2018-19 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 12, 2018  
2018-19 Pierce College Catalog

American Sign Language Interpreting, Deaf Studies, or Deaf Education (AA-DTA) Course Map


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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field and for transfer to a four-year institution. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career.  The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. If you want to change a course on this map you must speak with an advisor to assure you meet all degree requirements. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time.  While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA)  Degree, you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements.  Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

Important note about transfer: colleges and universities may change their requirements at any time, so this map is not a guarantee of transfer. You will need to check transfer requirements with your intended four-year school. 

1. College Success


  • COLLG 110 College Success (3 credits)
  • Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.

2. English Composition I


  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Clear and strategic communication with others is a central feature of all careers connected to American Sign Language. The skills learned in ENGL 101 are foundational for later course work and beyond.

3. American Sign Language


Take one course each quarter until sequence is finished.

Action Item: Meet with Advisor


Use your Success Network! In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps.

5. Math Course Recommendations


The math course you select will depend on the transfer institution you plan to attend and your math placement.  Your advisor will assist you in selecting the appropriate course(s).

Mathematics Courses  

6. General Psychology


  • PSYC& 100 General Psychology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: It’s important when working with the deaf to understand human development in order to effectively work with people who will be at various stages of development. 

7. Natural Science Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • ANTH& 205 Biological Anthropology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: ASL interpreters and ASL teachers need to understand human body including it’s structure and function. This class focuses on evolution and the interaction between biology, environment, and culture.

  • BIOL& 100 Survey of Biology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: ASL interpreters and ASL teachers need a strong science foundation so they can effectively teach/interpret science content and monitor student progress in the class. This class focuses on the living world through the study of cells, genetics, diversity of life, and ecology. 

  • ENVS& 100 Survey of Environmental Science (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: ASL interpreters and ASL teachers need a strong science foundation so they can effectively teach/interpret science content and monitor student progress in the class. This class focuses on both living and non-living elements of our environment to better understand the world that we live in.

  • NUTR& 101 Nutrition (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: ASL interpreters and ASL teachers need a strong science foundation so they can effectively teach/interpret science content and monitor student progress in the class. This class focuses on the role of nutrition in human health, eating habits, and establishing a healthy lifestyle. 

8. Public Speaking


  • CMST& 220 Public Speaking (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Interpreters and ASL teachers need to be effective oral communicators in the classroom and working with students, clients, and co-workers. This course focuses on public speaking skills as well as organization and support of those ideas in formal presentations.

Action Item: Apply for Graduation


Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

9. English Composition II


10. Natural Science Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • BIOL& 175 Human Biology w/Lab: Anatomy & Physiology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: ASL interpreters and ASL teachers need to understand human body including its structure and function.

  • CHEM& 110 Chemical Concepts with Lab (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: ASL interpreters and ASL teachers need a strong science foundation so they can effectively teach/interpret science content and monitor student progress in the class. This is an applied chemistry class for students not majoring in the sciences that explores the basic structure of living and non-living things such as atom and molecules and their relationships with one another.

  • GEOL& 101 Introduction to Physical Geology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: ASL interpreters and ASL teachers need a strong science foundation so they can effectively teach/interpret science content and monitor student progress in the class. This class focuses on minerals, rocks, and the dynamic processes that shape the Earth’s surface over time. 

  • PHYS& 110 Physics for Non-Science Majors (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: ASL interpreters and ASL teachers need a strong science foundation so they can effectively teach/interpret science content and monitor student progress in the class. This course is a course for non-science majors that develops an awareness and appreciation of the physical environment. 

11. Introduction to Ethics


  • PHIL 150 Introduction to Ethics (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: ASL interpreters and ASL teachers are faced with a variety of ethical dilemmas. These courses build the foundation on how to navigate those difficult decisions.

12. Anthropology Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • ANTH& 106 The American Mosaic (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: ASL interpreters and ASL teachers need to understand human behavior, social roles, family systems, globalization, multiculturalism, diversity, social identity, ethnicity, socioeconomics, and gender to work effectively with clients and students. 

  • ANTH& 206 Cultural Anthropology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: ASL interpreters and ASL teachers need to understand human behavior, social roles, family systems, globalization, multiculturalism, diversity, social identity, ethnicity, socioeconomics, and gender to work effectively with clients and students. 

13. History Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • HIST& 126 World Civilizations I (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: ASL interpreters and ASL teachers need to understand the impact of growth and development of various civilizations over time. World Civilizations I covers pre-history to 1500AD. World Civilizations II covers 1500-1815 AD. World Civilizations III covers 1815 -present. 

  • HIST& 127 World Civilizations II (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: ASL interpreters and ASL teachers need to understand the impact of growth and development of various civilizations over time. World Civilizations I covers pre-history to 1500AD. World Civilizations II covers 1500-1815 AD. World Civilizations III covers 1815 -present. 

  • HIST& 128 World Civilizations III (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: ASL interpreters and ASL teachers need to understand the impact of growth and development of various civilizations over time. World Civilizations I covers pre-history to 1500AD. World Civilizations II covers 1500-1815 AD. World Civilizations III covers 1815 -present. 

14. Natural Science Recommendation


Choose one course from #7, that you have not completed.

15. Introduction to Sociology


  • SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: ASL interpreters and teachers need an understanding of systemic issues impacting education today, including sex, gender, race, ethnicity, and social stratification. This course provides broad overview of sociology which is the study of society and human interaction.

16. Intercultural Communication


  • CMST 105 Intercultural Communication (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: ASL interpreters and ASL teachers need to be effective communicators with students in the classroom as well as when they working with parents and co-workers. Intercultural communication develops skills in speaking and listening across cultural contexts.

17. Social Science Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • HIST& 156 History of U. S. I (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: ASL interpreters and ASL teachers need to understand the economic, social, and diplomatic history of the United States.  US History I covers everything prior to 1840. US History II covers 1840-1900. US History III covers 1900 - present.

  • HIST& 157 History of U. S. II (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: ASL interpreters and ASL teachers need to understand the economic, social, and diplomatic history of the United States.  US History I covers everything prior to 1840. US History II covers 1840-1900. US History III covers 1900 - present.

  • HIST& 158 History of U.S. III (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: ASL interpreters and ASL teachers need to understand the economic, social, and diplomatic history of the United States.  US History I covers everything prior to 1840. US History II covers 1840-1900. US History III covers 1900 - present.

  • POLS& 202 American Government (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: ASL interpreters and ASL teachers are working with the diverse population of our society and need to understand the complexity of the government system. 

Total Credits: 90


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