Certificate in Translation Studies

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The certificate is open to students in ALL faculties

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.

Core Courses

  • 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.

How do I enroll?

Sign up through the Declaration or Change of Certificate(s) - Google Form
No fee to enroll and no penalty for withdrawal.

Questions

Contact Anne Malena, Director of the MLCS Certificate in Translation Studies
amalena@ualberta.ca