MSU Billings Course Descriptions
SIGN - Sign Language
SIGN 101 Introduction to American Sign Language
3 cr. (F) Provides students with the ability to sign as well as understand a deaf person with basic questions, statements, and commands in American Sign Language (ASL). Upon successful course completion, the student can have simple conversations with a client and be able to assist them with filling out forms. This does not replace the need for an interpreter, but would allow the counselor or receptionist to have a conversation with the client in order to make an appointment or to fill out the initial paperwork.
SIGN 201 Intermediate American Sign Language
3 cr. Prerequisite: SIGN 101. (Sp) Provides students with additional skills in American Sign Language vocabulary and grammar, building on a foundation learned in SIGN 101. Skills learned in SIGN 201 can be used to complete an initial interview with a deaf client. Students will also learn more about deaf culture and will meet the Billings deaf community in order to practice what is learned in the course.