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CCOG for ITP 180 Fall 2022

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Course Number:
ITP 180
Course Title:
Field Experience I: Applied ASL
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Provides practical experience working in the ASL community. Examines current community needs and explores how students can contribute to the community. Includes volunteering at Deaf organizations, observing professional interpreters, and engaging in professional development. Criminal background check required. Prerequisites: Program admission and department permission. Corequisites: ITP 112 and ITP 265.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Interact with Deaf adults, DeafBlind adults, Deaf children, and professional interpreters in a culturally appropriate manner.

  • Describe the role and function of volunteer leadership within the Deaf and interpreting communities.

  • Demonstrate professional adherence to the profession’s ethical standards during interactions within the ASL community.

Course Activities and Design

This course will consist of the following activities:

  • Discussions with instructor about students' experiences, observations, and current issues in the community

  • Guest speakers

  • Observation of a professional interpreter, as arranged by the instructor.

  • Active interaction with Deaf children/adults and/or DeafBlind adults, as arranged by the instructor.

  • Attendance at professional meetings and workshops in the field of interpreting.

  • Reflection on experiences through weekly journal entries

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Student outcomes will be assessed by the following: 

  • Students must complete 60 hours of classroom participation, community learning, and assignments.
  • Attendance at assigned observations, and assigned communication growth activities is required.
  • Journal entries will be evaluated on completeness of information, thoroughness of analysis, and application of in-class learning to real world settings.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

This course content includes:

  • Continued development of expressive and receptive ASL fluency
  • Development of an understanding of the life experiences of Deaf children and adults
  • Professional dress and demeanor 
  • 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: 20

  • Accumulate and document a minimum of 60 hours to complete the field experience.

Develop a data spreadsheet and maintain a proper record keeping of hours they have attend in class and outside the class
Students must track and calculate their hours according to specific categories (e.g. interaction, professional development, observation, etc.)

Apply concepts of spatial relationships as they evaluate and perform ASL for example, visually measuring proportions to accurately create meaning during communication transactions.

Submit the data to instructor weekly 

Communication
Hours: 15

  • Interact with  Deaf, DeafBlind adults, Deaf children, and professional interpreters in a culturally appropriate, respectful manner.

  • Research and share professional development opportunities in the community.

  • Apply standards of confidentiality to communications and interactions within the ASL community.

This course will consist of the following activities:

  • Weekly discussions with student to instructor and students to students related to students' experiences, observations.
  • Active interaction with Deaf children/adults and/or DeafBlind adults.
  • Active participation in the Deaf community through activities of students' choosing.
  • Self reflection on experiences through weekly journal entries.

Human Relations
Hours: 25

  • Interact with  Deaf, DeafBlind adults, Deaf children, and professional interpreters in a culturally appropriate, respectful manner.

  • Research and share professional development opportunities in the community.

  • Apply standards of confidentiality to communications and interactions within the ASL community.

This course will consist of the following activities:

  • Weekly discussions with student to instructor and students to students related to students' experiences, observations.
  • Observation of a professional interpreter.
  • Active interaction with Deaf children/adults and/or DeafBlind adults.
  • Attendance at professional meetings and workshops in the field of interpreting.
  • Active participation in the Deaf community through activities of students' choosing.
  • Self reflection on experiences through weekly journal entries and other assignments.