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minor in french language and translation

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The Translation Studies in the French Minor program will help future practitioners of the art and science of Translation and Interpreting to play a vital role in shaping the global society of the 21st century. The program will contribute to developing the analytical skills, cultural literacy, linguistic competence, and professionalism needed to become superior translators and interpreters.  The proposed Bachelor of Arts Minor Degree program in French Language and Translation would make it possible for students pursuing a solid professional empowerment to develop a complete translation and interpreting curriculum to match the usual international requirements usually consisting of a combination of no less than three operational languages.

The UTB service area, the entire state of Texas and, more than ever, the entire nation, are in dire need of qualified translators and interpreters (oral translators) who are highly-trained and proficient in three of the most widely spoken languages in the world—English, Spanish and French - totaling more than 1 billion speakers world wide (Source: UNESCO.) Those students taking the current minor degree in Spanish Translation, who are already on the way to being able to effectively meet the professional requirements of such a demand, will, therefore, be afforded the opportunity to receive a full-fledged world-class background in Translation Studies, with a total of three working languages (English, Spanish and French, respectively “A”, “B” and “C”, or “B”, “A” and “C”) which would substantially widen their future professional prospects.

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