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

  • Extensive work experience using Spanish and English or demonstrated bilingual writing competence in English and Spanish is also required. Students should contact an academic advisor in SILC for more information. 
  • Students are expected to have taken prerequisite courses ENG 301 and SPA 412. However, ENG 301 and SPA 412 may be completed in the first semesters after admission to the program.
  • 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 15 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.

Prerequisite Courses:

SPA 412 Advanced Conversation and Composition, G (3) (Prerequisite(s): SPA 314, 316, or 413 with C or better)
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 / SPA 440 Translation Theory and Practice (3) (Required) (Prerequisites: SPA 314 or SPA 316 or SPA 413 with C or better)

Applied Translation Courses 9 Hours

SLC 481 / SPA 441 Technical and Scientific Translation (3) (Prerequisites: SLC 401)

SLC 482 / SPA 442 Business and Financial Translation (3) (Prerequisites: SLC 401)

SLC 485 / SPA 443 Translation of Legal Texts (3) (Prerequisite(s): ASB 480 or SLC 201 or SPA 400)
OR
SLC 486 / SPA 444 Medical Translation (3) (Prerequisite(s): SLC 201 or SPA 400; Credit is allowed for only SLC 486 or SLC 494 (Medical Translation))

Internship 3 Hours 
Note: Students must complete all required courses before enrolling for an internship. Students must complete 35 on-site internship hours to earn three credit hours in SLC 484. 

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

2020-21

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

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