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.
Students seeking a minor in English/Arabic translation must successfully complete the following requirements:
A minimum of 12 credit hours including:
a minimum of six credit hours of the 12 credit hours required for the minor successfully completed in residence at AUS
a minimum of six credit hours of the courses for the minor at or above the 300 level successfully completed in residence at AUS
a minimum GPA of 2.00 must be earned in courses completed to satisfy the minor
Courses used to satisfy the student’s degree program’s graduation requirements can be used towards meeting the requirements of the minor as follows:
Students pursuing two minors must meet the requirements of both minors. Courses used to satisfy the requirements of one minor can double count towards satisfying the requirements of the second minor provided that, at a minimum, 12 credit hours are not double counting.
Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)
Students may use a maximum of six credit hours from approved graduate-level courses, successfully completed while in the AMP, towards meeting the minor electives requirement. In meeting this requirement, the graduate-level courses must comply with the minor electives’ distribution described above. 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 one of the following courses:
Students must successfully complete a minimum of three credit hours in courses selected from the following list and not used as minor requirements:
Students must successfully complete a minimum of six credit hours in courses selected from the following list:
ARA 308 Arabic Grammar in Use
ARA 360 Arabic Linguistics
ENG 321 Language and Culture
MCM 320 Intercultural Communication