Language Studies

First-Year American Sign Language, Part 1

First-Year American Sign Language, Part 1
First in a series of courses which focuses on acquiring basic ASL skills, both receptive and expressive. An introduction to the Deaf community and culture will be provided.
 Hours4.0 Credit, 4.0 Lecture, 1.0 Lab
 NoteIntended for students with little or no experience in ASL. Also offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
 ProgramsContaining ASL 101
Course Outcomes: 

Exchange Information

Exchange information about self and family with others.


Describe basic daily activities and preferences.

ASL Storytelling

Introduce basic aspects of ASL storytelling.

Deaf culture

Identify general characteristics of Deaf culture.

Deaf history

Recall important events in American Deaf history.