The undergraduate minor in translation for global literacy requires a minimum of 18 s.h., including a minimum of 12 s.h. in courses taken at the University of Iowa. At least 12 s.h. of coursework must be taken in courses numbered 2000 or above. Students must maintain a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

The minor in Translation for Global Literacy encourages undergraduate students to explore translation as a crucial dimension of global literacy and communication. Highly integrative, Translation for Global Literacy involves academic training at the intersection of world languages, creative writing, translation studies, and disciplinary programs. 

The minor can complement virtually all the programs in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and fine & performing arts.

Students are encouraged to declare the minor after satisfying the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement or during more advanced language study. Most students who successfully complete the minor will need at least 6 s.h. of additional coursework beyond the GE CLAS Core requirement in language study. Students may count a maximum of 6 s.h. of coursework taken for each major, minor, or certificate program toward the requirements for the minor.

Listed below are the general categories of coursework required to earn the degree; for more specific information on courses, curriculum, and requirements of the minor in translation for global literacy, visit the UI General Catalog.

Degree Requirements
Title Hours
Core Course 3
Translation Courses 6
Language, Linguistics, Literature, and Culture Courses 6
Capstone Course (see below) 3
Total Hours 18

Capstone Course

Students are required to take either TRNS:4500 - Undergraduate Capstone Project, or a departmental capstone course in which the student completes a capstone project on translation (with the consent of the instructor, and must be approved by advisor). This course is to be taken in final semester of minor.