Indiana University – School of Liberal Arts
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About the Program
Undergraduate Certificate in Translation Studies
The Department of World Languages and Cultures offers an undergraduate Certificate in Translation Studies with an emphasis in French, German, or Spanish. The certificate requires completion of 27 credit hours focusing on grammar, professional writing skills, culture, translation history and theory, nonliterary translation from English to French/German/Spanish and French/German/Spanish to English, terminology management, and knowledge ofcomputer applications to translation. A minimum of 15 credit hours toward the certificate must be completed at IUPUI and no courses may be taken withthe Pass/Fail option.
Students must complete certificate-related courses with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better before qualifying for the internship or directed study. A grade of C in more than one course will make candidates ineligible for completion of theCertificate.
Translation Competence: Upon completion of the coursework for the Certificate, students must demonstrate translation competence through one of two options: (1) Completion of an Internship in the target language, which includes a minimum of 20 pages of translated text. The student’s academic language advisor will be responsible for recommending placement and mentoring in the Internship program; or (2) Completion of an Independent translation project in the target language, which includes a minimum of 20 pages of translated text. The student’s academic language advisor will be responsible for mentoring the student through this translation project.
Courses cost vary from $ 295.00 to $ 745.00; A “Certificate in Translation” will be obtained once a student has successfully concluded a number of these courses.
The Department of World Languages & Cultures offers a Certificate in Translation Studies in French, German or Spanish. It is a pretty complete program that, having in view the interdisciplinary nature of translation, combines theoretical and applied course work. Computer skills are also taught in the course as they are critical in the training of professional translators.
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