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Certificate in Translation and Localization

Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Korean, Portuguese, or Russian



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Syllabus

Globalization, Internationalization, Localization, and Translation (GILT)


Program Description

Localization and Translation LogoIn this five-course certificate program students develop specialized skills in translation and study the processes of localization for future employment in the language services industry.

Students become conversant with the tools and procedures required for twenty-first century translation work by using specialized translation memory software and simulating a collaborative work environment. Extensive practice in translating a variety of oral and written documents provides the skills to work in business, non-profit, and academic situations.

Students also learn the localization process. Localization is the adaptation of language, texts, products, and Web sites to the locale for which they are intended.


Course Requirements

The Certificate in Translation and Localization requires a minimum of two years (four semesters) and the following courses:

  • 3 translation and localization courses
  • 2 culture courses
  • Arabic
    • ARAB 3310
    • ARAB 3311 (taken twice)
    • Two upper-division Arabic courses or offerings in campus disciplines with an area studies focus related to the language and culture of study
  • Chinese
    • CHIN 3310
    • CHIN 3311 (taken twice)
    • CHIN 3303
    • CHIN 3304
  • French
    • FREN 3320
    • FREN 3321 (taken twice)
    • One of the following 3000 level courses
      • FREN 3310
      • FREN 3311
      • FREN 3312
      • FREN 3316
      • FREN 3318
    • One of the following 4000 level courses
      • FREN 4328
      • FREN 4334
      • FREN 4335
      • FREN 4338
  • German
    • GERM 3310 or 4334
    • GERM 3311 (taken twice or 3311 and 4335)
    • two additional upper-division courses
  • Korean
    • KORE 3310
    • KORE 3311 (taken twice)
    • And two upper-division Korean courses or offerings in campus disciplines with an area studies focus related to the language and culture of study
  • Portuguese
    • PORT 3310
    • PORT 3311 (taken twice)
    • And two upper-division Portuguese courses or offerings in campus disciplines with an area studies focus related to the language and culture of study
  • Russian
    • RUSS 3310 or 4334
    • RUSS 3311 (taken twice or 3311 and 4335)
    • RUSS 3333
    • RUSS 4362



Major/Minor Courses

All courses can be used toward fulfilling the requirements for a minor or major in Chinese, French, German, or Russian.


Suggested Two-Year Schedule (Per Language Specialization)

  • Fall, Year One: Localization & Translation I (10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. MWF)
  • Spring, Year One: Localization & Translation II (10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. MWF)
  • Fall, Year Two: Two related culture courses (or during other semesters, as offered)
  • Spring, Year Two: Localization & Translation II repeated (10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. MWF)


The Localization and Translation Teaching Team

Translation/Localization Professor

Content Professors