• Application for the Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies

    Application available here.

What is Translation Studies?

Translation Studies is a discipline that considers the production and analysis of translation and interpretation.  While other programs usually stress strictly literary translation, this program considers translation in a broader sense that encompasses languages, literatures, cultures, and media.

Who is eligible for the Translation Studies Certificate?

Students enrolled in a graduate or professional program who possess a strong background in a language other than English are eligible for admittance to the certificate program.

How do I enroll in the Translation Studies Certificate Program?

Student must be admitted to the certificate program.  Application is available in the link below.  Admittance will be approved on a case-by-case basis.

Translation Studies Certificate Requirements

To earn the certificate, students must take four courses (a minimum total of 12 units), including COLT-510, the course on the theory and philosophy of translation, two elective courses in a variety of linguistic, literary, and cultural traditions, and COLT-519, the hands-on workshop in literary translation that will serve as the capstone experience to the graduate certificate. The capstone will be offered through the Department of Comparative Literature.

Elective courses will be approved on a case-by-case basis by the faculty advisor.


Current Translation Studies Courses

COLT 510              Introduction to Translation Studies (offered Fall 2020)

COLT 511              Translating Race (offered Spring 2021)

COLT 512              Literary and Cinematic Translingualism and Translation (offered Fall 2021)

COLT 519              (Capstone) Translation in Theory and Practice (offered Spring 2022)