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SLNG  1207  Intra-lingual Skills Development for Interpreters
Development of intra-lingual (English to English) skills necessary for future development of inter-lingual (English to American Sign Language [ASL]/ASL to English) skills. Focus on linguistic and cognitive skills development in areas of paraphrasing, summarizing, main idea identification, comprehension, memory, delayed repetition, multi-tasking, vocabulary, and cultural literacy. Lab required. Offered spring semester only.  2 credit hours. (W)

 

SLNG  1211  Fingerspelling and Numbers
Development of expressive and receptive skills in fingerspelling and numbers.  Receptive skills focus on whole word phrase recognition and fingerspelling/number comprehension in context.  Expressive skills focus on the development of speed, clarity, and fluency.  Lab required.  Prerequisite: SGNL 1402.  2 credit hours.  (W)

 

SLNG  1215  Visual/Gestural Communication
Development of skills in non-verbal communications. Emphasizes the use and understanding of facial expression, gestures, pantomime, and body language. Lab required. Offered fall semester only.  2 credit hours. (W)

 

SLNG  1291  Special Topics in Sign Language Interpreter
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.  Offered summer semester only.  2 credit hours. (W) 

Preparation for BEI (Board of Evaluation of Interpreters) Certification  Overview of BEI assessment and development of relevant ASL and interpreting skills and knowledge. Prerequisites: SLNG 2186 and SLNG 2302.

 

SLNG  1311  Fingerspelling and Numbers
Development of expressive and receptive skills in fingerspelling and numbers. Receptive skills focus on whole word phrase recognition and fingerspelling/number comprehension in context.  Expressive skills focus on the development of speed, clarity, and fluency.  Lab required.  Prerequisite/Concurrent enrollment: SGNL 1402.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

SLNG  1321  Introduction to the Interpreting Profession
An overview of the field of American Sign Language (ASL)/English interpretation.  Provides a historical framework for the current principles, ethics, roles, responsibilities, and standard practices of the interpreting profession.  Lab required. Prerequisite / Concurrent enrollment: SGNL 2301.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

SLNG  1347  Deaf Culture
Historical and contemporary perspective of American Deaf culture using a socio-cultural model. Includes cultural identity and awareness, values, group norms, communication, language, and significant contributions made by D/deaf people to the world. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

SLNG  1350  Sign-to-Voice
Skill development in interpreting and transliterating from American Sign Language and other modes of communication to English and analysis of increasingly complex tasks utilizing simulated interpreting experiences including skills analysis and peer evaluation. Lab required. Prerequisite: SLNG 1321. Offered fall semester only. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

SLNG  2186  Internship I - Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. Prerequisites:  SLNG 1350 and SLNG 2301. 1 credit hour. (W)

 

SLNG  2189  ESC Internship - Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed  by the college and the employer. Prerequisite/ Concurrent enrollment: SLNG 2371. 1 credit hour. (W)

 

SLNG  2266  Practicum - Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.  Prerequisite: SLNG 2301. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

SLNG  2301  Interpreting I
An overview of the interpreting process and models of interpretation. Introduces the skills necessary to achieve dynamic message equivalence in interpreting American Sign Language (ASL) to English and English to ASL.  Lab required.  Prerequisite: SLNG 1321 and Prerequisite / Concurrent Enrollment: SGNL 2302.  Offered fall semester only. 3 credit hours.  (W)

 

SLNG  2302  Interpreting II
Continued development of discourse analysis and interpreting skills for increasingly complex tasks.  Utilization of consecutive and simultaneous interpreting scenarios including monologues and dialogues.  Emphasizes skill development, self-analysis, and peer evaluation.  Lab required.  Prerequisite/Concurrent enrollment: SLNG 2301.  Offered spring semester only.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

SLNG  2303  Transliterating
A practice-oriented course designed to develop skills necessary for rendering spoken English to a signed English format and signed English to spoken English. Lab required. Prerequisite: SLNG 2301. Offered spring semester only. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

SLNG  2311  Interpreting in Specialized Settings
Overview of interpreting/transliterating with special populations (e.g., deaf/blind, high visual, oral) and/or special settings (e.g., religious, artistic, medical, legal, mental health). Reinforce interpreting theories and techniques in relation to special population(s) and/or setting(s). Lab required. Prerequisites: SLNG 1350 and SLNG 2301. Offered spring semester only.  3 credit hours. (W)

 

SLNG  2331  Interpreting III
A practice-oriented course to develop skills in the integration and application of interpreting using complex source materials.  Continued exposure to simulated interpreting/transliterating experiences.  Lab required.  Prerequisite: SLNG 2302 or state or national interpreter certification.  Offered summer semester only.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

SLNG  2371  Interpreting in the Medical Setting
Methods and practice of interpreting skills (consecutive, simultaneous, and sign translation) in medical contexts, including protocols for managing sessions with patients, standards of practice for health care interpreters, roles of the health care interpreters, cultural awareness, legislation and regulations (ADA, Section 405 or Rehabilitation Act, Title VI of Civil Rights Act, HIPAA, HITECH, CLAS), legal status (voluntary, POEC, OPC) common specialties and medications (including physical and mental health), and routine medical equipment. Lab required. Prerequisite: HITT 1305. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

SLNG  2387  Internship II - Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. Prerequisites:  SLNG 2302 and SLNG 2303. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

SLNG  2403  Transliterating
A practice-oriented course designed to develop skills necessary for rendering spoken English to a signed English format and signed English to spoken English.  Lab required.  Prerequisites: ENGL 1302, SGNL 2301 and SLNG 2301. Offered spring semester only.  4 credit hours.  (W)

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