This is the first version of the 2021-22 General Catalog. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

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. At least 12 s.h. of coursework must be taken in courses numbered 2000 or above. 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. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Students are encouraged to declare the minor after satisfying the GE CLAS Core 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 coursework beyond the GE CLAS Core requirement in language study. Students may count a maximum of 6 s.h. of coursework 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 coursework.

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

6 s.h. from these:
ASIA:3208/TRNS:3208/WLLC:3208Classical Chinese Literature Through Translation3
ASLE:2500Introduction to Interpreting3-4
CHIN:3201/TRNS:3202Workshop in Chinese Literary Translation3
ENGL:3724Writers' Seminar: Literary Translation3
ENGL:4724Advanced Writers' Seminar: Literary Translation3
FREN:3232/TRNS:3232French Literary Translation Workshop3
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/CLSA:3979/ENGL:3850Undergraduate Translation Workshop3

Language, Linguistics, Literature, and Culture Courses

6 s.h. in this area (the following are sample courses):
ASIA:2222/GWSS:2222/WLLC:2222Women in Premodern East Asian Literature3
FREN:3060Introduction to Reading and Writing in Literature3
GRMN:3501German Writers Engaged3
GRMN:3550The Politics of Remembrance in German Multicultural Literature and Film3
JPNS:3203Modern Japanese Fiction in Translation3
JPNS:3204Topics in Japanese Literature in Translation3
RUSS:2531Topics in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studiesarr.
SPAN:2300Introduction to Reading Literature4
TRNS:4040Topics in Translation3-4
TRNS:4480Literature and Translation3
TRNS:4900Topics in Translation Studies1-3
Other courses approved by advisor (students can select from a wide range of options)

Capstone Course

One of these:
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

Sample Plan of Study

Sample plans represent one way to complete a program of study. Actual course selection and sequence will vary and should be discussed with an academic advisor. For additional sample plans, see MyUI.

Translation for Global Literacy, Minor

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
The undergraduate minor in translation and 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 GPA of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor.  
Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.  
At least 12 s.h. of coursework must be taken in courses numbered 2000 or above.  
Students may count a maximum of 6 s.h. of coursework taken for each major, minor, or certificate program toward the requirements for the minor.  
Students interested in the minor should meet with the faculty advisor associated with the minor program as soon as possible to develop an individualized plan of study.  
 Hours0
First Year
Spring
TRNS:2000 Translation and Global Society 3
 Hours3
Second Year
Fall
Minor: translation course or language, linguistics, literature, and culture course a, b 3
 Hours3
Spring
Minor: translation course or language, linguistics, literature, and culture course a, b 3
 Hours3
Third Year
Fall
Minor: translation course or language, linguistics, literature, and culture course a, b 3
 Hours3
Spring
Minor: translation course or language, linguistics, literature, and culture course a, b 3
 Hours3
Fourth Year
Fall
TRNS:4500 Undergraduate Capstone Project 3
 Hours3
 Total Hours18