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Course Content and Outcome Guide for ITP 180

Course Number:
ITP 180
Course Title:
Field Experience
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
20
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Provides practical experience through observations of professional interpreters. Participation in professional development, Deaf community activities, and contact with Deaf children/adults. Discuss relevant issues through journals and recitation. Criminal background check required. Good standing in Sign Language Interpretation program required. Department permission may be required. Corequisites: ITP 113 and ITP 260.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course, students will:

be aware of issues which are currently relevant to the field of interpreting and to the Deaf community.
be able to relate theoretical knowledge of the role and function of an interpreter to observed interpreter practice.
be aware of professional development opportunities in the community.
be able to use American Sign Language skills to communicate with Deaf adults/children in a structured setting.
be able to apply concepts of confidentiality and impartiality to their communication about professional and Deaf-community-related topics.
in preparation for professional adherence to the RID Code of Ethics, be able to reflect on, write about and discuss their experiences in a nonjudgmental manner, keeping all identifying information confidential

Course Activities and Design


This course will consist of the following activities:

Weekly recitations with
instructor to discuss students' experiences, observations and other
relevant issues.
Guest speakers.
Observation of a professional interpreter, as arranged by the instructor.
Active interaction with Deaf children/adults and/or Deaf/Blind adults, as
arranged by the instructor.
Attendance at professional meetings and workshops in the field of
interpreting.
Active participation in the Deaf community through activities of students'
choosing, but with instructor approval.
Reflection on experiences through weekly journal entries and other
assignments.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Students must accumulate and document a minimum of 33 hours in order to be awarded a grade.
  • Attendance at assigned observations, and assigned communication growth activities is required.
  • Attendance and participation at recitations is required.
  • Students will be evaluated on the depth and clarity of journal entries and other assignments, as well as completeness of information, thoroughness of analysis, and ability to relate in-class learning to practicum experiences.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

This course applies the content of previous and concurrent courses such as ITP 131 Deaf Culture and ITP 262 Interpreting Theory. It includes:

  • Continued development of expressive and receptive ASL fluency
  • Development of an understanding of the life experiences of Deaf children and adults
  • Appropriate professional dress and behavior
  • Appropriate behavior for interacting with culturally Deaf people
  • Interpreting techniques, including placement, language use, and interaction with consumers
  • Awareness of professional organizations and continuing education opportunities.

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 5

Outcomes:

Be aware of professional development opportunities in the community.
 

Activities:

Weekly recitations with instructor to discuss students' experiences, observations and other relevant issues.
Guest speakers.
Observation of a professional interpreter, as arranged by the instructor.
Active interaction with Deaf children/adults and/or Deaf/Blind adults, as arranged by the instructor.
Attendance at professional meetings and workshops in the field of interpreting.
Active participation in the Deaf community through activities of students' choosing, but with instructor approval.
Reflection on experiences through weekly journal entries and other assignments.

Communication
Hours: 5

Outcomes:  

-Be aware of professional development opportunities in the community.
-Be able to use American Sign Language skills to communicate with Deaf adults/children in a structured setting.
-In preparation for professional adherence to the RID Code of Ethics, be able to reflect on, write about and discuss their experiences in a nonjudgmental manner, keeping all identifying information confidential