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Course Number:
ITP 271
Course Title:
Foundations of Interpreting II
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Course Description

Reviews translation and consecutive interpreting between ASL and English. Introduces beginning-level simultaneous interpreting and covers self-assessment and peer-review techniques within interpreting. Prerequisites: Program admission and department permission.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

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

  • Produce a meaning-based, simultaneous interpretation of the main points of a given source message into the target language.

  • Practice professionalism within the interpreting profession, including appropriate attire and demeanor.

  • Conduct self-assessment and peer-assessment in a professional and respectful manner.

Course Activities and Design

Class time will be spent discussing and applying interpreting techniques. Course activities include interpretations, self-analysis, and peer review assignments. 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be evaluated through assignments, in-class performance, quizzes, and formal evaluations of recorded ASL-to-English interpretations and recorded English-to-ASL interpretations. Students will be assessed on their ability to produce a grammatically correct, simultaneous, meaning-based interpretation of the main points of a source message 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Achieving dynamic equivalence
  • Separating meaning and form
  • Application of theoretical models of interpreting
  • Identification of the main points of a given source message