Curriculum Guideline

Community-Based Language and Culture in Action

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
INTR 1290
Descriptive
Community-Based Language and Culture in Action
Department
Sign Language Interpretation
Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Credits
1.50
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
PLAR
Yes
Semester Length
Flexible delivery ranging over 2 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
16
Contact Hours
20 - Lecture 10 - On-line seminar
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Online
Methods Of Instruction
  • Lecture/discussion
  • Course readings
  • On-line assignments/discussion
  • Immersion/field experience
Course Description
This review course provides opportunities for students to review and apply basic theories of interpreting as they practice consecutive and simultaneous interpreting with a variety of discourse samples. There are two segments to the course, the first segment being offered primarily on-line, and the second segment taking place at an off-campus week-long retreat. Prior to attending the retreat, students will review guiding and interpreting techniques for working with people who are Deaf-Blind.
Course Content

The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:

  • To develop one’s interpretation skills requires on-going practice and reflection.
  • Reflective and critical thinking are required in the analysis of interpretation to:
    • Identify successful and unsuccessful segments in interpretation
    • Identify error patterns and develop strategies to correct them.
  • The ability to work effectively with Deaf-Blind consumers requires one to:
    • Use guiding, intervening and interpreting techniques appropriate to a variety of Deaf-Blind consumers, including close-vision, tracking, and tactile signing
  • Interpreters must also:
    • Prepare for assignments and adhere to ethical standards when debriefing assignments
    • Model cross-cultural appropriateness when working with consumers and fellow service providers.
Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Apply the principles of interpreting process models to consecutive and simultaneous interpreting
  2. Integrate interpreting sub-tasks into interpretations, e.g., discourse map, predictions, etc.
  3. Practice interpreting in community settings
  4. Practice analysis of interpretations
  5. Demonstrate guiding, intervening and interpreting with Deaf-Blind consumers in cross-culturally appropriate ways
  6. Demonstrate work-readiness skill, e.g., daily scheduling, debriefing meetings, preparing for interpretations, etc.
Means of Assessment

This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:

  • Assessment of videotaped interpretations
  • Quizzes
  • Written assignments
  • Attendance and  participation

This is a mastery/non-mastery course.

Textbook Materials

T.B.A.

Prerequisites

B or above in INTR 1241, INTR 1242INTR 1225, INTR 1275

 

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