EIP 160 Syllabus

Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                                   Date:  February 2014

Curricula in Which Course is Taught: Educational Interpreter Training program

Course Number and Title:   EIP 160, Receptive Vocabulary Building and Receptive Text Analysis for Interpreters I

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


I.              Catalog Description: Expands and improves receptive sign language skills necessary for effective communication and interpreting. Includes vocabulary building within context (signed), receptive sign analysis and visual memory training. These courses may not transfer to any other VCCS institutions in ASL or INT programs.


II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught: Provides a continuing foundation for interpreting skills.


III.           Required background:  Prerequisite ENF 2


IV.          Course Content:

A.   Vocabulary Expansion

a.    English vocabulary

b.    Sign vocabulary

B.   Analysis of Sign Production

C.   Analysis of Non-verbal Aspects of Signing

D.   Receptive Skill Development


V.  Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the students

will be able to:

VI.  Evaluation


Assessments and final exam

A.   Increase overall sign vocabulary through text analysis and application

B.   Comprehend conceptually accurate signs and determine appropriate English equivalents for signed information

C.   Analyze signs and identify sign parameters

D.   Analyze non-verbal skills associated with sign language

E.   Improve receptive sign skills through text analysis and application

VII.    This course supports the following objectives:

DCC Educational Objectives:

Cultural and Social Understanding
Critical Thinking