University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Department of Languages and Culture Studies
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About the Program

Program Description

Certificate in Translating Courses at UNC Charlotte The CT is not equivalent to a major in a foreign language; rather it represents a theory-based skill developed at the bachelor’s degree level. The CT is ideal for majors in French, German and/or Spanish who wish to add another dimension and UNC Charlotte credential to their study and mastery of one or more of these languages.

Introduction to Translation Studies

History, theory, pragmatics and procedures of the field of translation.  Introduction to text typology, terminology, and issues such as register, audience, editing, and  computer-assisted translating.

Practicum in Translating I

Comparative stylistics, restructuring texts, editing, troubleshooting, and techniques of the translator in working with a variety of text types.  Conducted in English and French or English and German, according to the language pair.

Practicum in Translating I

Comparative stylistics, restructuring texts, editing, troubleshooting, and techniques of the translator in working with a variety of  text types (e.g., business, legal, medical, technical, etc.). Continues with history, theory and trends in translation.  Conducted in English and Spanish.

Practicum in Translation II

Critical analysis of different kinds of texts; translating for specific audiences; problems of terminology; development of working dictionaries in field(s) of specialization.  Conducted in English and French or English and German, according to the language pair.

Practicum in Translating II

Further work in restructuring texts, editing, troubleshooting, translation of a variety of literary and cultural text types (e.g., fiction, poetry, drama, essay, film). Continues with history, theory and trends in translation.  Conducted in English and Spanish. May count as course work for the Spanish major or minor.

Practicum in Translating III

Study of professional journals,  technologies, protocol and resources in the field (e.g., ATA, ALTA). Advanced issues of translation.  Translation of a semester-long project in individual consultation.  Conducted in English and French or English and German, according to the language pair.

Practicum in Translating III

Vocational, pre-professionalizing activities.  Study of professional journals, technologies, protocol and resources in the field (e.g., ATA, ALTA), jobhuntingskills and information on accreditation.  Translation of a semester-long project in individual consultation. Conducted in English and Spanish.

Costs

Check with the institution.

Editor notes

With thirty years of existence, the German, French and Spanish Certificate inTranslating at UNC Charlotte is a very practical course, with students working withdifferent subjects along the course, such as literary, medical, legal and business translations, including also job hunting skills and translation tools.

Link

http://www.languages.uncc.edu/Tr/index.htm

Contact Information

Department of Languages and Culture Studies

UNC Charlotte

Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

Tel. 704-687-2337

E-mail: bithomas@email.uncc.edu






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