HUM 390 Fieldwork in Interpreting in Portuguese/Spanish

This capstone course provides students with actual field experience in the interpreting/translating field in combination with a one-hour professional development seminar in class.  Students spend 90 supervised hours in their pre-approved placements.  Students are expected to spend approximately 20 hours shadowing a professional interpreter and 70 hours interpreting/ (sight) translating in a community hospital, medical office, human services agency, legal office, court, or institution. The seminar provides students with a safe environment to analyze and reflect on their experiences, performance and progress as well as to prepare for employment.  Fall, Spring; not offered every year.

Prerequisites:  For Spanish: ENG 101, HUM 156, SPA 321, SPA 322, SPA 353, SPA 354 with a grade of "C" or better; COM 160 and CRJ 101 or CRJ 113 or MAA 101. For Portuguese: ENG 101, HUM 156, POR 321, POR 322, POR 352, POR 353 with a grade of "C" or better; COM 160 and CRJ 101 or CRJ 113 or MAA 101.

3 credits
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