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TRANS 106 Ethics & Business Practice of Trans & Interp • 3 Cr.

Description:

Learn the role of the interpreter and translator in the business conference, medical and courtroom setting. Familiarize the student with current business practices, i.e., determining fees and negotiating contracts. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program, bilingual proficiency.

Description starting Summer 2017

Learn the role of the interpreter and translator in the business conference, medical and courtroom setting. Familiarize the student with current business practices, i.e., determining fees and negotiating contracts. Prerequisite: TRANS 101.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the interpreter in the business in the business-conference, medical, and legal settings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Code of Ethics for Translators, the Codes of Ethics for Interpreters, and the ASL Ethics and Code of Conduct
  • Demonstrate an understanding of protocol for translators and interpreters. Recognize the importance of impartiality and confidentiality, and conflicts of interest.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the current business practices in translation and interpretation
  • Market a freelance translation or interpretation business and possess some of the necessary tools such as: a resume, a portfolio, business cards.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how an agency works, and what it means to be an independent contractor. Know the prerequisites for starting a business in terms of licenses, equipment, fees.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to negotiate a contract and create a contract
  • Demonstrate an understanding of translation and copyright law
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the meaning of professionalism and the importance of self-evaluation
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3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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