3 Credit Hours
The course provides students with an introduction to the profession of sign language interpreting. Content covered includes a global history of the profession (organizations, credentialing, philosophical and ethical roles, and models of interpreting) and current or emerging trends in the field. Additionally, techniques on interpreting processing and cognitive skills will be introduced. Moreover, frameworks for critically analyzing how service providers (interpreters, educators, etc.) un/consciously contribute to dis/empowerment, dis/ability, and in/access in the deaf community.