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ITR 109 - Interp/Trans Ethics I

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Introduction to basic professional ethics as applied to interpretation and translation, including exploration of prior attitudes, frameworks for intellectual and ethical maturity, conflict resolution, core values, ethical decision-making and business practices. Case studies are used to develop a sense of professional ethics.
Prerequisite: Complete three required ITR courses with a minimum grade of “C”
Competencies
  1. Explore prior attitudes about ethics and morals
    1. Identify and contrast culture-based values
    2. Identify and explore perceived ethical conflicts in daily and professional life
    3. Report on findings via a well-written, one-page reflection.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of frameworks for intellectual and ethical maturity.
    1. Identify the stages of intellectual and ethical maturity.
    2. Apply the stages of intellectual and ethical maturity to analysis of case studies.
  3. Demonstrate initial competency in recognizing and resolving conflicts.
    1. Identify conflicts as presented in case studies
    2. Discuss principles for resolving conflicts with classmates
    3. Develop and justify resolutions for resolving conflicts as presented in case studies
    4. Report on findings via a well-written, one-page reflection
  4. Demonstrate understanding of core values
    1. Identify the concept of core values
    2. Explore individual and group core values.
    3. Apply core values analysis to case studies
    4. Report on findings via a well-written, one-page reflection
  5. Demonstrate initial competency in ethical decision-making
    1. Identify the concept of ethical decision-making
    2. Discuss procedures for ethical decision-making
    3. Apply ethical decision-making to case studies
    4. Report on findings via a well-written, one-page reflection.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of ethical business practices
    1. Describe the need for ethical business practices.
    2. Identify the consequences of lack of ethical business practices.
    3. Apply ethical business practices to case studies.
    4. Report on findings via a well-written, one-page reflection.
  7. Explore the origins of professional codes of ethics for interpreters and translators.
  8. Identify the basic canons of interpreter ethics: accuracy and completeness, representation of qualifications, impartiality and avoidance of conflict of interest, professional demeanor, confidentiality, scope of practice, assessing and reporting impediment
  9. Demonstrate understanding of the duty of accuracy and completeness.
    1. Identify problems of accuracy and completeness in model scenarios.
    2. Discuss and evaluate possible solutions to problems of accuracy and completeness
    3. Choose best solution to problem and justify it based on ethical principles
    4. Present rationale in well-written, one-page reflection.
  10. Demonstrate understanding of the duty to represent qualifications accurately.
    1. Identify problems of representation of qualifications in model scenarios.
    2. Discuss and evaluate possible solutions to problems of representation of qualifications
    3. Choose best solution to problem and justify it based on ethical principles.
    4. Present rationale in well-written, one-page reflection.



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