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The Graduate School Madonna University
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Sign Language Studies Major: Bach Arts | Sign Language Studies Minor
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Sign Language Studies Major: Bach Arts    
   Major Courses (15 cr. to be chosen)    
      SLS 1000   Sign Language in Society 3 cr.  A survey of American Sign Language and Deaf culture. Emphasis on Sign language structure, history, and usage. Discussion of a sociocultural perspective of Deaf people including readings from anthropology, sociology, linguistics, and education. Includes an examination of American attitudes toward Sign language and Deaf culture. May be used in partial fulfillment of general education Goal GE-5B. 
      SLS 1010   Beginning American Sign Language I 4 cr.  Development of basic ASL communication skills with appropriate vocabulary and grammatical structures. Emphasis on communicative and linguistic functions. Prerequisite or corequisite: SLS 1000. Thirty hours of laboratory practicum required. Note: 3 cr. of SLS language courses may be used in fulfillment of general education Goal GE-6. 
      SLS 1020   Beginning American Sign Language II 4 cr.  Development of basic ASL communication skills with appropriate vocabulary and grammatical structures. Emphasis on communicative and linguistic functions. Prerequisite: SLS 1010. Thirty hours of laboratory practicum required. Note: 3 cr. of SLS language courses may be used in fulfillment of general education Goal GE-6. 
      SLS 2010   Intermediate American Sign Language I 4 cr.  First level of immediate instruction and review of ASL grammatical features with further development of communication functions at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: SLS 1020 or placement. Thirty hours of laboratory practicum required for SLS 2010. 
Sign Language Studies Minor    
   Minor Courses (31 cr. to be chosen)    
      SLS 1000   Sign Language in Society 3 cr.  A survey of American Sign Language and Deaf culture. Emphasis on Sign language structure, history, and usage. Discussion of a sociocultural perspective of Deaf people including readings from anthropology, sociology, linguistics, and education. Includes an examination of American attitudes toward Sign language and Deaf culture. May be used in partial fulfillment of general education Goal GE-5B. 
      SLS 1010   Beginning American Sign Language I 4 cr.  Development of basic ASL communication skills with appropriate vocabulary and grammatical structures. Emphasis on communicative and linguistic functions. Prerequisite or corequisite: SLS 1000. Thirty hours of laboratory practicum required. Note: 3 cr. of SLS language courses may be used in fulfillment of general education Goal GE-6. 
      SLS 1020   Beginning American Sign Language II 4 cr.  Development of basic ASL communication skills with appropriate vocabulary and grammatical structures. Emphasis on communicative and linguistic functions. Prerequisite: SLS 1010. Thirty hours of laboratory practicum required. Note: 3 cr. of SLS language courses may be used in fulfillment of general education Goal GE-6. 
      SLS 2010   Intermediate American Sign Language I 4 cr.  First level of immediate instruction and review of ASL grammatical features with further development of communication functions at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: SLS 1020 or placement. Thirty hours of laboratory practicum required for SLS 2010. 
      SLS 2020   Intermediate American Sign Language II 4 cr.  Second level of immediate instruction and review of ASL grammatical features with further development of communication functions at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: SLS 2010 or placement. Thirty hours of laboratory practicum required for SLS 2020. 
      SLS 3010   Advanced American Sign Language I 3 cr.  Advanced American Sign Language development with a focus on English and ASL content and text analysis to increase student vocabulary and understanding of ASL syntactical patterns. Communicative dialogues will emphasize sociocultural aspects of deafness. Prerequisite: SLS 2020 or departmental approval. 
      SLS 3020   Advanced American Sign Language II 3 cr.  Continued advanced ASL development with further emphasis on sociocultural and historical considerations of deaf heritage. Prerequisite: SLS 3010 or departmental approval. 
      SLS 3290   Fingerspelling & Numbers in ASL 2 cr.  Concentrated instruction in practice of fingerspelling, numbering, and loan signs at increasing levels of complexity. Corequisite: SLS 2020 or placement. 
      SLS 4220   Sign Language Structure 4 cr.  Analysis of the symbolic and linguistic structure of American Sign Language and other Sign systems. Includes aspects of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, grammar, and discourse. Examination of bilingual and bicultural practices, sociolinguistics, and related research. Prerequisites: SLS 3010 and/or departmental approval. 
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