SIGN 205 - Transliterating II - Deborah Gear Sison
|Professor:||Deborah Gear Sison|
I am excited that you have decided to register for SIGN 205. Most of you know me, but if you do not, here’s a little bit about me. I have been using American Sign Language for most of my life. I started teaching the language in 1994. I started teaching interpreting/transliterating at the college level in 2005. I was a workshop leader for nearly a decade prior to my teaching experience. I have extensive experience with interpreting. Over the past 35 years, I have worked as a staff interpreter and an interpreter coordinator at the post-secondary level, obtained RID certification, created an interpreter training program, and taught at both the college and university levels. I’ve been a full-time professor at College of the Canyons since 2005. I enjoy teaching and assisting my students as they acquire interpreting skills and strategies. I truly want to my students to succeed. My office hours are always welcoming. By the end of the semester, you will acquire the knowledge and skills required for simultaneous transliteration.
SIGN 205 focuses on the process of simultaneous transliteration. Students will develop skills in analyzing, processing, and interpreting English meaning while conveying it accurately into a Manually Coded English form.
What to Expect in this Course
Students will engage in active learning. Learning by doing will be a major focus in the course. Homework will support what is being learned in the course. Students will need to have a computer with a functional camera and working microphone/speakers. We will be utilizing 3 instructional platforms in this semester: Zoom, Canvas, and GoReact. Lecture will take place synchronously via Zoom. Attendance and participation will be required. The class will be highly interactive.
Types of Assessments
Assessments: Video assessments on GoReact. These will measure your transliterating skills.
Homework and Quizzes will occur via Canvas.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
No textbook is required for this course.
Other Relevant Course Information
There will be 4 meeting dates on campus during the semester. This class will feature both OnlineLIVE and In-Person instruction. The In-Person instruction will be conducted on 2/23, 3/23, 4/27 and 5/18 in UCEN-206.
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Last updated: 01/03/2022 Sub#: 1202