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American Sign Language/English Interpreting (B.S.)

Administered by Exceptionality Programs

Effective Fall 2017

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.

The major in ASL/English Interpreting requires 21 semester hours in Sign Language and 27-30 semester hours in interpreting; 10 semester hours of required coursework and 6 semester hours in Electives for the major. The remaining semester hours required for a bachelor's degree will come from general education and elective courses. Minimum 120 credits required to complete this major.

Required ASL/English Major ASL Courses (21 credits):

ASLTERP.155 American Sign Language I

ASLTERP.225 Linguistics of ASL

ASLTERP.226 American Sign Language II

ASLTERP.240 Visual Gestural Communication

ASLTERP.257 American Sign Language III

ASLTERP.327 American Sign Language IV

ASLTERP.330 the Deaf Culture

ASLTERP.358 American Sign Language V

ASLTERP.359 American Sign Language VI

ASLTERP.375 ASL Literature

Required Interpreter Courses (27-30 credits):

ASLTERP.235 Introduction to Interpreting

ASLTERP.265 Pre-Interpreting Skills

ASLTERP.328 Special Topics in Interpreting

ASLTERP.335 Translation

ASLTERP.365 Consecutive Interpreting

ASLTERP.420 Simultaneous Interpreting

ASLTERP.450 Transliteration

ASLTERP.460 Practicum Seminar

ASLTERP.480 Practicum

Electives for major (6 credits)

ASLTERP.370 Tactile Interpreting

ASLTERP.430 Educational Interpreting

Required Coursework (10 credits)

INTSTUDY.100 University Seminar

INTSTUDY.204 Introduction to College Research Writing

DEAFHH.201 History, Education and Guidance of the Deaf

PROFSTUD.312 Internship in Education