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SLNG 1211 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Fingerspelling and Numbers
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Development of expressive and receptive skills in fingerspelling and numbers. Receptive skills focus on whole word phrase recognition and fingerspelling/number comprehension in context. Expressive skills focus on the development of speed, clarity, and fluency. (2 lec., 1 Lab.)


SLNG 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Visual/Gestural Communication
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SLNG 1404.
Course Description: A course in the development of skills in non-verbal communications. Emphasizes the use and understanding of facial expression, gestures, pantomime, and body language. Creation or performance of stories using these elements. (3 Lec.)


SLNG 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to the Deaf Community
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: or concurrent enrollment: ENGL 1301.
Course Description: An overview of the physical, educational, social and cultural implications of deafness and hearing loss within the context of the individual's personal life, family, and community in today's multicultural world. Emphasis on current educational and vocational programs, legislation, technology, and other issues. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)


SLNG 1321 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to the Interpreting Profession
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SLNG 1317.
Course Description: Concurrent enrollment SLNG 1445. An overview of the field of sign language interpretation. Provides a historical framework for the principles, ethics, roles, responsibilities, and standard practices of the interpreting profession. (3 Lec.)


SLNG 1347 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Deaf Culture
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SLNG 1317.
Course Description: Provides a historical and contemporary perspective of American deaf culture using a sociocultural mode. Includes cultural identity, values, group norms, communication, language, and significant contributions made by deaf people to the world. (3 Lec.)


SLNG 1404 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

American Sign Language (ASL) I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: -- Concurrent enrollment: ENGL 1301. Concurrent enrollment: SLNG 1111.
Course Description: An introduction to the basic skills in production and comprehension of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes the manual alphabet and numbers. Develops conversational ability, culturally appropriate behaviors, and exposes students to ASL grammar. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


SLNG 1405 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

American Sign Language (ASL) II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SLNG 1111 and SLNG 1404 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: Develops receptive and expressive ability and allows recognition and demonstration of more sophisticated grammatical features of American Sign Language (ASL). Increases fluency and accuracy in fingerspelling and numbers. Provides opportunities for interaction within the deaf community. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


SLNG 1444 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

American Sign Language (ASL) III
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SLNG 1404, SLNG 1405 and ENGL 1301 with a grade of "B" or better. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment SLNG 1315.
Course Description: Integrates and refines expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language (ASL), including recognition of sociolinguistic variation. A practice oriented approach to language acquisition. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


SLNG 1445 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

American Sign Language (ASL) IV
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SLNG 1444. Concurrent enrollment SLNG 1321.
Course Description: An integration of expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language (ASL) with emphasis on grammar, linguistics, literature, and discourse styles at an intermediate level. Provides students with information on linguistic and cultural variations. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


SLNG 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Interpreting I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SLNG 1321, SLNG 1345 and SLNG 1445. Concurrent enrollment: SLNG 2302, SLNG 2411 and SPCH 1342.
Course Description: An overview of the interpreting process and current models. Introduces the skills necessary to achieve message equivalency in interpreting. This class emphasizes Sign to Voice interpreting. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


SLNG 2302 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Interpreting II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SLNG 1321, SLNG 1347 and SLNG 1445. Concurrent enrollment: SLNG 2411 and SPCH 1342.
Course Description: Continued development of discourse analysis and interpreting skills for increasingly complex tasks. Utilization of consecutive and simultaneous interpreting scenarios including monologues and dialogues. Emphasizes skill development, self-analysis, and peer evaluation. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


SLNG 2303 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Transliterating
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SLNG 2301, SLNG 2302, SLNG 2411 and SPCH 1342. Concurrent enrollment SLNG 2403 (Transliterating).
Course Description: A practice-oriented course designed to develop skills necessary for rendering spoken English to a signed English format and signed English to spoken English. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


SLNG 2337 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Multicultural Issues In Interpreting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Theories and concepts of cross-cultural communication. Explores the impact of culture and language on interpreting multilingual and multicultural situations. Includes strategies for maximizing interpreter and interpreter team effectiveness. (3 Lec.)


SLNG 2388 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Internship - Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SLNG 2371 and SLNG 2372.
Course Description: An experience external to the college for an advanced student in a specialized field involving a written agreement between the educational institution and a business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college and that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience. (18 Ext.)


SLNG 2403 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Transliterating
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SLNG 2301, SLNG 2302, SLNG 2411 and SPCH 1342. Concurrent enrollment SLNG 2403 (Transliterating).
Course Description: A practice-oriented course designed to develop skills necessary for rendering spoken English to a signed English format and signed English to spoken English. (3 Lec., 2 Lab)


SLNG 2411 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Interpreting in Specialized Settings
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SLNG 1321, SLNG 1345, and SLNG 1445. Concurrent enrollment: SLNG 2301, SLNG 2302 and SPCH 1342.
Course Description: A focus on interpreting/transliterating with special populations (e.g. deaf/blind, high visual, oral) in special settings (e.g. religious, artistic, medical, legal, mental health). Reinforce basic theories and techniques in relation to the special population(s) and/or settings. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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