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American Sign Language & Interpreting

ASL 1140C   BASIC AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE WITH LAB

credits: 4  
This course is an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) as used in the deaf community, and includes a general discussion of ASL structure with an introduction to a variety of manual communication systems and philosophies. Emphasis will be on building a basic vocabulary of approximately five hundred signs and the manual alphabet. Students will have directed practice with media-generated materials, emphasizing the development of beginning-level receptive and expressive conversational practice. Lecture - 47 contact hours. Lab - 30 contact hours.

ASL 1150C   INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE WITH LAB

credits: 4  
Prerequisite: ASL 1140C. This course is a continuation of the basic American Sign Language course and expands the student's vocabulary and signing fluency. Students will have directed practice with media generated materials, emphasizing receptive and expressive conversational practice. Lecture - 47 contact hours. Lab – 30 contact hours.

ASL 1160C   ADVANCED AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE WITH LAB

credits: 4  

Prerequisites: ASL 1150C and ASL 1510 with grades of "C" or better and (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 or EAP 1695) or appropriate score on the SPC Placement Test and departmental approval). Pre- or corequisite: ASL 1430 with grade of "C" or better. This course is a continuation of Intermediate American Sign Language designed to develop expressive and receptive signing skills to an advanced level. Included are compound/complex sentences, inflectional signs, tense and time, sign modulations, and classifiers. Discussion may also include cultural issues and optional professional careers in deafness. Lecture 47 contact hours. Lab 30 contact hours.

ASL 1300   STRUCTURE OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: ASL 1510 and ASL 1160C  with grades of “C” or better. This course is for the intermediate or advanced signer with limited exposure to American Sign Language (ASL). American Sign Language, as used by deaf adults, is studied with an emphasis on the phonological, morphological, semantic, syntactical, idiomatic and metaphorical aspects of ASL. Current research in the field is examined and discussed. 47 contact hours.

ASL 1430   FINGERSPELLING

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: ASL 1140C with grade of "C" or better. Pre- or corequisite: ASL 1510 with grade of "C" or better. This course introduces students to fingerspelling and numbers in ASL. The course covers topics such as techniques and forms of fingerspelling, when people fingerspell and how they use fingerspelling to meet their needs. It also includes numerical systems in American Sign Language (ASL). Emphasis on both receptive and expressive development. 32 contact hours.

ASL 1510   INTRODUCTION TO DEAF CULTURE

credits: 3  
This course is an introduction and orientation to the educational, communicative, social, vocational, psychological and legal aspects of deafness. The course will deal with the impact of deafness on the individual and the family, as well as social patterns of the deaf community. In addition, it will describe historical and changing attitudes toward the culture of deaf persons and other groups of handicapped persons. 47 contact hours.

ASL 2210C   AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IV WITH LAB

credits: 4  

Prerequisite: ASL 1160C and ASL 1510 (with grades of “C” or better) and (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the SPC Placement Test) and departmental approval. This course is a continuation of Advanced American Sign Language (ASL) designed to focus on the development of mastery and advanced conversational American Sign Language skills. This course will emphasize receptive and expressive discourse with ASL users, focus on non-manual signals, complex grammatical constructions, and idiomatic expressions. 62 contact hours.

INT 1000   FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERPRETING

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: ASL 1160C, ASL 1300, INT 1941 and ASL 2210C all with grades of "C" or better. Corequisite: INT 1000L.  This course is an overview of the profession of interpreting, its standards and settings. It covers basic understanding of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Ethics which governs the standards of the interpreting profession and how to apply these principles to a variety of interpreting situations as well as other central issues related to the interpreting profession. 32 contact hours.

INT 1000L   FUNDAMENTALS LAB

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: ASL 1160C, ASL 1300, INT 1941 and ASL 2210C  with grades of "C" or better. Corequisite: INT 1000. This course provides extensive hands-on practice to develop interpreting and transliterating skills. It includes extensive video and audio practice with different modes and sign codes. 62 contact hours

INT 1200   INTERACTIVE INTERPRETING

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: INT 1000/1000L, INT 1480, INT 1231 all with grades of "C" or better. This course will focus on cognitive, linguistic and motor skill development in interactive interpreting; sign to voice and voice to sign skill mastery. Situations will simulate experiences encountered in one on one and interview settings; small group dynamics. Emphasis will be on simultaneous interpreting; consecutive style will also be included. Focus activities include audio/ video and live model demonstrations; out of class observations of certified/ qualified interpreters in different settings. 32 contact hours.

INT 1202   INTERMEDIATE INTERPRETING

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: INT 1000/1000L, INT 1480, INT 1231 all with grades of "C" or better. This course is a continuation of Fundamentals Interpreting and Fundamentals Lab. This course reinforces skill development and the principles of interpreting from the source language of English to the target language of American Sign Language (ASL). Activities will be reinforced through drill, practice, role play demonstration, and video and audio taped materials. The student will learn the techniques of self-assessment through media produced assessment and class discussion/analysis. 31 contact hours

INT 1210   Transliterating

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: INT 1000 and INT 1000L and INT 1480 and INT 1231 with grades of “C” or better. This course is a continuation of Fundamentals Interpreting and Fundamentals Lab. This course reinforces the principles of transliterating from the source language of English to the target language of signed codes of English. Activities will be reinforced through drill, practice, role play demonstration, and video and audio taped materials. The student will learn the techniques of self-assessment through media produced assessment and class discussion/analysis. 31 contact hours

INT 1231   VOICING I

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: ASL 1160C, ASL 1300, INT 1941 and ASL 2210C all with grades of "C" or better. This course focuses on the development of primary sign to voice interpreting skills for deaf people. The course emphasis focuses on voicing from Signed English to spoken English with limited emphasis given to voice interpreting from American Sign Language (ASL) to English. 47 contact hours.

INT 1232   VOICING II

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: INT 1400, INT 1200, INT 1202 all with grades of "C" or better. The course focuses on the development of more advanced voicing skills in interpreting for the deaf. Special emphasis is given to interpreting from American Sign Language to spoken English. 47 contact hours.

INT 1400   ISSUES IN EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETING

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: INT 1000/1000L, INT 1480, INT 1231 all with grades of "C" or better. This course explores the role of the interpreter in the educational setting. Issues related to institutional policies, potential role conflicts, interpreter/ faculty collaboration, and support service provision will be emphasized. 32 contact hours.

INT 1480   INTERPRETING SPECIALIZED TOPICS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: ASL 1160C, ASL 1300, INT 1941 and ASL 2210C all with grades of "C" or better. This course will focus on the development of vocabulary and sign equivalents in specialized settings: medical, mental health, technical, religious, educational, theatrical; and other settings as deemed appropriate by the instructor; idiomatic and multi-meaning ASL/English words will be studied. 47 contact hours

INT 1941   INTRODUCTION TO INTERPRETING

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: ASL 1160C and  ASL 1510  with grades of "C" or better. This course provides the intermediate to advanced interpreting student with an opportunity to observe the interpreting process in various professional work situations. Students will schedule a series of individual and group observations, and discuss their practicum experiences during class. Guest speakers will also be a part of class activities. 47 contact hours.

INT 1942   INTERPRETING INTERNSHIP

credits: 4  

Prerequisites: INT 1400, INT 1200, INT 1202 all with grades of "C" or better. This course provides the advanced level interpreting student with an opportunity to participate at the entry level of the interpreting process in a variety of settings, with supervision. Students will schedule regular hours with affiliate agencies and, according to their level of interpreting skill, assist agency staff in normal duties. Supervision, observation, and evaluation will be provided by agency interpreting staff and interpreting instructors. 240 contact hours.


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