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ASL 3300. Current Trends in Interpreting. 3 Hours.

This course increases the focus on the process of interpreting spoken English to American Sign Language and American Sign Language to spoken English. Instruction focuses on the various types of interpreting including education, mental health, medical, legal, video relay and remote video interpreting. Students will explore the history of the interpreting profession and discover the processes and requirements of becoming a certified interpreter. Students will discover ways that they can provide cultural mediation in an interpreting situation. A variety of teaching methods are employed, including lecture, videos, guest lecturers, practice interpreting sessions and recording videos for self-evaluation of signing skills. Prerequisite: ASL 2300. SP.