SPA 325 Introduction to Community Interpretation 

Bienvenidas, bienvenides, bienvenidos a SPA 325. This course consists of introducing students to the theory, application, and practice of English to Spanish and Spanish to English community interpreting. Throughout the course, students will practice and perfect parroting, sight translations, consecutive interpretations, and simultaneous interpretations. These translations and interpretations will cover the fields of social services, schools, and other community-based settings and a strong emphasis on medical services. This course is primarily designed to assist students who are interested in pursuing a career related to interpreting and/or translating as well as those who wish to improve their proficiency in written and spoken Spanish. Students will seek opportunities to perform sight translations and/or interpretations on campus and in their communities. Prerequisite(s): completion of SPA 301 or SPA 302 with a grade of C or above.