Interpreting 1

Interpreting 1
Building basic interpreting skills. Code of Ethics, interpreting protocol, and interpreting issues.
 Hours4.0 Credit, 4.0 Lecture, 1.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesASL 301
 RecommendedASL 302 or concurrent enrollment.
 NoteTeacher may waive prerequisite based on prior experience.
 TaughtFall Contact Department
Course Outcomes


Be able to summarize the history of the interpreting profession in the U.S.

Contact Varieties

Be able to name and identify the different contact varieties in Sign Language Communication.

Role of Interpreter

Be able to explain the role of the interpreter in a variety of settings.

Code of Conduct

Be able to recite the Code of Professional Conduct apply it to make appropriate ethical decisions.


Be able to identify and explain the impact of certain major federal and state laws on the field of ASL interpreting.

Process and Register

Be able to explain the communication process and different registers in communication, and how they affect the work of an interpreter.