Course Description for Introduction to Interpreting
Introduction to Interpreting
Description: The course provides an overview of diverse settings in which interpreters work and the array of consumers who utilize interpreting services. Students are introduced to historical foundations of interpreting, models for interpreter role and function, ethics and professional conduct, applicable state and federal legislation, interpreter credentialing, and business practices. American Sign Language (ASL) is not required as a prerequisite for this knowledge-based introduction to the field of ASL/English interpreting.