Literally every form of global exchange—from material goods and natural resources to knowledge, values, ideologies, and cultures—depends on translation across languages. Aided by the range of human migration, globalization has led to rich syntheses between and among cultures, languages, and sensibilities. Borders between countries have become tenuous in relation to transnational, multicultural, and multilingual realities.
The minor in translation for global literacy introduces undergraduate students to translation as a field and provides some basic course work and practice in translation from a world language to English. It encourages students to explore the topic and practice of translation as a crucial dimension of global literacy.
The minor in translation for global literacy is administered by the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.