SLI

Sign Language Interpreting

  • SLI 2990 Skills Development in Sign Language Interpreting

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Reinforcement of basic interpreting skills, either expressively or receptively. Enables students to acquire the skills and confidence necessary for success in upper level Sign Language Interpreting courses. Credits are not applicable as SLI program electives.

  • SLI 3000 Ethics and Laws in Interpreting

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Ethical standards of practice, legal rights and federal legislation impacting deaf and interpreters. Critical thinking, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and application of the Code of Professional Conduct will be emphasized.

  • SLI 3200 Current Topics in Deafness and Interpreting

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of the linguistic, cultural, and societal context of the Deaf community in America. Both historical and contemporary aspects of Deaf identity will be included, with an emphasis on the central role that ASL plays in the lives of Deaf individuals. Integrated Writing course.

  • SLI 3400 Linguistics of American Sign Language

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Linguistic analysis of American Sign Language and spoken languages. Includes the study of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and other linguistic topics.

  • SLI 3510 ASL Discourse Analysis for Interpreters

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Investigates English and American Sign Language discourse features, focusing on language used in real world situations. Considers specialized settings and emphasizes interpretation strategies such as discourse mapping.

  • SLI 3520 Interpreter Ethics Forum

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Interactional class focuses on ethical situations that arise in a sign language interpreters work. Ethical dilemmas will be debated, while exploring in-depth the RID Code of Professional Conduct and other ethical standards.

  • SLI 3530 Consecutive Interpreting in ASL

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Focuses on consecutive interpreting, working to and from ASL and English. Students will determine when, where, and why to use consecutive interpreting, note-taking and mapping, and strategies to manage the discourse.

  • SLI 3540 Advanced Sign to English Interpreting

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Facilitates interpreter's ability to improve sign to voice interpreting skills, deliver a coherent message, using correct English grammar and syntax, while choosing appropriate vocabulary and register. Includes strategies for clarification and correction.

  • SLI 3550 Interpreter Mentoring Techniques

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Mentoring and maintaining good relationships with interpreting colleagues. Includes self-assessment techniques, improvement plans, and cognitive and emotional strategies for providing and receiving professional feedback.

  • SLI 3560 Signing Exact English

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Signing Exact English sign system, used in many educational settings. Vocabulary, affixes, concomitant skills, and fluency in both signing and sign to English.

  • SLI 3570 Business Aspects of Interpreting

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Explains the business and professional aspects of interpreting for the Deaf. Taxes, scheduling, peer relations, professional behavior, and communication with consumers, both hearing and Deaf, will be covered.

  • SLI 3580 Advanced American Sign Language for Interpreters

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An advanced American Sign Language (ASL) course designed for interpreters for the Deaf. Focus will be on natural use of language and grammatical features while reviewing sentence structure, register, prosodic features and boundary markers.

  • SLI 3600 ASL to English Interpreting

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Students advance their skills in producing equivalent spoken English messages in natural, idiomatic language from signed source messages. Continuation of English and ASL vocabulary development, interpreting analysis skills, and strategies for team interpreting.

  • SLI 3800 Advanced Interpreting I

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Enhancement of the ability to interpret between the source and target languages of ASL and English. Interpreting models, consecutive and team interpreting will be explored. Students will increase interpreting analysis and mental visualization skills.

  • SLI 4200 Educational Interpreting

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Theoretical foundations related to best practices and educational interpreter performance. National, state, and local standards/requirements will be covered, including the EIPA.

  • SLI 4400 Specialized Interpreting Settings

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Specialty settings of medical, mental health, legal, Deaf-Blind or oral interpreting. Discussions include ethical decision making, specialized vocabulary and legal ramifications. Students will demonstrate specialized vocabulary and sign competence. Integrated Writing course.

  • SLI 4510 Educational Interpreting: English to Sign

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Enhancing English to sign skills for interpreters working in K-12 educational settings with deaf students. Proficiency related to the requisite skills for the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA)

  • SLI 4520 Educational Interpreting: Sign to English

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Enhancing sign to English skills for interpreters working in K-12 educational settings with deaf students. Emphasizes requisite skills for the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA).

  • SLI 4530 Deaf-Blind Interpreting

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Overview of role of the interpreter and necessary skills when working with individuals who are Deaf-Blind. Introduction to etiology of deaf-blindness, its impact on communication, and basic sighted-guide techniques. Focus on tactile interpreting skills.

  • SLI 4540 Interpreting in Mental Health Settings

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An introduction to mental health interpreting will prepare Interpreters to work with Deaf clients, providing appropriate and culturally affirming services, promote teamwork and understanding of mental health service providers and improve individual interpreting skills.

  • SLI 4550 Interpreting for Theater

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Provides students with basic skills in musical performance and theatrical interpreting. Script analysis and translation, theater basics, character development, and interpreter issues will be addressed as well as musical styles and interpretation.

  • SLI 4560 Interpreting for the Deaf in Legal Settings

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduces the American legal system and interpreting for the Deaf in that setting. Arrest, Miranda Warning, questioning, and court settings will be discussed including ethical issues and interpretation practice.

  • SLI 4570 Interpreting for the Deaf in Medical Settings

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An introductory course for interpreters working in medical settings with Deaf patients. Medical terminology, signed vocabulary, anatomical systems, medications, doctor/hospital specialties, and ethical concerns in this discipline will be covered and medical scenarios interpreted.

  • SLI 4580 RID Interpreter Certification Preparation

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Assists students in preparation for the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) national certification test. Ethical discussions, sign and voice performances and analyses, and review of written materials will be included.

  • SLI 4600 Advanced Transliterating

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Enhancement of ability to produce an equivalent message, working simultaneously between the source and target languages of signed and spoken English, focusing on team interpreting, working lengthy segments of discourse, and settings with multiple consumers.

  • SLI 4710 Topics in Sign Language Interpreting

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Selected topics in the areas of interpreting or deafness are addressed on a workshop or a one-time course basis. Subject matter and titles vary.

  • SLI 4800 Advanced Interpreting II

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Continues enhancement of ability to produce an equivalent message, working between ASL and English. Interpreting culturally rich language will be investigated, and expanded to idiomatic expressions, higher registers, and working lengthy segments of discourse.

  • SLI 4900 SLI Senior Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Student will identify a community or professional need or area of interest, develop project plan to benefit the community and/or profession. Student completes program portfolio and conducts critical self-assessment, demonstrating appreciation for lifelong learning.