Spanish Interpreting II

SPAN 352 is designed to consolidate and enhance student’s understanding of interpreting in an increasingly globalized and institutional world. The course emphasizes targeted readings, class discussions, thematic workshops, role-plays, the use of new technologies and hands-on practice. Throughout the course of the semester, students are expected to become familiar with the theory and practice of interpreting for international institutions and in a global context. By the end of the semester, students will be able to discuss the intricacies of interpreting in these settings while using the terminology of the field, and to produce a quality interpreting that brings together specialized meaning and cultural sensitivity. Successful completion of this course requires that students have an advanced command of the Spanish and English languages at written and aural levels, and advanced cultural competencies in English and in Spanish. Although Spanish 352 isn’t a “traditional” language course in the strict sense of the word, students’ reading and writing skills should improve as they practice the art of interpreting. The languages of instruction will be Spanish and English, depending on the activities being discussed and the languages involved. Successful completion of SPAN 351 is required to enroll in this course.

Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 351.