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Modern Language Translation

Modern Language Translation

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Program Coordinator: Lourdes Torres, Ph.D.

PROGRAM OFFERED

Graduate Modern Language Translation Certificate in Arabic, French, or Spanish

 

Modern Language Translation

Modern Language Translation

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Modern Language Translation Certificate program is designed for professionals who plan to pursue a career in translation and train for the American Translators Association (ATA) certification exam. The certificate is also intended for individuals who wish to communicate effectively in a multilingual and multicultural work environment. The sequence of courses provides translation training from Arabic, French, or Spanish into English.

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Graduate Modern Language Translation Course Descriptions

Arabic

ARA 500: Principles of Translation 3 credits

Prerequisite: Advanced proficiency in English and Arabic, and if required, passing with a grade of B or better an appropriate 300-level course as indicated by placement test

This course, taught in English, serves as an introduction to the Translation Certificate programs in French, Spanish, and Arabic. The course includes a survey of the main theories of translation and interpretation; a methodology section dealing with the linguistic and cultural aspects of language transfer; and a professional component including an overview of career opportunities and current practices.

ARA 501: Translation Workshop I 3 credits

Prerequisite: Advanced proficiency in English and Arabic, and if required, passing with a grade of B or better an appropriate 300-level course as indicated by placement test

This course focuses on the translation of journalistic, commercial, legal, and scientific texts from Arabic into English. The course includes an overview of the Arabic language and a contrastive analysis of the two linguistic systems.  It also introduces the interpretation process.

ARA 502: Translation Workshop II 3 credits

Prerequisite: Advanced proficiency in English and Arabic, and if required, passing with a grade of B or better an appropriate 300-level course as indicated by placement test

This course, which is a continuation of Translation Workshop I, also includes translations of contemporary texts excerpts from Arabic into English and practice tests from the American Translators Association.

ARA 503: Business Translation Workshop 3 credits

Prerequisite: Advanced proficiency in English and Arabic, and if required, passing with a grade of B or better an appropriate 300-level course as indicated by placement test

This course focuses on the translation of Arabic business texts into English. Texts include printed and online promotional and informational material, as well as various types of business correspondence and transactions.

ARA 588: Cooperative Field Experience 4 credits

Prerequisites: ARA 500, ARA 501, ARA 502, and ARA 503 must be taken and passed with a grade of B or better

This course provides an opportunity for supervised field experience or freelance translation work.  It includes the preparation of a professional portfolio.

French

FRE 500: Principles of Translation 3 credits

Prerequisite: Advanced proficiency in English and French, and if required, passing with a grade of B or better an appropriate 300-level course as indicated by placement test

This course, taught in English, serves as an introduction to the Translation Certificate programs in French, Spanish, and Arabic. The course includes a survey of the main theories of translation and interpretation; a methodology section dealing with the linguistic and cultural aspects of language transfer; and a professional component including an overview of career opportunities and current practices.

FRE 501: Translation Workshop I 3 credits

Prerequisite: Advanced proficiency in English and French, and if required, passing with a grade of B or better an appropriate 300-level course as indicated by placement test

This course focuses on the translation of journalistic, commercial, legal, and scientific texts from French into English. The course includes an overview of the French language and a contrastive analysis of the two linguistic systems. It also introduces the interpretation process.

FRE 502: Translation Workshop II 3 credits

Prerequisite: Advanced proficiency in English and French, and if required, passing with a grade of B or better an appropriate 300-level course as indicated by placement test

This course, which is a continuation of Translation Workshop I, also includes translations of contemporary texts excerpts and practice tests from the American Translators Association.

FRE 503: Business Translation Workshop 3 credits

Prerequisite: Advanced proficiency in English and French, and if required, passing with a grade of B or better an appropriate 300-level course as indicated by placement test

This course focuses on the translation of French business texts into English. Texts include printed and online promotional and informational material, as well as various types of business correspondence and transactions.

FRE 588: Cooperative Field Experience 4 credits

Prerequisites: FRE 500, FRE 501, FRE 502, and FRE 503 must be taken and passed with a grade of B or better

This course provides an opportunity for supervised field experience or freelance translation work. It includes the preparation of a professional portfolio.

Spanish

SPA 500: Principles of Translation 3 credits

Prerequisite: Advanced proficiency in English and Spanish, and if required, passing with a grade of B or better an appropriate 300-level course as indicated by placement test

This course, taught in English, serves as an introduction to the Translation Certificate programs in French, Spanish, and Arabic.  The course includes a survey of the main theories of translation and interpretation; a methodology section dealing with the linguistic and cultural aspects of language transfer; and a professional component including an overview of career opportunities and current practices.

SPA 501: Translation Workshop I 3 credits

Prerequisite: Advanced proficiency in English and Spanish, and if required, passing with a grade of B or better an appropriate 300-level course as indicated by placement test

This course focuses on the translation of journalistic, commercial, legal, and scientific texts from Spanish into English. The course includes an overview of the Spanish language and a contrastive analysis of the two linguistic systems. It also introduces the interpretation process.

SPA 502: Translation Workshop II 3 credits

Prerequisite: Advanced proficiency in English and Spanish, and if required, passing with a grade of B or better an appropriate 300-level course as indicated by placement test

This course, which is a continuation of Translation Workshop I, also includes translations of contemporary texts excerpts and practice tests from the American Translators Association.

SPA 503: Business Translation Workshop 3 credits

Prerequisite: Advanced proficiency in English and Spanish, and if required, passing with a grade of B or better an appropriate 300-level course as indicated by placement test

This course focuses on the translation of Spanish business texts into English. Texts include printed and online promotional and informational material, as well as various types of business correspondence and transactions.

SPA 588: Cooperative Field Experience 4 credits

Prerequisites: SPA 500, SPA 501, SPA 502, and SPA 503 must be taken and passed with a grade of B or better

This course provides an opportunity for supervised field experience or freelance translation work. It includes the preparation of a professional portfolio.

Gainful Employment

Gainful Employment information:  
Program length: 16 credit hours
   
Program costs:  
Tution 6,600
Fees 300
Books 750
   
Related Occupations: O*NET Codes
Interpreters and Translators 27-3091

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