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Gregory Propp

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: American Sign Language Program
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
ASL 1010: Elementary American Sign Language I
Credits: 4
Introduces receptive and expressive American Sign Language skills, including basic vocabulary, sentence structure, classifiers, use of space, non-manual type indicators, and fingerspelling. Examines signing deaf people as a linguistic/cultural minority.
ASL 1020: Elementary American Sign Language II
Credits: 4
Introduces receptive and expressive American Sign Language skills, including basic vocabulary, sentence structure, classifiers, use of space, non-manual type indicators, and fingerspelling. Examines signing deaf people as a linguistic/cultural minority. Prerequisite: ASL 1010 or successful completion of placement exam.
ASL 2020: Intermediate American Sign Language II
Credits: 3
Continues training in American Sign Language, with focus on more complex sentence types, signs, and idioms. Considers ASL literary forms such as poetry, theater, and storytelling, as well as deaf history and other related topics. Prerequisite: ASL 2010 or successful completion of placement exam.
ASL 3010: Conversational ASL
Credits: 3
Continues language and cultural instruction with emphasis on everyday conversation. Topics include common idioms and slang, explaining rules, discussing finances and major decisions, and storytelling techniques such as role-shifting and narrative structure. Students will be required to interact with deaf signers. Prerequisite: ASL 2020 or successful completion of placement interview.
ASL 3015: Language House Conversation in ASL
Credits: 1
The ASL language course related to residency in the Shea Language House at UVA for students who have applied to and been accepted into the ASL Language Pod in the Shea House dormitory. Student residents will further develop their ASL language skills and understanding of Deaf culture through conversations among their peers in their dorm setting, weekly dinner meetings, and other arranged activities.
ASL 4993: Independent Study in American Sign Language
Credits: 1–3
Independent Study in American Sign Language. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission