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ASL-English Interpreting - 57 Credits - BA/BS

Delivery Method: Day/Fulton Campus

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. Students must earn a grade of ‘C’ or better to continue on in their sequence of majors courses. If a student does not receive a grade of ‘C’ or better, they will be invited to repeat the course. The curriculum is designed for classes to layer information and skill, thus lack of skill development in a prerequisite course will not lead to success in future work. For example: If a student receives a ‘C’ in Interpreting II they may go on to Interpreting III. If a student receives a ‘D’ in Interpreting II, they will be invited to repeat the course until they earn a grade of ‘C’ or better.

*Students must complete the appropriate ASL I-V pre-requisite courses with a grade of C or higher, or demonstrate equivalent experience or instructor waiver of pre-req before they can register for designated courses. **Students must earn a final grade of C or higher to continue on in their sequence of major courses.

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Core Credits: 57.00

Course # Course Title Hours
ASL 120 Deaf Culture -D 3.00
ASL 336 Topics in Deafness 3.00
ASL 345 American Sign Language VI 3.00
ASL 425 Linguistics of American Sign Lang 3.00
ASL 430 ASL Literature 3.00
ENG 301 Grammar and Syntax 3.00
ITP 211 Theory of Interpretation 3.00
ITP 217 Comparative Translation 3.00
ITP 241 Fundamentals of Interpreting 3.00
ITP 301 Interpreting I 3.00
ITP 310 Interpreting in Advanced Settings I 3.00
ITP 351 Interpreting II 3.00
ITP 375 Interpreting III 3.00
ITP 380 Interpreting IV 3.00
ITP 410 Interpreting in Advanced Setting II 3.00
ITP 450 Senior Capstone 3.00
ITP 451 Field Practicum I 3.00
ITP 452 Field Practicum II 3.00

Required Electives

Elective Hours
Social Service Elective - 3 Credits 3.00

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