The Bachelor of Science in German Translation is a preprofessional degree designed for students to develop the skills needed to become working translators. The program also introduces the rudiments of translation theory as it applies to the actual practice. While meeting requirements designed to ensure competence in German, translation majors take five core courses in translation during the junior and senior years. The major features a subject area specialty requirement, which enables translation students to acquire a level of expertise in a specific field in which they can specialize as translators. Translation majors are strongly encouraged to undertake study in a country where German is spoken.
Students interested in declaring a B.S. in German Translation should contact the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies, where advising is mandatory.
ALL MCLS MINORS AND MAJORS MUST CONSULT AN MCLS ADVISOR EACH SEMESTER.
ALL UPPER DIVISION COURSES ARE RESTRICTED. ALL STUDENTS REQUIRE A PERMIT FROM AN MCLS ADVISOR IN ORDER TO ENROLL IN SUCH COURSES.
Under no circumstances may the coursework taken toward the major drop below 30 credit hours. Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
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Minor in German 2012 2011 2010 2009 or prior
Minor in German Studies 2012 2011 2010 2009 or prior
Minor in Business German 2012 2011 2010 2009 or prior
Bachelor of Arts in German Literature, Culture and Translation* 2012 2011 2010 2009 or prior
Bachelor of Science in German Translation 2012 2011 2010 2009 or prior
Master of Arts in German 2012 2011 2010 2009 or prior
Master of Arts in Translation (German to English) 2012 2011 2010 2009 or prior
* Teaching licensure candidates also complete a Minor in Education. 2012 2011 2010 2009 or prior
See the most recent course descriptions for German (spring 2012)
Kaffeestunde (German Coffee Hour)
The department and the German faculty sponsor a German coffee hour (Kaffeestunde). Held weekly during regular semesters, Kaffeestunde is open to students of German at all levels, as well as friends of the German program. At least one faculty member and one graduate student will be present for chat and conversation practice. German goodies are frequently served.
Through the University's Center for Global Education, students may participate in an exchange program with the Technical University of Dresden or the University of Leipzig.
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