Option in Translation Studies

New in Fall 2021, the B.A. in Linguistics with Option in Translation Studies is a program designed for students who are interested in translation across languages. The program provides a broad foundation in both linguistic and translation theory. 

Major requirements include the Linguistics B.A. Core (22 units), plus four courses in Translation Studies (12 units), and three additional electives in linguistics or translation (9 units). Students must complete a fourth semester-level course, or demonstrate equivalent proficiency, in a language other than English. Additional language study is highly encouraged. 

Translation courses are offered through the The Clorinda Donato Center for Global Romance Languages and Translation Studies. Topics include audiovisual translation, literary translation, cognitive translatology, translation ethics, and a translation workshop. 

Translation students may specialize in any language. For languages not taught at CSULB, a self-study language course is possible. 

If you are interested in declaring the Option in Translation Studies, please contact the undergraduate advisor, Dr. Michael Ahland.