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SHS 102 - American Sign Language II SLN: 78142

Room Ed 250 Mon. - Thurs. 9:00am - 9:50am Fall 2012

Robin O’Brien

250 Mon. - Thurs. 9:00am - 9:50am Fall 2012 Robin O’Brien OFFICE : Coor 2266 Office

OFFICE:

Coor 2266

Office Hours:

T & TH 1:00pm–1:30pm (Drop by) or by Appt.

Phone :

602-903-4181

EMAIL:

Course Description:

This course is a continuation of American Sign Language I, the study of a visual-

gestural language that is separate and distinct from English. Students will learn

American Sign Language functions such as giving directions, describing people,

making requests, and talking about family, occupations, and routines. Emphasis will

be placed on accurate sign production, grammatical accuracy, and the contextual use

of facial expressions. (ASL I and familiarity with Vista Units 1-7 are prerequisites for

this class).

Course Objectives:

By the end of the semester, you should be able to:

1. Engage in conversation about personal information, family, activities,

surroundings.

2. Carry on conversation using the proper parameters of American Sign Language

with grammatical and conceptual accuracy.

3. A better understanding ASL in narrative form.

4. Use of depiction in everyday use of ASL.

5. Display proper expressive skills when signing.

6. More fully engage in conversation due to increased receptive skills.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Lentz, E.M., Mikos, K., & Smith, C. (2008). Signing Naturally Units 7-12 Student

DVD and Workbook. San Diego, CA: Dawn Sign Press.

Padden, C., & Humphries, T. (2005). Inside Deaf Culture. Cambridge, MA:

Harvard University Press.

Blackboard

ASL IV Course Packet (MUST print from Blackboard)

GRADING SCALE:

BREAKDOWN:

A+

97-99%

965-1000 points

5 Quizzes:

500 points

A

93-96%

925-964 points

Midterm Project:

100 points

A-

90-92%

895-924 points

Participation/Homework:

50 points

B+

87-89%

865-894 points

Final Interview:

200 points

B

-86%

825-864 points

Final Exam:

150 points

B-

80-82%

795-824 points

TOTAL

1000 points

C+

77-79%

765-794 points

C

73-76%

725-764 points

C-

70-72%

695-724 points

D

60-69%

595-694 points

E

0-59%

0-594 points

COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTOR'S EXPECTATIONS:

1.

Attendance is MANDATORY. This course involves the development of skills.

Lessons and tests cannot be made up due to the visual classroom demonstrations.

You must hand me proper written documentation in person if you have an

emergency situation that requires you to miss class. Emailing me with an excuse

for being absent is unacceptable. You may email me to notify me that you need to

miss the class and will hand me a note in person at the next class. Please refer to

the Policy on make-up work in your course packet. NOTE: For every four

absences, your final grade will be lowered by one letter.

2. Tardiness is unacceptable. It is extremely distracting to a class trying to learn a

visual language. Therefore, 2 incidents of tardiness equal one absence. Be in

class on time.

3. Participation/Homework: You are expected to actively participate in all

classroom activities and exercises.

in this class and accounts for 10% of your grade, along with your homework.

Your participation is crucial to your success

4. Study Group: Study and practice outside of class is required to become

proficient in ASL. For every hour in class, students are expected to study and

practice 2 hours outside of class.Practice with your videotapes, with a study

group, CTA, Tutors, and especially with native ASL users.

5. Quizzes/Projects: There will be five quizzes and a final examination in this

class. Quizzes will be announced on the tentative schedule. The quizzes will

include material from the Signing Naturally Workbook and videotape, Course

Packet, and class lectures. Quizzes may not be made-up except in the case of an

emergency (see the Absence Policy handout as to what constitutes an

emergency). The Final Examination can neither be made-up nor excused.

NOTE: Students arriving late for quizzes or the Final Exam will not have

missed questions repeated for them nor will they be able to make up

missed parts of the test. NOTE: You have one week to provide documentation

after which the absence deduction or missed exam becomes permanent. You

cannot come back at the end of the semester and try to clear absence deductions.

6. Midterm Project: “Admirer”

You will receive guidelines in advance.

7. Final Interview: There will be individual interviews near the end of the

semester. Interviews will be videotaped. Students are expected to prepare for

and take part in the signed interview, which represents the expressive portion of

the course grade. The instructor will sign questions to students individually,

who will then respond appropriately using proper sign and fingerspelling

execution, facial expressions (non-manual markers), vocabulary and ASL word

order. Each interview is conducted privately and lasts approximately 10

minutes. These interviews will be comprehensive, based upon what has been

learned in class. 15 points will be deducted if an interview needs to be

rescheduled due to a missed appointment.

8. Food and Drink: Avoid placing drinks on the floor or anywhere they can be

easily knocked over. Clean up all trash and dispose of it properly when you

leave the room.

9. Cell Phones: If you have a cell phone with you in class, it must be turned off.

The phone ringing or vibrating distracts from the teaching and learning process

in class. Furthermore, you may not use your phone to transmit or receive text

messages during class. Consequently, you may not have the phone in sight on the desk, in your lap, in your unzipped bag on the table, etc. Violation of this policy will result in the offending student being asked to leave the class and that

will count as an unexcused absence. If you need to leave your phone on for

emergency reasons, you must notify your instructor prior to the start of class.

NO EXCEPTIONS!

10. Office Hours: If you wish to see me during my Office Hours or by appointment,

you may communicate with me by either signing, writing, or typing on my

computer.

11. Emergency Evacuation Procedure: In the event we are required to evacuate

the building, please proceed under the of your instructor to the primary assembly

area. If you are in Coor Hall, it is located west of Coor Hall in Lot 16 south of

Chili’s Restaurant. For classes in the Education Building, proceed to the

assembly are located in the courtyard south of Coor between Payne Hall and the

Farmer Education Building.

12. Concerns: Any problems or concerns should be taken to the instructor first. If

the problem remains unsolved, the Program Coordinator, Paul Quinn, will be

consulted.

13. Final Exam: YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE FINAL EXAM DATE

AND TIME LATER IN THE SEMESTER. DO NOT PLAN TRAVEL

PRIOR TO 5:00PM ON DECEMBER 19TH UNTIL THE ACTUAL DATE

IS ANNOUNCED. FAILURE TO ATTEND THE FINAL WILL RESULT

IN FAILURE OF THIS COURSE.

Course Withdrawal Deadline:

November 7th, 2012 - Online

ASU ASL PROGRAM INFORMATION AND DISCLOSURES

In accordance with program policy, this information must be distributed to all ASL

students.

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: All students enrolled in this course are bound by the

Student Academic Integrity Policy. This policy prohibits behavior that includes but is

not limited to academic deceit, use of unauthorized material during evaluation,

claiming credit for other’s work, failure to document sources appropriately and

signing an attendance sheet for others not present. Furthermore, obtaining

information from another section of the same course to take advantage of any

evaluation is considered academic dishonesty. The full details of this policy are

located at: http://provost.asu.edu/academicintegrity. Students who violate this policy

are subject to severe sanctions.

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: Attendance in this class places a special

obligation on all members to preserve an atmosphere that is conducive to a safe and

positive learning environment. Part of that obligation implies the responsibility to

maintain an environment in which the behavior of any individual is not disruptive.

Students are bound by the University’s Code of Conduct as outlined at the following

Serious disruptions, as determined by your instructor, may result in immediate

removal of the student from the instructional environment. Significant and/or

continued violations of this policy may result in administrative withdrawal of the

student from the class. Additional responses by the faculty member to disruptive

behavior may include a range of actions from discussing the behavior with the student to referral to the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities which may result in suspension or expulsion from the university.

ASL TECHNICAL STANDARDS: The Department of Speech & Hearing Science has adopted a set of technical standards that define physical prerequisites needed to

enroll in an ASL course. All students must be able to meet these standards to remain

in an ASL class. These standards are outlined in a document available on the

department’s ASL web site.

MINIMUM GRADE PREREQUISITE: In order to continue to the next level of

ASL, you must earn a grade of ‘C’ or better. For example, to move from SHS-101 to

SHS-102, you must earn a ‘C’ or better in SHS-101. Students who do not meet this

prerequisite will be prohibited from maintaining enrollment in the next level. A grade

replacement opportunity (GRO) is available to those students who choose to retake

an ASL course.

ASL ENROLLMENT DISCLOSURE: It is the policy of the ASU ASL Program

not to issue overrides for any full class. The only exception is a student who requires

SHS-202 to graduate and is graduating in the same semester. Historically, ASL

classes fill to capacity every semester. If you are planning on using ASL to fulfill

your foreign language requirement, it is strongly advised that you allow six semesters

to complete the four semester ASL sequence. Doing so will help prevent your

graduation from being delayed. Students may also consider summer school at ASU

which is offered during the six week sessions.

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: If you have a disability that is documented

with ASU’s Disability Resource Center and would like accommodation, please see

your instructor as soon as possible. Keep in mind that implementation of

accommodation arrangements takes at least one week so plan ahead. Coursework

completed prior to an accommodation request cannot be adjusted or waived.

EXTREME ABSENCE: Due to the nature of this course, it is impossible to make up

for lost classroom time. A student who is absent, excused or unexcused, for more than

50% of the official class meetings may be assigned an incomplete or fail the course.

A student with excessive absences due to a medical condition is not exempt from this

policy.

CHALLENGING GRADES: If you wish to seek the return of points (“challenge”)

on any exam/evaluation/paper, you must do so within one week of receiving that

grade. After one week, the grade is fixed. You are free to discuss your work with your

instructor at any time but you will not be able to request a change of grade once

seven days have passed (excludes holidays).

MAINTAIN YOUR PAPERWORK: During the course of the semester, do not

dispose of papers, tests, or other materials that have been returned to you. Keep all

electronic files related to this course. Your instructor will not keep copies of work

that is returned to you. Students are responsible for these materials in the event a

grade is questioned.

DISPOSAL OF MATERIALS: One month after the date of your final exam, all

student paperwork, exams, videotapes, CD/DVD’s, and any electronic data left with

your instructor are subject to disposal. It is your responsibility to request the return of

your materials prior to the disposal date. Some exams and certain other items cannot

be returned. Those items can be viewed as long as a request is made within one

month of the final exam. Once materials are disposed of, it becomes almost

impossible to contest a given grade. Unclaimed videotapes, flash drives or other

digital media may not be erased and may be reused for other recordings. If you would

like any of your materials kept longer, you must notify your instructor promptly,

preferably prior to the final exam.

BLACKBOARD AND EMAIL: Students are expected to check and read Blackboard and their email on a daily basis. All students are required to maintain a working email account while enrolled in any ASL course. Email will be sent to your ASU email address. ASU offers the ability to forward this email to your personal

address. Students are responsible for all information distributed via email and/or

Blackboard.

USE OF YOUR ID: In accordance with ASU policy, if your grades are publicly

posted, they will only be listed using your listing ID. This ID consists of the last four

digits of your affiliate ID followed by the last three digits of your ASU ID.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: All students are strongly encouraged to resolve any

issues that might occur with their own instructor. In the unlikely event that you would

like to speak to someone other than your instructor, you may contact the ASL

Program Director, Paul Quinn (paulq@asu.edu).

Polices of the University, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and the

Department

of Speech & Hearing Science may supersede any of these disclosures.

rev 08/2012

American Sign Language II: Fall 2012

Tentative Schedule of Classes

8/23

Introduction

8/27 – 8/30

Brief review of ASL I; Begin Unit 8

9/3

Labor Day; NO CLASS

9/4 – 9/6

Continue Unit 8; Possible Quiz Unit 8 on Sept. 6

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9/10 – 9/13

9/17 – 9/20

Begin Unit 10; Inside Deaf Culture, Inside Deaf Culture, Read Ch. 1

“Silenced Bodies” pg. 11-36

Continue Unit 10

9/24 – 9/27

Continue Unit 10; Possible Quiz Unit 10 on Sept.27

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10/1 – 10/4

School” pg. 37-56

Begin Unit 9; Inside Deaf Culture, Read Ch. 2 “An Entirely Separate

10/8 – 10/11

Continue Unit 9; Inside Deaf Culture, Read Ch. 3 “The Problem of Voice”

pg. 57-77

10/15 – 10/16

***FALL BREAK***

10/17 – 10/ 18

10/22 – 10/25

10/29 – 11/1

11/5 – 11/8

11/12

11/13 – 11/15

11/19 – 11/21

Continue Unit 9; Begin Unit 11; Inside Deaf Culture, Read Ch. 4 “A New

Class Consciousness” pg. 78 - 99

Continue Unit 9; Possible QUIZ on Oct. 25

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Begin Unit 11; Inside Deaf Culture, Read Ch. 5 “Technology of Voice” pg.

100-122

Project Guidelines Handout

Continue Unit 11; Read Ch. 6 “Anxiety of Culture” pg. 123- 143

Veteran’s Day: NO SCHOOL

Continue Unit 11; Possible QUIZ Unit 11 on Nov. 15 th ; Inside Deaf

Culture, Read Ch.

7 “The Promise of Culture” pg. 144-162

Project DUE Nov. 19 th & 20 th

; Begin Unit 12 & Cumulative; Inside Deaf

Culture Read Ch. 8 “Cultures into the Future” pg. 163-180;

11/22

THANKSGIVING DAY; NO SCHOOL

11/26 – 11/29

Continue Unit 12 & C.R. Unit 7 -12; Possible QUIZ Unit 12 on Nov. 29

12/3 – 12/6

Interviews Week

12/10 – 12/11

Review for final examination

12/12

READING DAY; NO CLASS.

FINAL EXAMINATION ON TBA

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NOTE:

Please be aware that each class will learn at a different pace and some units may require more time to complete than others. Whenever possible, quiz dates will be announced a minimum of 2 classes in advance.