Bachelor of Arts in Translation and Interpretation - Interpretation


The mission of the B.A. in Translation and Interpretation is to prepare students to become expert translators and interpreters in order to meet present and future demands of the profession in the fields of law, economics, diplomacy, media, and the arts. The program provides intensive language training to students in Arabic, English, and French. Arabic and English are the principal languages of translation, with training in French as the third working language.

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Program Educational Objectives

The graduates of the program should be able to:

  1. 1.Build on previous knowledge in order to develop advanced proficiency in English, French, and Arabic;
  2. 2.Follow a successful career path that reflects their training and competences;
  3. 3.Apply strategies and make decisions as translators in various contexts and across diverse professional fields;
  4. 4.Contribute to their growth as practitioners through ongoing professional training;
  5. 5.Act ethically in their academic studies and later as professional translators and interpreters.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, students should be able to:

  1. 1.Describe the diverse schools of translation and the theories underlying them;
  2. 2.Demonstrate fluency in at least two basic languages of the program, with advanced knowledge of the third (English, French, and Arabic);
  3. 3.Apply leading principles of translation to diverse forms of discourse, including judicial, scientific, and literary, among others;
  4. 4.Develop competence in the use of technology and software in the field of translation;
  5. 5.Analyze and research texts as precursor steps to sound translation and interpretation.


Admission Requirements

Students may choose to emphasize either Translation or Interpretation. Once admitted to the program students are required to develop competence in the three languages: English, Arabic, and French. Students may be required to take remedial courses in these languages in which a “C” or above is required.

Graduation Requirements

Students majoring in Translation and Interpretation must successfully complete a total of 108 credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.0/4.0 and a minimum average of 2.0/4.0 in the major requirements including the emphasis area.


Liberal Arts Curriculum (30cr.)

Free Electives (7cr.)

Suggested Program

Fall Semester Year I (12cr.)
ENL 213 Sophomore English Rhetoric 3 cr.
FRC 223 Sophomore French II 3 cr.
ARB 302 Practice in Uses of Arabic 3 cr.
TRA 201 Translation Theory and Methodology 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year II (15cr.)
ENL 230 English in the Workplace 3 cr.
ENL 314 English Vocabulary 3 cr.
TRA 211 Translation of Contemporary Media Texts: English/Arabic 3 cr.
TRA 212 Translation of Contemporary Media Texts: French/Arabic 3 cr.
___ ___ LAC 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year II (14cr.)
TRA 301 Translation of United Nations Documents in English 4 cr.
TRA 302 Translation of United Nations Documents in French 4 cr.
___ ___ LAC 3 cr.
___ ___ LAC 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year II (14cr.)
TRA 311 Translation of English Legal Documents 4 cr.
TRA 312 Translation of French Legal Documents 4 cr.
___ ___ Elective 3 cr.
___ ___ LAC 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year III (15cr.)
TRA 401 Translation of Economics Texts in English 3 cr.
TRA 402 Translation of Economics Texts in French 3 cr.
TRA 331 Mechanical Translation and Interpretation 3 cr.
TRA 403 Seminar in French and English Translation 3 cr.
___ ___ LAC 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year III (12cr.)
___ ___ Pool Elective 3 cr.
INT 437 Interpreting: Arabic-English I 3 cr.
INT 431 Interpreting: English-French-Arabic I 3 cr.
___ ___ LAC 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year IV (12cr.)
TRA 413 Multimedia Translation 2 cr.
TRA 421 Translation of English Literature 2 cr.
TRA 422 Translation of French Literature 2 cr.
INT 438 Interpreting: Arabic-English II 3 cr.
___ ___ Elective 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year IV (14cr.)
INT 440 Interpreting: Arabic-English III 3 cr.
INT 448 Interpreter Internship 1 cr.
INT 439 Interpreting: English-Arabic III 3 cr.
___ ___ Free Elective 1 cr.
___ ___ LAC 3 cr.
___ ___ LAC 3 cr.


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