To qualify for a minor in English/Arabic translation, students must demonstrate fluency in English and Arabic. In tandem with a solid grounding in communicative skills and linguistic analysis, the minor in translation focuses on written translation skills in a variety of settings and across disciplines. It also offers an insight into interpreting with a focus on the community. Throughout the program, students are provided with relevant theoretical input that establishes a framework for the study of translation and offers the tools to identify, analyze and resolve translation problems. This program of study will enable AUS students from any discipline to further enhance their employability chances and, more importantly, to be able to mediate in English between the world of their education and their community.
Students enrolling in the English/Arabic translation minor should have normally completed a minimum of 30 credits of course work and be in good academic standing.
The following rules apply:
• The minor consists of a minimum of 18 credits, including at least nine credits in courses at or above the 300 level.
• At least nine credits of the 18 credits required for the minor must be taken in residence at AUS.
• At least six credits of the nine credits at or above the 300 level must be taken in residence at AUS.
• A minimum GPA of 2.00 must be earned in courses completed to satisfy the minor.
Students seeking a minor in English/Arabic translation must successfully complete the following courses or their equivalent. All course prerequisites must be satisfied.
• TRA 210 Introduction to Translation
• TRA 220 Theoretical and Practical Issues in Translation or
TRA 230 Translating Arabic Literary Texts
Students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 credits with a minimum of nine credits in courses at the 300 level or above. Courses can be taken from the following two categories:
Students must successfully complete a minimum of six credits in courses selected from the following list and not used as minor requirements:
• TRA 220 Theoretical and Practical Issues in Translation
• TRA 230 Translating Arabic Literary Texts
• TRA 301 Modern Media Translation
• TRA 303 Interpreting: Focus on the Community
• TRA 307 Screen Translation
• TRA 401 Translation Evaluation and History
• any approved 200-level or above TRA special topic courses. Consult the online course catalog or the online class schedule accessible via the AUS student information system to verify course classifications.
Students must successfully complete a maximum of six credits in courses selected from the following list:
• ARA 308 Arabic Grammar in Use
• ARA 360 Arabic Linguistics
• ENG 321 Cultures in Contact