ASL Program Description
Dixie State University’s American Sign Language Interpreting program is unique in southern Utah. In addition to language acquisition classes, students take classes in Deaf Culture and Interpreting. Students learn crucial communication skills such as cultural awareness and sensitivity, register and code switching, and the ability to be lifelong learners. Furthermore, they develop cultural and linguistic knowledge to navigate various social, professional and educational environments as cultural and linguistic liaisons. This program aims to prepare graduates to pass the Utah Novice Interpreting Exam.
ASL Interpreter Emphasis Prerequisites
|ASL 1010||Beginning American Sign Language I (ALCI)||4|
|ASL 1020||Beginning American Sign Language II (FL, ALCI)||4|
|ASL 1500||Introduction to Deaf Culture||3|
|ASL 2010||Intermediate American Sign Language I (ALCI)||4|
|ASL 2020||Intermediate American Sign Language II (ALCI)||4|
|ASL 2300||Introduction to Interpreting||3|
ASL Interpreter Emphasis Requirements
|ASL 2000||Fingerspelling and Numbers in American Sign Language||2|
|ASL 3060||Advanced American Sign Language I||3|
|ASL 3070||Advanced American Sign Language II||3|
Acceptance to the ASL Interpreter Emphasis required for the following:
|ASL 3300||Current Trends in Interpreting (ALPP)||3|
|ASL 3400||American Sign Language Linguistics||3|
|ASL 4350||Advanced Interpreting (ALPP)||3|
|ASL 4500||Advanced Deaf Culture||3|
|ASL 4700||Ethics of Interpreting||3|
- Students must select and complete two emphases and Core Requirements.
- Unless otherwise noted, a grade of C or higher in each Emphasis Area course is required.