Translation (Spanish/English)

Description
The Spanish/English translation concentration is designed to provide students with advanced training required for professional translation in both public and private sectors. Students will be prepared for the rigorous examinations required by national and international agencies, and training as an ancillary skill for professional fields, such as international business, public health, medicine and law, in accordance with guidelines recommended by the American Translators Association.

Requirements

  • Admission to this Interdisciplinary Studies concentration program is required prior to registration for core courses (BIS or SPA courses). As part of the admission process, students must also take an entrance exam (offered in December and May), which requires prerequisite course work. For complete details about the admission process and entrance exam see the School of International Letters and Cultures website: silc.asu.edu/undergraduate/certificates/translation
  • Courses for this concentration area are not offered every semester, students must anticipate that the program may take at least two years to complete once admitted.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 20 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours.
  • A minimum of 6 upper-division hours must be taken in courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher. Pass/Fail courses cannot be used.
  • SPA 412 and/or ENG 301 can be waived if the student can present proof of having taken an equivalent course at another institution, or having had substantial formal education in Spanish and/or English.
  • Course SLC 485 listed on the DARS report is no longer available; choose from the courses listed in the Translation area below.
  • SLC 494 Legal Translation and SLC 494 Medical Translation are in the process of being regularized to replace SLC 483.

Spanish and English Proficiency Check

SPA 412 Advanced Conversation and Composition, G (3) (Prerequisite(s): SPA 314, 316, or 413 with C or better)
OR
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions, L (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only ENG 301 or ENG 302)

Translation Theory 3 Hours

SLC 401 Translation Theory and Practice (3) (Required) (Prerequisites: SPA 314 or SPA 316 or SPA 413 with C or better)

Translation 12 Hours
Choose courses from the following:

SLC 481 Technical and Scientific Translation (3) (Prerequisites: SLC 401)

SLC 482 Business and Financial Translation (3) (Prerequisites: SLC 401)

SLC 485 Translation of Legal Texts (3) (Prerequisite(s): ASB 480 or SLC 201 or SPA 400)

SLC 486 Medical Translation (3) (Prerequisite(s): SLC 201 or SPA 400; Credit is allowed for only SLC 486 or SLC 494 (Medical Translation))

Internship 2 Hours

SLC 484 Internship: Translation Certificate (Required)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LASPAEMPC

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact