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Plan of Study: GC - Consecutive Interpreting


Overview

The GC-Consecutive Interpreting is a 21-credit graduate program designed to be completed in nine months of full-time enrollment. Part-time enrollment is welcome. The program features seminar-style, face-to-face learning.  Classes meet at the College Park campus. Instruction is provided by university faculty and experts in the field.

Below is a sample plan of study. Students should use this as a guide to develop a plan with the program director. The program uses the semester academic calendar. Full-time students enroll in a mix of required and elective courses for a total of 10-11 credits in both the fall and spring semesters (16-weeks).

Specific class meeting information (days and time) is posted on UMD’s interactive web service services, Testudo. Once on that site, select “Schedule of Classes,” then the term/year. Courses are listed by academic unit.

Sample Plan of Study

The program uses specific section codes for registration which are listed on the sample plan of study. Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary semester to semester. Students should note if a course has a pre-requisite or co-requisite. UMD graduate students in other programs who are interested in registering for courses in this program, see Non-Program Student Registration. For a detailed course description, see Courses

Semester Year Type Course Number Campus Section Code Online Section Code Credits
Fall 1 Required COMM609 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Fall 1 Required COMM610 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 3
Fall 1 Electives COMM*** PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Spring 1 Required COMM619 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Spring 1 Required COMM683 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 3
Spring 1 Required COMM730 or 762 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 3
Spring 1 Electives COMM*** PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable

Course List

Below is a listing of all program courses with a general schedule. Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary. For a detailed course description, see Courses.

Semester Type Course Number Title
Fall Required COMM609 Fundamentals of Interpreting
Fall Required COMM610 Introduction to Translation and Interpreting Studies
Fall Elective COMM639 Fundamentals of Translation
Fall Elective COMM641 Introduction to Computer?Assisted Translation
Spring Required COMM619 Consecutive Interpretation
Spring Required COMM683 Intercultural Communication Theory
Spring Required/Elective COMM730 Seminar in Health Communication
Spring Required/Elective COMM762 The Rhetoric of Political Institutions
Spring Elective COMM629 Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation
Spring Elective COMM649 Translation for Specific Domains
Fall/Spring Elective COMM798 Intensive Writing
Fall/Spring Elective COMM798 Public Speaking
Fall/Spring Elective COMM798F English Fluency Enhancement
Fall/Spring Elective COMM798G Editing in English Writing
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