Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: SPA                                     Course Number: 340                                    
Course Title: Legal Interpreting I
Subject: Spanish
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


Interpreting is recognized as a complex cognitive task that requires bilingual and bicultural competence. Interpreting in legal settings further requires the acquisition of highly specialized knowledge relating to the law, legal language and discourses. This course will introduce students to the contextual knowledge needed to operate in diverse legal settings (courtroom, police), covering different court proceedings such as arraignments, preliminary hearings and pretrial motions. It also provides practice in simultaneous and consecutive interpretation as well as sight translation based on diverse simulated courtroom situations. Students will attend appropriate civil, criminal, and/or family court proceedings.

Prerequisite: ENG 201; SPA 230, SPA 231, SPA 250
Start Date:    11/30/2012                         End Date: