American Sign Language Interpreting for the Deaf (ASL.S.AAS)

69.0-70.0 Credit Hours

The American Sign Language Interpreting for the Deaf (ASLID) program provides the unique opportunity for students to develop a solid foundation in language, linguistics, culture and interpretation and to master the skills necessary to successfully function as an interpreter for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind individuals in a variety of educational and community settings. Students will gain rich insights into the American deaf community, their beliefs, values, history, rights and cultural norms. A grade of "C" or better is required in all ASL courses.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a minimum of entry-level competency in interpreting between ASL and English.
  • Develop skills in critical thinking, computer literacy, information literacy and values/citizenship/community.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theoretical, ethical and practical foundations of the interpreting field necessary to pass the RID National Interpreter Certification (NIC) written exam.
  • Demonstrate competency in both American Sign Language and spoken and written English.
  • Apply knowledge and skills to function as cross-cultural mediators in order to transmit and transfer culturally based linguistic and nonlinguistic information.

Curriculum

Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 3 credit hours
ASL 1101: Orientation to Deafness View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
ASL 1102: Interpreting Theory & Best Practices View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ASL 1111: Beginning American Sign Language I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ASL 1112: Beginning American Sign Language II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ASL 1116: Community Resources for the Deaf View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
ASL 1228: Intermediate American Sign Language I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ASL 1229: Intermediate American Sign Language II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ASL 2201: Interpreting I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ASL 2202: Interpreting II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ASL 2207: Role of the Interpreter View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
ASL 2212: Specialized Interpreting View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ASL 2231: Advanced American Sign Language I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ASL 2232: Advanced American Sign Language II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ASL 2236: Transliterating & Signing Modalities View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ASL 2261: Practicum I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ASL 2262: Practicum II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ASL 2300: Educational Interpreting View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ENG 1101: English Composition I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ENG 1201: English Composition II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
PSY 1100: General Psychology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
SOC 1129: Sociological Aspects of Deafness View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
Course Option: {COM 2211 OR COM 2206} 3 credit hours
Course Option: {MAT 1470 OR MAT 1440} 3 - 4 credit hours
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