American Sign Language
- ASL-A 131 Intensive Beginning American Sign Language (5 cr.) First course in the introductory sequence of language courses. Emphasis on developing basic conversational skills as well as awareness of Deaf culture. PUL=1A
- ASL-A 132 Intensive Beginning American Sign Language II (5 cr.) Second course in the introductory sequence of language courses. Emphasis on developing basic conversational skills as well as awareness of Deaf culture. PUL=1A
- ASL-A 211 Second Year American Sign Language I (5 cr.) First course in the second year sequence of language courses designed for students who have completed A131 and A132. Emphasis is on expansion of grammar, syntax, sentence structure, and vocabulary development, as well as continuation of Deaf Culture studies. PUL=1
- ASL-A 212 Second Year American Sign Language II (5 cr.) Second course in the second year sequence of language courses designed for students who have completed A211. Emphasis is on the narrative, receptive, and expressive skill development and continuation of Deaf Culture studies. PUL=1A
- ASL-A 215 Advanced Fingerspell & Numbers in ASL (3 cr.) An advanced class in expressive and receptive fingerspelling and in the numbering systems of American Sign Language. Emphasis is on clarity and accuracy through intensive practice in comprehension and production.
- ASL-A 219 Deaf Community History & Culture (3 cr.) Students are introduced to American Deaf culture and components of the American Deaf community including history, norms, rules of social interactions, values, traditions, and dynamics. Educational, social and political factors unique to the Deaf community will be explored, as well as community organizations, the impact of technology, and emerging issues/trends.
- ASL-A 311 Third Year American Sign Language I (5 cr.) First course in the third year sequence of language courses designed for students who have completed A211 and A212. Emphasis is on expansion of grammar, syntax, sentence structure, and vocabulary development. PUL=1
- ASL-A 312 Third Year American Sign Language II (5 cr.) Second course in the third year sequence of language courses designed for students who have completed A311. Emphasis is on the narrative, receptive, and expressive skill development. PUL=1A
- ASL-A 321 Linguistics of American Sign Language (3 cr.) Students will learn to analyze ASL linguistically, exploring the building blocks of ASL: phonemic analysis, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. The application of these concepts to a visual language will be the focus of the course.
- ASL-I 301 Introduction to Interpreting (3 cr.) Provides an overview of the field of ASL/English interpreting. Emphasis is on exploring a progression of philosophical frames in the development of the profession; exploring models of the interpreting process and identifying requisite responsibilities, skills, and aptitudes for interpreters. PUL=5
- ASL-I 303 American Sign Language for Interpreters (3 cr.) This course is designed for student interpreters to continue improving their fluency in American Sign Language (ASL). Emphasis is on the ability to compose and produce a variety of discourse genres in ASL, such as narratives, explanations, descriptions, expository talks, procedural talk, and others. There is an equal emphasis on comprehension of, and response to, the same discourse types. Students will begin to focus on features of language such as prosody, discourse markers, rhythm, accents, variations, cohesive devices, involvement strategies, and others. PUL=5
- ASL-I 361 Basic Interpreting Skills (3 cr.) P: Director’s permission. This is the first course in the professional skills preparation for interpreting. Students begin by analyzing texts for purpose, audience, linguistic features, and discourse structure. Students are taught discourse mapping and retelling texts in the same language. As students learn to analyze, they also learn how to evaluate adequate renditions. PUL=5
- ASL-I 363 Interpreting Community Texts: Consecutive (3 cr.) P: Director’s permission. This is the second interpreting course that prepares students for the analytical skills needed to interpret. In this course, students continue their practice with inter-lingual mapping exercises. The greatest change is from an unlimited to a limited time for preparation and production of texts. PUL=4; RISE=S
- ASL-I 365 Interpreting Community Texts: Simultaneous (3 cr.) P: Director’s permission. This is the third and final course to prepare student to do simultaneous interpreting. In this course, students continue with mapping exercises, working towards interpreting unfamiliar texts, and evaluating interpretations. The greatest challenge is eliminating pausing. PUL=4;
- ASL-I 405 Practicum (3 cr.) An extensive practicum experience. Students will be placed at sites to experience several interpreting settings during the 15-week course. Students will be required to maintain a journal of their experiences and to meet with onsite practicum mentors and program faculty regularly throughout the course. PUL=3; RISE=S
- ASL-I 407 Professional Seminar (3 cr.) This course provides for advanced level interpreting students to safely discuss practical work experiences, ethical decision making and professional communication. Students will engage in self-reflection activities and discussions that will lead them to a better understanding of the complex world of ASL/English interpreting.
- ASL-L 340 Discourse Analysis: English (3 cr.) This course focuses on the analysis of language use in different genres of spoken English so that interpreting students become explicitly aware of everyday language. Students collect, transcribe, and analyze features of conversations, lectures, explanations, interviews, descriptions, and other types of speech genres while reading and discussing theoretical notions underlying language use in English. PUL=2
- ASL-L 342 Disclosure Analysis: ASL (3 cr.) This course continues the introduction to discourse analysis, focusing on discourse in American Sign Language (ASL). Topics will include general discourse issues such as approaches to analysis, natural data analysis, technology for research in signed languages, and topics specific to ASL, including transcription in ASL, use of space and spatial mapping, involvement strategies, discourse structures and genres, cohesion and coherence, framing, and interaction strategies. One ongoing issue throughout the course will be the relevance to interpreting. PUL=2