The mission of the Bachelor of Arts in Translation and Interpretation is to equip students to become proficient translators and interpreters to meet current and future demands in the fields of law, economics, diplomacy, media, and the arts. The program offers comprehensive language training in English, Arabic, and French, with English and Arabic serving as the primary languages for translation and French as the third working language.
Program Educational Objectives
The program will prepare students to:
- 1.Build on previous knowledge in order to develop advanced proficiency in English, French, and Arabic.
- 2.Follow a successful career path that reflects their training and competences.
- 3.Apply strategies and make decisions as translators in various contexts and across diverse professional fields.
- 4.Contribute to their growth as practitioners through ongoing professional training.
- 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.Describe the diverse schools of translation and the theories underlying them.
- 2.Demonstrate fluency in at least two basic languages of the program, with advanced knowledge of the third (English, French, and Arabic).
- 3.Apply leading principles of translation to diverse forms of discourse, including judicial, scientific, and literary, among others.
- 4.Develop competence in the use of technology and software in the field of translation.
- 5.Analyze and research texts as precursor steps to sound translation and interpretation.
Students have the option to focus on either Translation or Interpretation. After being admitted to the program, students are obligated to attain proficiency in the three languages: English, Arabic, and French. Students may need to complete remedial courses in these languages, where a minimum grade of "C" or above is necessary. All first-year applicants must complete the Admission Requirements.
Students majoring in Translation and Interpretation must satisfactorily complete 108 credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.0/4.0, which also includes maintaining a minimum average of 2.0/4.0 in the major requirements, including the chosen emphasis area.