INT: Interpreting

Courses

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INT 2131. INTRODUCTION TO INTERPRETING.

330

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ASL 2140 or departmental approval Provides an introduction to the role of the interpreter, highlighting the application of the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Professional Code of Conduct in daily interaction with Deaf and hearing consumers. Also includes discussion of basic theories, guidelines, principles, and practices of interpreting. Environmental considerations of communication and interpreting will be discussed.

INT 2200. INTERACTIVE INTERPRETING I.

220

Pre-requisite: Minimum grade of C in INT 2131 or department approval This course is a continuation of INT 2131, Introduction to Interpreting, with an emphasis on processing and translating signed messages and written English. This course provides application of techniques and principles of signed interpretation of voiced message, and voiced interpretation of signed messages. Students will practice using live, audio-taped, and videotaped materials to reinforce skill development.

INT 2201. CONSECUTIVE ENGLISH TO ASL INTERPRETING.

330

Pre-requisite: Minimum grade of C in INT 2200 or department approval This course is a continuation of INT 2200 and a transition into hands-on language production with clarity and understanding. This course provides advanced in-depth discussion and application of techniques and principles, as well as expanded concentration on advanced expressive manual communication skills. Students will use audio-taped materials to reinforce skill development to improve speed and accuracy in their expressive intermediate interpreting skills.

INT 2202. CONSECUTIVE ASL TO ENGLISH INTERPRETING.

330

Minimum grade of C in INT 2201 or department approval This course is a continuation of INT 2201. This course leads the student through the steps of making a compressed, idiomatic English voicing product that accurately relays the Deaf signer's expanded message. Students will work consecutively from a signed message to a voiced interpretation. The three components of understanding, telling, and saying will be the main focus of the course. Vidoe-taped material will be used for skill development.

INT 2203. CONSECUTIVE INTERACTIVE INTERPRETING.

220

Pre-requisite: Minimum grade of C in INT 2202 or department approval This course is a continuation of INT 2202. This course provides extensive hands-on practice using skills, strategies, and techniques learned in the first three courses of the interpreting sequence. This course will focus on consecutive interactive interpreting from spoken English to signed ASL, as well as, from signed ASL to spoken English.

INT 2930. SELECTED TOPICS IN INTERPRETING.

1-3variable

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ASL 2200 or department approval Selected Topics in Interpreting is based on the needs and areas of interest of the class and professor. May include field work as part of the class. Can be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit and grade forgiveness cannot be applied. The description for the Selected Topics in Interpreting course will be specified in each course proposal.

INT 2941. INTERNSHIP EXPLORATION IN SIGN LANGUAGE.

1-4variable

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all mandated courses in Reading, Mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes; a minimum 2.0 institutional or overall GPA; and 12 credits, including INT 2201. The Program Director/Program Chair/Program Coordinator or Internship Placement Office has the discretion to provide override approval as it relates to the waiver of required program/discipline-related courses. This course is a planned work-based experience that provides students with supervised career exploration activities and/ or practical experiences to assist in confirming their education plans. Each earned credit of Internship requires a minimum of 80 clock hours of work. Multiple credit course. May be repeated for credit but grade forgiveness cannot be applied. (Internship Fee: $10.00).

INT 3134. PROFESSIONALISM AND ETHICS.

330

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in INT 3211 and ASL 4202 or department approval. The course provides an in-depth look of the career of a Sign Language interpreter. Included are the interpreter’s role and responsibilities, best business practices, application of RID’s Professional Code of Conduct to various ethical dilemmas, understanding RID’ s certification process, possible employment opportunities, and potential challenges an interpreter may face.

INT 3211. TRANSLITERATING.

330

Prerequisite: Successful completion of INT 2203 This course is designed to explain and reinforce the features of the transliteration process. The students will be guided into developing skills for expressive transliterating through presentation and participation. Audio taped, videotaped and live materials will be used for skill development.

INT 3260. SIMULTANEOUS ASL-TO-ENGLISH INTERPRETING.

330

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in INT 3211 and ASL 4202 or department approval. This course is a transition into hands-on language production with clarity and understanding. This course provides advanced in-depth discussion and application of techniques and principles, as well as expanded concentration on advanced receptive interpreting skills. Students will use prerecorded and live stimuli to reinforce skill development to improve speed and accuracy in their receptive advanced interpreting skills. Students will simultaneously interpret from American Sign Language to English with target language beginning before the conclusion of the source utterance and continuing as the student watches the continuing source utterance. For majors only.

INT 3261. SIMULTANEOUS ENGLISH-TO-ASL INTERPRETING.

330

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in INT 3211 and ASL 4202 or department approval. This course is a transition into hands-on language production with clarity and understanding. This course provides advanced in-depth discussion and application of techniques and principles, as well as expanded concentration on advanced interpreting skills. Students will use prerecorded and live stimuli to reinforce skill development to improve speed and accuracy in their expressive interpreting skills. Students will simultaneously interpret from spoken English to American Sign Language with target language beginning before the conclusion of the source utterance and continuing as the student listens to the continuing source utterance. For majors only.

INT 3422. INTERPRETING IN LEGAL SETTINGS.

330

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in INT 3211 and ASL 4202 or department approval. This course will introduce students to the field of legal interpreting. Students will learn about the legal and judicial systems while examining the role, function, ethics, safeguards, and challenges of interpreting in legal and courtroom settings. Students will employ a multidisciplinary approach to learning about legal interpreting through legal research and writing, observation, guest lecturers, and interpreting practice.

INT 3428. INTERPRETING IN THE PERFORMING ARTS.

330

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in INT 3211 and ASL 4202 or department approval. This course will focus on skills and techniques for interpreting the performing arts. Work includes translation and interpretation between English and ASL. This course will present aspects of performing arts interpreting regarding making effective choices in the interpreted product. ASL translations of literary texts and music will be emphasized.

INT 3432. INTERPRETING IN MENTAL HEALTH SETTINGS.

330

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in INT 3211 and ASL 4202, or department approval. This course is designed to introduce students to the field of mental health interpreting. Students will become familiar with the DSM-IV and common types of mental illness as well as psychiatric terminology in both English and ASL. Students will examine the role, function, ethics, and challenges of interpreting in mental health settings. Students will also learn tools and techniques to utilize while interpreting in psychiatric environments and will have opportunities to interact with mental health professionals.

INT 3434. INTERPRETING IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS.

330

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in INT 3211 and ASL 4202, or department approval. This course is designed to introduce students to Sign Language interpreting in healthcare settings. The course content includes medical terminology in English and ASL. Students will learn tools and techniques to utilize while interpreting in healthcare environments with an emphasis on interactive simultaneous interpreting. Students will engage in mock scenarios related to healthcare settings, as well as engage with professional healthcare interpreters.

INT 3483. INTERPRETING MUSIC.

330

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in INT 3211 and ASL 4202, or department approval. This course will focus on skills and techniques for interpreting lyrical music. Work includes translation and interpretation between English and ASL. This course will present aspects of interpreting music regarding making effective choices in the interpreted product. ASL translations of music will be emphasized. Course requires public interpreted performance of final presentation.

INT 3943. INTERPRETING PRACTICUM I.

330

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in INT 3260 and INT 3261, or department approval. An opportunity to observe the interpreting process in various professional work situations in order to gain awareness of community agencies and resources. Students will observe professional interpreters working in a variety of settings. Focus of this class is learning how to professionally network, develop rapport with Deaf consumers, increase sign vocabulary base, discuss ethical issues, and determine language usage in a variety of settings. Students will be required to schedule regular observation hours.

INT 3944. INTERPRETING PRACTICUM II.

330

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in INT 3943 or department approval. A continuation of INT 3943. INT 3944 is intended for interpreting students to select one or two areas of specialization for extended observation. This course provides students with a means for blending coursework theory and skill with practical experience. A variety of interpreting situations will be available to fit the needs and desires of the student. Types of situations are flexible and selected primarily based on student interests, ability, as well as placement availability.

INT 4272. SIMULTANEOUS INTERACTIVE INTERPRETING.

330

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in INT 3943 or department approval. Students interpret dialogues from ASL to English and from English to ASL with the target language production beginning before the conclusion of the source utterance and continuing as the student listens to the continuing source utterance. For majors only.

INT 4404. INTERPRETING IN K-12 EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS.

330

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in INT 3260 and ASL 4202, or department approval. This course includes an overview of the history and current status of educational interpreting throughout the United States. Content includes the role, practices, and skills of educational interpreters in K-12 settings; communication systems; pertinent laws and regulations; resources, information, and strategies for consumer awareness and education; administrative practices and personnel structure of school systems; assessment and management of educational interpreters; and topics that concern educational interpreters.

INT 4455. INTERPRETING IN DIVERSE POPULATIONS.

330

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in INT 4934 or department approval. This course will explore interpreting within cultural contexts with diverse populations, including individuals with emergent language skills, individuals with multiple disabilities, individuals who are LGBT, and individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, economic, religious, and social backgrounds. Students will identify the distinct role and function of interpreters when working with various populations and will adopt methods for applying cultural and linguistic competence in a variety of settings.

INT 4934. SENIOR SEMINAR I.

330

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in INT 3943 and INT 3134 or department approval. The student experiences a practicum placement under the immediate supervision of a professional interpreter who functions as the student's mentor, and the overall supervision of the seminar instructor. The practicum will involve: observing the mentor and a variety of other interpreters at work; preparing videotapes for mentor critique; interpreting under the supervision of the mentor; interpreting independently; and meeting weekly with the mentor to discuss the practicum experience. Additionally, practicum students will meet together weekly to share observations and experiences gained from the practicum placement. Seminar discussions will focus on advanced language issues in interpretation, application of professional and business ethics, situational concerns, and problem solving. The seminar instructor will be the practicum student's supervising instructor. Students must complete this course with a grade of C or better.

INT 4942. INTERPRETING INTERNSHIP.

330

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in INT 3943 or department approval. This course is designed to expose students to the professional practice of interpreting through a field experience. This internship will provide real, practical, relevant experiences that facilitate the student interpreter’s transition from theory and instructional practice to real life practice. There will be a written agreement between the student and educational institution, business or industry. Mentored as well as supervised by a professional interpreter and the course instructor, the student will work toward goals and objectives that are identified and developed prior to and during internship and that will be documented by the college. This may be a paid or unpaid experience. The course requires 240 hours of field-based experience under the supervision of a departmentally approved sign language interpreter. This course must be passed with a minimum grade of C.

INT 4945. SENIOR SEMINAR II.

330

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in INT 4934 or department approval. This course is a practice-oriented skill enhancement course. Through hands-on practice and simulated interpreting situations, students will integrate the skills outlined in the National Interpreter Certification process. Students will practice the skills defined by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Focus will be on the application of the skills set to the process of interpreting and preparation for the NIC Performance test.