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ASL 1102 Interpreting Theory & Best Practices

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.

Prerequisites: ASL 1101 and ASL 1112

Course Outcomes
  • Become aware of specialized communication techniques for Deaf Blind and oral interpreting settings.
  • Become familiar with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and National Association for the Deaf (NAD) national certification systems and concomitant codes of professional conduct.
  • Conceptualize and manage the dynamic factors (professional role, language modeling, ethical considerations, interpreting demands, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) legal considerations etc.) that constitute the work of an educational interpreter.
  • Become familiar with the logistics of specialized interpreting settings such as medical, legal, theatrical, and telephone interpreting.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
  • Department: American Sign Language
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes
Available Sections
Blended Learning
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 5, Rm 335
Faculty: Morris
Term: Summer 2023
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Course meets in person on scheduled days and times with additional online content. Check the schedule to confirm the days and times your class will meet in-person. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $20.00
Open Seats: 12
Meets: W from 5:00PM to 6:40PM
Section: Y00
Open Seats: 12
Meets: W from
5:00PM to 6:40PM
Section: Y00