What is Translation Studies?

Undergraduate students in all Faculties may pursue this certificate in translation studies while completing the undergraduate program in their respective Faculties by choosing courses for a minimum of ★27. 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.

Students are strongly urged to consult their respective Undergraduate Programs Office for advice on how to fit this certificate within their undergraduate program, particularly in Business.

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?

Since cultural literacy is emphasized in the certificate, 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 in government organizations, foreign trade, business abroad, and tourism. The certificate is only granted at the time of graduation.

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. For course information, please see calendar details.