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Translation & Interpreting Course Description

Listed below are the course descriptions for the Certificate of Translation and Interpreting.

 

01:940:363 BILINGUALISM IN THE SPANISH-SPEAKING WORLD
3 credits
Prerequisite 940:261 or equivalent

 

01:940:364 CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS (SPANISH/ENGLISH)
3 credits
Prerequisities 940:261 or equivalent

 

01:940:401 ADVANCED TRANSLATION I
3 credits
Prerequisites 940:325, 940:326, 01:355:101 or equivalent (All courses with a B+ or better)
Not open to freshman or sophomores.
Introduction to the theory of translation and guidance in the use of materials essential to the translation process. Intensive practice in the translation of
short texts in various fields from Spanish into English and English into Spanish.

 

01:940:402 ADVANCED TRANSLATION II
3 credits
Prerequisites 940:401 or equivalent
Intensive practice in the translation of short texts in various fields from Spanish into English and English into Spanish.

 

01:940:419 DIALECTOLOGY OG THE SPANISH-SPEAKING WORLD
3 credits
Prerequisites 940:261 or 940:362 or permission of the department
Study of major dialects in the Spanish-speaking world. Theories of dialectology, geolinguistics, and social dialects as applied to Spanish. Survey of defining
phonological, morphological, syntactic, and lexical features of modern dialects in Spain, Spanish America, and the U.S.

 

01:940:471 INTERNSHIP TRANSLATION/INTERPRETATION
3 credits
Prerequisite 940:401 with a greade of B+ or better.
Rec. 1 hour, field work 2 hours per credit. Maximum of 3 credits.
Supervised training in a business firm, social service agency, or government office. Weekly discussions of specific texts and problems arising from the field
work experience. Supplementary written and laboratory assignments.

 

01:940:475 INTERPRETING
3 credits
Prerequisites 940:401 or 402. Course 402 may be taken as a co-requisite with permission of the department.
Introduction to theory and practice of liaison, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting. Spanish-English and English-Spanish. Intensive classroom and
language laboratory exercises.

 

01:940:476  LEGAL TRANSLATION
1.5 credits
Prerequisite or co-requisite 940:401 and 940:475.
Practice in sight and written translation of legal documents, court records, and language of courtroom procedures. Spanish-English and English-Spanish.

 

 01:940:477 COURT INTERPRETING
3 credits
Pre or co-requisite 940:401 and 940:475.
Intensive practice in interpreting of courtroom and other legal procedures. Development of bilingual legal glossary. Review of New Jersey and federal
standards for interpreters.

 

01:940:478 THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TRANSLATION
3 credits
Prerequisites 940:401 and 940:402 (with a grade of B+ or better). Course 402 may be taken as a co-requisite with permission of the department.
Introduction to translation studies. Application of linguistic theory and computer technology to translation. Intensive practice in non-literary and literary translation,
including narrative and theater.

 

01:940:479 TRANSLATION WORKSHOP
3 credits
Prerequisites 940:401 and 940:402 (with a grade of B+ or better).  Course 402 may be taken as a co-requisite with permission of the department.
Intensive practice in advanced translation, Spanish to English and English to Spanish. Non-literary and literary texts. Individual and group projects, with emphasis on
translation into the native language.

 

01:940:486 MEDICAL/TECHNICAL TRANSLATION
1.5 credits
Pre or co-requisite 940:401 or permission of the department.
Practice in translation in such areas as medical, pharmaceutical, communications, computers and science textbooks. Development of specialized glossaries. Spanish-English
and English- Spanish.

 

01:940:487 HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY INTERPRETING
1.5 credits
Pre or co-requisites 940:402, 940:475 or 940:486 or with permission of the department.
Theory and practice of hospital, medical and other sensitive community interpreting roles. Development of specialized glossaries. Field assignments in area hospitals and clinics.

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