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CCOG for ITP 220 Fall 2022

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Course Number:
ITP 220
Course Title:
Consumer-Driven Interpreting
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Course Description

Develops the skills necessary for transliterating between spoken English and English-based signing systems. Discusses consumer language preferences found within the Deaf communities. Prerequisites: Program admission and department permission.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course student should be able to:

  • Explain the differences in interpreting and transliterating.

  • Discuss the linguistic variations and consumer language preferences seen in the American Deaf community.

  • Produce an accurate simultaneous transliteration of the main ideas and some supporting details of a given source message.

  • Transliterate using the appropriate English-based signing system to accommodate the language preferences of the Deaf consumer.

Course Activities and Design

Course activities include interpreting, transliterating, student discussions, and student presentations. 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed on presentation, assignments, and interpreting/transliterating skills.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

This course content includes:

  • Introduction to English based signing systems

  • Introduction to transliteration

  • Discussions and analysis of consumer's language preferences and needs