Building the skills students need to engage with global communities both locally and internationally

For globally minded students, a major or minor in Translation is an ideal complement to other Programs of Study, especially world language programs and those programs that focus on international topics. There is growing global demand for language mediation, and students with a BA in Translation are well placed to serve this demand. Undergraduate students in translation work together in a close cohort of like-minded peers interested in world languages, literature, and global affairs.
 

Bachelor of Arts in Translation

The Bachelor of Arts in Translation provides students with pre-professional training so that they may serve as translators in global sectors such as business, communication, and diplomacy. In the BA, they will develop advanced-level proficiency in their language(s) of focus, participate in collaborative and generative translation workshops, and experience a comprehensive, foundational curriculum on the modes and functions of translation in the global era.

Learning Outcomes

Students will achieve the following learning outcomes: 

  • develop critical global literacies necessary for purposeful and productive participation in global professional and cultural environments;
  • learn research methods to enhance creativity;
  • develop foundational knowledge and practice of translation, in its various modes and contexts, necessary for graduate study in specialized translation programs;
  • attain pre-professional competencies toward building a career as professional translators and language mediators; and
  • gain awareness of the business & industrial dimensions of translation through networking and building communities.
     

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Minor in Translation for Global Literacy

The minor in translation for global literacy introduces undergraduate students to translation as a field and provides some basic coursework and practice in translation from a world language to English. It encourages students to explore the topic and practice of translation as a crucial dimension of global literacy.

Learning Outcomes

Students successfully completing the minor will: 

  • develop practical skills and intellectual sensibilities pertinent to translation;
  • practice translation as a form of writing and critical thinking;
  • understand translation as a method for global literacy;
  • understand the contexts and functions of translation in the age of globalization;
  • understand the role of translation in culture formation; and
  • understand the history and basic theoretical frameworks of translation.

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