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Course Number:
ITP 181
Course Title:
Field Experience II: Applied ASL
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30

Course Description

Provides practical experience working in the ASL community by developing and implementing a program or event. Includes volunteering at Deaf organizations, observing professional interpreters, and engaging in professional development.  Prerequisites: Program admission and department permission.

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.

  • Use knowledge of Deaf and interpreting organizations to create an event or program that benefits the ASL community.

  • 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 30 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

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 10

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Accumulate a total 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: 10

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

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

  • 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: 20

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  • 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.

  • Demonstrate professional adherence to the profession’s ethical standards.

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.