Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Certificate in Translation Studies

Students may pursue a MLCS Certificate in Translation Studies while fulfilling existing requirements for majors and minors in French, German, Spanish or Ukrainian by taking designated 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. 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). This certificate is open to students in the Faculties of Arts, Science, and Education.

French - Required Courses:

a. MLCS 300, 400
b. FREN 254, 354, 454
c. *6 in FREN at the 300-level in addition to FREN 354
d. *6 in FREN at the 400-level in addition to FREN 454

German - Required Courses:

a. MLCS 300, 400
b. GERM 342, 443, 444
c. *6 in GERM at the 300-level numbered above 304
d. *6 in GERM at the 400-level in addition to the *6 listed in b.

The department encourages students to consult the Undergraduate Academic Advisor for German Studies.

Spanish - Required courses:

a. MLCS 300, 400
b. SPAN 405, 406, 407
c. *6 in SPAN at the 300-level
d. *6 in SPAN at the 400-level in addition to those listed in b.

Ukrainian - Required courses:

a. MLCS 300, 400
b. UKR 407, 411, 413
c. *6 in UKR at the 300-level, selected from language or literature courses taught in Ukrainian.
d. *6 in UKR at the 400-level, in addition to those listed in b, selected from language or literature courses taught in Ukrainian.