Sign Language Studies Minor
The Sign Language Studies Minor is available to students pursuing majors at UA Little Rock who desire a knowledge base in sign language, deaf culture, interpretation, and deafness-related information. The minor requires 18 hours of coursework.
- INTR 1320 American Sign Language I
- INTR 1321 American Sign Language II
- INTR 2320 American Sign Language III
- INTR 1340 Deaf Culture
Take two courses from the following:
- INTR 2321 – American Sign Language IV
- INTR 2280 – Fingerspelling
- INTR 2330 – Manually Coded English in Educational Settings
- INTR 2344 – Comparative Linguistics: ASL and English
Students interested in becoming professional interpreters for persons who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing will need additional coursework beyond the requirements of this minor.
Educational Interpreting Minor
The minor in Educational Interpreting is required for the students seeking the B.A. Degree in Interpretation: ASL/English. The minor incorporates 18 hours of study specific to interpreting in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary educational settings. The program is designed to provide students majoring in Interpretation with the special skills necessary for interpreting in K-12 educational settings. The program of study includes:
- INTR 3344 – Interpretation Theory and Process
- INTR 3350 – Artistic Interpreting in Educational Settings
- INTR 3372 – Interpreting for Persons who are Hard of Hearing
- INTR 4346 – Principles of Educational Interpreting
- INTR 4370 – Ethical Standards for Interpreters
- INTR 4384 – Interpreting Academic Subjects
Students interested in becoming professional interpreters for persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind, or hard of hearing will need additional coursework beyond the requirements of this minor.