Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University – Department of Spanish and Portuguese
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About the Program

Program Description

Because of the nature of translator training, students have access to a wide spectrum of the faculty of the Spanish and Portuguese Department. The specifictranslation courses are taught by native speakers of the target language who are practicing translators. Special guest lecturers from the practicing community often participate in practical exercises and activities.

The Spanish Translation major provides pre-professional training in the theory and practice of translation and interpretation both for students planning to translate professionally and for students wishing to add translation and/or interpretation as an ancillary skill.

Core classes – 21 hours

-          Spanish 321  3rd year Grammar and Composition  

-          Spanish 322  3rd year Grammar and Stylistics(pre-requisite Sp. 321)  

-          Spanish 339  Introduction to Spanish Literature  

-          Spanish 345  Iberian Civilization  

-          Spanish 355  Ibero-American Civilization  

-          Spanish 425  Structure of the Spanish Language  

-          Spanish 441  Survey of Spanish Literature  

-          Spanish 451  Survey of Hispanic-American Literature

Translation classes – 12 hours, which must be taken in sequence

-          Spanish 415  A&B Beginning Translation/Interpretation  

-          Spanish 416  A&B Beginning Translation/Interpretation II  

-          Spanish 417  A&B Translation/Interpretation I  

-          Spanish 418  Translation/Interpretation II – Sr. Project  


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Editor notes

With translation courses being taught by native speakers of the target language, the language and translation courses at the Brigham Young University are a good choice for those wishing to specialize in these languages. A con is that there is only a translation course for the Spanish language.


Contact Information

CES Admissions

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Brigham Young University

Provo, UT 84602

(801) 422-4636

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