This is the first version of the 2023-24 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 grade-point average 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. Students who earn a B.A. in translation may not earn a minor in translation for global literacy.

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

This course:
TRNS:3179/CLSA:3979/ENGL:3850Undergraduate Translation Workshop3
One of these:
TRNS:3189Undergraduate Translation Workshop II3
TRNS:4050Independent Study1-3
ARAB:3060Introduction to Arabic-English Translation3
CHIN:3201/TRNS:3202Workshop in Chinese Literary Translation3
CLSL:3200/CLSG:3200/TRNS:3205Literary Translation Workshop in Ancient Greek and Latin3
ENGL:4724Advanced Writers' Seminar: Literary Translation3
FREN:3232/TRNS:3232French Literary Translation Workshop3
GRMN:3200/TRNS:3200Literary Translation from German3
IWP:5205/TRNS:5210International Translation Workshop1,3
JPNS:3201/TRNS:3201Workshop in Japanese Literary Translation3
KORE:3200Introduction to Korean-English Translation3
SPAN:3030Translation Workshop: English to Spanish3
SPAN:3050Translation Workshop: Spanish to English3
SPAN:4980Advanced Translation: Spanish to English3
WLLC:3208/ASIA:3208/TRNS:3208Classical Chinese Literature Through Translation3

Language, Linguistics, Literature, and Culture Courses

6 s.h. in this area (the following are sample courses):
TRNS:2578Translation in the Humanities: Modes and Approaches3
TRNS:4131/WLLC:4131Critical Reading3
TRNS:4470Translating Style3
ARTH:1020Masterpieces: Art in Historical and Cultural Perspectives3
ASIA:1510/WLLC:1510Ghost Stories and Tales of the Weird in Premodern Chinese Literature3
FREN:1006Global Sports and National Cultures3
GRMN:2275Scandinavian Crime Fiction3
IS:2020World Events Today!3
JPNS:3208Japanese Film3
RUSS:1531Slavic Folklore3
SPAN:2050Spanish in the United States3
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

This sample plan is currently being updated and will be added at a later date.