SLIP 2912 ASL to English Interpretation II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SLIP 2901 and SLIP 2901L, each with a 'C' or
Corequisites SLIP 2932 and SLIP 2912L
Description

SLIP 2912L must be taken with this course even if the lab has previously been taken and passed. This course is a continuation of the skills developed in American Sign Language to English Interpretation I and focuses on simultaneous sign to voice interpretations. The co-requisite SLIP 2912L must be taken with this course even if the lab has previously been taken and passed.

SLIP 2932 English to ASL Interpreting II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SLIP 2901 and SLIP 2901L, each with a "C" or
Corequisites SLIP 2912 and SLIP 2912L
Description

SLIP 2912L must be taken with this course even if the lab has previously been taken and passed. This course begins work on source language English to target language ASL translations and consecutive voice to sign interpreting. It includes theories of the interpreting process, vocabulary and linguistic development, and text analysis. The co-requisite SLIP 2912L must be taken with this course even if the lab has previously been taken and passed.

SLIP 2951 Practicum
Credit Hours 6.0
Prerequisites Completion of all SLIP courses
Description

This course is a combination of assigned interpreting experiences under the supervision of an interpreter in the field, discretionary hours interpreting in a variety of settings, simulated experiences in the lab, and a classroom seminar. The seminar includes discussion, role-playing and situational assessments based on student experiences in the field. Emphasis will be placed on the Code of Professional Conduct and its application in real-life situations. Students must complete all assigned interpreting hours, submit an acceptable portfolio, and pass a comprehensive test on expressive and receptive interpreting skills. The test may also include the Code of Professional Conduct and situational interpreting.

SLIP 3010 Introduction to Interpreting
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SLIP 3100, SLIP 3100L, and SLIP 3115, each with a "C" or higher
Description

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the profession of interpreting. This course details the ethical and professional responsibilities of the interpreter, the mental process of interpreting,the history of the field, laws related to interpreting,credentials, education, and terminology common to the profession.

SLIP 3100 ASL Narrative and Discourse
Credit Hours 6.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 with a grade of "C" or higher
Corequisites SLIP 3100L
Requirements SLIP 3100L MUST be taken with this course even if the student has
Description

Admittance into SLIP upper division program through language assessment and interview. This course is an advanced study of American Sign Language conversation and narrative. It is designed to provide a strong foundation for future interpreting courses. The primary focus is on complex grammatical features, vocabulary expansion and language fluency. This course is taught predominately in ASL.

SLIP 3100L Interpreting Lab I
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Admittance into SLIP upper division program through language assessment and interview
Corequisites SLIP 3100
Description

This is a skills laboratory to accompany SLIP 3100. Assignments are designed to reinforce classroom concepts.

SLIP 3115 Deaf History and Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course offers an overview of issues related to persons who are Deaf and hard of hearing. Topics include types of hearing loss, history and education,
legislation, employment, related services and organizations, the relationship of language and community, audiological vs. cultural deafness, the dynamics of deafness in the family. This course also studies the variety of cultures, experiences and perspectives among people who are deaf and hard of hearing. An instructor who is Deaf often teaches this course. Knowledge of sign language may be necessary.

SLIP 3200 Service Learning I
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is designed for students active participation in community-based organizations both Deaf and Interpreter centered as well as other organizations that Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens might access. Students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of community resources and needs, while developing critical thinking and problem solving skills.

SLIP 3210 Service Learning II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SLIP 3200 with a grade of "C" or higher
Description

This course is the second in a sequence of three designed for students active participation in community-based organizations both Deaf and Interpreter centered, as well as other organizations that Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens might access. Students will have the opportunity to apply language skill, expand their knowledge of community resources and needs, and develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.

SLIP 3220 Service Learning III
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SLIP 3210 with a grade of "C" or higher
Description

This course is the third in a sequence of three designed for students active participation in community-based organizations both Deaf and Interpreter centered as well as other organizations that Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens might access. Students will have the opportunity to apply language skill, expand their knowledge of community resources and needs, and develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.

SLIP 4000 Educational Interpreting
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SLIP 4025 and SLIP 4025L with a grade of C or higher
Description

This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive look at interpreting in educational settings. Topics will include the role of the
educational interpreter, educational interpreter credentials, language and service delivery modes, student development, classroom discourse and the application of the Code of Professional Conduct.

SLIP 4010 English to ASL I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SLIP 3100 with a grade of "C" or higher
Corequisites SLIP 4020L
Description

In this course students translate and consecutively interpret discourse from English to American Sign Language. Instruction includes analysis of the text, understanding dynamic message equivalence, restructuring, and judging appropriateness when translating or interpreting consecutively.

SLIP 4020 ASL to English I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SLIP 3100, SLIP 3100L, and SLIP 3115 with a grade of "C" or higher
Corequisites SLIP 4010 and SLIP 4020L
Description

In this course students translate and consecutively interpret discourse from American Sign Language to English. Instruction includes analysis of the text,
understanding dynamic message equivalence, restructuring, and judging appropriateness when translating or interpreting consecutively.

SLIP 4025 Survey of Specialized Interpreting Settings
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SLIP 4010, SLIP 4020, and SLIP 4020L, with a grade of "C" or higher
Corequisites SLIP 4025L
Requirements The co-requisite SLIP 4025L MUST be taken with this course, even if the student has taken and passed the lab previously
Description

This course is designed to provide instruction in specialized topics related to interpreting in a variety of settings. Reinforcement of sign language skill,
principles of interpreting and consecutive interpreting skill will be emphasized. These may include interpreting in the following settings: employment, religious, medical, telephone/video relay, legal, and/or mental health.

SLIP 4025L Interpreting Lab III
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites SLIP 4010, SLIP 4020, SLIP 4020L with a grade of "C" or higher
Corequisites SLIP 4025
Description

This is a skills laboratory to accompany SLIP 4025. Assignments are designed to reinforce classroom concepts. Field observation of working interpreters is also included.

SLIP 4050 ASL to English II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SLIP 4025 and SLIP 4025L with a grade of "C" or higher
Corequisites SLIP 4060
Description

In this course students interpret discourse consecutively and simultaneously from American Sign Language to English. Instruction includes analysis of the source text, understanding dynamic message equivalence, restructuring, and self-analysis while translating or interpreting.

SLIP 4060 English to ASL II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SLIP 4025 and SLIP 4025L with a grade if "C" or higher
Corequisites SLIP 4050
Description

In this course students interpret discourse consecutively and simultaneously from English to American Sign Language. Instruction includes analysis of the source text, understanding dynamic message equivalence, restructuring, and self-analysis while translating or interpreting.

SLIP 4060L Interpreting Lab IV
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites SLIP 4025 and SLIP 4025L with a grade of "C" or higher
Corequisites SLIP 4050 and SLIP 4060
Description

This course is a research and skills laboratory designed to support both expressive and receptive skill in conjunction with SLIP 4050 and SLIP 4060. Assignments are designed to reinforce ASL principles and interpreting strategies.

SLIP 4080 Practicum
Credit Hours 6.0
Prerequisites SLIP 4050 and SLIP 4060 with a grade of "C" or higher
Description

This course is a combination of actual interpreting experience under the supervision of an interpreter in the field, voluntary interpreting, interpreter observation, and a classroom seminar. The seminar includes discussion, role play and situational assessments based on student experiences in the field. Emphasis is placed on the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct and its application in real-life scenarios. Students must complete all assigned interpreting hours and pass a comprehensive test of ASL/English interpreting skill.