Academic Catalogs

Interpreting (INTR)

INTR G1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction To Sign Language Interpreting  
Advisory: Basic knowledge of American Sign Language.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is designed to provide students with the historical and theoretical knowledge of the interpreting profession. Topics include: The history of interpreting, roles and responsibilities of an interpreter, the Code of Ethics, relevant organizations, interpreter skills and competencies, overview of various settings, terminology, the interaction of American Deaf and Hearing Cultures, business practices and systems of evaluation and certification. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

INTR G1303 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Beginning Voice To Sign  
Advisory: SIGN G280.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course reviews the principles, concepts and theories of interpreting and introduces the processes, skills and techniques of interpreting from English to American Sign Language. Both consecutive and simultaneous interpreting are explored. The student will begin the development of skills required to accurately interpret a spoken message into sign language. Graded.

INTR G1353 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Advanced Voice To Sign  
Advisory: INTR G130.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course enhances the processes, skills and techniques of interpreting from English to American Sign Language. The student will continue to develop skills required to accurately interpret a spoken message into sign language. The concepts of transliterating and interpreting will be reviewed and expanded. Practice will provide the student with the skills necessary to match the interpreting process to the needs of the deaf consumer. Graded.

INTR G1553 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Beginning Sign to Voice  
Advisory: SIGN G280.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Formerly: Basic Sign to Voice. This course introduces the processes, skills and techniques of interpreting from American Sign Language to English. Both consecutive and simultaneous methods of interpreting will be explored. The student will begin the development of skills required to accurately interpret a signed message into English. Graded.

INTR G1603 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Advanced Sign To Voice  
Advisory: INTR G155.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This is a course in advanced processes, skills and techniques of interpreting from American Sign Language into oral English. Both consecutive and simultaneous methods of interpreting will be enhanced. Graded.

INTR G1903 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Specialized Interpreting Situation  
Advisory: INTR G130 or INTR G155.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course examines the role and responsibilities of an interpreter in varied interpreting settings. The practical aspects of interpreting will be examined and implemented in an effort to prepare students to work in a wide variety of situations and settings. Students will be given opportunities to explore medical, educational, legal and religious, and theatrical settings. Graded.