2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

SPA 231 Interpreting I

3 hours 

This introductory course in interpretation is oriented toward a variety of settings-legal, medical, business, immigration -with an emphasis on court interpreting. This course covers different aspects of interpreting as a profession and introduces students to all modes of interpretation: sight translation, consecutive interpretation and simultaneous interpretation. Particular attention will be paid to interpreting techniques and to incremental exercises for developing memory, accuracy, and speed. This course also provides a solid basis for training in interpreting, as well as translation.




ENG 101, and SPA 202 or SPA 212 or departmental approval


This course satisfies the College Option: Communication area of the Gen Ed program.