SLIP 2000 American Sign Language I     (3)
PREREQUISITES: Visual Acuity to discriminate signs at a distance of up to 30 feet. Physical dexterity to accurately reproduce signs demonstrated.
This course focuses on everyday communication and interaction in ASL. Topics include giving information, making requests, expressing likes and dislikes, and describing people and places. Grammar and vocabulary are presented in context, using ASL as the language of instruction. Students participate in a variety of activities to build language skills and learn about Deaf culture.

SLIP 2010 American Sign Language II     (3)
PREREQUISITES: SLIP 1904 with "C" or better, or placement by examination
This course is a continuation of SLIP 1904, building upon grammatical structures and vocabulary acquired.

SLIP 2050 American Sign Language III     (3)
PREREQUISITES: SLIP 1905 with a C or better, or placement by examination
This course continues to develop receptive and expressive American Sign Language skills. Through class activities and outside assignments, vocabulary is expanded and more complex, finer points of grammar are introduced. Aspects of Deaf culture are also examined.

SLIP 1907 American Sign Language IV     (3)
PREREQUISITES: SLIP 1906 with a C or better, or placement by examination
This course continues and completes the materials begun in SLIP 1906, ASL III. It provides intensive training in conversations using both expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language. More aspects of Deaf culture are also examined.

SLIP 1911 ASL Narrative and Discourse     (6)
PREREQUISITES: Admittance into SLIP program. CO-REQUISITES: SLIP 1911L
This course is an advanced study of expressive and receptive American Sign Language narratives and conversation. It is designed to provide a strong foundation for future interpreting courses. The primary focus is on more complex grammatical features, expanded vocabulary and language fluency. This course is taught predominately in ASL without voice. This course is offered fall semester.

SLIP 1911L Interpreting Lab I     (1)
PREREQUISITES: Admittance into SLIP program. CO-REQUISITES: SLIP 1911
This is a skills laboratory to accompany SLIP 1911. Assignments are designed to reinforce classroom concepts. Field observation of working interpreters is also included.

SLIP 1915 Deaf History and Culture     (3)
PREREQUISITES: ASL Comprehension
This course offers an overview of issues related to persons who are Deaf and hard of hearing. Topics include types of hearing loss, history and education, legislation, employment, related services and organizations, the relationship of language and community, audiological vs. cultural deafness, the dynamics of deafness in the family. This course also studies the variety of cultures, experiences and perspectives among people who are deaf and hard of hearing. This course is often taught by an instructor who is Deaf. Knowledge of sign language may be necessary.

SLIP 1923 Consecutive ASL to English Interpreting     (3)
PREREQUISITES: SLIP 1911, 1911L, 1915 with a “C” or better. CO-REQUISITES: SLIP 1931L
This course begins work on source language ASL to target language English translations and consecutive voice to sign interpreting. It includes theories of the interpreting process, vocabulary and linguistic development, and text analysis. A variety of techniques and strategies address visual memory, equivalent message content, vocabulary and register choice, and cultural adaptations.

SLIP 2051 Fingerspelling and Numbers     (1)
PREREQUISITES: SLIP 1905 with a “C” or better, or placement by examination
This course focuses on the specific skills of understanding and producing fingerspelling and numbers in ASL.

SLIP 1925 Classifiers in ASL     (1)
PREREQUISITES: SLIP 1906 with a “C” or better, or placement by examination
This course will provide an in-depth analysis of classifiers in ASL through observation, discussion and demonstration of the various categories of classifiers in ASL. Emphasis will be on comprehending them in ASL discourse and using them naturally in interpretations from English to ASL.

SLIP 1931 Consecutive English to ASL Interpreting     (3)
PREREQUISITES: SLIP 1911 with a “C” or better. CO-REQUISITES: SLIP 1931L
This course begins work on source language English to target language ASL translations and consecutive interpreting. It includes study of the interpreting process, vocabulary and linguistic development, and text analysis. This course is offered spring semester.

SLIP 1931L Interpreting Lab II     (1)
PREREQUISITES: SLIP 1911, 1911L, 1915 with a “C” or better. CO-REQUISITES: SLIP 1931
This is a skills laboratory to accompany SLIP 1931. Assignments are designed to reinforce classroom concepts. Field observation of working interpreters is also included.

SLIP 1941 Introduction to Interpreting     (3)
PREREQUISITES: SLIP 1911, 1911L, 1915 with a “C” or better.
This course provides general information about the field of interpreting, including the function role and responsibility of interpreters, environments in which interpreters are involved, and assessment within the profession. It stresses the importance of a professional attitude toward interpreting, especially as developed through observance of ethical standards. This course is offered spring semester.

SLIP 2901 Survey of Specialized Interpreting Settings     (3)
PREREQUISITES: SLIP 1931, 1931L. CO-REQUISITES: SLIP 2901L
This course is designed to provide reinforcement of sign language skills and interpreting principles. It addresses settings such as education, mental health, medical, oral, deaf-blind, and employment. This course is taught summer semester.

SLIP 2901L Interpreting Lab III     (1)
PREREQUISITES: SLIP 1931, 1931L with a "C" or better. CO-REQUISITES: SLIP 2901
This is a skills laboratory to accompany SLIP 2901. Assignments are designed to reinforce classroom concepts. Field observation of working interpreters is also included.

SLIP 2912 Simultaneous ASL to English Interpreting     (3)
PREREQUISITES: SLIP 2901, 2901L with a “C” or better. CO-REQUISITES: SLIP 2912L
This course is a continuation of the skills developed in ASL to English Interpretation I, and focuses on simultaneous voice to sign interpretations.

SLIP 2912L Interpreting Lab IV     (1)
PREREQUISITES: SLIP 2901, 2901L with a “C” or better. CO-REQUISITES: SLIP 2912, 2932
This course continues to develop skills begun in SLIP 1931, and focuses on providing simultaneous voice to sign interpretations. This course is offered fall semester.

SLIP 2932 Simultaneous English to ASL Interpreting     (3)
PREREQUISITES: SLIP 2901, 2901L with a “C” or better. CO-REQUISITES: SLIP 2912L
This course continues to develop skills begun in SLIP 1931, and focuses on providing simultaneous voice to sign interpretations. This course is offered fall semester.

SLIP 2951 Practicum     (6)
Prerequisites: SLIP 2912, 2912L and 2932 with a “C” or better. CO-REQUISITES: SLIP 2934
This course is a combination of actual interpreting experience under the supervision of an interpreter in the field, voluntary interpreting, interpreter observation, and a classroom seminar. The seminar includes discussion, role playing and situational assessments based on student experiences in the filed. Emphasis is placed on the code of ethics and it application in real-life situations. Students must complete all assigned interpreting hours and pass a comprehensive test on ASL and English interpreting skills. This course is offered spring semester.

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Last Updated: 10/30/14

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