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SGNL 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC

Beginning American Sign Language I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This is the first semester of academic transfer American Sign Language (ASL). An introduction to the basic skills in production and comprehension of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes finger spelling and numbers. Develops conversational ability, culturally appropriate behaviors and exposes students to ASL grammar. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1616035113


SGNL 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC

Beginning American Sign Language II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: SGNL 1301 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This is the second semester of academic transfer American Sign Language (ASL) and a continuation of SGNL 1301. Develops receptive and expressive ability and allows recognition and demonstration of more sophisticated grammatical features of American Sign Language (ASL). Increases fluency and accuracy in finger spelling and numbers. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1616035113


SGNL 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC

Intermediate American Sign Language I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: SGNL 1302 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This is the third semester of academic transfer American Sign Language (ASL). The course is designed to further develop students' ASL proficiency through a review and expansion of vocabulary and grammar and through extensive communicative practice. Sustained attention is given to deaf culture, its values, norms, history, literature, and folklore. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1616035213

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 11, 2015. (Original) | (Changes)


SGNL 2302 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC

Intermediate American Sign Language II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: SGNL 2301 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This is the fourth semester of academic transfer American Sign Language (ASL) and a continuation of SGNL 2301. The course aims to further develop students' overall ASL proficiency and knowledge of deaf culture. Emphasized topics include translation between ASL and English and the role and responsibilities of interpreters. In addition, significant attention is devoted to the local deaf community, its organizations, support services and social events. Guest lectures and class outings provide students a forum in which to interact with members of this community. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1616035213

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 11, 2015. (Original) | (Changes)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.

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