University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

Minor in Translation and Interpreting

The program in Spanish-English, English-Spanish translation is designed to complement any academic major and to provide qualified students the opportunity to acquire skill and experience in translating and interpreting. It can be taken as a minor to satisfy the BA degree requirements of the College of Liberal Arts. Students receive instruction primarily in the practice of translation, including utilization of available resource materials, and also examine translation theory and issues of professional ethics and responsibilities. A second objective of the program is to develop students' writing ability in both English and Spanish. Students normally begin with TRAN 3359 Intro. to Trans. & Interpret. and then take senior-level classes. Those who wish to take 4300-level classes must first consult the Program Coordinator.

Program participants who have completed at least two (2) semesters of work in translation are eligible to take professional-level certification examinations, either English to Spanish or Spanish to English or both. Translation Certificates are awarded to those who demonstrate professional-level competency in this manner. Students should consult the Program Coordinator for additional information about certification testing.

Degree Plan

Required Courses:
TRAN 3359Intro. to Trans. & Interpret.3
TRAN 4390Senior Project in Tran. & Int.3
Translation Electives:
Select four courses of the following:12
Legal Translation
Translation in Business
Media Translation
Literary Translation
Intro to Interpreting
Translation in Healthcare
Intermediate Interpreting
Advanced Interpreting
Topics in Trans. & Interpret.
Total Hours18