See also the major in American Sign Language teacher education and the minor in American Sign Language.
Major in sign language interpreting
54 credit hours
- Proficiency in ASL through ASL 201 (ASL 3) (variable credit)
- ASL 202, ASL 44
- ASL 307, ASL 54
- ASL 320, Deaf History 3
- INT 210, Introduction to Interpreting 3
- INT 230, Technology for Interpreters 1
- INT 301, Interpreting 14
- INT 302, Interpreting 24
- INT 305, Medical Interpreting 4
- INT 320, Sign to Voice Interpreting 4
- INT 401, Interpreting 34
- INT 405, Transliterating 3
- INT 407, Interpreting Ethics and Certification 3
- INT 409, Interpreting Internship 12
- INT 410, Senior Seminar 1
Student learning outcomes
Graduates in sign language interpreting will:
- Identify and utilize multicultural approaches to the work of interpreting and demonstrate effective bilingual and bicultural practice within their work.
- Apply professional standards, practices, and ethics to their work.
- Analyze an interpreting situation to choose the appropriate language or communication method, manage the environment, and work with clients and team interpreters.
- Demonstrate an advanced level of receptive and expressive proficiency in spoken English, signed English, and American Sign Language.
- Effectively interpret and transliterate in dialogic one-on-one and small group settings with a variety of participants.
- Demonstrate skills necessary for interpreting or transliterating in entry level employment settings: a portfolio that includes a resume, video example, and documentation of 100 hours of supervised work experience.
- Document attendance at a minimum of six workshops in a portfolio for ongoing professional development.
|First and second years||Goshen Core
ASL 4 and 5
Introduction to Interpreting
Technology for Interpreters
|Third year||Goshen Core
Interpreting 1 and 2
Sign to Voice Interpreting
|Fourth year||Balance of Goshen Core
Interpreting Ethics and Certification
Planning and advising notes
Students majoring in sign language interpreting are required to earn a grade of C or above in each course. Courses may be repeated only once to attempt a higher grade.
Recommended elective courses for sign language interpreting majors include: ASL 104, Deaf Culture; Bus 230, Business Fundamentals; Int 310, Performance Interpreting; Int 380, Specialty Areas of Interpreting; Phil 203 RW, Living Ethically; Thea 234, Acting I; and Thea 235, The Power of Story.