Mar 26, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Translation Studies Minor

The Minor in Translation Studies provides students with insight into this multifaceted field and its many applications as a means of global exchange of ideas, knowledge, material goods, services, and technologies, across languages and cultures. It offers a foundational and scalable skill set which, combined with any other disciplinary objective, will maximize opportunities for employment and professionalization. Its three core courses impart the basic tenets of translation theory in tandem with tangible applications over the entire range of academic disciplines. Two electives courses, one in language and the other in the student’s primary area of study, establish direct links between the minor, language(s) and disciplines specific to each student.

Admission Requirements:

Intermediate proficiency in the language of translation specialization. May be fulfilled by taking a language proficiency exam through the Donato Center.


Elective in Language (3 units)

Students who already possess advanced competency in their language of translation specialization may opt to take an evaluative exam through the Donato Center. Students who opt to take the evaluative exam can substitute the language elective with a second elective from their disciplinary major. Note that students who speak or work in languages that are not taught at CSULB or are only offered up to intermediate proficiency (i.e., Arabic, Korean, Vietnamese, etc.) may take TRST 400: Independent Language Study. This course allows students to study languages for which regular classroom instruction is not available.

Elective in Student’s Disciplinary Major (3 units)

Chosen in consultation with a Translation Studies Advisor. Note that the following is only a partial list of possible course selections, there are many other courses that may be recognized in this category, so please consult with a Translation Studies Advisor: