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Course Number:
ITP 251
Course Title:
Interpreting in Specialized Settings II
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
40
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Introduces interpreting in legal, medical, and mental health settings. Explores the knowledge and skills necessary to interpret in these specialized settings. Prerequisites: Program admission and department permission.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Produce a meaning-based, simultaneous interpretation of the main points and supporting details of a given source message.

  • Calculate the accuracy of an interpretation.

  • Discuss the logistics, best practices, and special considerations of specialized settings.

Course Activities and Design

Students will perform simultaneous interpretations on topics common in legal, medical, performance, and mental health settings. Students will discuss and demonstrate best practices for each setting.  Students will continue to demonstrate self-assessment and peer-review techniques to further identify patterns in their own skill development.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be evaluated through assignments, in-class performance, quizzes, and formal evaluations of recorded ASL-to-English and English-to-ASL interpretations. Self-assessment and peer-assessments will be used to evaluate student skill development. Students will be assessed on their ability to produce a grammatically correct, simultaneous, meaning-based interpretation of a source message.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Simultaneous interpretation in legal, medical, performance, and mental health settings.

  • Best practices in legal, medical, performance, and mental health settings.

  • Assessing fluency and accuracy of an interpretation.

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 10

Demonstrate advanced self-assessment and peer-assessment skills including calculating the accuracy of an interpretation.

Assessing fluency and accuracy of an interpretation.

Communication
Hours: 80

  • Simultaneously interpret the main points and supporting details of a given source message into the target language.

  • Produce meaning-based, dynamically equivalent interpretations.

  • Demonstrate advanced self-assessment and peer-assessment skills including calculating the accuracy of an interpretation.

Simultaneous interpretation in legal, medical, performance, and mental health settings.