University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

American Sign Language (SIGN)

SIGN 101 - Introduction to American Sign Language. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Introduces the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) used by the Deaf Community, including basic vocabulary, syntax, fingerspelling, and grammatical non-manual signals. Focuses on basic expressive and receptive competence.  In addition, the course provides a survey of various issues raised by examining ASL and the Deaf community.

SIGN 201 - Intermediate American Sign Language. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. Prereq., CSD 131. ASL II emphasizes further development of receptive and expressive skills; use of signing space; further use of non-manual components of ASL grammar including facial expression and body postures, and introduction to conversational regulators. Discussion of regional and ethnic sign variations, and social, political and educational institutions of the Deaf community. Interaction with members of the Deaf community in both directed and non-directed activities will be featured.

Gen Ed Attributes: Language Requirement