Linguistics Major with Concentration in ASL/English Interpreting

 

 

 

Montclair State University

Department of Linguistics

Announces a four year degree in ASL-English Interpreting

 

BA in Linguistics with a concentration in ASL-English Interpreting

Classes will start in September 2017

 

For further information contact:            Dr. Eileen M. Fitzpatrick, Professor of Linguistics
Linguistics Department Chair
Phone/Voice Mail: 973-655-4286
Email: Fitzpatricke@mail.montclair.edu

           

LINGUISTICS MAJOR, ASL/English Interpreting Concentration

(B.A.) – Undergraduate

 

A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 semester hours may be required depending upon the major field of study. In addition to the major requirement outlined below, all university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree. Students who place at the appropriate level on the mandatory American Sign Language Proficiency Interview may begin the Concentration in their freshman year.

 

  1. Major Required courses for B.A. in Linguistics (15 credits)

Complete the following 3 requirements:

  1. I.       Complete the following 3 courses:

LNGN

210

Introduction to General Linguistics

3

LNGN

220

Structure of American English (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

300

Syntax (3 hours lecture)

3

 

  1. II.    Complete 1 course from the following:

LNGN

220

Language in Society (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

220

Language and Culture (3 hours lecture)

3

III. Complete 1 course from the following:

LNGN

301

Semantics (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

302

Pragmatics (3 hours lecture)

3

 

 

 

  1. Additional Required courses for ASL/English Interpreting (30 credits)

 

LNGN

350

Linguistics of ASL and Other Signed Lgs. (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

351

Gesture, Sign, and Speech (3 hours lecture)

3

AMSL

203

Academic ASL (3 hours lecture)

3

AMSL

260

Intro ASL/English Interpreting Theory & Practice (3 hours lecture)

3

AMSL

360

Discourse Analysis for ASL/English Interpreting (3 hours lecture)

3

AMSL

361

ASL to English Interpreting (3 hours lecture)

3

AMSL

362

English to ASL Interpreting (3 hours lecture)

3

AMSL

363

Ethical Decision Making in ASL/English Interpreting (3 hours lecture)

3

AMSL

460

Advanced Topics in ASL/English Interpreting (3 hours lecture)

3

AMSL

461

Interpreting Practicum

3

 

  1. Electives in Linguistics and ASL/English Interpreting (6 credits)

starred courses (*) are recommended for Interpreting.

 

LNGN

110

Language of Food (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

240

Languages of the World (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

250

Language of Propaganda (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

255

Language and Gender (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

260

Dialectology (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

270

History of Linguistics (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

280

Bilingualism* (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

284

History of the English Language (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

288

/PSYC288 Introduction to Cognitive Science* (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

301

Semantics* (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

302

Pragmatics* (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

304

Principles of Discourse Analysis* (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

310

Morphology (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

325

Principles of Second Language Learning* (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

420

Language and the Mind* (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

430

Field Methods (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

445

Natural Language Processing (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

450

Selected Topics in Linguistics (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

451

Selected Topics in Linguistics (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

478

Independent Study (3 hours lecture)

3

LNGN

479

Independent Study (3 hours lecture)

3

PSYC

348

Psycholinguistics* (3 hours lecture)

3

PSYC

488

Seminar in Cognitive Science (3 hours lecture)

3

 

TOTAL for BA in Linguistics with ASL/English Interpreting: 48 credits

                                                                                                               

Interested in ASL-English Interpreting? Go to Discover Interpreting at discoverinterpreting.com

Registry for Interpreters for the Deaf, RID – Go to RID.org

Transfer students are welcome!  Advisors will be available to help with your placement into the program.