Degree Description

The Associate Arts in American Sign Language Interpreting degree is designed to provide the foundation for students interested in pursuing a career in American Sign Language Interpreting or within the Deaf community.   

AGEC-A Requirements: 37 credits

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Composition

 

 

ENG 101

College Composition I

3

ENG 102

Collge Composition II

3

Mathematics

 

 

MAT 140 or higher (3).

College Mathematics (5) or higher (3)

3

Arts & Humanities

Two courses from different disciplines

6

Social & Behavioral Sciences

ASL 200 Introduction to the Deaf Community

One additional course, excluding ASL

3

3

Physical & Biological Sciences

Two courses

8

Options  

ASL 101 American Sign Language I   

ASL 102 American Sign Language II 

4

4

Special Requirements

Must be met within the AGEC or degree requirements by a minimum of 2 courses.

Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry

"W"

Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness

"E"

Contemporary Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness

"C"

Degree Requirements: 23 credits

Course

Course Title

Hours

ASL 201

American Sign Language III

4

ASL 202

American Sign Language IV

4

ASL 203

Comparative Analysis of American Sign Language to English

3

ASL 215

American Sign Language Literature Narratives

3

ITP 201

Ethics and Social Justice of Interpreting

3

ITP 211

Fundmentals of Interpreting I

3

ITP 212

Fundamentals of Interpreting II

3

Any additional coursework as needed to complete 60 total credit hours.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will:

  1. demonstrate American Sign Language communication competency and apply knowledge of American Sign language linguistics
  2. discuss and apply knowledge of text analysis between English and American Sign Language
  3. analyze, identify and apply personal, professional and ethical decisions in a manner consistent with social justice models and standard Interpreting professional practice
  4. and demonstrate interpersonal competencies that foster effective communication and productive collaboration with colleagues, consumers and employers within the Deaf community