Major Details

ASL - English Interpreting B.S.

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.

Course List - Total Hours: 54

Course # Course Title Hours
ASL101 Career Seminar in ASL Studies    3
ASL120 Deaf Culture    3
ASL220 Ethics and Decision Making    3
ASL321 Sociological Perspectives of Deaf Education    3
ASL330 ASL Literature    3
ASL416 Deaf People in Society    3
ASL425 Linguistics of American Sign Language    3
ITP211 Theory of Interpreting    3
ITP217 Comparative Translation    3
ITP301 Interpreting I    3
ITP310 Interpreting in Advanced Settings I    3
ITP351 Interpreting II    3
ITP375 Interpreting III    3
ITP380 Interpreting IV    3
ITP410 Interpreting in Advanced Settings II    3
ITP450 Senior Capstone    3
ITP475 Internship I    3


Required Electives

Elective Hours
Required Electives (ASL - English Interpreting B.S.)   3

Academic Catalog 2011