Areas of Study

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.

Credit: 1