The Master of Arts degree programs in translation are offered in five language concentrations: French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. The translation program prepares students for careers in translation, language engineering, international business and government.
Successful completion of 36 semester hours of coursework as detailed below, including a case study in translation. All students must enroll in TRST 60001 (Graduate Research and Writing), during the first fall semester. This is a departmental requirement. Students holding appointment as graduate teaching assistants (GAs) must also enroll in MCLS 60094 (College Teaching of Foreign Languages ), a one-hour course, during the first fall semester of their assistantship.
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In addition to these departmental and GA requirements, core course requirements include:
B language RequirementsEach student must also complete 6 semester hours of courses in his or her "B" or second language. Domestic candidates in French and Spanish must successfully complete 6 semester hours of second or "B" language courses; domestic candidates in German must successfully complete GER 51212 (Stylistics) if offered, and 3 hours of another second or "B" language course. Domestic students in Japanese and Russian are exempt from the "B" language requirement if no such courses are offered, and may select subject area courses upon prior approval from the student's graduate advisor and from the Graduate Coordinator. International students must complete 6 semester hours of courses taught in English. International students may take subject area courses (in English) outside the department upon prior approval from the student's graduate advisor and from the Graduate Coordinator.
Five to six elective hours (GAs will have only 5 electives remaining) may be selected from among the following courses: MCLS 60020 Semeiotics (3), MCLS 60094 College Teaching (1); TRST 60009 Documents in Multilingual Contexts (2) ; TRST 603298 Applied Translation Research (1-3); and FR 63093 / GER 61091 / JAPN 65091 / RUSS 62091 / SPAN 68093 Variable Topic Seminars (3). See the list below for elective options. Other courses may be taken as electives with prior approval from the Graduate Coordinator and Translation Coordinator. Applied Translation Research requires special approval from the graduate coordinator and registration processes