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2006-07 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

FOT 4800 Translation Studies Practicum
Credits: 3; Prereq: FOT 4801 and FOT 4812C.
Practical training for advanced translation students in a free-lance or job environment, using computer-assisted translation tools. By working closely with a mentor, professional experience in translation is required.

FOT 4801 Theory and Practice of Translation
Credits: 3; Prereq: consent of instructor.
Theory, history and practice of translation, focusing on approaches to the acquisition of translation skills.

FOT 4803 Translation for the Professions
Credits: 3; Prereq: FOT 4801.
This course includes technical, contractual, film, multi-media and medical translation.

FOT 4806 Translation for Diplomacy, Law, and European Union Issues
Credits: 3; Prereq: FOT 4801.
This course focuses on international, hemispheric, and European Union issues in translation, government translation is also covered.

FOT 4810 Advanced Translation Workshop
Credits: 3 to 6; Prereq: FOT 4801.
Advanced seminar focusing on special topics in translation. Topics will rotate and will include literary translation, translation history and criticism, cross-cultural communications and translation, ethics and the philosophy of translation.

FOT 4812C Terminology and Computer-assisted Translation
Credits: 3; Prereq: FOT 4801.
This course will cover the theoretical and practical aspects of terminology management and computer-assisted translation (CAT). The practical aspect will consist of training in computer-assisted translation, including the use of CAT tools.

LAS 2001 Latin American Civilization
Credits: 3.
Interdisciplinary introduction to the study of Latin American societies and cultures. The course provides students with a general knowledge of Latin America and its people, preparing students for future course work in Latin American Studies. (H, S, I)

LAS 4905 Individual Work
Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with different subjects up to 10 credits.
Qualified students may choose a topic on Latin America that cuts across disciplines, to work under the supervision of a faculty member affiliated to the Center for Latin American Studies, who will sign the form (see Ms. Carter at 316 Grinter).

LAS 4935 Latin America Area Seminar
Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits.
These are multidisciplinary seminars offered on different topics each semester. Required of all candidates for the undergraduate certificate and minor in Latin American Studies. (WR)

General Education Categories
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  • Composition (C)
  • Mathematical Sciences (M)
  • Humanities (H)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)
  • Physical (P) and Biological (B) Sciences
  • International (I) and Diversity (D) focus

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions
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  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • (S-U) indicates the course must be taken on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis.