Course Descriptions

SPAN 472 - Beginning Consecutive Interpretation
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall,Spring

This course begins the in-depth study of the theory and practice of consecutive interpretation and sight translation (continued in Advanced Consecutive Interpretation). It reviews legal and medical concepts and covers policy and law relevant to interpreter practice, theory, skill development, and special issues in legal, medical, and business settings using authentic materials and contextually meaningful situations.

SPAN 473 - Spanish for the Classroom Teacher of Spanish
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Spring

Practical Spanish for the elementary and secondary school subject-matter teacher who uses Spanish as the medium of instruction.

SPAN 480 - Service Learning
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 480 satisfies the service-learning requirement for the Spanish and Portuguese Program at the University of Arizona.  Students will participate in a service-learning activity in which s/he uses Spanish.  This activity will address a need in our community, support our course objectives, involve a connection between the campus and the world around it, challenge students to be civically engaged, and involve structured student reflection. Options include working in multicultural youth clubs and public schools, day care centers, emergency adolescent shelters, homeless shelters and food programs, centers for low-income elderly citizens, addiction treatment centers, community youth groups, programs for the mentally challenged, local food pantries, drop in centers for HIV positive individuals, and involvement in local Immigrant Assistance Program.

SPAN 481 - Advanced Simultaneous Interpretation
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall,Spring

This course continues the in-depth study (begun in Beginning Simultaneous Interpretation) of simultaneous interpretation. Its focus is building conceptual knowledge in the legal, medical, and business settings as well as advancing language and interpreting proficiency. Students will review professional standards of practice and performance using authentic materials and contextually meaningful situations. Focus is on intensive skill development.

SPAN 482 - Advanced Consecutive Interpretation
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall,Spring

This course continues the in-depth study (begun in "Translation and Interpretation: Social Justice and Practice") of the theory and practice of consecutive interpretation and sight translation. It focuses on a review of complex legal and medical concepts; policy and law relevant to interpreter practice; theory; skill development; and special issues in interpretation in the legal, medical, and business settings. Focus is on intensive skill development. 

SPAN 493 - Internship
Units: 1.00 - 6.00
Usually Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.

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