ASL 210 Introduction to the Field of Interpreting (3 credits)

This course introduces students to the profession of signed language interpreting. It covers the history of interpreting as a field of professional practice, introduces students to the Code of Professional Conduct and terminology related to the field. Theoretical models of interpreting, employment options in regard to various settings, function of assessing as part of the interpreting process, impact of legislation on the field, and occupational stress are explored. Additional topics include the phenomena of cross-cultural dynamics, oppression of minority groups and the role of an interpreter as a practice professional. Prerequisite: ASL 200, 202, or permission of instructor.