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bachelor in spanish translation

The success of the existing undergraduate courses and degrees in Spanish Translation together with the successful startup of a Graduate Diplomate in Spanish Translation and Interpreting have lead the Department of Modern Languages to propose a new undergraduate BA Major Degree in Spanish Translation and Interpreting. While this degree is expected to start during the 2009-2010 academic year, most of the required coursework can already be taken within the current course offering.

The 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 the development of the analytical skills, cultural literacy, linguistic competence, and professionalism needed to become superior translators and interpreters.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Translation and Interpreting will require 33 hours in Translation courses with a grade of “C” or better, 21 of which must be upper division. It also requires 6 hours in advanced Spanish or Translation electives (39 hours in total). Students earning all related credit hours (+ General Education Core requirements) will additionally qualify for the existing Associate in Arts degree in Spanish Translation.

The program is also designed to allow for a possible double major with a total of 120 Cr. Hrs. (BA in Spanish Translation and Interpreting + BA in Spanish).

It also allows for a highly recommended (existing) Minor in French Language and Translation. The proposed Bachelor of Arts Major Degree program in Spanish Translation and Interpreting, in combination with our currently existing Minor 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 standard international requirements usually consisting of a combination of three operational languages.

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