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You will be interested in a French minor if you want to teach or work in a multicultural environment. A French minor can also prepare you for graduate school in many fields.
You will be interested in a French Translation Certificate if you have advanced French proficiency and plan to pursue a translation career. This curriculum will prepare you for the American Translators Association (ATA) certificate exam. You can also pursue this certificate if you wish to communicate more effectively in a multilingual work environment.
A French minor consists of 20 total credit hours. By completing a minor in French, you will:
The Translation Certificate Program
This program is a five-course sequence taught online that will provide you with training to translate from French into English. You will also gain some familiarity with oral interpretation, and you will have the opportunity to complete an internship.
You can seek admission to the Translation Certificate program if you have completed at least third-year college French classes, or if you have native or near-native reading and writing proficiency in French and English. A placement exam and an interview with the Program Director is also required to complete the admission process.
Translation workshops are open to all qualified students, including native and heritage speakers. Enrollment in a degree program is not necessary for these classes.
SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE MINOR