Durham Tech Logo

Community Spanish Facilitator Course Descriptions

SPI 111  Cultural & Ethical Issues

This course provides cultural sensitivity instruction, as well as in-depth focus on professional ethics for the interpreter.  Emphasis is placed on researching the fundamentals of professional ethics, creating ethical guidelines for interpreters and learning about Hispanic cultural issues.  Upon completion, students should be able to apply professional ethics and an understanding of the Hispanic culture in the interpreting field. 

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: Permission of Community Spanish Program Director
Corequisites: None
SPI 111 Course Outline

SPI 113 Introduction to Spanish Interpreting

This course introduces the field of interpreting, interpretation models, cognitive processes associated with interpretation, professional ethical standards, employment opportunities, and working conditions. Topics include specialized jargon, code of ethics, interpreter assessments/qualifications, and protocol associated with various settings. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the rationale for placement of interpreters and apply ethical standards to a variety of working situations.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098, or satisfactory score on placement test, SPI 214, or permission of program director
Corequisites: None
SPI 113 Course Outline

SPI 114 Analytical Skills Spanish Interpreting

This course is designed to improve cognitive processes associated with interpreting, listening, short-term memory, semantic equivalence, visual/auditory processing, thought organization, and logic. Emphasis is on developing skills necessary to generate equivalent messages between Spanish and English. Upon completion, students should be able to consecutively interpret non-technical, interactive messages between Spanish and English.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites:ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098, or satisfactory score on placement test, SPI 113, or permission of program director
Corequisites: None
SPI 114 Course Outline

SPI 213 Review of Grammar

This course is designed to review the common elements of Spanish grammar in oral and written form. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental grammatical concepts of the Spanish language. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension and correct usage of specified grammatical concepts in both oral and written form.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: SPA 212, or permission of the program director
Corequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098, or satisfactory score on placement test
SPI 213 Course Outline

SPI 214 Introduction to Translation

This course is designed to improve the quality of Spanish to English and English to Spanish translation. Emphasis is placed on the practice of Spanish to English and English to Spanish translation in a variety of prose styles. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the usage and understanding of the processes involved in translating. Additionally, students will be introduced to sight translation, the oral interpretation of a written text from one language to another.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098, or satisfactory score on placement test, SPI 213, or permission of the program director
Corequisites: None
SPI 214 Course Outline

SPI 221 Consecutive Interpretation I

This course introduces skills of consecutive interpretation used by professional interpreters. Topics include memory development, note taking, sight translation and non-verbal communication. Upon completion, students should be able to apply consecutive interpretation techniques in a variety of role-playing situations and settings. This course will particularly focus on interpretation topics and techniques in medical settings.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098, or satisfactory score on placement test, and SPI 111, or permission of program director
Corequisites: None
SPI 221 Course Outline

SPI 222 Consecutive Interpretation II

This course builds upon Consecutive Interpretation I by providing students with additional opportunities to enhance skills in increasingly complex situations. Emphasis is on practical role-play situations which simulate a variety of settings. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a more advanced ability to consecutively interpret messages of a varied nature. This course will particularly emphasize advanced interpretation techniques and ethical standards in hospital and clinical settings.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites:SPI 221
Corequisites: None
SPI 222 Course Outlin

 

Return to Course Descriptions

Return to Class Schedules

Return to Programs of Study


Durham Technical Community College
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
919-536-7200

Copyright ©Durham Technical Community College. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy l Conditions of Use