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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Seymour Joseph Institute of American Sign Language | Evaluated Learning Experience

Intermediate American Sign Language - ASL 102

Formerly American Sign Language 102
84 hours (14 weeks).
Various locations throughout the New York City metropolitan area.

February 1995 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: satisfy routine social demands and limited work requirements; handle with improving facility most social situations including introductions and casual conversations about current events, work, family, and autobiographical information; and engage in most conversations on non-technical subjects; and discuss more completely the cultural distinctions between the hearing and Deaf communities.


This course emphasizes increased proficiency in the language's structure, vocabulary development, and guidance with misused signs with concentration on numbers, fingerspelling, and spatial reference. Advanced instruction in Deaf culture and exposure to regional and stylistic variations in ASL is provided. The course continues the integration of language development, linguistics, and Deaf awareness and culture. Topics include: expressive­/receptive communication skills; conversational skills; vocabulary­building; regional and stylistic variations of ASL signs; morphological/inflectional verbs; directionality/location verbs; non-reversibility/directional verbs; non-directional/citation verbs; noun-verb pairs; temporal aspect modulations/adjectival predicates; fingerspelling; numbers strategies; fingerspelling patterns; loan signs; spatial agreement; use of space; mapping skills: countries, states, and cities. Students participate in dialogue drills to develop skills significant to the visually-based language. In addition to a written examination, students present a ten-minute signed lecture on topic related to ASL, participate in a group project on a travel topic, and engage in a language competency interview with the instructor. Prerequisite: American Sign Language 101 or permission of the Executive Director based on a screening process.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 5 semester hours in American Sign Language (3/96) (8/98) (7/03 revalidation) (8/08 revalidation) (10/13 revalidation).