The interpreting program prepares students to effectively communicate and interpret between American Sign Language (ASL) and English. Practicum experiences are provided in educational, medical, vocational and other settings. The program also provides for interaction with students at the Missouri School for the Deaf, the local deaf community, and deaf instructors and tutors in a state-of-the-art interpreting lab. A demonstration of competency in English and ASL is necessary to enroll in ITP 301. Interpreting Majors are required to maintain an overall GPA of 2.5.
Interpreting majors are encouraged to take Acting I: Basic Skills (THA 255), Introduction to Speech Communication (COM 101) and Legal Ethics (LGS 210).
Course List - Total Hours: 54
|Course #||Course Title||Hours|
|ITP101||Orientation to Interpreting||3|
|ITP105||American Sign Language I||4|
|ITP205||American Sign Language II||4|
|ITP305||American Sign Language III||4|
|ITP355||American Sign Language IV||4|
|ITP405||American Sign Language V||4|
|ITP425||American Sign Language Linguistics and Sociolinguistics||3|