Modern Language Translation Course Descriptions

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ARABIC
ARA-500-Principles of Translation – 3 hours
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 state-of-the art practices.

ARA-501-Translation Workshop I – 3 hours
This course focuses on the translation of journalistic, commercial, legal, and scientific texts from Arabic into English. The course includes the presentation of linguistic and cultural issues affecting meaning transfer from the original text into English. It also introduces the interpretation process.

ARA-502-Translation Workshop II – 3 hours
This course, which is a continuation of Translation Workshop I, also includes translations of contemporary literary excerpts and practice tests from the American Translators Association.

ARA-503-BusinessTranslation Workshop – 3 hours
This workshop 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 – 3 hours
This course provides an opportunity for supervised field experience or free-lance translation work. It includes the preparation of a professional portfolio.

FRENCH
FRE-500-Principles of Translation – 3 hours

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 state-of-the art practices.

FRE-501-Translation Workshop I – 3 hours
This course focuses on the translation of journalistic, commercial, legal, and scientific texts from French into English. The course includes the presentation of linguistic and cultural issues affecting meaning transfer from the original text into English. It also introduces the interpretation process.

FRE-502-Translation Workshop II – 3 hours
This course, which is a continuation of Translation Workshop I, also includes translations of contemporary literary excerpts and practice tests from the American Translators Association.

FRE-503-BusinessTranslation Workshop – 3 hours
This workshop 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 – 3 hours
This course provides an opportunity for supervised field experience or free-lance translation work. It includes the preparation of a professional portfolio.

SPANISH
SPA-500-Principles of Translation – 3 hours

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 state-of-the art practices.

SPA-501-Translation Workshop I – 3 hours
This course focuses on the translation of journalistic, commercial, legal, and scientific texts from Spanish into English. The course includes the presentation of linguistic and cultural issues affecting meaning transfer from the original text into English. It also introduces the interpretation process.

SPA-502-Translation Workshop II – 3 hours
This course, which is a continuation of Translation Workshop I, also includes translations of contemporary literary excerpts and practice tests from the American Translators Association.

SPA-503-BusinessTranslation Workshop – 3 hours
This workshop 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 – 3 hours
This course provides an opportunity for supervised field experience or free-lance translation work. It includes the preparation of a professional portfolio.

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