Text Only Skip to content
Skip header navigation.
Skip sub-section linksSTLCC Home » Course Descriptions » Deaf Communication Studies » American Sign Language Semantics
Course Catalog Cover Picture
DCS:116American Sign Language Semantics3

This course is designed to expand student's knowledge, recognition, and understanding of American Sign Language semantics and semantic units. Focus will be on interpreting and translating ASL idiomatic expressions into equivalent English meaning and usage; developing a recognition of cultural variations of sentence types, time, pronominalization, subjects and objects, classifiers, locatives, pluralization and temporal and distributional aspects. Emphasis will be on cross-cultural influences on language usage and thought. Prerequisites: DCS 104 and DCS 115 with grades of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency.