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American Sign Language/English Interpreting (B.S.)

Administered by Exceptionality Programs

Effective Fall 2006

In addition to 53 semester hours in general education requirements, the major in interpreting requires 24 semester hours in Sign Language and 24-27 semester hours in interpreting; the remaining 16-19 semester hours required for a bachelor's degree come from elective courses.

Sign Language Requirements:

ASLTERP.155 American Sign Language I

ASLTERP.225 Linguistics of ASL

ASLTERP.226 American Sign Language II

ASLTERP.257 American Sign Language III

ASLTERP.327 American Sign Language IV

ASLTERP.330 the Deaf Culture

ASLTERP.358 American Sign Language V

DEAFHH.153 Introduction to Sign Language

Interpreter Training Requirements:

ASLTERP.235 Introduction to Interpreting

ASLTERP.265 Pre-Interpreting Skills

ASLTERP.335 Translation

ASLTERP.365 Consecutive Interpreting

ASLTERP.420 Simultaneous Interpreting

ASLTERP.450 Transliteration

ASLTERP.460 Practicum Seminar

ASLTERP.480 Practicum

Related Course Requirements for ITP

COMMSTUD.103 Public Speaking

DEAFHH.201 History, Education, and Guidance of the Deaf

ENGLISH.112 Practical Grammar and Usage

Electives or Area of Concentration (Upon approval of advisor)

ASLTERP.101 Visual/Gestural Communication

ASLTERP.275 Oral Interpreting

ASLTERP.370 Tactile Interpreting

DEAFHH.260 Interpreting in the Education Setting

Optional Area of Concentration in Education of Deaf/Hard of Hearing - Interpreting students may choose to take an area of concentration in education of the deaf/hard of hearing. The undergraduate curriculum in education of the deaf/hard of hearing lays the foundation for the training and education needed to prepare classroom teachers and itinerant hearing therapists to work in educational settings with deaf/hard of hearing children and adults. Students supplement the curriculum for their majors with an area of concentration in education of the deaf/hard of hearing that requires a minimum of 18 semester hours.