Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: SPA                                     Course Number: 435                                    
Course Title: Legal Translating
Subject: Spanish
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


The aim of this course is to provide its students with the knowledge and skills they need to translate legal texts. Students are introduced to the terminology, syntax, and stylistics of legal texts. This course provides also an introduction to the principles of comparative law. Particular attention is given to translations in business law (contracts), family law (marriage certificates, divorce decrees), and inheritance law (wills).

Prerequisite: ENG 201; SPA 330, SPA 333
Start Date:    01/30/2013                         End Date: