Interpreter Training Courses (ITP)

ITP 2200
Introduction to Interpreting: Professional Identity and Ethical Considerations (3)
  Introduces basic principles and practices of interpreting. The course is designed to provide an over view of interpreting with respect to professional orientation and identity, including an overview and history of the interpreting industry and work of interpreters, hearing and deaf interpreting teams, certification and licensure, legislation affecting interpreters, 2d vs 3d interpreting work, multiculturalism and the variety of consumers and modalities with which interpreters work. Ethical decision-making models and the Code of Professional Conduct are explored. The course culminates in the students mapping out the competencies required to be successful on interpreting certification exams and resources (including Troy University classes, extra-curricular activities, organizations, etc.) to acquire the competencies. Prerequisite: ASL 2242 with a grade of C or better, or permission of ITP academic Advisor.
   
ITP 3351
ASL/English Linguistics (3)
  This course is designed to introduce the linguistics of ASL, including phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Geographical, generational, racial and gender differences are explored. English and ASL similarities and differences are highlighted. Prerequisites: Sign Language Proficiency Interview rating of Intermediate Plus, and ASL 2242 with a grade of C or better, or permission of ITP Academic Advisor.
   
ITP 3353
Introduction to Interpreting English to ASL (3)
  This is a theory-to-practice course in which interpreter trainees are required to analyze message input from a person using the source language (English), and process and produce an equivalent message intended for an individual using the target language (ASL). Cognitive processing skills will be refined with an emphasis on text and situational analyses and self-evaluation. Interpretations will be rendered consecutively. Prerequisites: Sign Language Proficiency Interview rating of Intermediate Plus, and ASL 2242, EDU 2200, EDU 3351, EDU 3360, EDU 3366 with a grade of C or better, or permission of ITP Academic Advisor.
   
ITP 3354
Introduction to Interpreting ASL to English (3)
  This is a theory-to-practice course in which interpreter trainees are required to analyze message input from a person using the source language (ASL), and process and produce an equivalent message intended for an individual using the target language (English). Cognitive processing skills will be refined with an emphasis on text and situational analyses and self-evaluation. Interpretations will be rendered consecutively. Prerequisites: Sign Language Proficiency Interview rating of Intermediate Plus, and ASL 2242, EDU 2200, EDU 3351, EDU 3360, EDU 3366 with a grade of C or better, or permission of ITP Academic Advisor.
   
ITP 3355
Transliteration (3)
  Focuses on expressive and receptive transliterating skill development in English and manual Codes for English with attention to setting and register. Prerequisites: Sign Language Proficiency Interview rating of Intermediate Plus, and ASL 2242, EDU 2200, EDU 3351, EDU 3353, EDU 3354, EDU 3360, EDU 3366 with a grade of C or better, or permission of ITP Academic Advisor.
   
ITP 3360
Models of Interpretation / Transliteration (3)
  Students will be introduced to various interpreting ncmodels, eluding the Process Model, the Cokely Model, and the Colonomos Model. Students will use the models to analyze interpretations. Self-assessment techniques will be taught and Demand-Control theory will be introduced. Prerequisite: Sign Language Proficiency Interview rating of Intermediate Plus, and ASL 2242, EDU 2200 with a grade of C or better, or permission of ITP Academic Advisor.
   
ITP 3364
Introduction to Educational Interpreting/Transliterating (3)
  This course surveys the field of interpreting in educational settings. The focus of the course is on an analysis of the educational environment’s impact on the deaf/hard of hearing student and the myriad roles of an interpreter in these settings. Guidelines of professional conduct are presented and specialized subject vocabulary is introduced. Prerequisite: ASL 2242, ITP 2200, with a grade of C or better, or permission of ITP Academic Advisor.
   
ITP 3366
Discourse Analysis I (3)
  Course Description: Introduces the concept of discourse analysis as it relates to ASL and English. Transcriptions and analysis of English discourse and texts will be the focus with the implications to interpreters. Emphasis will be on analyzing messages and metamessages within multicultural settings and understanding the biases and filters interpreters often bring to the interpreted task with assumptions made about the meaning of a text based on the interpreter's own experiences. The overarching goal will be to ensure interpreters are able to analyze a text to understand the conversational signals and devices used. Prerequisites: Sign Language Proficiency Interview rating of Intermediate Plus, and ASL 2242, EDU 2200 and EDU 3351 with a grade of C or better, or permission of ITP Academic Advisor.
   
ITP 3368
Interpreting in Specialized Settings (3)
  An introductory course which provides an overview of the ethical considerations, specialized vocabulary and skills needed to interpret in special settings such as performing arts, conferences, legal settings, phone relay, religious and health settings.
Prerequisites: Sign Language Proficiency Interview rating of Intermediate Plus, and ASL 2242 with a grade of C or better, or permission of ITP Academic Advisor.
   
ITP 3375
Introduction to Interactive Interpreting (3)
  Course Description: This is a theory-to-practice introductory course in interactive interpreting in which students will both observe and practice consecutive interactive interpreting, analyze the parts of the process that go into such interactions and interpretations and analyze the resulting work, creating a continuous feedback loop to build awareness and skills in each of the requisite parts.
Prerequisites: Sign Language Proficiency Interview rating of Intermediate Plus, and ASL 2242, EDU 2200, EDU 3351, EDU 3360 and EDU 3366 with a grade of C or better, or permission of ITP Academic Advisor.
   
ITP 4452
Discourse Analysis II (3)
  Course Description: Students will develop a better understanding of the broad methodological areas of discourse analysis and conversation analysis as an approach for understanding signed languages and English, particularly in the context of interpreting. Expands the concepts of discourse analysis as it relates to ASL and interpreted interactions. Transcriptions and analysis of ASL and interpreted discourse and texts will be the focus with the implications to interpreters. Emphasis will be on analyzing messages and metamessages within multicultural settings and understanding the biases and filters interpreters often bring to the interpreted task with assumptions made about the meaning of a text based on the interpreter's own experiences. The overarching goal will be to ensure interpreters are able to analyze a text to understand the conversational signals and devices used are interpreted accurately and effectively across the interpreted boundary from the source message to the target message. Prerequisites: Sign Language Proficiency Interview rating of Intermediate Plus, and ASL 2242, EDU 2200, EDU 3351 and EDU 3366 with a grade of C or better, or permission of ITP Academic Advisor.
   
ITP 4456
Advanced English to ASL (3)
  Focuses on interpreting/transliterating from spoken English to ASL or Manual Codes for English. Prerequisites: Sign Language Proficiency Interview rating of Intermediate Plus, and ASL 2242, EDU 2200, EDU 3351, EDU 3353, EDU 3366 and EDU 3375 with a grade of C or better, or permission of ITP Academic Advisor.
   
ITP 4457
Advanced ASL to English (3)
  Focuses on interpreting/transliterating from ASL or Manual Codes for English to spoken English. Students develop appropriate use of register and cross-cultural bridging techniques. Prerequisites: Sign Language Proficiency Interview rating of Intermediate Plus, and ASL 2242, EDU 2200, EDU 3351, EDU 3354, EDU 3366 and EDU 3375 with a grade of C or better, or permission of ITP Academic Advisor.
   
ITP 4458
Advanced Interactive Interpreting (3)
  Course focuses on consecutive and simultaneous interpreting and transliterating. Students will develop skills in team interpreting in interactive settings. Prerequisites: Sign Language Proficiency Interview rating of Intermediate Plus, and ASL 2242, EDU 2200, EDU 3351, EDU 3353,EDU 3354, EDU 3366 and EDU 3375 with a grade of C or better, or permission of ITP Academic Advisor.
   
ITP 4462
Practicum I: Seminar and Field Experiences (3)
  This is a field experience course in which interpreter trainees have the opportunity to interview, observe, interact with and shadow interpreters in public venues. Prerequisites: Sign Language Proficiency Interview rating of Intermediate Plus, and EDU 4452, EDU 4456, EDU 4457 and EDU 4458 with a grade of C or better, or permission of ITP Academic Advisor.
   
ITP 4463
Practicum II: Seminar and Field Experience (3)
  This is a field experience course in which interpreter trainees have the opportunity to team interpret with credentialed interpreters. Trainees will interpret in one on-one situations for which they are qualified. Prerequisites: Sign Language Proficiency Interview rating of Intermediate Plus, and EDU 4452, EDU 4456, EDU 4457 and EDU 4458 with a grade of C or better, or permission of ITP Academic Advisor.
   
ITP 4465
Internship: Educational Interpreting (6)
  Course Description: The internship provides an opportunity for the student to perform, under supervision, a variety of activities that a regularly employed interpreter would be expected to perform in an educational setting. The interpreter-in-training is involved in interpreting interactions appropriate to his/her skill level and training. Interns receive feedback and supervision from on-site supervisors, group seminar supervisors, team interpreters, consumers, and faculty members. Interns are assigned to an educational setting (k-12 or postsecondary) for 300 clock hours, 120 of which must be in direct interpreting service. Students are also responsible for developing and fulfilling a Service Learning Project (SLP) equivalent to at least 20 hours of planning and 20 hours of service to the community serving children. The SLP shall be in partnership with the community and sustainable.
Prerequisites: Sign Language Proficiency Interview rating of Intermediate Plus, and EDU 4462 with a grade of C or better, or permission of ITP Academic Advisor.
   
ITP 4466
Internship: Community Interpreting (6)
  Course Description: The internship provides an opportunity for the student to perform, under supervision, a variety of activities that a regularly employed interpreter would be expected to perform in a community setting. A regularly employed interpreter is defined as a person occupying the professional interpreting role to which the student is aspiring. The interpreter-in-training is involved in interpreted interactions appropriate to his/her skill level and training. Interns receive feedback and supervision from on-site supervisors, group seminar supervisors, team interpreters, consumers, and faculty members. Interns are assigned to a business, organization, interpreting agency, qualified interpreter(s), or rehabilitation setting for 300 clock hours, 120 of which must be in direct interpreting service. Students are also responsible for developing and fulfilling a Service Learning Project (SLP) equivalent to at least 20 hours of planning and 20 hours of service to the community serving adults. The SLP shall be in partnership with the community and sustainable. Prerequisites: Sign Language Proficiency Interview rating of Intermediate Plus, and EDU 4463 with a grade of C or better, or permission of ITP Academic Advisor.
   
ITP 4467
Interpreting Mentorship I: Sign Language/English Interpreting (3)
  Surveys mentoring approaches in interpreter education in the United States. Topics include definitions of mentorship, knowledge and skills needed to mentor, qualities of mentors and mentees, mentorship management, portfolios as mentoring tools, and approaches to mentoring in the US. Prerequisites for ITP majors: Only by permission of ITP Academic Advisor on the basis of possessing a nationally validated certification prior to admission and completion of all coursework excluding EDU 4462 and EDU 4463.
   
ITP 4468
Interpreting Mentorship II: Sign Language/English Interpreting (3)
  This course builds on the information presented in Mentoring I, providing opportunities to practice various approaches and develop expertise in interpreting assessment and feedback. Students will develop their own approaches to mentoring and design their Internship project. Prerequisites for ITP Majors: Completion of all coursework excluding EDU 4462 and EDU 4463 or permission of ITP Academic Advisor.
   
ITP 4469
Interpreting Mentorship III: Sign Language/English Interpreting Practicum (3)
  Supervised mentoring experience with intensive application of mentoring skills. Emphasizes practical application of mentoring through ongoing assessment of interpreting and interpreting settings; provides hands-on opportunities to assess, provide feedback, and receive feedback about both interpreting and mentoring skills. Prerequisites for ITP majors: Only by permission of ITP Academic Advisor on the basis of possessing a nationally validated certification prior to admission to ITP. Completion of all course work excluding EDU 4470 and successful completion (grade C or better) in EDU 4467 and EDU 4468.
   
ITP 4470
Interpreting Mentorship IV: Sign Language/English Interpreting Internship (3)
  Implements a supervised mentoring project designed in Mentorship II: Interpreting. Applies knowledge and skills acquired and integrates them with real-world experiences in mentoring. Projects are implemented in collaboration with students’ home or sponsoring region to provide mentoring in that area Prerequisites for ITP majors: Only by permission of ITP Academic Advisor on the basis of possessing a nationally validated certification prior to admission to ITP. Completion of all course work excluding EDU 4469and successful completion (grade C or better) in EDU 4467 and EDU 4468.
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