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SLIP 2901L

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Credit Hours 1
Course Title Interpreting Lab 3
Prerequisite(s) SLIP 1911,1911L, 1915, 1923, 1931, 1931L, 1941 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite(s) SLIP 2901
Catalog Description
This is a skills laboratory to accompany SLIP 2901.  Assignments are designed to reinforce classroom concepts.  Field observation of working interpreters is also included.

Expected Educational Results
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

1. Continue to develop their interpreting skills independently.
2. Continue to develop their vocabulary, both ASL and spoken English, by completing various activities.
3. Interpret cold selections at a moderate rate with 80% accuracy.
4. Conduct self-analysis regarding their own work including: sign selection, parameters, fingerspelling, grammatical features, message equivalence, omissions, additions, and non-manual behaviors.
5. Demonstrate appropriate conduct, dress, and behavior for the working professional in different situations.

General Education Outcomes
1. Communication:
Students will communicate effectively through reading, writing assignments, contributing to on line discussions, presenting information in class, and performing accurate sign language interpretations.
2. Critical Thinking:  
Students will demonstrate effective problem solving and critical thinking skills in written assignments, interpretations, and in-class discussion and role-play.
3. Technology:
Students will demonstrate the ability to locate organize, and analyze information through the use of a variety of computer applications including the Internet and professional listservs and discussion groups.

Course Content
1. Language Skills
b. ASL vocabulary
c. ASL grammar
d. English vocabulary
e. Fingerspelling and numbers

2. Consecutive Interpreting Skills
a. Component skills listed above
b. Appropriate behavior, dress, ethics and strategies
c. Spoken English to ASL consecutive interpreting

Assessment of Outcome Objectives

The course grade will be determined by the individual instructors using a variety of evaluation methods. Knowledge of course content may be determined by prepared recordings and lab attendance.


Interpreting Lab 3 is offered once a year. At the end of the course, students will fill out a survey regarding course content. The faculty will review the course and make recommended revisions based on student feedback, direct experience, and trends in teaching ASL. The faculty teaching the course will prepare a short summary stating which educational outcomes were and were not achieved and recommending changes for future classes


After each course, instructors will review materials, student surveys, grades and grading procedure and make recommendations for modification the following year.  Those recommendations and the other data will be kept on file. Every three years, a faculty committee will review the course. They will review the syllabus, the current literature, materials and samples of student work. A report included in the program review.

Last Revised: Mar. 23, 2009
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