EIP 100 Syllabus

Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                           Date:  February 2014

Curricula in Which Course is Taught: Educational Interpreter Training program

Course Number and Title:   EIP 100, Foundations of Vocabulary Building

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


      I.        Catalog Description:  Expands general expressive and receptive sign skills necessary for effective communication. Includes incorporation of non-manual skills, including mime and gestures. Includes expressive and receptive vocabulary building within context, refinement of sign production and general memory exercises.


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


   III.        Required background:   Prerequisite ENF 2


  IV.        Course Content:

A.   Non-verbal aspects of signing

a.    Non-manual markers

b.    Visual-gestural communication

B.   Sign Production

a.    Refinement of sign production

b.    Monitoring for sign production errors

C.   Vocabulary Expansion

a.    English vocabulary

b.    Sign vocabulary

D.   Expressive Skill Development

E.   Receptive Skill Development


V.  Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the students

will be able to:

VI.  Evaluation


Assessments and final exam

A.   Enhance non-verbal skills associated with sign language

B.   Increase overall English vocabulary

C.   Increase overall expressive sign vocabulary

D.   Increase overall receptive sign vocabulary

E.   Assess sign production and monitor for sign production errors

F.    Improve expressive sign skills through text analysis

G.   Improve receptive sign skills through text analysis

II.    This course supports the following objectives:

DCC Educational Objectives:

Cultural and Social Understanding
Critical Thinking