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AUGUSTANA FACULTY LED PROGRAM: An Exploration of Organizations and Institutions Serving Deaf Individuals
Washington D.C., United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: AU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Housing Options:
Course Leader:
Dyce, Marlee, Gunderson, Christa
Program Provider:
Augustana University
Areas of Study:
Sign Language Interpreting
Academic Prerequisites:
Additional Prerequisites:
Academic Good Standing, Dean of Students Approval, Faculty Leader Approval
Major/Minor Credit:
Sign Language Interpreting
Additional Fees:
$150 IPO Administrative Fee
Program Description:
An Exploration of Organizations and Institutions
Serving Deaf Individuals

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Academic Overview
This course focuses on the study of the field of interpreting, the history of the profession, and Deaf culture from an historical perspective.  Students will travel to Washington DC to visit Gallaudet University, Kendall School for the Deaf, the Model Secondary School for the Deaf, the National Association of the Deaf headquarters, and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf headquarters.  At each location, course participants will explore the history and development of the organization.  Students will attend a class at Gallaudet University, meet with representatives of Gallaudet Interpreting Services, and meet interpreters at both the White House and the Capitol Building.

This course also reflects the mission of the Department of Education and the Circle of Courage Model.  This model is designed to empower students to promote environments that ensure belonging, generosity, independence, and mastery for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

Comprehensive Fee
Costs:  $2,130 (estimate based on previous fees - TBD), plus $150 IPO Administrative Fee
Comprehensive fee includes round trip airfare from Sioux Falls, ground transportation as required for course activities, hotel accommodations in twin and triple rooms, and most meals including continental breakfast daily.  Final course price will be set in January.

Applicants must have completed ASL 2.

Required Readings
Fant, Lou.  Silver Threads:  A Personal Look at the First Twenty-Five years of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.  Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf:  1990.
Christiansen, John & Barnartt, Sharon.  Deaf President Now!  The 1988 Revolution at Gallaudet University.  Gallaudet University Press, 2003.
Newman, Lawrence.  Sands of Time:  NAD Presidents 1880-2003.  National Association of the Deaf, 2006.
Washington, DC travel guide and other materials as assigned.

Daily Reflective Journal
Take-home Essay Exam
Participation and attentiveness

Program Directors
Marlee Dyce, M.E., 605.261.2868
Christa Gunderson, 605-261-7840        

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.