What is Translation Studies?

Translation studies explore the theory, description and application of translation, interpreting, and localization. It is an interdisciplinary field associated with literary studies, comparative literature, computer science, history, linguistics, philology, philosophy, and more.

Students will work in their target language and English simultaneously, translating texts back and forth. They will explore the issues translators face and learn about the solutions that have been developed by the discipline as well as how to apply them.

Why add this certificate to your degree?

This certificate provides students with academic training and the necessary focus to pursue further training in the translation profession. Furthermore, since the certificate puts the emphasis on cultural literacy, students who complete its requirements will have honed their skills in their area of specialization and will be ready to embark on many types of careers requiring cultural expertise, (for example the foreign service, foreign trade, business abroad, and tourism).

What experiences are involved in obtaining this certificate?

Undergraduate students in all Faculties may pursue this certificate in translation while completing the undergraduate program in their respective Faculties by taking the designated courses for a minimum of ★21. While the certificate does not prepare students to be full-fledged translators upon graduation, it provides them with the necessary focus to pursue further training in the profession. Furthermore, since the certificate puts the emphasis on cultural literacy, students who complete its requirements will have honed their skills in their area of specialization and will be ready to embark on many types of careers requiring cultural expertise, (for example the foreign service, foreign trade, business abroad, tourism).

What additional courses are required?

Translation studies explores the theory, description and application of translation, interpreting, and localization. It is an interdisciplinary field associated with literary studies, comparative literature, computer science, history, linguistics, philology, philosophy, and more.
Required courses can be found in the university Calendar.