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The Minor is open to undergraduates across all departments. It has no prerequisites and is easy to integrate into different programs of study, including student internships and study abroad.

A minimum of 15 credits of courses, with at least one course in Comparative Literature and a minimum of 12 credits in upper-level courses. Coursework must be approved by the Translation Studies Adviser, according to the following plan:

  • 3 credits: either COMPLIT 200: Translation Across Disciplines or COMPLIT 322: Translating World Literatures.
  • 3 credits: an upper-level course (taught at the University of Michigan or taken for credit during Study Abroad) that develops skills in a language or medium that the student will use for the capstone translation project.
  • 6 credits: two upper-level courses with a central component on translation (taught at the University of Michigan, or taken for credit during Study Abroad).
  • 3 credits: a capstone project or internship in translation, completed either while taking COMPLIT 495: Senior Seminar (offered every fall) or as a 3-credit Independent Study (with prior approval).