2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 05, 2022  
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INTP 101 Introduction to Language Interpreting (5 credits)



Course Description
Introduction to interpreting as a career. Outlines the role and responsibilities of interpreters, the various interpreting environments, and the significance of cultural factors in the field.

Student Outcomes
1. Describe and explain the role and function of the interpreter.
2. Differentiate the modes of interpreting and the factors that make each appropriate to a particular situation.
3. Explore the settings (government agencies, institutions, etc.) in which interpreters work.
4. Describe the contracting and employment of interpreters and the types of agencies with whom they contract.
5. Identify various types of licensing and certification of interpreters and the requirements for each.
6. Discuss primary points of the ethics of interpreting.
7. Recognize and examine common issues of cross-cultural communication that arise in an interpreting situation.
8. Explore the significance of regional variations and idioms in interpreting.
Describe cultural beliefs and influences, particularly those specific to the interpreter’s languages that may have an impact on an interpreting assignment and discuss appropriate handling of the situation.



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