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Beginning Fingerspelling (1 credit)

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PST 136-01 M-TH 3:00pm - 4:50pm 9/10/18-10/10/18

Course description: This course is designed to help students develop comprehension and production fingerspelling skills used in American Sign Language. Within a range of contexts and using a variety of topics, the instructor will guide the students through extensive fingerspelling drills that emphasize clear form and transitions. Pass/fail grading basis.
Prerequisite: Completion of ASL II or permission of the department.
Tuition: PST: $316*

Intermediate Fingerspelling (1 credit)

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PST 137-01 M-W 4:00pm-5:20pm 10/15/18-11/14/18

Course description: This course expands the emphasis on using fingerspelled and abbreviated words as well as lexicalized signs in ASL within a range of contexts. The instructor will guide the student through dialogues and short stories that emphasize clear form and transitions.
Prerequisite: Completion of ASL III or permission of the department. Pass/fail grading basis.
Tuition: PST: $316*
Course materials: None

Visual Gestural Communication (3 credits)

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PST 300-01 S 9:00am - 12:15pm 9/08/18-12/08/18

Course description: Students will develop capabilities in non-verbal communication and visual gestural communication, studying gestures as a form of communication and a basis for visual language. Emphasis is on learning to think in pictures and building production and comprehension communication skills.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: PST: $950
Course materials: TBA

ASL I (3 credits)

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PST 301-01 M/W 6:30pm-7:50pm 8/27/18-12/10/18  
PST 301-02 S 9:00am-12:15pm 9/08/18-12/08/18  
PST 301-03 M/W 8:30am-9:50am 8/27/18-12/10/18  
PST 301-04 T/TH 2:00pm-3:20pm 8/28/18-12/6/18  

Course description: This course introduces the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and is designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. Readiness for learning will be approached via visual-gestural communication techniques, visual discrimination, and visual memory exercises. ASL questions, commands, and other simple sentence structures are introduced to develop rudimentary conversational skills in ASL. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be introduced.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: PST: $950
Course materials: 1) Lentz, E.M., Mikos, K., and Smith, C. 2008. Signing Naturally Student DVD & Workbook (Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 will be covered)
2) GoReact ($19.95)

ASL II (3 credits)

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PST 302-01 M/W 6:30pm-7:50pm 8/27/18-12/10/18  
PST 302-02 S 9:00am-12:15pm 9/08/18-12/08/18  
PST 302-03 M/W 8:30am-9:50am 8/27/18-12/10/18  
PST 302-04 T/TH 2:00pm-3:20pm 8/28/18-12/6/18  

Course description: This course is designed to continue development of American Sign Language (ASL) skills with primary focus on refining the use of basic ASL sentence types. Pronominalization, classifiers, spatial referencing, pluralization, and temporal and distributional aspects are introduced. Students will learn routine communicative functions of the language: asking, requesting, providing clarification, giving and asking for directions. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be included.
Prerequisite: ASL I with a grade of "B" or better, or equivalent and permission of program coordinator.
Tuition: PST: $950
Course materials: 1) Lentz, E.M., Mikos, K., and Smith, C. 2014. Signing Naturally Student DVD & Workbook. (Units 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 will be covered)
2) GoReact ($19.95)

ASL III (3 credits)

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PST 303-01 M/W 6:30pm-7:50pm 8/27/18-12/10/18  
PST 303-02 S 9:00am-12:15pm 9/08/18-12/08/18  
PST 303-03 M/W 12:30pm-1:50pm 8/27/18-12/10/18  
PST 303-04 T/TH 8:00am-9:20am 8/28/18-12/6/18  

Course description: This course builds on skills learned in American Sign Language (ASL) II, adding more complex ASL grammatical features and vocabulary, short stories, narratives, and dialogues. The course will include description of general surroundings, appropriate sequencing, temporal aspects and conditionals. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be included.
Prerequisite: ASL II with a grade of "B" or better, or equivalent and permission of program coordinator.
Tuition: PST: $950
Course materials: 1) Lentz, E.M., Mikos, K., and Smith, C. 1993. Signing Naturally Level 2 Student DVD and Workbook (Units 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 will be covered)
2) GoReact ($19.95)

ASL IV (3 credits)

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PST 304-01 M/W 6:30pm-7:50pm 8/27/18-12/10/18  
PST 304-02 S 9:00am-12:15pm 9/08/18-12/08/18  
PST 304-03 M/W 12:30pm-1:50pm 8/27/18-12/10/18  
PST 304-04 T/TH 8:00am-9:20am 8/28/18-12/6/18  

Course description: This course expands on the development of American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary and grammar, including the use of two to three character role shifts. Students describe settings, and explain or discuss everyday objects and their use, step-by-step processes, cause and effect, and culturally significant topics relating to the Deaf Community.
Prerequisite: ASL III with a grade of "B" or better, or equivalent and permission of program coordinator.
Tuition: PST: $950
Course materials: 1) Lentz, E.M., Mikos, K., and Smith, C. 2001. Signing Naturally Level 3 Student DVD and Workbook (Units 18, 19, 20, 21 will be covered)
2) GoReact ($19.95)

ASL V (3 credits)

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PST 305-01 M/W 6:30pm-7:50pm 8/27/18-12/10/18  
PST 305-02 S 9:00am-12:15pm 9/08/18-12/08/18  

Course description: This course applies knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) grammar and vocabulary to the description of increasingly complex constructs, processes and situations. Students incorporate multiple character role shifting into medium-length stories, narratives and the discussion of hypothetical issues. Information on cultural values and attitudes as they relate to the Deaf Community is also examined.
Prerequisite: ASL IV with a grade of "B" or better, or equivalent and permission of program coordinator.
Tuition: PST: $950
Course materials: 1) Lentz, E.M., Mikos, K., and Smith, C. 2001. Signing Naturally Level 3 Student DVD and Workbook (Units 22, 23, 24 will be covered)
2) GoReact ($19.95)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION

Coastal Culture & Wilderness: The South Carolina Low-Country (3 credits)

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PST 265-01
PER 295C
Thursdays 3:30pm - 5:00pm 10/18/18, 10/25/18, 11/1/18 and 11/8/18
 Departure at 7:00pm 11/13/18 - 11/20/18
Course description The Low-Country of South Carolina is just a few miles up the coast from Charleston, but is rural area of National Forest and protected coastlines that can give one a sense they have stepped back in time. Our trip will consist of paddling kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, in addition to hikes in the National Forest and on barrier islands, all the while learning from local naturalists about the coastal ecosystem and wildlife. We will visit varied landscapes, from Cyprus swamps and tidal marshes to barrier islands. The heart of this course will be two nights of camping on Caper’s Island, while other nights we will camp along the Intercostal Waterway. Expect to see lots of wildlife, including dolphins, alligators, lizards, owls and eagles, river otters and the rare swallow-tailed kite. Learn camping, paddling and other wilderness travel skills. Engage with federal land managers, adventure recreation business owners and professional naturalists. Earn your Learn Leave No Trace (LNT) certification as part of this course.
Click on the link to view Coastal Culture & Wilderness: The South Carolina Low-Country video.
Cost Breakdown
Tuition: PST: $888, Undergraduate:$2064
Material Fee: $650 (covers camping equipment, camping fees and permits, whitewater rafting and food)
Instructor: Matthew McKinney
Meet Up: Buck Hall Campground on June 3 no later than 7 p.m. Participants can be picked up from Charleston International Airport (CHS) between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
For more information: ccoe@gallaudet.edu
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