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Deaf Studies - Interpreting Emphasis, B.A.

Requirements

This four-year degree is a liberal arts degree that provides in-depth study into all facets of the Deaf-World. Students choose among two emphases. There is no special application process, but students should declare their major by contacting the academic advisor for the Languages Department.

Emphasis #2: Interpreting:
This emphasis provides an opportunity for students and focuses on helping them to gain interpreting skills and certification. There is currently an intense shortage of interpreters for the Deaf across the United States. UVU offers two distinct programs to prepare students to enter the interpreting profession: The Novice-Level Interpreter Preparation Program (NLIPP) and the Advanced Certification Interpreter Preparation Program (ACIPP). These programs can accommodate students of any skill level and courses fit right into the Deaf Studies degree requirements.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Choose one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning  (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra  (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra  (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries  (5)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3)  
Choose one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
or PHIL 205G Ethics and Values  
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Fine Arts Distribution 2 3
  Humanities Distribution 1 3
  Social/Cultural Anthropology Social Science 3 3
  Biology 4 3
  Physical Science 5 3
  Biology or Physical Science  3
Discipline Core Requirements: 35 Credits
  ASL 2030 Advanced Fingerspelling  1
  ASL 2040 ASL Numbers 6 1
  ASL 3000 Technology for Deaf Studies  3
  ASL 3050 Advanced American Sign Language 7 3
  ASL 3310 Foundations of Interpreting 3
  ASL 3530 Modern Deaf Culture WE 3
  ASL 3610 ASL Literature 3
  ASL 385G Audism/Linguicism/Oppression 3
  ASL 4410 ASL Linguistics 3
  ASL 4550 Multicultural Deaf Lives 3
  ASL 4560 Deaf People and the Law 3
  ASL 4800 Deaf Culture Studies WE  3
  LANG 3000 Language and Culture  3
Emphasis Requirements: 39 Credits
Complete the following courses:  
  ASL 3320 Physiology of Interpreting 3
  ASL 3330 Cross-Cultural Communication and Interpreting  3
  ASL 3350 Consecutive Interpreting  3
  ASL 3360 Simultaneous Interpreting  3
  ASL 3370 Sign to Voice Interpreting 3
  ASL 3380 Transliteration  3
  ASL 3510 History of Deaf People to 1817 3
 or ASL 3520 History of Deaf People after 1817 (3)  
  ASL 4330 Visual Linguistic Analysis for Interpreters  3
  ASL 3340 Interpreting as a Profession 3
 or ASL 3390 Professional Issues in Interpreting (3)  
  ASL 4370 Ethics for Interpreters 3
  LANG 481R Language Internship 3
Complete 6 credits from the following: 6
  ASL 4380 Applying Interpreting Skills to Coursework--Medical (3)  
  ASL 4381 Applying Interpreting Skills to Coursework--Law (3)  
  ASL 4382 Applying Interpreting Skills to Coursework--Education (3)  
  ASL 4383 Applying Interpreting Skills to Coursework--Community (3)  
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 11 Credits
Complete 6 credits; Any 3000- or 4000-level ASL & Deaf Studies courses that are not part of the core and are not emphasis requirements 6
Complete 5 credits, preferably from courses with the following prefixes: ACC, AIST, AMST, ANTH, ARCH, ARTH, ASTR, BESC, BIOL, BMED, BOT, BTEC, CA, CHEM, CJ, CNST, COMM, CS, ECE, ECFS, ECON, EDEC, EDEL, EDSC, EDUC, ENGL, ENGR, ESEC, ES, FAMS, FAMT, FIN, FSCI, GEOG, GEO, HIST, HLTH, HUM, IM, INFO, LEGL, MATH, METO, MGMT, MICR, MKTG, NURS, NUTR, PHIL, PHYS, PJST, POLS, PSY, SOC, SOSC, STAT, SUDC, SW, TECH, THEA, ZOOL 5

Graduation Requirements:

  1. 120 credit hours (minimum of 40 upper division)
  2. Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0, with no grade lower than a "C" for all core and ASL elective requirements.
  3. Completion of General Education requirements
  4. Completion of Deaf Studies major core and elective requirements
  5. Residency hours--minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Note: Students should frequently review their program with faculty or department advisor.

 
1 Highly recommend:( COMM 1020 Public Speaking and COMM 1025 Public Speaking Lab). PHIL 1000 Intro to Philosophy or HUM 1010 Humanities Through the Arts
2 Highly recommend: DANC 1010 Dance as an Art Form
3 Highly recommend ANTH 101G Soc/Cult Anth or MGMT 1010 Intro to Business or CJ 1010 Intro to Criminal Justice or  COMM 1050 Introduction to Communication
4 Highly recommend: ZOOL 1090 Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology or ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy
5 Highly recommend: CHEM 1010 Intro to Chemistry or PHYS 1010 Elem Physics
6 Requires ASL skills equivalent to those expected at the completion of ASL 1020 Beginning American Sign Language II . See advisor for more information.
7 Requires ASL skills equivalent to those expected at the completion of ASL 202G Intermediate American Sign Language II . See advisor for more information.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

 

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
HIST 1700 or HIST 1740 or POLS 1000 or POLS 1100 or HIST 2700 and HIST 2710 American Civilization or US Economic History or American Heritage or American National Government or US History to 1877 and US History since 1877 3
Humanities Distribution 3
ASL 3050 Advanced American Sign Language 3
ASL 2030 Advanced Fingerspelling 1
ASL 2040 ASL Numbers 1
  Semester total: 14
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
MAT1030/MAT 1035/STAT 1040/STAT 1045/MATH 1050/MATH 1055/MATH 1090 Quantitative Requirement 3
Biology ZOOL 1090 Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology or ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy. Refer to GE** 3
ASL 3000 Technology for Deaf Studies 3
ASL 3510 or ASL 3520 History of Deaf People to 1817 or History of Deaf People after 1817 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Fine Arts   3
Physical Science   3
Social/Behavior Science   3
ASL 3310 Interpreting I 3
ASL 4410 ASL Linguistics 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050/205G Ethics and Values 3
Biology or Physical Science   3
HLTH 1100/PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness/Fitness for Life 2
ASL 3320 Physiology of Interpreting 3
ASL 3350 Consecutive Interpreting 3
ELEC 3000+   2
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ASL 3360 Simultaneous Interpreting 3
ASL 3530 Modern Deaf Culture WE 3
ASL 3610 ASL Literature I 3
ASL 3330 Cross-Cultural Communication and Interpreting 3
ASL 3000+   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
ASL 3370 Sign to Voice Interpreting 3
ASL 385G Audism/Linguicism/Oppression 3
ASL 4550 Multicultural Deaf Lives 3
ASL 4560 Deaf People and the Law 3
ASL 4370 Ethics for Interpreters 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ASL 3380 Transliteration 3
ASL 3340 or ASL 3390 Advanced Techniques in Interpreting or Professional Issues in Interpreting 3
ASL 4380 or ASL 4381 or ASL 4382 or ASL 4383 Applying Interpreting Skills to Coursework--Medical or Applying Interpreting Skills to Coursework--Law or Applying Interpreting Skills to Coursework Education or Applying Interpreting Skills to Coursework--Community 3
ASL 3000+   3
ELEC 3000+   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
LANG 481R Language Internship 3
LANG 3000 Language and Culture 3
ASL 4380 or ASL 4381 or ASL 4382 or ASL 4383 Applying Interpreting Skills to Coursework--Medical or Applying Interpreting Skills to Coursework--Law or Applying Interpreting Skills to Coursework Education or Applying Interpreting Skills to Coursework--Community 3
ASL 4330 Visual Linguistic Analysis for Interpreters 3
ASL 4800 Deaf Culture Studies WE 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 120

Department

Languages and Cultures

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