2019-2020 Catalog 
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SLNG 1321 - Introduction to the Interpreting Profession

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours - Lecture: 3
An overview of the field of American Sign Language (ASL)/English interpretation. Provides a historical framework for the current principles, ethics, roles, responsibilities, and standard practices of the interpreting profession. This course will also include identification of professional interpreting organizations and journal/publications that provide information on sign systems and other interpreting methods.
Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; SGNL 1401  and SLNG 1317 .
Student Learning Outcomes
1 - Describe standard practices, employment trends, compensation, and professional business practices in the current job market. 2 - Explain the tenets of the Code of Professional Conduct and the Standards of Ethical Behavior and apply them to situational decision-making. 3 - Analyze the history of ASL/English interpreting and its evolution to current practice. 4 - Describe issues of language, power, and control and their impact on the role of the interpreter and the goals of interpreting.