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Spanish Translation (Minor)

Required Courses

  • 12 credits of required courses in Spanish/English translation, to be taken in order:
    • SPN 243 INTRODUCTION TO TRANSLATION
    • SPN 325 SPANISH TRANSLATION II: THEORY AND PRACTICE
    • SPN 334 SPANISH TRANSLATION III: ADVANCED TRANSLATION AND PRACTICE
  • 12 credits of electives in Spanish at the 200 and/or 300 level to further develop language proficiency.

Depending on their level of prior expertise with Spanish, students may need to complete courses at the Basic and Intermediate levels before enrolling in 200- or 300-level language courses.

Students majoring in Spanish (BA) or minoring in Spanish, Spanish Linguistics, or Commercial Spanish are restricted from earning this minor.

Translation Software

In our translation courses, students work with Google Translator Toolkit, Memsource, and SDL Trados Studio as learning computer-assisted tools in their translation practice.   

Google Translator Toolkit is web-based, computer-aided translation (CAT) software that is provided free by Google. It allows translators to revise machine translation performed by Google translate, store translated documents in an online account, and collaboratively translate documents.

Memsource. We are using Memsource in our translation courses free of charge. Memsource Cloud is a complete translation platform that includes translation memory, integrated machine and human translation, terminology management, and a both online and desktop CAT tool. 

SDL Trados Studio is a computer translation software that offers highly sophisticated features to help translators complete projects quickly and easily. Translation memory (TM) is at the heart of SDL Trados Studio and works by recycling previously translated content and completing translations projects more quickly while maintaining high quality.

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