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Translation: Spanish (Graduate Certificate)

Offered by the Department of World Languages and Cultures, College of Arts and Sciences, this certificate program provides students with an academic grounding in translation theory and practice. The program emphasizes translation into English. Students interested in obtaining further translation credentials are encouraged to discuss their options with the appropriate language advisor.

Admission to the Program

Open to students who have a bachelor's degree. If the undergraduate degree is not in the language for which they wish to obtain a certificate, students must have completed the appropriate 300-level Conversation and Composition II or Advanced II language course, or equivalent. Equivalency is determined in consultation with the faculty advisor. Students whose native language is not English must meet university requirements for English competency (minimum TOEFL score of 600). Before commencing the program, students should consult the appropriate advisor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures to plan their program of study.

Certificate Requirements

  • 15 credit hours of approved coursework. For core courses to count toward the certificate, students must receive a grade of B or better; for elective courses a grade of C or better is required. For elective courses, students complete an additional translation project beyond the normal course requirements and must receive a satisfactory evaluation for their project. Students will only be permitted to do these translation projects after having completed at least one of the first two core courses. Grades of C- or lower are not accepted toward the fulfillment of this certificate's requirements, although these grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students in certificate programs must take a minimum of 6 credit hours during each 12-month period and complete the certificate in four years.

Course Requirements (15 credit hours)

Core

Electives

  • Two courses selected from the other core courses or from offerings in Spanish (SPAN-xxx) at the 500-level or above.

Spanish Master's

All five courses required for the translation certificate can be applied to the Master’s in Spanish: Latin American Studies.

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Application Deadline

The College of Arts and Sciences uses a rolling admissions process, therefore you can apply at any time.

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For More Information

Please contact:

Courtney Pollack
(202) 885-1452
pollack@american.edu

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