2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Sep 29, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AM 304 - Principles and Practices in Interpreting

Credits: 4
This course includes a review of the history and development of the profession of sign language interpreting, the laws affecting the profession, various models of interpretation, standards of practice, the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct, professionalism, business practices, language and cultural implications and client assessment skills. This class is conducted in American Sign Language.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the Code of Professional Conduct and ability to apply these standards to situational ethics.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to identify factors that have an impact on the process of interpretation.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of logistics that facilitate communication between deaf and hearing populations.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to identify specific characteristics, which serve as linguistic markers for interpreters.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of specialized populations of deaf clients.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of interpreter certification systems and the levels of competency required for each type of certificate; certification maintenance system and the ethical practices system.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of laws that pertain to deaf people and the rights to interpreter services.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of various interpreting modalities, i.e. consecutive, simultaneous, oral, and tactile.

Prerequisite: AM 149  and AM 152  
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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