Course Description for Legacies and Leadership in Interpreter Education
Legacies and Leadership in Interpreter Education
Description: This course introduces students to the history of spoken and signed language translator and interpreter education from the 18th century, including key theories and people in the field as well as the social, political and legal perspectives that have influenced the development of interpreter education. Students will assess the current state of interpreter education in the U.S., identify current issues, and vision together some strategies to move the field forward. Students will learn the responsibilities of educators as leaders in the profession at regional, state, and national levels. This course introduces the social, political, and economic context in which post-secondary interpreter education operates.