Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16
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Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) with a concentration in Interpreter Training (ITT)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)8 Semester Plan
120 Credit Hours
CIP Code: 51.0204 (Track 2 of 3)
College of Behavioral & Community Sciences
The undergraduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) offers three curriculum concentrations that lead to the B.A. degree:
- Language-Speech-Hearing (LSH): The LSH concentration provides pre-professional study that prepares the student for Master's level preparation in Speech-Language Pathology or for entry into the clinical Doctor of Audiology degree.
- Interpreter Training (ITT): The ITT concentration prepares individuals to work in settings which require an interpreter to facilitate communication between Deaf and hearing individuals.
- Deaf Studies (DST): The DST concentration is intended to prepare students to work in a variety of settings (e.g., social services, vocational rehabilitation, education, etc.) with a variety of deaf and hard of hearing individuals utilizing various communication methods, both manual and oral.
The ITT concentration seeks to educate students to become sign language interpreters. The ITT program includes instruction in both the theory and practice of sign language interpretation. A program of 49 credit hours (43 Core Credits and 6 Elective Credits) is planned for the student majoring in the Interpreter Training concentration.
Students entering the ITT concentration must demonstrate proficiency in ASL at the intermediate level prior to beginning the first semester of core courses in the major. Proficiency is demonstrated through successful completion of the ASL prerequisites courses listed below (or equivalent transfer courses) with a minimum grade of B- or higher in each course.
All incoming students will be will be classified as pre-CSD until they have completed the state mandated pre-requisites for their desired concentration with a B- or better. All students must register to become a CSD major the semester prior to being qualified (i.e., the semester in which they are finishing their last state mandated pre-requisite courses). Note: DST does not have any mandated pre-requisites, so those students will be converted to CSD majors upon entry.
College Level Requirements
State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites
Students entering the university with fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit must meet the University's entering freshman requirements including ACT and SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements. Students intending to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at the community college. Some courses required for the major may also meet the USF General Education Requirements. Transfer students must comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the University.
The State of Florida has identified common course prerequisites for the concentration in Interpreter Training. The following courses must be completed with a B- or better prior to the first semester in which courses are taken in the major. If the courses are not transferred in, the courses may be taken at USF.
- ASL X140 Basic American Sign Language
- ASL X150 Intermediate American Sign Language
- ASL X160 American Sign Language III or ASL X161 Advanced American Sign Language
- ASL X200 American Sign Language IV or ASL X201 American Sign Language IV
- ASL X300 Structure of American Sign Language or ASL X301 Structure of Sign Language
Total Major Hours: 49 Hours
Concentration Core Courses - 43 Hours
ITT Prerequisites (Min. grade B- in each course):
- ASL 2140C Basic American Sign Language
- ASL 2150C Intermediate American Sign Language (P.R. ASL 2140C)
- ASL 4161C Advanced American Sign Language (P.R. ASL 2150C)
- ASL 4201C American Sign Language IV (P.R. ASL 4161C)
- ASL 4301C Structure of Sign Language (P.R. ASL 4161C)
Core Courses (43 credit hours) (Min. grade C- and overall 2.0 GPA in Core):
- INT 3270 Interpreting Process and Skill Development
- INT 3112 Translation from English and from ASL
- INT 3004 Fundamentals of Interpreting
- INT 3481 Specialized Terminology
- ASL 3324 Advanced ASL Discourse
- INT 3945 Interpreting Practicum I
- INT 3205 Interpreting I
- ASL 3514 American Deaf Culture
- INT 4206 Interpreting II
- INT 4211 Transliterating
- INT 4208 Interpreting III
- INT 4947 Interpreting Practicum II
- INT 4190 Senior Seminar in Interpreter Training
- INT 4235 Advanced Receptive Voicing
- SPA 4962 Undergraduate Comprehensive Exam