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ITP105 Beginning Fingerspelling and Numbers Credit Hours: 2.00
Enhancement of receptive and expressive sign language skills, methodology, theory, and application. Includes manual alphabet, numbers, basic monetary designations, basic mathematical functions, regional states, cities, and calendar designations. Also includes common acronyms, basic lexicalized fingerspelling, and history of fingerspelling.
Prerequisite(s): SLG 102.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Additional lab hours are required outside of regularly scheduled class.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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ITP200 Introduction to the Deaf Community Credit Hours: 4.00
Exploration of the history of American Sign Language (ASL), the deaf community, and the experiences of deaf individuals. Includes norms, values, traditions, and roles of social behaviors. Also includes cross-cultural interactions between deaf and hearing people. Students will also explore the history of the Deaf community, the history of deaf education, issues in language and culture, and Deaf services and programming policies.
Prerequisite(s): SLG 202 and WRT 102.
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Offered: Fall.
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ITP203 Linguistics of American Sign Language Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the linguistic structure of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes history, language requirements, linguistic fields, communication systems, assimilation/ symmetry, ASL and English comparisons, time/tense indicators, semantics, morphology, syntax, phonology, modulation/inflection and classifiers/SASSes. Also includes conjunctions, reality principle, conversational regulators, relative clauses, ASL research topics, gloss/transcription, current issues, and linguistic research paper.
Prerequisite(s): SLG 202 and WRT 102.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Student is required to write a linguistic research paper.
Offered: Fall.
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ITP205 Advanced Fingerspelling and Numbers Credit Hours: 2.00
Advanced receptive and expressive fingerspelling and number skills. Includes lexicalized fingerspelling, related theories/methodologies, numbers, advanced monetary designations, basic and advanced mathematical functions, acronyms for deaf-related organizations and services, common abbreviations, commonly fingerspelled words, major cities, states, and proper nouns.
Prerequisite(s): ITP 105 and SLG 201.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Additional lab hours are required outside of regularly scheduled class.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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ITP210 Introduction to Interpreting Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to the field and role of a sign language interpreter. Includes defining the client(s), sign language systems and situational assessments, Repetitive Motion Injury RMI, history of spoken and sign language interpreters, certification and licensing of sign language interpreters, and prerequisite knowledge and skills. Also includes the profession of an interpreter, interpreter role and ethics, process of interpreting, settings, and assignment related topics.
Prerequisite(s): SLG 202 and WRT 102.
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Offered: Fall.
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ITP215 Classifiers and ASL Literature Credit Hours: 3.00
This course is a continuation of the major grammatical features of American Sign Language (ASL) to develop communicative and interactive competencies in the culture and language of the deaf. Includes a focus on ASL literature by introducing students to ASL storytelling and poetic techniques, film analysis, story analysis, and its techniques. Also includes ASL narratives, classifiers and size and shape specifiers (SSASes), and perspectives.
Prerequisite(s): SLG 202 and WRT 102.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This course is taught in ASL and utilizes receptive skills through ASL literature and poetic videotapes. Students are expected to experiment with ASL storytelling and the use of classifier techniques.
Information: Additional hours may be required outside of the regularly scheduled class.
Offered: Spring.
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ITP220 Interpreting I Credit Hours: 4.00
Practical experience in consecutive and simultaneous voice to sign interpreting with increasingly complex and diverse materials. Includes applying the process of interpreting, discourse styles and registers, assignment considerations, physical considerations, application of the Code of Professional Conduct, and giving and receiving feedback, and professional issues. Also includes linguistic/syntax, American Sign Language (ASL) comparisons.
Prerequisite(s): ITP 210 and WRT 102.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Additional lab hours may be required outside regularly scheduled class.
Offered: Spring.
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ITP250 Interpreting II Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of ITP 220. Continued development of expressive and receptive interpreting skills in educational and community situations. Includes practical considerations, interpreter’s role, certification, licensure, communication systems, multiple roles, and code of Professional Conduct. Also includes interpreting, transliterating, idiomatic interpreting, sign invention, team interpreting, giving and receiving feedback, current issues, and environmental dynamics.
Prerequisite(s): ITP 220.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Additional lab hours may be required outside of class.
Offered: Fall.
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ITP268 Etymology Credit Hours: 4.00
Designed to improve and increase English vocabulary and conceptual American Sign Language (ASL) correlates for the sign language interpreter. Includes word origins, common word families, contextual vocabulary building, English idioms, and ASL signs having multiple English translations.
Prerequisite(s): SLG 202.
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Offered: Spring.
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ITP270 Beginning Sign to Voice Credit Hours: 4.00
Interpreting basic sign language communication into the spoken word. Practical experience in consecutive and simultaneous sign to voice interpreting with increasingly complex and diverse materials. Includes applying the process of interpreting, discourse styles and registers, assignment considerations, physical considerations, and application of the Code of Professional Conduct. Also includes voicing considerations, linguistic/syntax, American Sign Language (ASL)/English comparisons, pre- and post-situational assessment, giving/receiving feedback, and professional issues.
Prerequisite(s): ITP 210 and SLG 202.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Additional lab hours outside of class are required.
Offered: Spring.
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ITP280 Advanced Sign to Voice Credit Hours: 4.00
Interpreting complex sign language structures into the spoken word. Includes voicing considerations, team interpreting, registers, word/phrase selection, current issues, and environmental dynamics.
Prerequisite(s): ITP 270.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Additional lab hours are required outside of regularly scheduled class.
Offered: Fall.
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ITP285 Educational Interpreting/Transliterating Credit Hours: 4.00
Interpreting in educational settings. Includes transliterating, professional readiness, settings and expectations, and legal and ethical issues.
Prerequisite(s): ITP 250 or 280.
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Information: Additional hours may be required outside of regularly scheduled class.
Offered: Spring.
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ITP286 Video Relay Interpreting Credit Hours: 4.00
Development of interpreting and transliteration skills and receptive and expressive skill refinement in video relay call situations. Includes FCC regulations, application of Code of Professional Conduct, call management, and specialized protocols. Also includes support systems, situational and language assessments, team interpreting, and equipment usage.
Prerequisite(s): ITP 250, 280.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ITP289 Topics in Interpreting Credit Hours: 3.00
Continued development of interpreting and transliterating skills and receptive and expressive skill refinement in consecutive and simultaneous interpreting situations. Topics include specialized settings, specialized vocabulary, specialized protocols, support systems, situational and language assessment, facilitating the communication process, and preparation for national certification exams.
Prerequisite(s): ITP 250 and 280.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor. Additional lab hours may be required outside of regularly scheduled class.
Offered: Spring.
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ITP290 Interpreter Training Field Experience Credit Hours: 2.00
Supervised interpreting opportunities in community settings. Includes selection criteria, completion of documentation assignments for portfolio, problem solving, site orientation, student performance evaluations, observation of professional interpreters, Code of Professional Conduct in practice, professional job expectations, and current issues.
Prerequisite(s): ITP 250.
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Offered: Spring.
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ITP296 Independent Study in Interpreting Credit Hours: 1-3.00
Extensive practice in identified areas of expressive/receptive interpreting/transliterating under supervision of an instructor.
Prerequisite(s): ITP 210, ITP 220 or 270.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Consent of instructor required before enrolling. Course content and performance objectives will be determined by conference between student and instructional faculty.
Offered: Summer.
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