ASLN - 220
Catalog Year: 2017
Students will develop an understanding of the role culture and language plays in relation to interpreting. Students will discuss American deaf culture, multicultural deaf culture, and American culture. Students will explore cultural identity and affiliation, techniques for cultural adjustments and culture and technology. Students will learn how to navigate various interpreting situations in which they must apply ethical principles in addition to the RID Code of Professional Conduct. Students will explore any possible conflicts that could arise from their decisions and how they would approach these challenging scenarios. Students are required to accrue 10 mandatory field observation hours observing sign language interpreters with five years or more experience.