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SLIP 2912

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Credit Hours   3   
Course Title   American Sign Language To English Interpretation II   
Prerequisite(s)   SLIP 2901, 2901L with C or better   
Corequisite(s)   SLIP 2932, SLIP 2912L   
Catalog Description   
This course is a continuation of the skills developed in American Sign Language to English Interpretation I, and focuses on simultaneous sign to voice interpretations.  The co-requisite SLIP 2912L MUST be taken with this course even if the student has taken and passed the lab previously.  
Expected Educational Results   
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

1. Continue to develop their ASL to English interpreting skills.
2. Continue to develop their vocabulary, both in ASL and spoken English, by completing numerous vocabulary-building activities.
3. Interpret prepared selections at a moderately fast rate with 90% accuracy for the main ideas, and 75% accuracy for details.
4. Interpret cold selections at a moderate rate with 80% accuracy.
5. Apply correct English grammar to the interpretation.
6. Use appropriate word choices that match the intent of the ASL presenter.
7. Use appropriate inflection in the interpretation to properly reflect the mood of the ASL presenter.
8. Use appropriate register in selecting spoken words that reflect the appropriate environment: topic, audience, and speaker.
9. Project the interpretation loud enough to be heard across the room.
10. Give feedback to peers regarding interpreting, including: vocabulary selection, register, voice modulation, omissions, additions, and non-manual behaviors.
11. Work with a team partner, demonstrating the proper techniques for "spelling" and "feeding".

General Education Outcomes   
None Specified
Course Content   
1. Language Skills
a. ASL vocabulary
b. ASL grammar
c. English vocabulary
d. Fingerspelling and numbers

2. Simultaneous Interpreting Skills
a. Cokely and Colonomos model of interpreting
b. Component skills listed above
c. Appropriate behavior, dress, ethics and strategies
d. ASL to spoken English simultaneous interpreting

Assessment of Outcome Objectives   
Course Grade
The means of grading will be determined by the individual instructor.  Assessments will include quizzes, examinations, prepared interpreting projects, and involvement in community activities.


This course 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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