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Course Number:
ITP 213
Course Title:
ASL Literature for Interpreters
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Course Description

Discusses ASL literature including ASL stories, poetry, and narratives. Includes a discussion of history, use of ASL literature for expression, current research studies, and translating English literature into ASL. Prerequisites: Program admission and department permission.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Describe the linguistic and metalinguistic features seen in ASL literature.

  • Discuss the history, development, and current trends in ASL literature.

  • Produce a dynamically equivalent, meaning-based translation of English literature in ASL.

  • Discuss best practices in performance interpreting.

Course Activities and Design

This course will include lectures, student-led discussions, analysis of literature, presentations, and interpretation. 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment strategies include observation of students' in-class receptive and expressive skill in ASL, quizzes, application of grammatical features, and interpretations.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Course activities include:

  • Analysis of ASL literature

  • Use of ASL literature for expression

  • Review of current research 

  • Discussion and demonstrations of interpreting literature for Deaf eyes