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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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TRIN 1000 - Orientation to Interpreting

Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course introduces students to interpreter codes of ethics and standards of practice. It also introduces basic concepts of interpreting and translating, interpreting modes and settings, and interpreting skills. Coursework includes an initial self-assessment, which helps students evaluate their readiness for a course of study in interpreting.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Overview of interpreting as a professional activity
  2. Overview of medical and legal standards of practice and codes of ethics
  3. Contrast between the role of the interpreter and the roles of liaison or advocate
  4. The process of interpreting
  5. Overview of interpreting skills
    1. Memory
    2. Analysis
    3. Note-taking
    4. Delivery
  6. Fundamentals of terminology glossary development
  7. Self-assessment

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. discuss interpreting as a professional activity.
  2. identify tenets of the medical and legal codes of ethics and standards of practice.
  3. compare and contrast the activities of an interpreter, a liaison, and an advocate.
  4. describe the process and skills of interpreting.
  5. assess individual strengths and weaknesses in interpreting performance.
  6. identify activities that will lead to improved interpreting skills.

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