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Clark College News and Events


August 2, 2007
For Immediate Release
For additional information: 
Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
Telephone:  (360) 992-2921
E-mail: bkerr@clark.edu

NEW FOR FALL AT CLARK COLLEGE:  INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- For the first time in several years, Clark College is offering a credit course in American Sign Language (ASL).  For fall 2007, the course is titled as “Humanities 280, Selected Topics: Intro to ASL.” 

The course is meant as an introduction to ASL for those who have little to no knowledge of ASL.  It is not designed for those who have significant experience in ASL, including high school classes.  The course counts as a specified elective toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Applied Science degree.

The college intends to complete development of a series of first-year ASL classes during the fall quarter of 2007.  Students who take the Intro to ASL (Humanities 280) course this fall would be eligible for the second course during the winter quarter of 2008.  It is hoped that this class and subsequent courses will be under an ASL prefix, pending Curriculum Committee approval.

The course has proven to be so popular that the first section of the course, scheduled for Monday through Friday at 11 a.m., is now full.  A second section has been added.  It will be held from Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. in Room 106 of Hanna Hall.  The class schedule listing is:  #3825 HUM 280 B.

Clark College President Robert K. Knight said, "America's Vancouver is home to both Clark College and the Washington School for the Deaf, and we're proud to welcome many students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing to Clark College.  This course was created for individuals who want to interact more effectively with members of our deaf and hard-of-hearing community."

For information, contact Ray Korpi, Dean of Basic Education, English, Communication and Humanities, at 360-992-2932 or rkorpi@clark.edu .

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