Interpreter Training Program (ITP)

ITP 201 (3) 

Ethics and Social Justice of Intepreting

Focuses on identifying personal ethics and beliefs as well as ethics as it relates to the field of interpreting and the Code of Professional Conduct. Also includes discussions of social justice theory and how it relates to ASL and English speaking communities. Prerequisite: ASL 201 with a grade of B or better and ENG 102. Three lecture. Fall, Spring. 

ITP 210 (3)

Intro to Professional Interpreting & Ethics

A foundation course to discuss the role, function, responsibilities, and communication strategies of the ASL interpreter, including situational application of national standards and the Code of Professional Conduct. Prerequisite: *ASL 202 or consent of instructor. Three lecture. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.

ITP 211 (3) 

Fundamentals of Intepreting I

Foundation skills required for effective translation and interpretation. Includes critical analysis and application for systemically analyzing interactions and texts in order to ascertain where meaning lies. Also includes understanding and developing the cognitive skills for English translating and interpreting. Prerequisite: ASL 201 with a grade of B or better and ENG 102. Three lecture. Fall, Spring. 

ITP 212 (3) 

Fundamentals of Interpreting II

Focuses on the foundation skills required for effective translation and interpretation. Includes intralingual translation and interpretation text analysis techniques through main point abstraction, summarization, paraphrasing and restructuring a message while retaining its meaning. Discussions will address theoretical aspects of translating and interpreting techniques as well as specific issues related to interpreting skills. Also includes introduction to the interpreting field. Prerequisites: ASL 202 with a grade of B or better and ENG 102 and ITP 211. Three lecture. Fall, Spring. 

ITP 213 (4)

Consecutive Interpreting

Intensive practice of consecutive (following dialogue) ASL to English, and English to ASL using a variety of vocabulary and linguistic situations including source language analysis and application of appropriate techniques.  Prerequisite:  *ITP 210.  Co requisite:  *ASL 203.  Four lecture. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.

ITP 214 (4)

Simultaneous Interpreting 

Intensive practice of simultaneous (immediate) ASL to English, and English to ASL using a variety of vocabulary and linguistic situations including source language analysis and application of appropriate techniques. Prerequisites: *ITP 210 and *ITP 213. Co requisite: *ASL 203. Four lecture. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.

ITP 215 (3)

Transliterating

Learning the techniques of interpreting in manually coded English, using conceptually-accurate American Sign Language in a variety of interpreting situations.  Prerequisite:  *ITP 213 and *ITP 214. Three lecture. 

ITP 216 (3)

Educational Interpreting

A course specifically designed for the student who wishes to interpret in the K12 and post-secondary educational settings. Includes 20 clock hours of clinical experience or service learning in the field. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Three lecture. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.

ITP 217 (3)

Interpreting Seminar

Capstone course designed to give students practice of all the combined skills required for professional interpreting in a variety of situations and role play opportunities. Students will gain further understanding of the certification and licensure process, as well as continuing education units. This capstone course is required for all program completers. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Three lecture. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.

 

ITP 198/298 (1–6)

Special Topics 

Designed to meet the needs of an individual(s) who has an interest in pursuing an original topic in an instructional area under faculty supervision. One to six variable credit hours.

 

*Course has additional pre or co requisite (s)