Nov 28, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Linguistics, Option in Translation Studies, B.A.

This degree is approved for distance education by the WSCUC.

This program is designed for students who are interested in translation across languages. The program provides a broad foundation in both linguistic and translation theory, including the study of meaning systems, grammatical typologies, translation methodologies, ethics, literary translation and more.

Core Courses


Take three additional courses (9 units) in Linguistics or translation at the 300 or 400 level. Courses that may be used towards this requirement include all upper-division LING courses except LING 339, or any of the following:

Courses fulfilling this requirement include the following: Other upper-division language courses may be substituted with advisor permission. The C/LA 492 internship course may also be substituted for an elective with advisor permission.

Language Requirement

Students must complete a fourth semester-level course, or demonstrate equivalent proficiency, in a language other than English. A list of applicable courses may be obtained from the undergraduate advisor. This may require 0-16 units of coursework, depending on the language studied and the student’s initial placement level. Students with prior language experience can pass all or part of the language requirement by examination or other evidence.