Welcome to the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
The Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication (PTIC) offers a diverse curriculum that allows undergraduates to develop their understanding of translation issues from varied perspectives. Students develop skills in language use and an understanding of the complexity of communicating across cultures, nations, and linguistic borders. Navigate this Web site with the buttons to the left to learn more about the program and the requirements for an undergraduate Certificate of Proficiency.
- Fall 2016 sees the introduction of a new course in the Program’s offering to undergraduates. TRA 351 Great Books in Little Languages gives an opportunity to discover literary works from languages with small reading populations which rarely attract academic attention in the USA. It also offers tools to reflect critically on the networks of selection that determine which books reach English-language readers; the role of literature in the maintenance of national identities; the role of translation; and the concept of "world literature" in Comparative Literary Studies.
- 13 internship job openings advertised by the United Nations language services (Department for General Assembly and Conference Management, UNHQ, New York)
The Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication provides funding for senior thesis research and travel--including summer travel grants for rising seniors and fall break travel grants for seniors, summer study abroad (to obtain the international experience required for the certificate), and pre-approved independent projects. This funding is available to undergraduates who are enrolled in the certificate program and who have taken the first core course, TRA 200/COM 209 Thinking Translation: Language and Transfer & Cultural Communication.
PTIC funding may be used only to offset allowable expenses for proposed air and ground travel (coach class only), room, and board. No equipment may be purchased with PTIC funds, and no other expenditures can be covered under these grants.
Upcoming Events and Deadlines
Translation Lunch Series
Mondays at NOON in Aaron Burr Hall 216
188: “Translation and the Visual Landscape of the Migrant Presence”
Moira Inghilleri (University of Massachusetts)
189: “Translating Japanese with a Disorderly Brain”
Jay Rubin (Harvard University)
190: “Language Policy and the United Nations: Diplomatic Baggage or Passport to Success?”
Lisa Atalianis (Birkbeck, University of London)