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Certificate in Spanish Translation


In the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, as in the rest of the United States and around the globe, there is a dramatic demand for professionals with a command of both Spanish and English who are capable of effectively translating from Spanish into English and vice versa. To help prepare students for this global market, the UTA Department of Modern Languages is pleased to offer a Certificate in Spanish Translation.


The Program

Students interested in receiving theoretical and practical training in Spanish-English and English-Spanish translation are eligible to apply to the Department of Modern Languages for this 15-hour certificate program dealing with translation, localization, computer-assisted translation and translation theory. Topics to be covered by coursework in the Certificate Program include medical, business, technical, scientific, legal, and literary translation. Prospective students must demonstrate writing proficiency in both Spanish and English.


Prerequisites

  • SPAN 3305 Advanced Spanish for Heritage Speakers
    or
    SPAN 3314 Advanced Spanish Grammar
  • SPAN 3315 Composition through Literature

Required Courses:

  • SPAN 3340 Introduction to Translation
  • SPAN 4341 Business and Legal Translation
  • SPAN 4342 Medical, Scientific, and Technical Translation

Course Descriptions

Tower of Babel (Folio 16 recto) c. 1250. John Rylands Library Manchester, French  MS 5, Bible Historieé SPAN 3340 Introduction to Translation

This course is an introduction to the theory, methods and practice of English to Spanish translation and Spanish to English translation. The student will learn how to address translation problems related to culture and language as well as the fundamentals of translating general material from different fields such as journalism, advertisement, tourism, gastronomy, health, business, etc. The student will also acquire basic knowledge of translation theory. Prerequisite: SPAN 3315 with grade of B or better. SPAN 3340 cannot be applied toward the B.A. in Spanish.

After completing this class with a B or higher, students must take SPAN 4341 and 4342 (these two classes do not need to be taken in sequence although it is strongly recommended).


SPAN 4341 Business and Legal Translation

An advanced course in translation with a focus on business and legal texts. Students deepen their knowledge of translation theory and are trained to build and consolidate their skills in specialized translation. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 4342. SPAN 4341 cannot be applied toward the B.A. in Spanish.


Tower of Babel in the Maciejowski Bible (fol 3r)SPAN 4342 Medical, Scientific, and Technical Translation

An advanced course in translation with a focus on medical, scientific and technical translation. Students deepen their knowledge of translation theory and are trained to build and consolidate their skills in specialized translation. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 4341. SPAN 4342 cannot be applied toward the B.A. in Spanish.


Program Completion

To receive the certificate, students are also required to pass an Exit Examination in translation.


More Information?

For non UTA students:

Admissions
http://www.uta.edu/uta/admissions.php


Tuition Information and Resources
http://www.uta.edu/uta/tuition.php


Description of Tuition, Fees and Charges
https://webapps.uta.edu/UtaSfs/Application?cmd=feedescr


MODL Undergraduate Advising
http://www.uta.edu/modl/undergrad/advising.html


For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Alicia Rueda-Acedo, Program Director:

Certificate in Spanish Translation
Department of Modern Languages
University of Texas at Arlington
Box 19557
Arlington, Texas 76019
Fax: 817.272.5408

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