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ASL 1102 Interpreting Theory & Best Practices

An in-depth examination of the multiple facets that constitute effective interpreting. These include communication theory, cognitive processing skills, cultural adjustments, contextual and situational factors, expansion techniques, controlling legislation and ethics and best practices. Various interpreting settings are examined, with special emphasis on educational interpreting, interpreter licensure and the national interpreting evaluation process.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: American Sign Language
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: ASL 1101 AND ASL 1112 


  • Become aware of specialized communication techniques for Deaf Blind and oral interpreting settings.
  • Become familiar with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and National Association for the Deaf (NAD) national certification systems and concomitant codes of professional conduct.
  • Become familiar with the logistics of specialized interpreting settings such as medical, legal, theatrical, and telephone interpreting.
  • Conceptualize and manage the dynamic factors (professional role, language modeling, ethical considerations, interpreting demands, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) legal considerations etc.) that constitute the work of an educational interpreter.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3