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Interpreting Certificate

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College of Continuing Education
  • Program Type: Undergraduate credit certificate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 18 to 25
  • Degree: Interpreting Certificate Ugrd
The certificate in interpreting is designed for both current language professionals and those new to the field. The interpreting certificate provides a valued university credential from a world-class university. Develop knowledge and skills in: interpreter protocols, ethical issues, specialized terminologies, consecutive interpreting, sight translation, and simultaneous interpreting.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Student must complete the following before admission: Complete the Language Background Form Complete bilingual writing samples using the Writing Sample Form
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students must select a sub-plan with a specialty in health care interpreting or legal interpreting, or the option of a sub-plan combining both specialties. Students must complete the certificate within four years of the admission date. With approval of the program, up to 7 credits of transfer coursework may be used to satisfy requirements for this certificate.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Health Care
Subplan Requirements
Required Core Courses
TRIN 3001 - Introduction to Translation (3.0 cr)
TRIN 3101 - Introduction to Interpreting (3.0 cr)
TRIN 3102 - Consecutive Interpreting (3.0 cr)
Health Care Interpreting Courses
TRIN 1201 - Health Care Terms and Concepts for Interpreters (3.0 cr)
TRIN 4201 - Interpreting in Health Care Settings (3.0 cr)
Elective Course
With advisor approval substituting another relevant course is sometimes possible.
Take exactly 1 course(s) from the following:
· LING 1701 - Language and Society [DSJ] (4.0 cr)
· LING 3001 - Introduction to Linguistics [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
· LING 5001 - Introduction to Linguistics [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
· COMM 3411 - Introduction to Small Group Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3451W - Intercultural Communication: Theory and Practice [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3107W - Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Linguistics [WI] (3.0 cr)
· TRIN 3002 - Intermediate Translation (3.0 cr)
· TRIN 3900 - Topics in Translation and Interpreting (3.0 cr)
Legal
Subplan Requirements
Required Core Courses
TRIN 3001 - Introduction to Translation (3.0 cr)
TRIN 3101 - Introduction to Interpreting (3.0 cr)
TRIN 3102 - Consecutive Interpreting (3.0 cr)
Legal Interpreting Courses
TRIN 1301 - Legal Terms and Concepts for Interpreters (3.0 cr)
TRIN 4301 - Interpreting in Legal Settings (3.0 cr)
Elective Course
With advisor approval substituting another relevant course is sometimes possible.
Take exactly 1 course(s) from the following:
· COMM 3411 - Introduction to Small Group Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3451W - Intercultural Communication: Theory and Practice [WI] (3.0 cr)
· LING 1701 - Language and Society [DSJ] (4.0 cr)
· LING 3001 - Introduction to Linguistics [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
· LING 5001 - Introduction to Linguistics [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 3107W - Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Linguistics [WI] (3.0 cr)
· TRIN 3002 - Intermediate Translation (3.0 cr)
· TRIN 3900 - Topics in Translation and Interpreting (3.0 cr)
Combined Subplan
Required Core Courses
TRIN 3001 - Introduction to Translation (3.0 cr)
TRIN 3101 - Introduction to Interpreting (3.0 cr)
TRIN 3102 - Consecutive Interpreting (3.0 cr)
Interpreting Courses
TRIN 1201 - Health Care Terms and Concepts for Interpreters (3.0 cr)
TRIN 4201 - Interpreting in Health Care Settings (3.0 cr)
TRIN 1301 - Legal Terms and Concepts for Interpreters (3.0 cr)
TRIN 4301 - Interpreting in Legal Settings (3.0 cr)
Elective Course
With advisor approval substituting another relevant course is sometimes possible.
Take exactly 1 course(s) from the following:
· COMM 3411 - Introduction to Small Group Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3451W - Intercultural Communication: Theory and Practice [WI] (3.0 cr)
· LING 1701 - Language and Society [DSJ] (4.0 cr)
· LING 3001 - Introduction to Linguistics [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
· LING 5001 - Introduction to Linguistics [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 3107W - Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Linguistics [WI] (3.0 cr)
· TRIN 3002 - Intermediate Translation (3.0 cr)
· TRIN 3900 - Topics in Translation and Interpreting (3.0 cr)
 
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TRIN 3001 - Introduction to Translation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Theory of and supervised practice in translation. Re-expressing meaning in a second language. Translation primarily of English language texts concerning public health/safety, legal/voting rights, regulations, and procedures. prereq: Bilingual proficiency in [English, second language of instruction]
TRIN 3101 - Introduction to Interpreting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical and theoretical introduction to interpreting in health, human service, and legal settings. Emphasis on understanding the unique role of the interpreter, current models and modes of interpreting, ethical issues and professional standards of practice, and developing pre-interpreting skills. prereq: high level of proficiency in spoken English and another language; 3001 recommended
TRIN 3102 - Consecutive Interpreting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Practice/theory at professional level in interpreting in health, human service, legal settings. Emphasizes professional/client dialogues. Consecutive interpreting skills, vocabulary research/storage, intercultural issues. Analyzing interpretive process. Performance assessment through audio/videotaping. Subject languages (e.g., Spanish, Russian, Somali) specified for each section. prereq: 3101, high level of proficiency in [spoken English, another language]
TRIN 1201 - Health Care Terms and Concepts for Interpreters
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Technical vocabulary, oral discourse patterns used by health care providers in talking to patients, family members. Language of American health care interview.
TRIN 4201 - Interpreting in Health Care Settings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Practice in interpreting simulated clinical encounters and monologues. Fluency/accuracy in consecutive/simultaneous modes. Sight translation, medical vocabulary in two languages, ethical/situational considerations in health care interpreting. Coursework mainly in bilingual sections (English, another language). prereq: 1201, 3102
LING 1701 - Language and Society (DSJ)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Role of language in human social interaction; linguistic indicators of social status and attitudes; language and sex roles; linguistic ecology; language planning for multilingual communities; implications for education and public policy.
LING 3001 - Introduction to Linguistics (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00099 - Ling 3001/3001H/5001
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human language. Methods, questions, findings, and perspectives of modern linguistics. Components of the language system (phonetics/phonology, syntax, semantics/pragmatics); language acquisition; language/social variables; language/cognition; language change; language processing; language/public policy.
LING 5001 - Introduction to Linguistics (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00099 - Ling 3001/3001H/5001
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human language. Methods, questions, findings, and perspectives of modern linguistics. Components of the language system (phonetics/phonology, syntax, semantics/pragmatics); language acquisition; language and social variables; language and cognition; language change; language processing; language and public policy; language and cognition.
COMM 3411 - Introduction to Small Group Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cooperative thinking in task-oriented groups. Planning, preparing for, and participating in small groups in private and public contexts.
COMM 3451W - Intercultural Communication: Theory and Practice (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theories of and factors influencing intercultural communication. Development of effective intercultural communication skills. prereq: Planning an intercultural experience
SPAN 3107W - Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Linguistics (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01152
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Structure of Spanish. Phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, language acquisition, language/gender, sociolinguistics. History of Spanish. prereq: 3015, Spanish [major or minor] or Span-Port major
TRIN 3002 - Intermediate Translation
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Additional instruction and supervised practice in translation. prereq: 3001
TRIN 3900 - Topics in Translation and Interpreting
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
TRIN 3001 - Introduction to Translation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Theory of and supervised practice in translation. Re-expressing meaning in a second language. Translation primarily of English language texts concerning public health/safety, legal/voting rights, regulations, and procedures. prereq: Bilingual proficiency in [English, second language of instruction]
TRIN 3101 - Introduction to Interpreting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical and theoretical introduction to interpreting in health, human service, and legal settings. Emphasis on understanding the unique role of the interpreter, current models and modes of interpreting, ethical issues and professional standards of practice, and developing pre-interpreting skills. prereq: high level of proficiency in spoken English and another language; 3001 recommended
TRIN 3102 - Consecutive Interpreting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Practice/theory at professional level in interpreting in health, human service, legal settings. Emphasizes professional/client dialogues. Consecutive interpreting skills, vocabulary research/storage, intercultural issues. Analyzing interpretive process. Performance assessment through audio/videotaping. Subject languages (e.g., Spanish, Russian, Somali) specified for each section. prereq: 3101, high level of proficiency in [spoken English, another language]
TRIN 1301 - Legal Terms and Concepts for Interpreters
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
American legal system. Technical vocabulary used in courts and other legal settings. Oral legal discourse. Presentations by specialists, discussion, exercises for review/practice.
TRIN 4301 - Interpreting in Legal Settings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Principles/practice of interpreting in legal settings. Skill-building for fluency/accuracy in simultaneous/consecutive modes. Sight translation. Legal register in two languages. Ethical considerations, courtroom conduct. Observation of actual court proceedings. Coursework mainly in bilingual sections (English, another language). prereq: 1301, 3102
COMM 3411 - Introduction to Small Group Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cooperative thinking in task-oriented groups. Planning, preparing for, and participating in small groups in private and public contexts.
COMM 3451W - Intercultural Communication: Theory and Practice (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theories of and factors influencing intercultural communication. Development of effective intercultural communication skills. prereq: Planning an intercultural experience
LING 1701 - Language and Society (DSJ)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Role of language in human social interaction; linguistic indicators of social status and attitudes; language and sex roles; linguistic ecology; language planning for multilingual communities; implications for education and public policy.
LING 3001 - Introduction to Linguistics (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00099 - Ling 3001/3001H/5001
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human language. Methods, questions, findings, and perspectives of modern linguistics. Components of the language system (phonetics/phonology, syntax, semantics/pragmatics); language acquisition; language/social variables; language/cognition; language change; language processing; language/public policy.
LING 5001 - Introduction to Linguistics (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00099 - Ling 3001/3001H/5001
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human language. Methods, questions, findings, and perspectives of modern linguistics. Components of the language system (phonetics/phonology, syntax, semantics/pragmatics); language acquisition; language and social variables; language and cognition; language change; language processing; language and public policy; language and cognition.
SPAN 3107W - Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Linguistics (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01152
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Structure of Spanish. Phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, language acquisition, language/gender, sociolinguistics. History of Spanish. prereq: 3015, Spanish [major or minor] or Span-Port major
TRIN 3002 - Intermediate Translation
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Additional instruction and supervised practice in translation. prereq: 3001
TRIN 3900 - Topics in Translation and Interpreting
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
TRIN 3001 - Introduction to Translation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Theory of and supervised practice in translation. Re-expressing meaning in a second language. Translation primarily of English language texts concerning public health/safety, legal/voting rights, regulations, and procedures. prereq: Bilingual proficiency in [English, second language of instruction]
TRIN 3101 - Introduction to Interpreting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical and theoretical introduction to interpreting in health, human service, and legal settings. Emphasis on understanding the unique role of the interpreter, current models and modes of interpreting, ethical issues and professional standards of practice, and developing pre-interpreting skills. prereq: high level of proficiency in spoken English and another language; 3001 recommended
TRIN 3102 - Consecutive Interpreting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Practice/theory at professional level in interpreting in health, human service, legal settings. Emphasizes professional/client dialogues. Consecutive interpreting skills, vocabulary research/storage, intercultural issues. Analyzing interpretive process. Performance assessment through audio/videotaping. Subject languages (e.g., Spanish, Russian, Somali) specified for each section. prereq: 3101, high level of proficiency in [spoken English, another language]
TRIN 1201 - Health Care Terms and Concepts for Interpreters
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Technical vocabulary, oral discourse patterns used by health care providers in talking to patients, family members. Language of American health care interview.
TRIN 4201 - Interpreting in Health Care Settings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Practice in interpreting simulated clinical encounters and monologues. Fluency/accuracy in consecutive/simultaneous modes. Sight translation, medical vocabulary in two languages, ethical/situational considerations in health care interpreting. Coursework mainly in bilingual sections (English, another language). prereq: 1201, 3102
TRIN 1301 - Legal Terms and Concepts for Interpreters
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
American legal system. Technical vocabulary used in courts and other legal settings. Oral legal discourse. Presentations by specialists, discussion, exercises for review/practice.
TRIN 4301 - Interpreting in Legal Settings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Principles/practice of interpreting in legal settings. Skill-building for fluency/accuracy in simultaneous/consecutive modes. Sight translation. Legal register in two languages. Ethical considerations, courtroom conduct. Observation of actual court proceedings. Coursework mainly in bilingual sections (English, another language). prereq: 1301, 3102
COMM 3411 - Introduction to Small Group Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cooperative thinking in task-oriented groups. Planning, preparing for, and participating in small groups in private and public contexts.
COMM 3451W - Intercultural Communication: Theory and Practice (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theories of and factors influencing intercultural communication. Development of effective intercultural communication skills. prereq: Planning an intercultural experience
LING 1701 - Language and Society (DSJ)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Role of language in human social interaction; linguistic indicators of social status and attitudes; language and sex roles; linguistic ecology; language planning for multilingual communities; implications for education and public policy.
LING 3001 - Introduction to Linguistics (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00099 - Ling 3001/3001H/5001
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human language. Methods, questions, findings, and perspectives of modern linguistics. Components of the language system (phonetics/phonology, syntax, semantics/pragmatics); language acquisition; language/social variables; language/cognition; language change; language processing; language/public policy.
LING 5001 - Introduction to Linguistics (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00099 - Ling 3001/3001H/5001
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human language. Methods, questions, findings, and perspectives of modern linguistics. Components of the language system (phonetics/phonology, syntax, semantics/pragmatics); language acquisition; language and social variables; language and cognition; language change; language processing; language and public policy; language and cognition.
SPAN 3107W - Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Linguistics (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01152
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Structure of Spanish. Phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, language acquisition, language/gender, sociolinguistics. History of Spanish. prereq: 3015, Spanish [major or minor] or Span-Port major
TRIN 3002 - Intermediate Translation
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Additional instruction and supervised practice in translation. prereq: 3001
TRIN 3900 - Topics in Translation and Interpreting
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.