Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Certificate in Translation Studies

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).

Students, particularly Business and Faculties other than Arts, Science, and Education, and strongly urged to consult their respective Undergraduate Programs Office for advice on how to fit this certificate within their undergraduate program.

French: Required courses

MLCS 300 - Introduction to Translation
MLCS 400 - The History of Translation
FREN 254 - Introduction to Translation Theory and Practice: French-English-French
FREN 354 - Translation: French into English
FREN 454 - Translation: English into French
★3 in FREN or FRANC or LINGQ or AUFRE at the 300-level in addition to FREN 354
★3 in FREN or FRANC or LINGQ or AUFRE at the 400-level in addition to FREN 454

German: Required courses

MLCS 300 - Introduction to Translation
MLCS 400 - The History of Translation
GERM 342 - Introduction to Translation: German and English
 
GERM 443 - Advanced Translation: German into English OR
GERM 444 - Exercises in Translation: English into German
 
★3 in GERM or AUGER at the 300-level numbered above 304
★6 in GERM or AUGER at the 400-level (not including GERM 443 and 444)

Note:

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

Refer to Notes under Honors in German.

Spanish: Required courses

MLCS 300 - Introduction to Translation
MLCS 400 - The History of Translation
SPAN 405 - Exercises in Translation: Spanish into English
SPAN 406 - Exercises in Translation: English into Spanish
★3 in SPAN or AUSPA at the 300-level
★6 in SPAN or AUSPA at the 400-level in addition to those listed above.

Ukrainian: Required courses

MLCS 300 - Introduction to Translation
MLCS 400 - The History of Translation
UKR 413
★12 in UKR at the 300- and/or 400-level in addition to those listed above.

The certificate is open to students in ALL faculties