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Minor in Translation Studies

Building on LSA's language requirement, the Minor in Translation Studies gives students an opportunity to learn about diverse histories, theories, and practices of translation, through a flexible sequence of courses selected from various departments. The minor also encourages experiential, engaged learning through a capstone project that draws on the particular background and skills of students interested in literary translation, technical translation, translation across media, translation internships, or other translation activities pursued on campus, in the community or during Study Abroad. The goal of the minor is to make students aware of a wide range of opportunities in translation and to promote critical reflection on translation, broadly construed as an interaction between languages, cultures, media, discourses, and disciplines.

Goals of the Minor

Goals of the Minor in Translation Studies

    • Develop language skills through translation

    • Explore interdisciplinary approaches to translation

    • Promote critical and creative reflection on translation

    • Reflect on global cultural differences through translation

    • Engage translation through an individualized capstone project

    • Integrate translation into student internships and study abroad

    • Highlight translation in coursework, on campus, and in the community

    • Encourage student involvement in “Translation at Michigan”

Why Minor in Translation Studies?

Why Minor in Translation Studies?

In an age of growing global interconnection, knowing how to translate requires more than just language skills. Successful translation -- broadly construed as the mediation between languages, media, cultures, and disciplines -- is the very condition of possibility when it comes to addressing global, national, and regional challenges. The Minor in Translation Studies prepares students to engage a wide world of translations.