Spanish Major, Translation Concentration (B.A.)

The concentration in translation is designed to enhance the preparation of Spanish majors who are considering careers in diplomatic service, business, social service, medicine or law or who have an interest in literary translation.

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Required Courses
SPAN 241Fundamentals of Spanish Grammar3
SPAN 242Spanish Composition and Stylistics3
SPAN 348Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics3
SPAN 349Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies3
SPAN 350Theory and Practice of Translation3
SPAN 351Fundamentals of Specialized Translation3
SPAN 361Voices of the Past and Present: Spain3
SPAN 363Voices of the Past and Present: Latin America3
SPAN 420Audiovisual Translation3
SPAN 452Capstone Course in Translation3
Elective Courses
Language and Literature Electives
Select two of the following:6
Spanish for Business
Negotiation Skills in Spanish
Introduction to Spanish Phonetics
Spanish Conversation
Selected Topics in the Spanish Language
Selected Topics in Spanish and Latin American Literature
Spanish Study Abroad
Advanced Spanish Grammar
Spanish Film and Fiction
Contemporary Spanish Novel
Spanish Poetry and Drama of the 19th Century
Spanish Prose of the 19th Century
Contemporary Spanish Theater
The Latin American Essay
Contemporary Spanish-American Short Story
Contemporary Latin American Poetry
The Spanish-American Novel
Introduction to Interpreting
El Quijote
Contemporary Latin American Theater
The Drama of the Golden Age
Senior Seminar
Contemporary Trends in the Spanish-American Novel
Puerto Rican Literature and Thought
Sexual Subversion in Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Film
Independent Study
Culture Electives
SPAN 374Cultural Studies: Spain3
or SPAN 376 Cultural Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean
Total Credits39