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American Sign Language

Now being offered online, UNC Greeley or at UNC Denver Center-Lowry

ASL coursework is offered on the UNC home campus in Greeley, at the Denver Center-Lowry, and online.   Denver Center and online coursework is offered through UNC Extended Campus. Students not seeking a UNC degree, certificate or licensure can register for these courses on a space-available basis.

A note about Online coursework
The UNC DO IT Center online ASL courses are structured academic courses and not independent studies.  ASL coursework that is offered online uses the learning management system, Blackboard. These courses are designed to be interactive with your instructional facilitator and peers.  As such there are specific postings, assignments, and deadlines that will need to be met.  A study guide will be provided that will guide you through the lessons.  Students are expected to have a current computer, applicable software (e.g., MAC users will need Microsoft Word), internet technology, and a current web-camera. 

Click here for technology requirements.

Click here for a short tutorial of Blackboard: Online Course Demo

Course Descriptions:

ASL 101: American Sign Language I (3 credits)
Introduces basics of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture; designed for students for have limited/no knowledge of ASL, focusing on receptive and expressive skills in basic conversation, dialogue, vocabulary development.

ASL 102 : American Sign Language II (3 credits)
prerequisite: ASL I
Expands knowledge of/experiences in American Sign Language skills and Deaf Culture; develops communicative competence at beginning level focusing on receptive and expressive skills in basic conversations, dialogue, and vocabulary development.

ASL 201 : American Sign Language III (3 credits)
prerequisite: ASL II
Continues to expand knowledge of experiences in American Sign Language and Deaf Culture; designed to emphasize ASL grammar and sentence structure and to develop communicative competence at intermediate level.

ASL 202:  American Sign Language IV (3 credits)
prerequisite: ASL III
Emphasizes ASL vocabulary, grammar structure to develop communicative competence at intermediate level, promoting awareness of cultural behaviors, rules of discourse, and explores regional and dialectal variations in ASL.

Tuition costs, dates, locations, etc.:
Click the links below. Tuition and other information is displayed on the page once you select a class title. These rates are subject to approval by the UNC Board of Trustees and are subject to change and fees may vary.


Greeley Campus

Select Term, select Subject: ASL, leave the rest as default and click Run Report.

Denver Center @ Lowry

Look for location: Denver Cenrter at Lowry under the class title(s).

Online

Look for location: Online under the class title(s).

Registration

NOTE: If you have any problems registering after following the steps below, please contact Kris at Kristen.Adolf@unco.edu or 970-351-1035. .

  • How to register if you are currently a UNC student

STEP 1. When you are ready to register for your course you will need to first go to go to http://extended.unco.edu/courses-workshops/courses.asp to look for your course and Course Reference Number (CRN) number. You will need the CRN number to register.

STEP 2. Login to your Ursa account and follow the course registration instructions.

  • How to register if you are NOT a UNC student

STEP 1. Submit the Student Information Form. You will receive an email response within 24 hours. This comes from the Registrar’s Office.

STEP 2. There will be directions in the e-mail for finding your Bear Number (UNC student ID number) and how to activate your Ursa (UNC student portal). You will use your Bear number to activate your Ursa account.

If you are registering for ASL 2, ASL 3 or ASL 4, follow Step 3 below, otherwise go to STEP 4.

STEP 3. When you have activated your account, you will need to email Sherry.Schriver@unco.eduand provide her with the following:

1. Your name
2. UNC Bear number
3.What class you are registering for
4. Attach to your email or fax (303-365-7677) your unoffical transcript showing ASL pre-requisite
courses

(Once Sherry has verified your information, she will release you to register-then go on to STEP 4.)

STEP 4. Go to http://extended.unco.edu/courses-workshops/courses.asp to look for your course and Course Reference Number (CRN) number. You will need the CRN number to register.

STEP 5. Login to your Ursa account and follow the course registration instructions using the CRN.

  • Greeley Campus Classes

STEP 1. When you are ready to register for your course you will need to first go to go to https://wfrpt03.unco.edu/approot/unc/schedule.htm to look for your course and Course Reference Number (CRN) number by selecting Public Class Schedule. You will need the CRN number to register.  

STEP 2. Go back to your Ursa account and follow the course registration instructions

Meet your Instructors: Karen Boyd, Franco Korpics, Christy Smith, and Dr. Greta Knigga-Daugherty

If you have questions email Dr. Greta at: Greta.Knigga-Daugherty@unco.edu