Sep 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
    
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TRIN 1032 - Ethics, Standards of Practice, and Decision-Making I

Credits: 2
Hours/Week:
Course Description: This course introduces students to codes of ethics and standards of practice for interpreters. Coursework includes codes of ethics and standards of practice from multiple settings, with a special focus on those promulgated by the National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare and by the Minnesota Judicial Branch; ethical decision-making; and the opportunity to practice decision-making and implementing the standards of practice. Students must be enrolled in the Translation and Interpreting Program before taking this course. A completed student information form must be submitted to trin@century.edu.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher, and instructor consent.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Codes of ethics and standards of practice for interpreters, with a special focus on those promulgated by the National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare and by the Minnesota Judicial Branch
  2. Regulatory frameworks for the provision of interpreter services in public service settings
  3. Major findings of scholarly research & areas of debate with regard to interpreters and interpreting in public service settings
  4. Frameworks for decision-making for translators and interpreters
  5. Opportunities for applying codes of ethics and standards of practice in discussions and classroom activities, including role-playing

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

  1. explain the major tenets of codes of ethics and standards of practice for interpreters in medical and legal settings.
  2. explain regulatory frameworks for the provision of interpreters in public service settings.
  3. apply theoretical and contextual knowledge to resolve challenging situations.
  4. articulate the reasoning behind decisions made in the course of an interpreted interaction.
  5. demonstrate appropriate application of the standards of practice in a role-played  interpreted interaction.

Competency 1 (1-6)
None
Competency 2 (7-10)
None


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