American Sign Language – English Interpretation B.A.

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Contact: Leilani J. Johnson, Ed.D., Director

Telephone: 303.365.7688

Contact: Susan E. Brown, M.A., Administrative Coordinator

Telephone: 303.637.3078

Location: Denver Center @ Lowry

Website: www.unco.edu/doit

 

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering. The importance of the program advisor cannot be overstated. Program advisement includes all aspects of students' present and future academic and professional planning. It is often the program advisor who is able to help students conceptualize their academic program within the context of their own professional goals and aspirations. This responsibility is likely to involve extensive discussions of academic or professional goals well beyond the program.

 

The program consists of two parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits

Program Description:

The ASL-English Interpretation (ASLEI) baccalaureate degree program is delivered in two ways; either, online (with summer onsite requirements) or onsite at the UNC Denver Center @ Lowry. The ASLEI program prepares majors to provide competent interpreting services between individuals who are deaf and use ASL as their primary means of communication, and individuals who are not deaf and do not know sign language. Graduates of this program will be prepared to interpret in a range of low-risk settings with professional autonomy and be work- and/or certification-ready. The ASLEI program is the only distance delivered program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education.

Program Admission Requirements:

Program specific requirements. See Website: www.unco.edu/doit

Program Requirements:

A "B" grade in each of the courses taken as part of this major is required for graduation.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required LAC — 40 credits

2. Required Major — 80 credits

Take all of the following courses:

There is a core of 62 credits that all students of the major must take. Students will select an area of concentration (18 credits) in educational, legal, or community-based interpreting.

Required – 62 credits

INTR 101ASL V

3

INTR 102ASL VI

3

INTR 103ASL VII

3

INTR 111ASL Linguistics

3

INTR 112Theory and Practice of Interpreting

3

INTR 113Discourse Analysis

3

INTR 115Portfolio Assessment I

1

INTR 204ASL VIII

3

INTR 205ASL Self-Directed Lab

1

INTR 210ASL and English Contrastive Analysis

2

INTR 211Critical Thinking and Analysis Skills for Interpreters

3

INTR 215Portfolio Assessment II

1

INTR 220Introduction to Consecutive Interpreting

3

INTR 311Community and Identity: A Service Learning Experience

2

INTR 312Intercultural Communication

3

INTR 315Portfolio Assessment III

1

INTR 320Introduction to Simultaneous Interpreting

3

INTR 321Consecutive Interpreting Skills Lab I

2

INTR 322Consecutive Interpreting Skills Lab II

2

INTR 323Simultaneous Interpreting Skills Lab I

2

INTR 330Observation Supervision I

2

INTR 331Observation Supervision II

2

INTR 401Professional Decision Making for Interpreters

3

INTR 415Portfolio Assessment IV

1

INTR 425Simultaneous Interpreting Skills Lab II

2

INTR 426Simultaneous Interpreting Skills Lab III

2

INTR 492Internship for Interpreters

3

Choose one Concentration Area

Take 18 credits

Educational Interpreting

INTR 430Interpreting in K-12

3

INTR 431K-12 Classroom Environment

3

INTR 432K-12 Interpreting Skill Development I

3

INTR 433K-12 Communication Assessment

3

INTR 434K-12 Interpreting Skill Development II

3

Choose one of the following courses:

INTR 405Supervision of Interpreting Systems

3

INTR 406Leadership in Interpreting

3

Legal Interpreting

INTR 480Overview of Interpreting in the American Judicial System

4

INTR 481Civil Litigation

3

INTR 482Criminal Law

4

INTR 483Internship: Skills Development for Legal Interpreters

4

Choose one of the following courses:

INTR 405Supervision of Interpreting Systems

3

INTR 406Leadership in Interpreting

3

Community Interpreting

INTR 405Supervision of Interpreting Systems

3

INTR 406Leadership in Interpreting

3

INTR 440Introduction to Community Interpreting

3

INTR 441Community Interpreting Skill Development I

3

INTR 442Community Interpreting Skill Development II

3

INTR 443Interpreting Via Distance Technologies

3