EIP 181 Syllabus

 

Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                       Date:  February 2014

 

Curricula in Which Course is Taught:  Educational Interpreter Training

 

Course Number and Title:    EIP 181 Pre-Interpreting Skills I

 

Credit Hours:  1                   Hours/Wk Lecture:       Hours/Wk Lab:           Lec/Lab Comb:         

 

 

I.                   Catalog Description: Develops fundamental skills towards the task of interpreting, specifically building memory and processing skills (both auditory and visual). These courses may not transfer to any other VCCS institutions in ASL or INT programs.   Lecture 1 hour per week.

II.            Relationship of the Course to Curricula Objectives in which course is taught:

This is the first required upper level course of the EIP curriculum followed by several required sequential courses.

 

III.           Required Background:  

Intermediate signing skills or above

 

IV.          Course Content:  

A.   Auditory Memory and Processing Skills 

1.    Retention of random auditory information

2.    Retention of cohesive auditory information

3.    Processing segments/chunks of auditory information

a. Concepts and main ideas

b. Paraphrasing

4.    Auditory shadowing

B.   Visual Memory and Processing Skills 

1.    Retention of random visual information

2.    Retention of cohesive visual information

3.    Processing segments/chunks of visual information

      a. Concepts and main ideas

      b. Paraphrasing

4.    Visual shadowing

C.   Introduction to English Skills for Auditory  Processing

            1. CLOZE skills 

2. Inference skills and patterns

D.   Introduction to English Skills for Visual Processing

1.    “Scripting”

2.    Auditory recognition of spoken speech patterns

a.    Run-on sentences

b.    Fragments and incomplete thoughts

c.    Linguistical “detractors”

 

V.           Learner Outcomes

 

The student will

VI.          Evaluation

A.               retain and verbally repeat random auditory information (e.g., random word lists) with 70% accuracy

B.               retain and verbally repeat cohesive auditory information (e.g., picture  descriptions, stories) with 70% accuracy

C.               process “chunks” of auditory information, identifying the main ideas and main concepts, with 70% accuracy

D.               accurately paraphrase spoken material in a consecutive mode with 70% accuracy

E.               retain and repeat, in sign, random visual information (e.g., random word lists) with 70% accuracy

F.                retain and repeat, in sign, cohesive visual information (e.g., picture descriptions, stories) with 70% accuracy

G.               process “chunks” of visual information, identifying the main ideas and main concepts, with 70% accuracy

H.               accurately paraphrase signed material in a consecutive mode with 70% accuracy

I.                  demonstrate the ability to incorporate CLOZE and inference skills, with 70% accuracy

J.                recognize and identify spoken speech patterns (e.g., run-on sentences, fragments) with 70% accuracy 

 

 

Written and videotaped assessments

VII.         This course supports the following objectives:

 

DCC Educational Objectives:

Communication

Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding