19th Ave New York, NY 95822, USA

SPAN 369

Introduction to Translation

Instructor: Prof. Grace Aaron

SPAN 369 is a sixth-semester course that counts toward both the Translation-Interpretation Minor and as an elective for Spanish majors and other minors. The goal of this course is to train pre-professionals grounded in industry standards and best practices. Working from Spanish-to-English or English-to-Spanish, students will learn to read analytically across a wide variety of genres and in specialized fields (law, medicine, journalism, literature, business, finance, science, art, politics, sports, movies, and television), identify strategies and use contextual cues to transfer the message in written form with minimal loss or gain. Additional objectives are to build ethical, linguistic, cultural, and interpersonal competences while developing a toolbox of resources and professional contacts. Students in Span 369 apply the skills they acquire in a capstone translation project.

Prerequisites:  SPAN 261 or 267, and SPAN 300 or SPAN 301 or 302; permission from the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite

Spanish Undergraduate Advising Team

Gosia Lee
Hispanic Literatures & Cultures Major, Hispanic Studies Minor Advisor
Martha Ruiz-Garcia
Hispanic Linguistics Major Advisor
Hélène de Fays
Interim Spanish Translation & Interpreting Minor Advisor
Elizabeth Bruno
Spanish Minor for the Professions
Sheena Melton
Undergraduate Student Services Specialist