The push for greater access for Deaf and hard-of-hearing people has increased the demand for well-educated, professional interpreters. The interpreting major helps students develop a specialized ability to facilitate communication between Deaf people and those who can hear, with the goal of passing the national interpreting certification exam.
As an interpreting major, students will be constantly striving to increase their language proficiency and range, both in ASL and English.
St. Kate's is a leader in interpreter education and has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as one of five regional centers in the country to receive federal funding to advance the field of interpreter education. If students are interested in a discipline that includes the study of language, culture, ethics, critical thinking and communication, interpreting may be for them!
ASL 1110: Beginning ASL I
ASL 1120: Beginning ASL II
ASL 2110: Intermediate ASL I
ASL 2010: Introduction to American Deaf Culture
ASL 2120: Intermediate ASL II
INTP 2020: Introduction to the Interpreting Profession
PHIL 2200: Ethics
ASL 3110: Advanced ASL I
INTP 3050: ASL and English Text Analysis
INTP 3210: Ethics and Decision Making
ASL 3120: Advanced ASL II
INTP 3060: ASL/English Translation
ASL 3330: ASL Classifiers
ASL 2500 Fingerspelling Lab
INTP 4050: ASL/English Interpreting I
INTP 4410: Educational Interpreting
ASL 3130: Conversational ASL
INTP 4060: ASL/English Interpreting II
INTP 4210: Senior Seminar
INTP 4604: Internship
INTP 4310: Healthcare Interpreting
Additional supporting courses are required to complete the Interpreting major. Upon admission, your academic advisor will help you create a more detailed major plan to complete the liberal arts and sciences core requirements.
Current Degree Holder
If you already have a degree but want to pursue an Interpreting major, you can enroll in a post-baccalaureate certificate. (Post-baccalaureate majors are open to both women and men.)
Students completing the ASL or interpreting programs as a certificate must complete the required ASL prerequisite courses but are exempt from other supporting courses and liberal arts requirements.
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