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Courses

INTERPRETING G100 - 3 Units
Introduction to Sign Language Interpreting

Advisories: Basic knowledge of American Sign Language
This course is designed to provide students with the historical and theoretical knowledge of the interpreting profession. Topics include: The history of interpreting, roles and responsibilities of an interpreter, the Code of Ethics, relevant organizations, interpreter skills and competencies, overview of various settings, terminology, the interaction of American Deaf and Hearing Cultures, business practices and systems of evaluation and certification. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

INTERPRETING G130 - 3 Units
Beginning Voice to Sign

Advisories: Sign G280
This course reviews the principles, concepts and theories of interpreting and introduces the processes, skills and techniques of interpreting from English to American Sign Language. Both consecutive and simultaneous interpreting are explored. The student will begin the development of skills required to accurately interpret a spoken message into sign language. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

INTERPRETING G135 - 3 Units
Advanced Voice to Sign

Advisories: Interpreting G130
This course enhances the processes, skills and techniques of interpreting from English to American Sign Language. The student will continue to develop skills required to accurately interpret a spoken message into sign language. The concepts of transliterating and interpreting will be reviewed and expanded. Practice will provide the student with the skills necessary to match the interpreting process to the needs of the deaf consumer. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

INTERPRETING G155 - 3 Units
Beginning Sign to Voice

(Formerly known as: Basic Sign to Voice)
Advisories: Sign G280
This course introduces the processes, skills and techniques of interpreting from American Sign Language to English. Both consecutive and simultaneous methods of interpreting will be explored. The student will begin the development of skills required to accurately interpret a signed message into English. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

INTERPRETING G160 - 3 Units
Advanced Sign to Voice

Advisories: Interpreting G155
This is a course in advanced processes, skills and techniques of interpreting from American Sign Language into oral English. Both consecutive and simultaneous methods of interpreting will be enhanced. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

INTERPRETING G170 - 3 Units
Interpreting In Educational Settings

Advisories: Sign G285, Interpreting G135, Interpreting G155
This course emphasizes the role and responsibilities of an interpreter in educational settings including elementary, secondary and post-secondary. Processes of interpreting are examined and implemented in an effort to prepare educational interpreters to be qualified, certified and to satisfy the California state mandates for educational interpreters. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

INTERPRETING G190 - 3 Units
Specialized Interpreting Situations/Practicum

Advisories: Interpreting G130 or G155
This course examines the role and responsibilities of an interpreter in varied interpreting settings. The practical aspects of interpreting will examined and implemented in an effort to prepare students to work in a wide variety of situations and settings. Students will be given opportunities to explore medical, educational, legal and religious, and theatrical settings. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU. Offered spring semester only.

SIGN G180 - 4 Units
American Sign Language 1

(Formerly known as: Beginning American Sign Language I)
A basic course in American sign language (ASL). Emphasis will be on grammar, syntax,
vocabulary and expressive and receptive skills. This course is equivalent to two years
of high school Sign Language. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to
CSU; UC.

SIGN G185 - 4 Units
American Sign Language 2

(Formerly known as: Beginning American Sign Language II)
Prerequisites: Sign G180 or 2 years of high school American Sign Language (ASL)
This course is a continuation of American Sign language 1 (ASL). Emphasis is on grammar,
syntax, vocabulary. This course builds students’ receptive and expressive skills in
ASL and fingerspelling as well as their knowledge of Deaf culture. Lecture. Optional
pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SIGN G200 - 3 Units
Deaf Culture

This course is an introduction to the American Deaf culture experience. Areas of study
include the history and description of deafness, the Deaf community, Deaf education
and the arts and language of the Deaf. Services, organizations, technology, as well as
clinical and cultural perspectives will be examined and discussed. Lecture. Optional
pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

SIGN G280 - 4 Units
American Sign Language 3

(Formerly known as: Advanced American Sign Language I)
Advisories: Sign G185
This course provides further training in manual alphabet and sign language for purposes
of communication with people who are deaf. It is designed to help the student
increase speed with regard to accuracy, rhythm and comprehension. Lecture. Optional
pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SIGN G285 - 4 Units
American Sign Language 4

(Formerly known as: Advanced American Sign Language II)
Advisories: Sign G280
This course is an advanced study of American Sign language. Emphasis is on acquiring
advanced vocabulary and using complex grammar. Students will learn the proper use
of classifiers, narrative structure, and enumeration. Students develop expressive and
receptive fluency in the context of Deaf culture and Deaf community. Lecture. Optional
pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SIGN G010 - 1 Unit
Fingerspelling

(Formerly known as: SIGN G290)
A skills class designed to introduce Sign Language and Interpreting students to the principles
and techniques of the American (fingerspelling) Manual Alphabet. Expressive
and receptive techniques will be emphasized. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Transferable
to CSU. Offered fall semester only.

SIGN G068 - 3 Units
ASL for Health and Medical Personnel

A beginning course in American Sign Language (ASL) for medical and health personnel,
stressing the acquisition of technical vocabulary and the basic structural concepts
for communication in a bilingual environment. Lecture. Letter grade only.