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Certificate of Proficiency

To be eligible for admission to the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication a student must meet the following requirements by the end of his or her sophomore year.

  • Satisfactory completion of the established requirements for admission to one of the cooperating departments or to a department whose plan of study may be combined with this interdepartmental program.
  • Satisfactory completion of two courses at the 200-level or above in a language other than English.

Attention 2013 Certificate Students
Deadline to submit Independent Work for the program requirements is
Friday, April 11, 2014, at 12 p.m. 

Questions? Contact Rebecca Aguas at raguas@princeton.edu

 

 

Certificate Applicant Worksheet 2013-14

All students enrolled in the certificate program are required to successfully complete the following program requirements. Each student’s specific course of study must be approved by the program director.

  1. The program's two core courses: TRA 200 Thinking Translation: Language Transfer and Cultural Communication and TRA 400 Senior Seminar in Translation and Intercultural Communication.
  2. Four courses at the 200 level or above from at least two of the following three categories:

    (a) Upper-level courses focusing on translation into and/or from a foreign language (examples include: SPA 308, FRE 407, ARA 308, and CWR 306)

    (b) Courses that contribute to an understanding of some aspect of translation (may be found in disciplines such as Linguistics, Psychology, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Comparative Literature, etc.)

    (c) Any course listed or cross-listed by the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication (with the exception of TRA 200 and TRA 400)

    Courses outside these categories that contribute to an understanding of intercultural and interlingual communication may be substituted at the discretion of the program director.

  3. International Experience. See Study and Work Abroad below.

  4. Senior Thesis. Students in the program will write a senior thesis that incorporates issues of translation in one or more of its several senses. In departments where this option presents a difficulty, a student may petition to have another piece of independent work meet the requirement. Such projects may be completed, for instance, during a summer stay abroad.

    Students seeking admission to the program should contact Program Manager Rebecca Aguas.
  •  Language Requirement Expertise in a language other than English is an important component of the program. All languages offered by the University apply; check with Rebecca Aguas about other applicable languages.

Study and Work Abroad  Students wishing to achieve a certificate in the program will spend a year, a semester, or six weeks of the summer in a Princeton-approved course of study or internship program in an area where the chosen non-English language of proficiency is spoken.

Courses of Interest


SPRING 2014
ARA 308  Theory and Practice of Arabic to English Translation

CLA 208/ENG 240/LIN 208/TRA 208  Origins and Nature of English Vocabulary

COM 225  Odysseys: Exile and Migration in the Global Literary Imagination

CWR 206  Creative Writing (Literary Translation)

CWR 306  Advanced Creative Writing (Literary Translation)

CWR 306 Advanced Creative Writing (Literary Translation)

FRS 110  Evolution of Human Language

LIN 201/ENG 241  Introduction to Language and Linguistics

LIN 303  Linguistic Semantics

LIN 306  The Structure and Meaning of Words

NES 372 Translating Babel: Scripture and Translation in Near Eastern Religious Traditions

NES 424  Turkish Literature in Translation: From Omer Seyfettin to Orhan Pamuk

PHI 317  Philosophy of Language

POL 240/WWS 312  International Relations

PSY 309/LIN 309  Psychology of Language  

SLA 411/TRA 411/CWR 411 Selected Topics in Russian Literature and Culture: Translating Russian Poetry

SPA 345/LAS 345  Topics in Latin American Literature and Ideology: Poetry, Translation, and Border in Hispanic Caribbean

SPA 380/TRA 380  Translation Workshop: Spanish to English

TRA 301/COS401  Introduction to Machine Translation


FALL 2013
TRA 200/COM 209       Thinking Translation: Language Transfer
                              
TRA 400/COM 409       Senior Seminar in Translation
           
ARC 374       Computational Design

COM 535      Contemporary Critical Theories: Language and Translation in Postcolonial and Minority Writing

COS 402       Artificial Intelligence

CWR 205      Creative Writing (Literary Translation)

CWR 305/COM 355     Advanced Creative Writing (Literary Translation)

FRE 357/TRA 357    Languages in Conflict

ITA 300     Techniques of Translation and Composition

JRN 447      Politics and the Media

LIN 201/ENG 241    Introduction to Language and Linguistics

LIN 308/TRA 303     Bilingualism

SAS 330/COM 319/TRA 330    Mahabharata as Literature, Performance, Ideology

SPA 206    Legal and Business Spanish


Study Abroad

Students wishing to achieve a certificate in the program will spend a year, a semester, or six weeks of the summer in a Princeton-approved course of study or internship program in an area where the chosen non-English language of proficiency is spoken.

Undergraduate and graduate students who conduct research abroad are supported by a variety of sources on campus, including the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Office of the Dean of the College, and various academic departments. The Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication assists in locating contacts for students.

For more information on study abroad and internship abroad programs contact the Office of International Programs.

Independent Work

Students will write a senior thesis that incorporates issues of translation in one or more of its several senses. In departments where this option presents a difficulty, a student may petition the PTIC director to have another piece of independent work meet the requirement. Such projects may be completed, for instance, during a summer abroad.

 

 

 

 
 
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