Undergraduate Catalog

B.A. in Interpretation

Overview

Dr. Campbell McDermid, Program Coordinator
bai.coordinator@gallaudet.edu

 

The BA program focuses on face-to-face, interactive, community interpreting, and thus a dialogic approach to interpreting.

Students apply for admission to the BA in Interpretation major as freshmen or after acceptance to Gallaudet University as a transfer student. The students may transfer their interpreting course(s) from another college if they have the grade of B or better, and approved by Gallaudet University Registrar Office. Refer to the department page for details on Requirements for Admission to a Major in Interpretation.

If an applicant has at least 56 transfer credits from other college or university, GSR 110 will be waived. If an applicant has a score of 2+ or 2 in ASL Proficiency Interview (ASLPI), the applicant can be accepted into the BAI program with a conditional status which means that the applicant must pass ASLPI score of 3 prior to enrolling into INT 325 and higher level of INT courses.

To continue in the program, students are required to maintain a B or higher in all INT courses required for the BA in Interpretation major. Students are required to successfully pass RID's National Interpreter Certification Knowledge written exam or RID's Certified Deaf Interpreter written exam by December 1st during their last academic year in the Interpretation program.

For the BAI Program of Study, please refer to this checklist and check here for the BAI Program Outcomes.

Summary of Requirements


2022-2023
Core Curriculum 43
Pre-Major Courses 10
Major and Related Courses 42
Free Elective Courses 25
TOTAL 120

Required pre-major courses 10 hours

BIO 105Introduction to Human Biology

4

INT 101Intro to Interpreting

3

LIN 101Sign Language & Sign Systems

3

Required major courses 36 hours

INT 223Interactive Discourse Analysis

3

INT 325Fundamentals of Interpreting

3

INT 340Interpreting Interaction: Translation and Consecutive Interpretation

3

INT 344Interpreting Interaction: Medical

3

INT 346Field Experience I: Discourse and Application

3

INT 443Interpreting Interaction: Education

3

INT 453Interpreting Interaction: Business-Government

3

INT 455Field Experience II: Practicum

3

INT 492Senior Seminar Project and Portfolio

3

INT 494Field Experience III: Senior Internship

9

Required related courses 6 hours

DST 311Dynamics of Oppression

3

LIN 263Introduction to the Structure of American Sign Language

3

Recommended elective courses

ASL 270ASL and English: Comparative Analysis

3

BIO 203Anatomy and Physiology for Human Service Majors

4

BUS 211Management and Organizational Behavior

3

COM 290Public Presentations

3

DST 204Deaf Culture

3

EDU 250Introduction to Education and Teaching

3

INT 501ASL and English Translation: Skills Development I

3

INT 502ASL and English Translation: Skills Development II

3

INT 503DeafBlind Interpreting I

3

INT 504DeafBlind Interpreting II

3

BUS 211, COM 290, DST 204 and EDU 250: or comparable course

Program Outcomes

  1. Graduates of the Interpretation Program apply academic, professional, and world knowledge to the choices and decisions they make while interpreting.

  2. Graduates of the Interpretation Program demonstrate an understanding of multi-cultural approaches to the work of interpretation and are able to demonstrate effective bi-lingual and bi-cultural practices within their work and with diverse populations.

  3. Graduates of the Interpretation Program assess and analyze their own competencies for interpreting in relation to a variety of interpreting settings and in relation to a variety of participants in interpreted interactions.

  4. Graduates of the Interpretation Program effectively interpret face-to-face encounters in dialogic/one-on-one and small group settings with a variety of participants.

  5. Graduates of the Interpretation Program apply professional standards, practices, and ethics, not limited to the tenets of the Code of Professional Conduct, to their work.

  6. Graduates of the Interpretation Program effectively conduct a small research project on topics related to interpretation.

  7. Graduates of the Interpretation Program demonstrate professional boundaries with consumers, with respect and tact.

Subject:

Interpretation