Courses

 


Educational Interpreting Courses

SERP 452 - Introduction to Educational Interpreting (Fall only) 
An introductory course focusing on educational interpreting for deaf children in K-12 settings. 
Prerequisite: SERP 370B

SERP 453 - Models of Interpretation & Transliteration (Fall only)
This course will focus on interpretation & transliteration processes from English to ASL or English-based sign systems. 
Prerequisite: SERP 431B

SERP 456 - Interpretation/Transliteration: Math & Science (Spring only) 
This course will focus on interpretation and transliteration as applied to math and science texts. 
Prerequisite: SERP 453

SERP 457 - Interpretation/Transliteration: Language Arts/English and Social Sciences (Fall only)
Further develop skills in interpretation/transliteration between English and ASL as applied to language arts and social sciences texts. 
Prerequisite: SERP 453

SERP 475 - Practicum I 
Students are placed in an actual K-12 classroom to observe a professional educational interpreter.

SERP 475 - Practicum II 
Students are placed in actual K-12 classroom with a partner for “mock interpreting”

SERP 494 - Practicum III 
Students team interpret with a professional educational interpreter.

SERP 494 - Practicum IV (Optional)
Students team interpret with a professional educational interpreter.


 


Core Courses


Choose 1 from the following:

EDP 301 - Child Development (Fall, Spring)
Human growth and development from conception through early adolescence; integration of behavioral principles into the elementary school setting.

EDP 310 - Learning in the Schools (Fall, Spring)
Psychological principles applied to learning and instructional design in the educational setting, emphasizing learning and instructional variables and their applications.


Choose 4 from the following:

SERP 414 - Intro to Disability Studies & Services (Fall)
Overview of disability in the humanities; historical and current perspectives of rehabilitation, education, and public policy.

SERP 416 - Perspectives & Narratives of Disabilities (Spring)
Exploration of disability culture and identity throughout the lifespan with respect to family, education, employment, public policy and ethical issues; including the pervasive representational uses of disability and the discrimination faced by people with disabilities.

NURS 310 - Family Health & Deafness (Spring)
An ecological framework organizes study of individual family and societal response to deafness/hearing impairment occurring across the lifespan (infants-elders).

SERP 430 - Ed & Rehab: Deaf & Hard of Hearing (Summer online)
Current and historical perspectives; educational and rehabilitative services; etiology; impact on families, psychosocial, cognitive and intellectual development and functioning of deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

SPH 477 - Communication Disorders (Fall)
The study of adult disordered communicative processes.  Consideration is given to signs and symptoms, etiology, clinical course, and vocational-social impact of these disorders.  Principles of assessment and intervention are highlighted.

LING 322 - Structure & Meaning of English Words (Fall, Spring, Summer)
The study of inter-word relationships, meanings, structure of meanings, and etymology of words and information.


 


Deaf Studies Courses

SERP 370A - American Sign Language I
Designed for students with no previous knowledge of ASL and/or deaf culture. To develop basic skills in ASL vocabulary, grammar and use. First course in a four semester sequence.

SERP 370B - American Sign Language II
Designed to help students continue developing basic skills in ASL vocabulary, grammar and use.  Second course in a four semester sequence.

SERP 431A - American Sign Language III
Designed to develop intermediate ASL conversational skills in a variety of settings, topics, and functions.  Third in a four semester sequence.

SERP 431B - American Sign Language IV
Designed to continue developing intermediate ASL conversational skills in a variety of settings, topics, and functions. Final course in a four semester sequence.

SERP 444A - Intensive American Sign Language (Summer Session I only, 6 units)

*SERP 433A - Introduction to the Structure of American Sign Language

*SERP 433B - Language and Culture of Deaf Communities

*SERP 433C - History of the Deaf Community

*SERP 433D - Special Topics

*SERP 433A-D are offered once every two years and do not need to be taken in sequence.