The Translation and Interpretation major fulfills the mission of the university by offering quality education in the liberal arts tradition in an interdisciplinary fashion. It incorporates various liberal arts disciplines and responds to the changing needs of students in a multiethnic and multilingual society.
- Developing translation and interpretation skills in Spanish and English.
- Acquiring knowledge and understanding of other cultures.
- Connecting with other disciplines and acquiring information.
- Participating in multilingual communities at home and around the world.
The major is designed to give students from a variety of backgrounds an opportunity to acquire knowledge of the theories, methods, and practices of translation and interpretation so they can pursue careers as translators or interpreters or engage in graduate studies in the field.
To undertake this major students must demonstrate a minimum proficiency in Spanish and English at the intermediate-high level. Proficiency will be determined by examination.
Our curriculum aims to:
- Enhance students' confidence in both languages by sharpening their language skills.
- Increase students' cultural awareness.
- Familiarize students with the theories, methods, and practices of translation and interpretation.
- Sharpen students' skills and techniques in translation and interpretation.