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

# Students may take additional Healthy Lifestyle courses and/or General Education (Level 1 or 2) courses in any categories, subject to a maximum of 6 units, to fulfil the Free Electives requirement.


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 Appreciation, Criticism and Evaluation 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
  TRAN3005 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
  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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