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Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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AEIR-1008Ethics 1
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Students are introduced to the theories of moral development and branches of ethical study such as applied ethics, descriptive ethics and meta-ethics. The notion of personal and cultural identity and bias will be explored at length. Students will engage in discussion and activities that address issues in individual, social and professional ethics and how they apply to the interpreter working between two cultural and linguistic groups. Students will also examine the Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreter’s (CASLI) Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Professional Conduct from a historical perspective and compare it with current thought and ethical practice.

AEIR-2008Ethics 2
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Students discuss a number of ethical issues including audism, majority and minority group relations, interpreter self-care and becoming an ally in the context of the interpreter working between two cultural and linguistic groups. Students will also develop skills that will enable them as future professional interpreters to identify ethical dilemmas, predict outcomes of various courses of action and propose resolutions that are in harmony with CASLI’s Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Professional Conduct.

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AEIR-2009Interpretation Settings 1
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This course is an overview of a variety of settings where interpreters commonly work. The class format will include lectures and guest speakers who have expertise in interpreting in the following areas: education, employment, health, legal, meetings, performing arts, recreational, social and spiritual settings. Students will also go out on observations with interpreter practitioners.

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ASLD-1006 is a prerequisite. AEIR-2016 is a corequisite.
AEIR-2015Interpretation Analysis
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Students look at examples of common errors and miscues that occur in ASL- English Interpreting and apply models of interpreting and a variety of methods of analysis. The main focus will be on the examination of students' own interpreted work. They will develop skills to identify possible causes for miscues, come up with strategies to improve and learn to provide supportive and critical feedback to peers.

Prerequisites:
AEIR-4016 is a corequisite.
AEIR-2016Consecutive Interpreting
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This course focuses on learning interpreting skills in one-on-one and small group interactions, with a focus on learning the strategies of consecutive interpreting in a variety of settings. Students will incorporate activities that include planning and preparing for interpreting assignments, while considering ethical aspects of their work.

Prerequisites:
ASLD-1006 is a prerequisite. AEIR-2009 and AEIR-3012 are corequisites.
AEIR-3005Special Topics for Interpreters 1
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Students will explore a variety of topics pertaining to the field of interpreting such as DeafBlind intervening and video relay interpreting. They will also explore concepts such as self-care and best business practices.

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AEIR-3006Language Processing: ASL
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This course focuses on ASL and is designed to develop competencies that are necessary for both consecutive and simultaneous interpreting. Through classroom lectures conducted in ASL and lab work, students will develop competencies in text analysis and cognitive multi-tasking. Topics include Understanding Meaning, Summarizing, Paraphrasing, Phonemic Shadowing, Clozing and Phrase Shadowing.

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AEIR-3007Cross-Cultural Interactions 2
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Students will explore topics such as oppression, audism, Deafhood and ethics. The purpose of this course is to explore concepts of privilege and learn how to navigate as a professional within the Deaf and non-Deaf Communities.

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AEIR-3009Interpretation Settings 2
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Students are provided with opportunities to demonstrate professional and ethical conduct during practical and seminar experiences. Students will accompany trained interpreter practitioners, who are CASLI-MAVLI members, into the field where they will take part in a number of interpreting assignments in a variety of settings.

Prerequisites:
AEIR-2009 is a prerequisite. AEIR-3016 is a corequisite.
AEIR-3010Community-Based Learning
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Students will have the opportunity to apply the concepts taught in the program by connecting course materials to personal experiences and familiar examples in communities to address problems and issues. Students will be involved in experiential learning, community-based research and independent study. Community-Based Learning (CBL) enables students to gain a better understanding of the challenges facing the Deaf Community, and enhances their ability to think critically and become self-aware. CBL activities build the capacity of community organizations, extending and supporting their mission, vision and values.

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AEIR-3011ASL 3
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This course is designed to enhance the study of ASL. It provides students with an in-depth exploration of ASL lexicon, grammar and techniques to make transitions between ideas through exposure to a variety of ASL models and styles. Students explore the meaning of content as it is revealed in context. Skills that will continue to be developed are: complex uses of space, use of classifiers, use of body and gaze shift, use of affect, transition markers and determining appropriate perspective in specific texts.

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AEIR-3012ASL: Applied Topics 1
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Students increase ASL skills pertaining to particular subject areas commonly found in Interpreter settings such as education, employment, health, legal, meetings, performing arts, recreation, social and spiritual settings. In addition to developing the vocabulary of ASL associated with these subjects, students will work on expressive and receptive language skills related to language genre and register.

Prerequisites:
ASLD-2001 is a prerequisite. AEIR-2016 is a corequisite.
AEIR-3014Fingerspelling and Numbering
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This course is intended to give students the tools needed to improve reading and production of fingerspelling and numbers. It will also offer an increased comprehension of complex rules and patterns of ASL fingerspelling and number systems.

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AEIR-3016Simultaneous Interpreting
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This course focuses on learning interpretation skills in one-on-one and small group interactions with a focus on learning the strategies of simultaneous interpreting in a variety of settings. Students will incorporate activities that include planning and preparing for interpreting assignments, while considering ethical aspects of their work. Team interpreting and feedback skills are addressed.

Prerequisites:
AEIR-2016 and AEIR-3012 are prerequisites. AEIR-3009 and AEIR-4012 are corequisites.
AEIR-4005Special Topics for Interpreters 2
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Students will explore a variety of topics pertaining to the field of interpreting such as Deaf Interpreting and meeting the specific language needs of Deaf people.

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AEIR-4006Cross-Language Processing
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Students work in both English and ASL to transfer a source message in one language to a target message in the other language. Exercises are designed to develop competencies that are required for both consecutive and simultaneous interpreting. Students will develop the ability to work between the two languages with competencies in Abstracting, Clozing, Register Shifting and Translating.

Prerequisites:
AEIR-3006 and AEIR-3011 are prerequisites. AEIR-3016 is a corequisite.
AEIR-4011ASL 4
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This course progresses from common concrete communications, communicative events and interactions, to language usage expressing abstract ideas. Emphasis is on the comprehension and production of increasingly complex linguistic structure focusing on dialogues and conversational expressions.

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AEIR-4012ASL: Applied Topics 2
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This course is intended to develop ASL proficiency in diverse interpreting settings such as education, employment, health, legal, meetings, the performing arts, recreational, social and spiritual settings. In addition to developing an increased vocabulary of the ASL associated with these areas, students will work on expressive and receptive language skills related to language genre and register.

Prerequisites:
AEIR-3012 and AEIR-3011 are prerequisites. AEIR-3016 is a corequisite.
AEIR-4016Applied Interpreting
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Students will participate in a variety of live interpretation situations in order to develop their skills in both consecutive and simultaneous interpretation. Interpretation opportunities will take place in and out of the classroom. In addition to the practical component of this course, students will continue to analyze and assess their own interpretation skills to monitor and establish a personal skill development plan.

Prerequisites:
AEIR-3016 AEIR-4006 and AEIR-3009 are prerequisites. AEIR-5012 and AEIR-2015 are corequisites.
AEIR-5000Practicum Preparation and Debrief Seminar
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Students discuss, analyze and synthesize their practicum experiences with their peers and AEIP faculty. Seminar topics are directly extracted from the students' key learnings as found in their practicum experiences.

Prerequisites:
All courses in 101, 102 and 203 are prerequisites.
AEIR-5001Portfolio Development
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Students reflect on both their interpreting and classroom experiences to assess their strengths and potential areas of growth, in order to develop a personal roadmap for their future professional and personal growth. Students are expected to prepare and present a comprehensive portfolio with information regarding their progress from lab and practicum experiences demonstrating knowledge and skills acquired for their career path.

Prerequisites:
All courses in 101, 102 and 203 are prerequisites.
AEIR-5012ASL: Applied Topics 3
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Students increase their ASL skills pertaining to particular subject areas commonly found in Interpreter settings. These subject areas include education, employment, health, legal, meetings, performing arts, recreational, social, and spiritual settings. In addition to developing an increased vocabulary of ASL associated with these areas, students will work on expressive and receptive language skills related to language genre and register.

Prerequisites:
AEIR-4011 and AEIR-4012 are prerequisites. AEIR-4016 is a corequisite.
PRAC-5001Interpreting Practicum
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Students are placed with a practicum host and participate in daily interpreting activities and job expectations of the professional environment as determined by the Practicum Coordinator, AEIP Faculty and practicum students.

Prerequisites:
All courses in 101, 102 and 203 are prerequisites.
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