Aug 19, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog
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SPAN 321 - Introduction to Spanish-English Interpretation


Units: 3
Three hours of lecture a week
Prerequisite: SPAN 301   or SPAN 302   with a grade of B- or better, or consent of instructor
Description: This course provides students with an introduction to the profession of interpreting. It emphasizes the development of students interpreting skills between English and Spanish in the main three modes of interpretation (sight, consecutive, and simultaneous). Daily simulated interpreting exercises give students the chance to build fluency in Spanish improve listening comprehension in Spanish and English and improve speed and accuracy in information processing and conversion. Some of the skills practiced in this course include mental agility (i.e., memory development, summary techniques) voice control (i.e., breathing techniques, diction) and language control (i.e., interpreting register). Students will become knowledgeable of various interpreting issues including interpreting as a profession the role of the interpreter ethics and decision-making interpreting models processing and information management skills and professional standards.
Graded: Letter Grade
GenEd: Language



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