Sign Language Interpreting, B.A.

The sign language interpreting major provides students with two years of study about the culture and community of deaf people, including their language, American Sign Language (ASL); and then two years of study in interpreting. Studies include models of interpreting, development of cognitive skills, consecutive and simultaneous work, Demand-Control Schema, ethics, and preparation for the written national exam. Graduates of the program possess foundational interpreting skills for entry level work in most community and educational settings and are generally prepared to take RID’s national performance exam within 2 years or less of graduation.

Program Requirements

Bethel Core

COMM 171Speech Communication

3

ENGL 101Written Communication II

3

ENGL 102Written Communication III

3

PSYC 182General Psychology

3

SOC 151Principles of Sociology

3

BIBL 215Old Testament Literature

3

BIBL 216New Testament Literature

3

ASL 101ASL I

4

ASL 111ASL II

4

HIST History Elective

3

Art/Drama/Music

3

MATH College Level Mathematics

3

Science with Lab

4

LIT Literature

3

PHIL 250Introduction to Philosophy

3

THEO 110Exploring the Christian Faith

3

PHIL 452Senior Experience

1

KINE 252Fitness/Wellness

1

 

KINE 117On the Ball Training

1

OR

KINE 124Aerobics

1

OR

KINE 128Physical Fitness

1

OR

KINE 135Weight Training

1

Total Credit Hours:54

Major

ASL 201ASL III

4

ASL 204English Idioms & ASL Equivalents

4

ASL 208American Deaf Culture

3

ASL 211ASL IV

4

ASL 312Advanced Deaf Studies

3

ASL 315American Sign Language V

3

INT 301Interpreting I

4

INT 302Interpreting II

4

INT 304Fundamentals of Interpreting

3

INT 401Interpreting III

4

INT 402Interpreting IV

4

INT 417Interpreter Ethics and Certification

2

INT 418Job Market Analysis in Interpreting

2

INT 450Interpreting Practicum

8

LANG 101Introduction to the Study of Language

3

SOC Sociology Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:58

Electives

Electives needed to complete degree

Total Credit Hours:8

Total Credit Hours: 120