Advanced American Sign Language

American Sign Language IV expands on the development of 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. Students will also explore the dynamics of ASL literature and role of visual arts in the Deaf-World (which examines the historical contributions of early Deaf artists in various art periods). Emphasis is also placed on individualizing the program to meet the future goals of these students, providing them with the skill set necessary for their placement in or interactions with the Deaf community.