Prepares students for the processing skills needed to interpret between American Sign Language and English. Students learn discourse mapping, a systematic approach for analyzing texts to produce successful, effective interpretations. Students progress from working with familiar to unfamiliar texts, and from translation to consecutive interpreting to simultaneous interpreting. Students also learn to evaluate both their work and the work of others. A field experience in which students shadow working interpreters on the job is a required feature of this course.
Restricted to INTR majors.