Academics

IPP 110 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I

4 Credit Hours (OC)
This course focuses on developing expressive and receptive skills to produce course-level American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary, ASL sentence types, Non-Manual Markers (NMMs), and using ASL to interact on various topics. Required external contact hours support student language acquisition.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


IPP 111 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II

4 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a continuation of American Sign Language grammar, structure, vocabulary and conversational skills acquired in IPP 110. Required external language contact hours support student language acquisition.

Pre-requisite: IPP 110 with a grade of "C" or better, or department approval


IPP 112 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a continuation of American Sign Language grammar, structure, vocabulary and conversational skills acquired in IPP 110 and 111. ASL translation and performance projects are introduced. Required external contact hours support student language acquisition.

Pre-requisite: IPP 111, IPP 118, and IPP 121 with a grade of "C" or better, or department approval


IPP 115 DEAF CULTURE I

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of the Deaf community. It focuses upon major historical events and figures in the Deaf community, examines issues in American Deaf culture, resources utilized by the Deaf community, compares perspectives of Deafness and identifies norms of American Deaf culture.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


IPP 118 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: FINGERSPELLING AND NUMBERING I

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course reinforces students' abilities to use the American manual alphabet (fingerspelling). Concentration focuses on receptive and expressive skills, involved in the production of the American manual alphabet, lexicalized signs, and numbers. Extensive drills and practice, with an emphasis on real-world situations, are incorporated. Required external contact hours support student skills acquisition.

Pre-requisite: IPP 110, 115, and 120 all with a grade of "C" or better, or department approval


IPP 120 INTRODUCTION TO INTERPRETING

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course introduces students to the profession of Sign Language interpreting. The path to employment as an interpreter, through certification and licensure processes, employment venues, and language modalities of the interpreting process are explored. Students are required to interact with interpreters in diverse settings.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


IPP 121 PRACTICAL AND ETHICAL APPLICATIONS OF INTERPRETING

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course focuses on ethical practices, professional processes and national resources which are utilized by professional interpreters. Students are required to interact with interpreters in community settings.

Pre-requisite: IPP 110, 115, and 120 all with a grade of "C" or better, or department approval


IPP 210 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IV

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a continuation of American Sign Language grammar, structure, vocabulary and conversational skills acquired in IPP 110, 111 and 112. ASL translation and performance projects continue. Required external contact hours support student language acquisition.

Pre-requisite: IPP 112 with a grade of "C" or better, or department approval


IPP 211 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE V

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a continuation of American Sign Language grammar, structure and vocabulary acquired in IPP 110, 111, 112 and 210. ASL translation and performance projects continued. Required external contact hours support student language acquisition.

Pre-requisite: IPP 210, 216, 220, and 230 all with a grade of "C" or better, or department approval


IPP 216 OCCUPATIONAL INTERPRETING

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course focuses on the role of the professional interpreter in varied settings, including educational, medical, mental health, social services, religious and performing arts. It analyzes distinctions of working as an employee versus an independent contractor, and explores employment resources on the state and national level.

Pre-requisite: IPP 112 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval.


IPP 220 INTERPRETING I

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course focuses on the process of expressive interpreting, while maintaining message and dynamic equivalence, regardless of language modality used. Interpreting simulations and clinical projects incorporate relevant, real-world content.

Pre-requisite: IPP 112 a grade of "C" or better and or department approval


IPP 221 INTERPRETING II

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course focuses on the growth of expressive interpreting skills while maintaining message and dynamic equivalence, regardless of language modality used. Interpreting simulations and clinical projects incorporate relevant, real-world content.

Pre-requisite: IPP 210, 216, 220, and 230 all with a grade of "C" or better, or department approval


IPP 230 VOICE INTERPRETING I

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course focuses on the process of receptive interpreting while maintaining message and dynamic equivalence, regardless of language modality used. Interpreting simulations and clinical projects incorporate relevant, real-world content.

Pre-requisite: IPP 112 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


IPP 231 VOICE INTERPRETING II

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course focuses on the growth of receptive interpreting skills while maintaining message and dynamic equivalence, regardless of language modality used. Interpreting simulations and clinical projects incorporate relevant, real-world content.

Pre-requisite: IPP 210, 216, 220, and 230 all with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


IPP 260 INTERPRETING INTERNSHIP

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course focuses on student immersion in real-world interpreting and exploration of career potential. The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct will be applied to all aspects of internship experiences. Students will assess their work to improve professionalism and interpreting performance. They will demonstrate a commitment to career-long learning by creating a professional portfolio.

Pre-requisite: IPP 210, 216, 220, and 230 all with a grade of "C" or better or department approval