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This elective offers students beginner and intermediate level of American Sign Language (ASL), a visual/gestural language used by Deaf people in the United States and Canada. Students develop receptive and expressive skills in ASL, learn basic rules of grammar, general vocabulary, vocabulary specific to the medical setting, and the use of facial expression, and body movements.
The course also focuses on the proper use of a qualified interpreter in the medical setting. There is role-playing of medical situations and of how to resolve some communication problems. There are class discussions, guest lectures, and students have the opportunity to interact with members of the Deaf Community.
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