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Course Overview

An introduction to the basic theories, principles and practices of interpreting, this course will addresses the history of the profession, interpreters’ roles and responsibilities, and national/local organization for interpreters. It is appropriate for beginning interpreters, advanced sign language students, and professionals who work with deaf people. Information is divided into four units: the field, the process, the ethics and the settings. Areas of focus include: explanation of the purpose, content and application of the Code of Professional Conduct; identification of physical and environmental factors that affect the interpreting process; development of basic business practices related to the field; discussion of the theories and models of the sign language interpreting process; development of current issues within the field of interpreting; and the basics of interpreting in specific settings and with various communication methods.

Credits: 1

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Admissions Requirements

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