NHCC | North Hennepin Community College

Course Descriptions

ASL 1101    American Sign Language I     Credits  4         Goal Areas  08     View Course Outline

This course teaches the basics for communication with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals. The course includes receptive and expressive finger-spelling, signing, conversational behaviors, and various aspects of Deaf Culture.



ASL 1102    American Sign Language II     Credits  4         Goal Areas  08     View Course Outline

This course is a continuation of ASL 1101. The student's signing and finger-spelling will be increased to improve their signing skills. Prerequisite: ASL 1101



ASL 1300    Deaf Culture     Credits  3         Goal Areas  07     View Course Outline

This class provides students with an understanding of the History and Culture of Deaf People. Students will learn about Deaf and Hard of hearing people in the Deaf Community in all areas of the United States and how the culture has progressed since the 1800's.



ASL 1400    Fingerspelling and Numbers     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

Fingerspelling and Numbers course provides students the fundamentals to learn basic letters, words, and numbers in American Sign Language. This course will prepare students to communicate with Deaf and Hard of Hearing people on a basic level. Practice time in class will allow students to easily increase their speed signing.



ASL 1990    Special Topics     Credits  0         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course will provide flexibility in offering an in-depth review of topics of immediate importance and topical interest. These topics will go beyond the introductory courses in examining specific aspects of the subject matter.



ASL 2201    Intermediate American Sign Language I     Credits  4         Goal Areas  08     View Course Outline

This course gives students an opportunity to practice their signing skills while increasing their knowledge of various vocabularies, using appropriate body language and facial expression. The course also will prepare students to read signers and will introduce more complex ASL structures. Prerequisite: ASL 1102



ASL 2202    Intermediate American Sign Language II     Credits  4         Goal Areas  08     View Course Outline

This course gives students an opportunity to increase their listening and signing skills in depth. Students will meet Deaf people in a field trip setting to expose them to the Deaf world. Students may do observations with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing people approximately three times. Prerequisite: ASL 2201