Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Translation

The BA (Hons) in Translation Programme has the following aims:

  1. Providing professional translation training in a liberal arts and whole-person education environment;
  2. Helping students develop intellectual and critical skills as well as the capacity for life-long learning; and
  3. Helping students train themselves to perform communicative tasks professionally in bilingual/trilingual and bicultural settings.

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Major Courses 54 units
II) Honours Project 6 units
III) University Core Courses 13 units
IV) General Education Courses 18 units
V) Free Electives 37 units
    128 units


I. Major Courses 54 units
  Major Required Courses (30 units)  
  TRAN2005 Principles and Methods of Translation 3 units
  TRAN2006 Linguistics for Translators 3 units
  TRAN2027 Practical Translation 3 units
  TRAN3007 Culture and Translation 3 units
  TRAN3016 Professional Studies 3 units
  TRAN3036 Beginning Interpreting 3 units
  TRAN4005 Theories and Philosophies I 3 units
  TRAN4007 Translation Criticism 3 units
  TRAN4037 Translation and Intercultural Studies 3 units
  TRAN4046 Placement Portfolio I 3 units
  Major Elective Courses (24 units)  
  Eight of the following courses, of which at least three must be at Level 3 or above: 
  TRAN1005 Introduction to Translation 3 units
  TRAN2007 Research Methods for Translation Studies 3 units
  TRAN2015 Communication and Translation 3 units
  TRAN2016 English for Translators II: Written Genres 3 units
  TRAN2017 Reading Chinese Literature in Translation 3 units
  TRAN2025 Translating Across Media 3 units
  TRAN2026 Contrastive Language Studies: English and Chinese 3 units
  TRAN2035 Translation, Museums and Intercultural Representation 3 units
  TRAN2036 Introduction to Tibetan Culture and Language 3 units
  TRAN2037 English for Translators I: Grammar, Structure and Style 3 units
  TRAN3026 Media Translation 3 units
  TRAN3027 Spanish/Chinese Translation 3 units
  TRAN3035 Introduction to Translation Technology 3 units
  TRAN3037 Intermediate Interpreting 3 units
  TRAN3045 Drama and Film Translation 3 units
  TRAN3046 Introduction to Localization 3 units
  TRAN3047 Religion and Translation Across Time and Space 3 units
  TRAN4006 Theories and Philosophies II 3 units
  TRAN4015 Gender and Translation 3 units
  TRAN4025 Legal and Government Document Translation 3 units
  TRAN4026 Literary Translation 3 units
  TRAN4027 Special Topic(s) in Translation 3 units
  TRAN4035 Translation of Scientific and Technological Texts 3 units
  TRAN4036 Translation, Publishing and Global Circulation 3 units
  TRAN4045 Intersemiotic Translation, Adaptation and Intertextuality 3 units
  TRAN4047 Translation Workshop 3 units
  TRAN4055 Comparative Topics in Chinese/Hispanic Cultures 3 units
  TRAN4056 Community Interpreting 3 units
  TRAN4057 Conference Interpreting 3 units
  TRAN4066 Placement Portfolio II 3 units
II. Honours Project 6 units
  TRAN4898 Honours Project (Translation/Thesis) 3 units
  TRAN4899 Honours Project (Translation/Thesis) 3 units
III. University Core Courses 13 units
IV. General Education Courses 18 units
V. Free Electives 37 units
    128 units


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