2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Interpreter Preparation

INTR 101 – 3 Credits
American Sign Language I-GL

Provides an introduction to ASL and Deaf culture. Develops basic syntactical knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) and basic vocabulary; designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. This course is a globally intensive course that promotes intercultural competency and global awareness. Successful completion of this course contributes toward the 15 credits of globally intensive curriculum needed to earn the certificate of Global Distinction. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

INTR 102 – 3 Credits
American Sign Language II-GL

Continues the basic language and culture study begun in ASL I; students will receive instruction in the grammatical features of ASL, vocabulary development, conversational skills. This course is a globally intensive course that promotes intercultural competency and global awareness. Successful completion of this course contributes toward the 15 credits of globally intensive curriculum needed to earn the certificate of Global Distinction. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: INTR 101 with a minimum grade of "C" or departmental screening into ASL II

INTR 111 – 2 Credits
Visual Gestural Communication

Explores the non-language aspects of communication which forms an integral base for communicating in ASL; provides a sequenced series of activities designed to help the student develop skills in the vital elements of expressive communication (facial expression, body language, pantomime, and gestures), and receptive communication (face reading, body reading, and eye training). NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

INTR 116 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Interpreting

Provides an introduction to the art and profession of interpreting for deaf and hearing persons; covers professional requirements, knowledge of environmental conditions, theories of interpretation and guidelines for interpreting in specialized settings. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

INTR 121 – 3 Credits
Deaf Issues: Past and Present-GL

Explores the contemporary lifestyles of D/deaf and hard of hearing persons and the related topics of culture, education, linguistics, ramifications of current legislation, advocacy issues, and current technology. This course is a globally intensive course that promotes intercultural competency and global awareness. Successful completion of this course contributes toward the 15 credits of globally intensive curriculum needed to earn the certificate of Global Distinction. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

INTR 203 – 3 Credits
American Sign Language III-GL

Provides further development of receptive and expressive skills, vocabulary building, grammatical structures, and conversational skills. This course is a globally intensive course that promotes intercultural competency and global awareness. Successful completion of this course contributes toward the 15 credits of globally intensive curriculum needed to earn the certificate of Global Distinction. NOTE: Courses offered every fall and spring semester.

Prerequisite: INTR 102 with a minimum grade of "C" or departmental screening into ASL III

INTR 204 – 3 Credits
American Sign Language IV-GL

Provides a continuation of instruction in the grammatical features of ASL, vocabulary development, and conversational skills, as well as more extensive exposure to the Deaf community. This course is a globally intensive course that promotes intercultural competency and global awareness. Successful completion of this course contributes toward the 15 credits of globally intensive curriculum needed to earn the certificate of Global Distinction. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: INTR 203 with a minimum grade of "C" or departmental screening into ASL IV

INTR 206 – 3 Credits
American Sign Language V-GL

Develops language skills with more complex types of interactive, monologic, and narrative discourse in ASL; covers functional appropriateness, naturalness, and fluency including non-manual grammatical signals will be stressed as students increase their sign language vocabulary base for a variety of interpreting situations. This course is a globally intensive course that promotes intercultural competency and global awareness. Successful completion of this course contributes toward the 15 credits of globally intensive curriculum needed to earn the certificate of Global Distinction. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: INTR 204 with a minimum grade of "B" or departmental screening into ASL V

INTR 211 – 3 Credits
Linguistics of American Sign Language

Provides an introductory study of the phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic features of ASL; introduces sociolinguistics (including language attitudes) and knowledge of historical changes and variations in ASL. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: INTR 111, INTR 116, INTR 121, INTR 204 (with a minimum grade of "B") and INTR 213 and completion of the ASLPI (with a minimum score of 2.0). In addition to the listed prerequisites, students must also schedule an advisement appointment with the program coordinator.

INTR 213 – 3 Credits
Fingerspelling and Number Use in ASL

Provides instruction in appropriate methods for learning fingerspelling and in receptive and expressive skills development; focuses on appropriate use of numbers in American Sign Language, including cardinal and ordinal systems, incorporating systems, and other independent classes of signs. Throughout the course, students will monitor their skills using self, peer, and instructor evaluation and feedback. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: INTR 203 with a minimum grade of "C" or departmental screening into ASL IV.

INTR 216 – 3 Credits
Pre-Interpreting Skills

Introduces students to and provides practice in techniques of rephrasing and restructuring meaning in English; provides intralingual exercises that help students focus on meaning and on restructuring utterances in forms that are most suitable for ASL or English as a target language. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: INTR 206 with a minimum grade of "B" and completion of the ASLPI.

INTR 220 – 3 Credits
Consecutive Interpreting

Focuses on the development of consecutive skills with rehearsed and spontaneous discourse. Students interpret between American Sign Language and spoken English with time allotted between delivery of the source language message and the interpretation. Students continue to develop skills in source and target language text analysis. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: INTR 211 Corequisite: INTR 216

INTR 224 – 3 Credits
Simultaneous Interpreting

Introduces students to simultaneous interpreting between ASL and English with minimal time provided between delivery of source language and interpreting into the target language. Skills are developed using both rehearsed and spontaneous discourse. Students work on prediction strategies, message comprehension, composition and demeanor. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: INTR 220 with a "B" or above.

INTR 228 – 3 Credits
Interactive Interpreting

Provides instruction and practice in the development of dialogic interpreting skills using rehearsed and spontaneous discourse in ASL and English covering a variety of settings. Students are introduced to interpreting inquiry interactions such as telephone calls, case histories, social events, informal meetings, interviews and some technical conversations. Students develop strategic decision-making skills within the context of inquiry discourse. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: INTR 216 Corequisites: INTR 220

INTR 230 – 3 Credits
Transliterating

Focuses on the development of transliterating skills in simultaneous monologic and dialogic discourse. Students work with both rehearsed and spontaneous spoken-to-signed English and signed-to-spoken English materials. Students develop skills in assignment preparation as well as application and analysis of transliterating principles. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: INTR 220

INTR 231 – 3 Credits
Survey of Specialized Interpreting

Introduces interpreting in various settings that require specialized methods, techniques, and/or considerations. Topics include principles of oral, deafblind, team, and relay interpreting and the complexities associated with legal, medical, educational, religious, performing arts, platform, and telephone settings. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: INTR 220, INTR 224, and INTR 228 and successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in INTR 230.

INTR 241 – 4 Credits
Practicum

Offers students an opportunity to have guided and supervised practice in the field in which they have been studying; provides a variety of settings and situations in which students are given increasing responsibility as interpreters. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: All INTR classes must be completed with a 3.0 GPA in those INTR courses required for the certificate. Students must have completed the ASLPI with a minimum score of 2.5.