Maher Eshgi

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: American Sign Language Program
Office location and address
30 South Lawn
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 2010: Intermediate American Sign Language I
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 1020 or successful completion of placement exam.