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Agenda Item FA 19-55

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Education and Human Services (Undergraduate) – (Exceptional Deaf & Interpreter Education):

New Courses & add certificate of new non-degree program (1 package)

11/07/19: Passed

11/22/19: Approved

Log Number: 201901-29

Exceptional Deaf & Interpreter Education - Undergraduate

Add a new non-degree program

Certificate - American Sign Language Program

 

Summary of Changes:

These courses are being created to meet the needs of teachers in K-12 settings who are teaching or wish to teach American Sign Language. Upon completion of the required courses per the FL DOE, teachers can submit their transcripts to the Florida DOE in order to add an ASL endorsement to their teaching credentials. The courses will be offered online and the three new courses to be added to the UNF catalog will include: ASL 3812 ASL Literature (3 credits), ASL 3710 First and Second Language Acquisition (3 credits), and ASL 3612, Methods of Teaching ASL (3 credits). There is no certification or endorsement issued by the university.

 

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Add a New course American Sign Language Literature (3c) ASL Senior (4xxx) XXX

Pre-requisite Courses:

"ASL2140: American Sign Language I"

AND "ASL2150: American Sign Language II"

AND "ASL4131: American Sign Language III"

AND "ASL4211: American Sign Language IV"

AND "ASL3301: ASL Structure"

AND "ASL3435: Fingerspelling and Numbering Systems in ASL"

AND "ASL3514: Deaf Culture"Co-requisite Courses:

No Co-requisites

Course Description:

Prerequisites: ASL2140:American Sign Language I; ASL2150:American Sign Language II; ASL4131:American Sign Language IIII; ASL421:American Sign Language IV; ASL3514:Deaf Culture; ASL3301:ASL Structure; ASL3435:Fingerspelling and Numbering Systems in ASL. American Sign Language Literature (ASL 4XXX) is an introduction to the American Sign Language literature. Students will study the various genres of ASL Literature to include narratives, poetry and storytelling methodology. The differences between genres of ASL Literature are examined. This course will include various levels and situations of simple to complex ASL stories. Diverse ASL storytellers will be explored and discussed on the impacts it has on ASL Literature and the Deaf community. This course is taught in ASL only.

 

Add a New course First & Second Language Acquisition (3c) ASL Senior (4xxx) XXX

Pre-requisite Courses:

"ASL2140: American Sign Language I"

AND "ASL2150: American Sign Language II"

AND "ASL4131: American Sign Language III"

AND "ASL4211: American Sign Language IV"

AND "ASL3301: ASL Structure"

AND "ASL3514: Deaf Culture"

AND "ASL3435: Fingerspelling and Numbering Systems in ASL"

Co-requisite Courses:

No Co-requisites

Course Description:

Pre-requisite: ASL2140:American Sign Language I; ASL2150:American Sign Language II; ASL4131:American Sign Language III; ASL4211:American Sign Language IV; ASL3514:Deaf Culture; ASL3301:ASL Structure; ASL3435:Fingerspelling and Numbering Systems in ASL. First & Second Language Acquisition (ASL 4XXX) introduces students to the acquisition of a native language and the acquisition of a second language after childhood. The primary focus of this course is the acquisition of natural sign languages. The first part of the course covers typical development and important milestones in phonology, morphology, the lexicon, syntax and pragmatics. The second part of the course covers the acquisition of sign language as a second language and relevant frameworks. The course also covers issues surrounding positionality of second language singers and language ownership. Application of concepts from lectures and reading is encouraged through the collection and analysis of L1 and L2 data.

 

Add a New course Methods of Teaching American Sign Language (3c) ASL Senior (4xxx) XXX

Pre-requisite Courses:

"ASL2140: American Sign Language I"

AND "ASL2150: American Sign Language II"

AND "ASL4131: American Sign Language III"

AND "ASL4211: American Sign Language IV"

AND "ASL3301: ASL Structure"

AND "ASL3435: Fingerspelling and Numbering Systems in ASL"

AND "ASL3514: Deaf Culture"

Co-requisite Courses:

No Co-requisites

Course Description:

Pre-requisite: ASL2140:American Sign Language I; ASL2150:American Sign Language II; ASL4131:American Sign Language III; ASL4211:American Sign Language IV; ASL3514:Deaf Culture; ASL3301:ASL Structure; ASL3435:Fingerspelling and Numbering Systems in ASL. Methods of Teaching American Sign Language (4xxx) Language teaching methods for primary and second language learners are identified and analyzed. Students will then develop and implement classroom methods and strategies for language teaching as well as their own teaching philosophy based on their supporting empirical research.