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TRIN 1031 - Standards of Practice and Skills of Interpreting

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course focuses on developing critical-thinking, decision-making, and cognitive skills related to interpreting. Coursework includes comparing and contrasting interpreting codes of ethics in different subdomains, reading and discussion of theory and research in the field, role-plays, and other exercises.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): TRIN 1000  with grade of C or higher, or concurrently enrolled. Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000  or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher; assessment score placement in ENGL 1021  or completion of ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher; or instructor consent.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Language proficiency level equivalent to the American College Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) advanced-mid or higher rating in both English and the second language.

Major Content
  1. Overview of Interpreting
  2. Ethics and Ethical Decision-Making
  3. Features of Interpreted Encounters
  4. Role(s) of the Interpreter
  5. Cognitive Skills
  6. Cultural and linguistic considerations
  7. Interpreting Assignment/Encounter Preparation

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

  1. define basic terminology in the field.
  2. demonstrate basic situational management strategies.
  3. display basic competence in consecutive interpreting.
  4. describe basic concepts in the field.
  5. explain the role of the interpreter.
  6. describe the cognitive processes of interpreting.
  7. apply the principles of one or more interpreting standards of practice and codes of ethics.

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