SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING PROGRAM
SLI 3000 Ethics & Laws in Interpreting
Course focuses on 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 & Interpreting
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.
SLI 3400 Linguistics of American Sign Language
Linguistic analysis of American Sign Language and spoken languages. Includes the study of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and other linguistic topics.
SLI 3600 ASL to English Interpreting
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
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
Theoretical foundations related to best practices and educational interpreter performance. National, state, and local standards/requirements will be covered, including the EIPA. Educational settings and communication methods for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students will be discussed along with social, cognitive, and language development and the interpreter’s role in facilitating student independence and self-advocacy.
SLI 4400 Specialized Interpreting Settings
Specialty settings of medical, mental health, legal, deaf-blind, or oral interpreting will be covered. Discussions will include ethical decision making, specialized vocabulary, and legal ramifications. Students will demonstrate specialized vocabulary and sign competence.
SLI 4600 Advanced Transliterating
Enhancement of the ability to produce an equivalent message, working simultaneously between the source and target languages of signed and spoken English, focusing on text analysis and self-evaluation, and working lengthy segments of discourse.
SLI 4800 Advanced Interpreting II
Continues enhancement of ability to produce an equivalent message, working between ASL and English. Interpreting linguistically complex messages will be investigated, and expanded to idiomatic expressions, higher registers, and working lengthy segments of discourse.
SLI 4900 SLI Senior Capstone
Student will identify a community or professional need and develop a project plan to benefit the community and/or profession. Student finalizes their program portfolio and conducts a critical self-assessment, demonstrating appreciation for lifelong learning.