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Advanced Translation

Instructor: Prof. Grace Aaron

SPAN 370 is designed to consolidate and enhance students’ understanding of translation as it applies to the literary field. The course emphasizes hands-on practice as well as the role of translators as active participants in creating a literary text in the target language. Throughout the course of the semester, students are expected to apply a wide range of translation strategies and techniques to produce quality literary texts in translation. By the end of the semester, students are expected to understand the intricacies involved in producing a quality literary translation and to use the terminology of the field to explain pertinent concepts. Successful completion of this course requires that students have advanced reading skills of the Spanish language as well as advanced writing competencies in English and in Spanish. Although Spanish 370 isn’t a “traditional” (Spanish) language course in the strict sense of the word, students’ reading and writing skills should improve as they practice the art of translation. The languages of instruction will be Spanish and English, depending on the texts being discussed and the languages involved. Successful completion of SPAN 369 is required to enroll in this course.

Prerequisite: SPAN 369 or instructor’s approval.

Spanish Undergraduate Advising Team

Martha Ruiz-Garcia
Spanish Advisor (Hispanic Linguistics Major)
Elizabeth Tolman
Spanish Advisor (Hispanic Studies Major)
Sheena Melton
Undergraduate Student Services Specialist
Elizabeth Bruno
Spanish Advisor (Spanish for the Professions Minor)
Gosia Lee
Undergraduate Advisor of Spanish & Italian
Spanish & Italian
Loida Slate
Spanish Advisor (Translation & Interpreting Minor)