ASL 215 American Sign Language Literature and Film (3 credits)

Students will explore selected works of American Sign Language literature and film, and analyze and critique them in terms of the historical, social, cultural, and artistic journey of the American Deaf community and the individuals within the community. Various ASL literature genres will be studied, including but not limited to poems, jokes, and stories. Students will apply knowledge of ASL, storytelling techniques, and literary techniques to decode works of ASL literature and film. Additionally, students will create poems and stories in ASL using appropriate techniques and language skills. Prerequisite: ASL 202 or permission of instructor.