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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Interpreter Education (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
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Description: This course provides a foundation for non-signers to study American Sign Language (ASL) and learn about deaf culture. It includes principles, methods and techniques for communicating with deaf individuals who sign. Focusing on development of receptive and expressive sign skills, manual alphabet, numbers, sign vocabulary, syntax, grammar and culture.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Description:

Study the culture of the American Deaf community. Issues raised include the relationship between language and culture, the history of deaf education, the Deaf President Now revolution and the collective goals and values of the Deaf community. Gain an understanding of the effects of hearing loss by way of basic audiology, speech pathology and the anatomy of the ear. We will also address access to services for the Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and Deaf-Blind consumers.

Notes: Online only

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

 

Term hours subtotal:

9

Spring Semester (First Year)
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Description: Continue to study American Sign Language (ASL) grammatical structure, vocabulary, fingerspelling, use of signing space, conversational regulators and introductory aspects of deaf culture.

Prerequisites: ASL 1111 and ENG 1101

Description: English Composition II, building on the skills in English Composition I, develops rhetorical literacy through research, critical reading and multigenre writing tasks. Through major and minor, cumulative and stand-alone assignments, students construct arguments and analyses, ethically incorporating academic sources while developing their own voices as writers and citizens.

Prerequisites: ENG 1101 and ENG 1101 and ENG 1101

Description: University-parallel course covering history and systems of psychology, behavioral research methods, physiology of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, consciousness, cognition, personality, lifespan development, gender, social psychology, motivation, emotion, stress, mental disorders and therapies.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035

 

Term hours subtotal:

9

Fall Semester (Second Year)
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Notes: Fall only

Description:

An in-depth examination of the multiple facets that constitute effective interpreting. These include communication theory, cognitive processing skills, cultural adjustments, contextual and situational factors, expansion techniques, controlling legislation and ethics and best practices. Various interpreting settings are examined, with special emphasis on educational interpreting, interpreter licensure and the national interpreting evaluation process.

Notes: Fall and Spring

Prerequisites: ASL 1101 and ASL 1112

Description: The course will explore various applications of mathematics in the social, finance, health and environmental fields with emphasis on developing informational, technological, logical, and visual reasoning skills. Topics from numeracy, probability and statistics, finance, mathematical modeling with linear, statistical, and exponential functions, and other areas of mathematics will be covered. Note: Students who have not completed the required pre-requisite courses listed, but have successfully completed MAT 0100 with a grade of "C" or better, can register for MAT 1445 together with the co-requisite course MAT 0445, Quantitative Reasoning Booster. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Any Mathematics, Statistics & Logic elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: MAT 0200 and MAT 0200 and Other (With a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test) and Other (With a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

 

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9

Spring Semester (Second Year)
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Description:

Expands ability to express abstract concepts in American Sign Language (ASL), further develops vocabulary and receptive and expressive fluency. Read and discuss topics related to deaf culture. Deaf community interaction required.

Notes: Spring only

Prerequisites: ASL 1101 and ASL 1228 and ENG 1101

Description: An introduction to the theories and models of interpreting, cognitive process techniques, interpreting logistics and strategies, as well as the code of professional conduct and all aspects of confidentiality. Student may repeat course up to three (3) times to achieve a passing grade.

Notes: Spring only

Prerequisites: ASL 1101 and ASL 1228

Notes: Any Arts and Humanities elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

 

Term hours subtotal:

9

Fall Semester (Third Year)
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Description:

The first advanced course in the study of American Sign Language (ASL) is an intensive study of the linguistic structure of English and American Sign Language (ASL). Students explore the syntactic similarities and differences between the two languages and learn how to find functional equivalence between the two languages.

Notes: Fall only

Prerequisites: ASL 1229 and ENG 1201

Notes: Fall only

Prerequisites: ASL 1229 and ASL 2201 and ENG 1201

Description:

A study of interpreting in settings with specialized vocabulary such as medical, technical, and employment. Practice and performance of the vocabulary used in these settings is designed to increase student's comfort and skills for interpreting in these specialized settings. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Fall only

Prerequisites: ASL 1102 and ASL 1229 and ASL 2201 and Restricted to Majors

 

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8

Spring Semester (Third Year)
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Description:

Course includes practice in Signing Exact English II (SEE II), transliterating and various signing modalities used in special settings or by various special populations such as deaf-blind or individual with other disabilities. Students will focus on transliterating signed/spoken English in educational and technical situations and develop specialized vocabulary in areas typically utilizing transliterators.

Notes: Spring only

Prerequisites: ASL 2201 and ASL 2231

Description:

Students will demonstrate proficiency in both simultaneous and consecutive interpreting while executing the necessary techniques, principles, and models to effectively interpret between source and target languages. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Spring only

Prerequisites: ASL 2202 and ASL 2231

Description: This course presents an overview of educational interpreting with a focus on the K-12 setting. Topics include: the role of the educational interpreter, deafness and other disabilities, the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) process and the Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) Educational Interpreter Guidelines and licensure process.

Notes: Spring only

Prerequisites: Restricted to Majors

 

Term hours subtotal:

9

Summer Semester (Third Year)
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Description: This course will address how setting, register and preferred language mode of clients impacts the role of the interpreter. During weekly in-class role plays, students will employ interpreting techniques learned in other advanced interpreting courses as well as elements of the Demand-Control Schema.

Notes: Summer only

Prerequisites: ASL 1102 and ASL 2202 and ASL 2231

 

Term hours subtotal:

3

Fall Semester (Fourth Year)
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Description: Students are required to complete 150 hours of socialization in the deaf community, interpreting and observation at an off-campus setting under the supervision of a mentor. Weekly seminar provides opportunities to synthesize on-site experiences with instructor and peers. Two classroom, seven practicum hours per week.

Notes: Fall only

Prerequisites: ASL 2207 and Restricted to Majors

Description:

A study of interpreting in legal, mental health, sexuality, and substance abuse settings. The course will focus on the comprehension and sign production of the unique and specialized vocabulary used in these settings. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Fall only

Prerequisites: ASL 2202 and ASL 2212 and ASL 2231 and Restricted to Majors

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Spring Semester (Fourth Year)
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Description: Students are required to attend weekly seminar class and complete 150 hours of interpreting/observation and socialization at off-campus settings under the supervision of a mentor(s). Two classroom, seven practicum hours per week.

Notes: Spring only

Prerequisites: ASL 2261 and Restricted to Majors

 

Term hours subtotal:

3

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.