2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Dec 07, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Deaf Studies: American Sign Language/English Interpreting, BAS [DSASLEIBAS, 120 Total Credits]

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This BAS program is intended for those wishing to become professional sign language interpreters. The program focuses on language (ASL and English) development and cultural studies for the lower-division portion and interpreting in the upper division portion. Students wishing to learn ASL only and not aspire toward a career in interpreting will still be able to earn an AAS degree in Deaf Studies which will prepare them to continue in other fields such as education, counseling, and social work.


Academic Map: BAS - Deaf Studies: American Sign Language / English Interpreting 21-22  


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Perform a conversation in American Sign Language at a competency level equivalent to an entry level interpreter.
  2. Complete a successful interpretation of a communication transaction between a D/deaf and hearing individual using the methodologies of consecutive and simultaneous interpretation.
  3. Perform various interpreting tasks which reflect areas of specialization such as Deaf-Blind, Medical, Mental Health, Legal, Educational, Conference, Video Relay/Remote, Theatrical and Religious interpreting.
  4. Develop skills and knowledge required for the K-12 setting to pass the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) written test and performance test at a score of 3.0 or better.
  5. Appraise and apply the principles and practices of the interpreting profession that are required to pass the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf National Interpreter Certification written test.

General Education Requirements (38 Credits)

Mathematics (3 credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

English Composition (6-8 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (9 Credits)

Special Program Requirements (82 Credits)

AM Upper Division/General Electives (13 Credits)

Students must complete at least six credits of upper division AM coursework to fulfill this section; Please see an Academic Advisor/Counselor for course options to fulfill the 13 credit requirement.

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