The Sign Language Studies Department offers workshops and seminars in the fall and winter semesters. For more than 25 years, these workshops and seminars have addressed current trends and issues in areas specific to Sign language, interpreting and deafness. SLS 4710: Selected Seminar Topics is offered for credit and non-credit registration.
As an approved RID/CMP program site, Madonna University workshops are also available as Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Certificate Maintenance Program credits.
Nationally and internationally renowned speakers have addressed more than 3,000 students and community-based participants since 1975. Topics include models of interpretation, careers in Sign language, Deaf-Blind interpreting, theories of interpreting, ethics in interpreting, the role of media in Sign language, Deaf education, interpreting in the performing arts, the implications of legislation on the Deaf community, bilingualism and biculturalism in Deaf education, language and interpreting issues in the United Kingdom and Europe, and a number of related subject areas.
For additional information, please contact:
Sign Language Studies Department
Office of Continuing Education & Professional Studies