Agenda Item FA 08-03

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

(Exceptional Student & Deaf Education; Leadership, Counseling, & Instructional Technology):

New Course & Programs of Study (11 items)

01/10/08: Passed

01/18/08: Approved

College of Education and Human Services

 

Graduate - Exceptional Student and Deaf Education  

 
07/08-284  
APC 1  EEX 5XXX  

 Psychology and Education of the
Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3 crs)

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites:  None
Course Description: 
This course will address the complex issues and practices that serve as the foundation of working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Specifically, it will provide an introduction to the nature and needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing with attention to identification, characteristics, assessment and intervention. As a part of this course, field experience will be required. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-285  APC 1  EEX 6XXX  

 Applied Research in Interpretation (3 crs)

 Prerequisites: EDF 6480 Foundations of Educational Research
Corequisites:  None
Course Description: 
This course introduces students to current research in the field of spoken and signed language interpretation and to conceptualizing research projects in related topic areas of personal interest. Students are initially exposed to human subject review procedures at the university and will undergo the necessary training and certification to proceed with research design. Subsequently, students are mentored through topic investigation, problem identification, research design, literature review, instrument construction, data collection, analysis, manuscript preparation, and dissemination. The goal of the course is to demonstrate to students the process and the value of active research in one's pursuit of excellence as an interpreter. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course. 

 
07/08-286 APC 1 EEX 5XXX
 Service Learning for Interpreters (2 crs)

 Prerequisites: None
Corequisites:  None
Course Description:

This course is designed to strengthen the student's ability to acculturate to the rich linguistic and cultural characteristics of the Deaf Community through civic engagement. Students will participate in structured experiential settings that are located by their investigation of community needs. The course will target three areas of service learning: Deaf Community, Interpreter Community, and Deaf children. Students will design a service-learning project that is responsive to community need and adequately reflected upon through journaling and faculty mentorship. Course can be repeated up to a total of 4 hours credit. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.  

 
07/08-287 APC 1   EEX 5XXX

 Interpreting Process and Skill
Development II (3 crs)

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites:  None
Course Description:

This is the first in a series of three courses designed to develop a deeper understanding of the interpreting process and the development of advanced competencies in interpretation and transliteration. The course utilizes interactive discussions, small group practice, and hands-on learning activities to further application of interpretation theory. Emphasis is placed on consecutive interpreting on the topics of mental health and medical settings. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course. 

 
07/08-288 APC 1   EEX 6XXX

 Advanced Interpreting Process and
Skill Development I (3 crs)

Prerequisites: EEX 5XXX Interp. Process/Skill II
Corequisites:  None
Course Description:

This is the second in a series of three courses designed to develop advanced linguistic and bicultural competence in interpretation and transliteration with individuals along the continuum from Signed English to ASL. The course utilizes interactive discussions, small group practice, and hands-on learning activities to further application of interpretation theory. Emphasis is placed on simultaneous interpreting in a variety of settings. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course. 

 
07/08-289 APC 1   EEX 6XXX

 Advanced Interpreting Process and
Skill Development II (3 crs)

Prerequisites: EEX 6XXX Adv Interp Process/Skill I
Corequisites:  None
Course Description:

This is the third in a series of three courses designed to develop a advanced competencies in interpretation and transliteration in highly specialized and complex settings. The course utilizes interactive discussions, small group practice, and hands-on learning activities to further application of interpretation theory. Emphasis is placed on interpreting in legal and other high-risk settings. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course. 

 
07/08-290 APC 1 EEX 5XXX  

 Interpreting for Diverse Populations (3 crs)

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites:  None
Course Description:

This course will explore interpreting for diverse populations including individuals who are Deaf-Blind, individuals with minimal language skills, individuals with multiple disabilities, and individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, economic, religious, and social backgrounds. Students will identify the role and function of interpreters when working with these populations and assimilate methods for applying cultural and linguistic competence to a variety of settings. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course. 

 
07/08-291 APC 1 EEX 6XXX

 Special Topics in Interpretation (3 crs)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Course Description:

 Selected topics will address current needs in interpretation and transliteration studies including interpreting in settings with persons who have minimal language skills, managing vicarious trauma, and interpreting in critical legal settings. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course. 

 
07/08-292 APC 1 EEX 6XXX
 Interpreting Internship (6 crs)

 Prerequisites: EEX 6XXX App Res Interp
                           EEX 6XXX Special Topics Interp
                           EEX 6XXX Adv Interp Process/Skill I
                           EEX 6XXX Adv Interp Process/Skill II
                           EEX 5XXX Interp Process/Skill II
                           SPA 6619 Adv ASL Conv
                           TSL 6525 Cross Cul Comm & Know
                           EEX 5XXX Service Learning Interp
                           EEX 5XXX Interp Diverse Pop
                           EHD 5XXX Psych/Educ: Deaf
Corequisites:  None
Course Description:

This course is field-based and requires supervised, mentored experiences in the field as an interpreter. Through this internship, students have ongoing opportunities to apply classroom learning and theory with real-world interpreting. The course requires 200 hours of field-based experience. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course. 

 
07/08-293 APC 3    

 New Track: MED-Special Education Major ASL/English Interpreting Concentration

Summary of the Changes:
This request is to add an American Sign Language/English Interpreting concentration/track within the existing M.Ed. Special Education major. Presently, the American Sign Language (ASL)/English Interpreting program at the undergraduate level contains dual-listed courses for those graduate students who are currently taking the coursework under the M.Ed. Special Education: Disability Services track. Creating a separate concentration/track will distinguish ASL/English Interpreting from Disability Services and allow a more rigorous curriculum on the study of interpretation theory, applied research, and advanced interpreting skills development.

  There is only one other interpreting master's degree in the country, and there is a growing demand for this advanced degree. The proposed Program of Study includes 6 semester hours of Educational Foundations core and 37 semester hours of content specialization, including two service learning courses. Accompanying this form are nine APC 1 Forms for the new courses. The capstone experience is an Interpreting Internship to be conducted within the U.S. or in collaboration with university translation and interpreting programs abroad, particularly in Austria and Bermuda.
(click here to view the program of study)

 

Undergraduate - Leadership, Counseling and Technology

 
07/08-260 APC 3  

BS-Sport Management Major Sport Management Track

Summary of the Changes:
When this degree was approved there were no state common prerequisites. Recently, the state developed common prerequisites for sport management programs. The proposed changes in the upper division program of study are the result of our compliance with these common prerequisites as well as the desire to maintain the academic integrity of the program of study.

  The following courses are to be moved from Prerequisites to the upper division under Business Requirements (from 9-15 hours):

  STA 2023 Elementary Statistics for Business - 3 hours
  ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics - 3 hours

  The following course was an elective (under Business Requirements) but is now a requirement:

  MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing (3 hours)

  The six hours required in the Elective section for prefixes DAE, HSC, PEO, PET, and PEP were removed.

  The total number of credit hours will remain at 60.
(click here to view the program of study)