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Bachelor of Arts in Interpretation: ASL/English

Program Overview

The program strives to provide and support the types of educational opportunities, environment, and activities that lead to student success in the program. To this end, the program:

  • Provides quality instruction in ASL, Deaf studies, and ASL/English interpretation to students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Creates a rich, multicultural learning environment by providing classroom instruction based on a functional, spiral learning model, and by providing opportunities for experiential and self-directed learning through community involvement;
  • Structures teaching and evaluation methods which recognize individual differences in learning styles of students;
  • Supports policies, procedures, and initiatives that focus on diversity, particularly in regard to recruitment and retention of students from diverse racial, ethnic, or cultural backgrounds;
  • Promotes student involvement at the University and within the interpreting and Deaf communities;
  • Responds to present and future trends including changing populations and diversity, changing employment trends and options, and the growth and application of advanced technology; and
  • Expands awareness of career opportunities in the interpreting profession at the state, regional and national level.
Updated 11.9.2012