Areas of Study

Course Overview

The practical and theoretical applications of translation to the development of sign language interpreters is explored. Methods for creating translations to ASL and to English are demonstrated. Approaches to evaluating a translation are included. Practical experience in translations is an integral part of the course. Students will work in small groups and individually to prepare translations.

Prerequisites: Fluency in ASL and English at levels which permit full comprehension of source texts in either language. Also, students must have expressive language abilities which are commensurate with their current level of receptive skill.

Credit: 1