The undergraduate minor in translation for global literacy requires a minimum of 18 s.h., including a minimum of 12 s.h. in courses taken at the University of Iowa. Students must maintain a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. At least 12 s.h. of course work must be taken in courses numbered 2000 or above.

Students are encouraged to declare the minor after satisfying the General Education Program World Languages requirement or during more advanced language study. Most students who successfully complete the minor will need at least 6 s.h. of additional course work beyond the General Education requirement in language study. Students may count a maximum of 6 s.h. of course work taken for each major, minor, or certificate program toward the requirements for the minor.

All students should tailor their plan of study to their experience and objectives. Students interested in the minor should meet with a faculty member associated with the minor program as soon as possible to develop an individualized plan of study.

Courses listed in two or more categories may only be used toward one requirement.

The minor in translation for global literacy requires the following course work.

Core Course3
Translation Courses6
Language, Linguistics, Literature, and Culture Courses6
Capstone Course3
Total Hours18

Core Course

This course:
TRNS:2000Translation and Global Society3

Translation Courses

A total of 6 s.h. from these:
ASLE:2500Introduction to Interpreting3-4
CHIN:3201/TRNS:3202Workshop in Chinese Literary Translation3
ENGL:3724Writers' Seminar: Literary Translation3
FREN:4890/TRNS:4497Techniques of Translation3
JPNS:3201/TRNS:3201Workshop in Japanese Literary Translation3
SPAN:3030Translation Workshop: English to Spanish3
SPAN:3050Translation Workshop: Spanish to English3
SPAN:4980Advanced Translation: Spanish to English3
TRNS:3179/CL:3179/CLSA:3979/ENGL:3850Undergraduate Translation Workshop3

Language, Linguistics, Literature, and Culture Courses

A total of 6 s.h. in this area (the following are sample courses):
CL:2531/SLAV:2531Topics in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studiesarr.
CL:3203/JPNS:3203Modern Japanese Fiction in Translation3
FREN:3060Introduction to Reading and Writing in Literature3
GRMN:3501Introduction to German Literature3
GRMN:3550The Politics of Remembrance in German Multicultural Literature and Film3
JPNS:3204Topics in Japanese Literature in Translation3
SPAN:2300Introduction to Reading Literature4
TRNS:4480/SLAV:4480Literature and Translation3
Other courses approved by advisor (students can select from a wide range of options)

Capstone Course

One of these:
TRNS:3499Undergraduate Translation Seminar3
TRNS:4500Undergraduate Capstone Project (consult advisor; credit earned toward certificate should total 18 s.h.)3
A departmental capstone course in which a project on translation is completed (must be approved by advisor)3