Seattle Central Community College                                Humanities and Social Services

Interpreting Training Program                                        Brenda Aron, instructor

 

ITP 145 Ethics of Interpreting

Tentative Course Schedule 2012

 

Date: Fridays

Course Outline:

Assignments:

Week 1:

January 6

Discuss Syllabus, Introduce Ethics & Decision Making Circles; Meaning of Ethics and Values

HW:
Values & Ethics (lecture notes) and Decisions, Decisions Chapter One: Coming to Terms

Week 2:

 January 13

Discussion Meaning of Ethics and Values (Cont’d) ;

Discussion of Values & Ethics

Review Interpreter’s Role: From past to present

Discuss ER Scenarios from HW readings

HW: Review RID’s Code of Professional Conduct in ER: Appendix A and B pp.387-398 or on website; ER Scenarios “Challenges to Interpreter Ethics”-“Deciding Whether to Accept a Specific Job Assignment Due to Qualification Concerns” pp. 13-50

DD Chapter 2: Coming to Terms

1st Journal Due before Jan 20th: A-M

Week 3:

January 20

Discuss: DD Ch 2: Morality, Right Vs. Wrong; Right Vs. Right Paradigm ,Meta-Ethical Principles


Discuss ER Scenarios from HW

HW: Read DD Chapter 3: Models for Making Ethical Decisions; ER: “Challenges in Ensuring Appropriate Attire”- Interpreting Profanity..” pp. 51-95
1st Journal Due before Jan 27th N-Z

Week 4:

January 27

Review DD Ch 3: Models for Making Ethical Decisions;

Discuss DD Ch 4: The Ethics of Professional Competence
Discuss Techniques in Decision Making

Discuss ER Scenarios from HW 

HW: Read DD: Ch 4: The Ethics of Professional Competence; ER: Challenges in Maintaining Impartiality-Maintaining Confidentiality” pp. 97-145
2nd Journal: A-M due before Feb 10th

Week 5:

February 3

Midterm: DD Chapters 1-4 & ER Scenarios

Discuss ER Scenarios from HW readings

HW: Read DD Ch 5: The Work Ethic of Sign Language Interpreters; ER: Challenges in Being Privy to More Info-Working With a Team pp.147-198

2nd Journal: N-Z due before Feb 10th

Week 6:

February 10

Discuss DD Chapter  5: The Work Ethic of Sign Language Interpreters;

Discuss ER Scenarios from HW readings 

HW: Read DD Ch 6: The Ethics of Professional Relationships; Read ER Scenarios: Challenges in Working With other Interpreters- Dealing with Feedback from Clients  pp. 199-240

3rd Journal A-M due before Feb. 17th

Week 7:

February 17

Discuss DD Chapter  6: The Ethics of Professional Relationships

Discuss ER scenarios from homework readings

 

HW: Read DD: Ch 7: Demonstrating Moral and Ethical Reasoning; ER: Challenges Related to Legal Issues-Interpreter Referral Agencies pp. 241-284

3rd Journal N-Z due before February 24

Week 8:

February 24

Discuss DD Chapter 7: Demonstrating Moral and Ethical Reasoning

Discuss ER Scenarios from Homework readings:

HW: Read DD: Case Studies: read pp.103-138; Read ER Scenarios: Challenges Unique to Being an Interpreter Working With Deaf People-NIC Scenarios 963  pp.285-334
4th Journal A-M due before March 2

Week 9:

March 2

Discuss DD Case Studies pp. 103-138

Discuss ER Scenarios from homework readings

HW: Read DD: Ch 7: Case Studies: 139-178; Read ER NIC Scenarios pp. 335-386

4th Journal N-Z due before March 9

Week 10:

March 9

Discuss DD Case Studies pp. 139-178

Student Research Presentations

HW: Research Paper Due
5th Journal A -Z due before March 16

Week 11:

March 16

Discuss ER NIC Scenarios pp. 335-386

Student Research Presentations

Summary Journal Due; Final Papers Due

Week 12:

Finals Week

 

Final Written Exam