Five College Center for the Study of World Languages

American Sign Language Courses - Summer 2014

Five College – Mount Holyoke Summer Language Courses

Questions about these courses? Contact the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages at fclrc@hfa.umass.edu or 413-542-5264. Ready to register? Registration through Mount Holyoke Professional and Graduate Education is now open.



Summer Session 1: May 27 - July 2, 2014


Elementary American Sign Language I

Instructor: Claire Sanders
Course Dates:  May 27 – July 2, 2014
Course Meeting Location: Mount Holyoke College
Class Meeting Times:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1:30-4:45 pm
Credits: 4
Tuition: $1200
This course introduces the third mostly widely used language in the United States and Canada.  It is intended to give an overview of both the language and the culture of the deaf community.  Emphasis will be focused on learning basic grammatical structure as well as developing receptive and expressive signing skills used in everyday conversation; students will be able to perform role plays in American Sign Language.  Cultural aspects of the Deaf community will be shared through readings, videotapes/DVDs and class discussion.

Ready to register? Registration through Mount Holyoke Professional and Graduate Education is now open.

 


Summer Session 2: July 8- Aug 13, 2014


Elementary American Sign Language II

Instructor: Claire Sanders
Course Dates: July 8- Aug 13, 2014
Course Meeting Location: Mount Holyoke College
Class Meeting Times:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1:30-4:45 pm
Credits: 4
Tuition: $1200
This course furthers the development of receptive and expressive signing skills.  The course introduces the more complex grammatical structure including signing space, body posture and facial expression.  More information about the deaf community will be acquired through readings, videotapes/DVDs and events.  Prerequisite: Elementary American Sign Language I or the equivalent.

Ready to register? Registration through Mount Holyoke Professional and Graduate Education is now open.