups have on the Deaf culture and how this influence has shaped the history of Deaf people.
  • Students will be able to distinguish the important values of Deaf people between those of hearing people and demonstrate an understanding of the specific aspects that relate to Deaf children, Deaf education, technology, Deaf history and the shaping of languages.
ASL 220 American Sign Language III
  • Students will be able to sign a story using role shifting, semantic classifiers, and eye gaze by demonstrating their expressive skills.
  • Students will be able to use temporal aspect inflections using repetition and continuous verbs by demonstrating their expressive skills ability and changing English sentences into grammatically correct ASL sentences graded by the instructor.
  • Students will be able to use classifiers, SASS, NMS, and locatives when signing by applying these skills when presented with a situation and successfully describing objects presented in ASL. 
  • Students will be able to apply the grammar structures of relative clauses and complex sentences to their expressive signing ability by matching English sentences and identifying the appropriate ASL sentences signed by the instructor.
ASL 221 American Sign Language IV
  •  Students will be able to sign narratives/poetry using role shifting, semantic classifiers, and eye gaze by demonstrating their expressive skills ability.
  • Students will be able to identify and formulate classifiers when describing objects, plurals, elements, body limbs by applying these skills through presentations and written exams.
  • Students will be able to use grammar features in conversations when relating stories from their lives.
  • Students will be able to explain how notorious Deaf people shaped Deaf heritage by signing stories.