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Translation & Interpreting: Spanish-English

Building on the tremendous momentum generated by the Translation and Interpreting Certificate, the B.A. concentration in Translation & Interpreting: Spanish-English will be open to students starting in Fall 2016 in the department of Languages and Cultures. Admission into the program requires placement at the A300 language level, an oral examination, and completion of the class "Advanced Syntax and Composition" with a grade of B or higher. Contact the department for additional details.

Designed to serve Spanish-speaking communities with limited English-language proficiency in the greater New Orleans area and across the United States, the track will prepare students to meet the need for skilled translation and interpretation professionals.

With work deeply rooted in culture and traditions, students will study the local and regional variations, styles, and registers of different linguistic groups. Classes will offer students different experiential and professional opportunities including community engagement projects and volunteer work -- the program also includes a forty-hour internship requirement designed as a launching pad for successful careers in the field.

With a faculty rich in Spanish-language expertise, including a nationally and state certified interpreter, the program seeks to integrate a comprehensive view of the world by forming first-class leaders committed to changing society:

Students will find career options while channeling their vocation for service as they advocate for justice and equality for all people. Upon completion of the program, participants will be uniquely equipped to expand language-access in communities, which, in turn, will lead to increased access to health-care, legal-representation, and up-to-date information on social-justice issues, and governmental policies.

Classes include the Loyola Core and General Electives along with:

  • SPAN-A400, Advanced Syntax and Composition
  • SPAN-A330, Spanish Across Disciplines
  • LAS-O200, Introduction to Contemporary Latin American Culture
  • TISE-A402, Introduction to Translation and Interpreting
  • TISE-A456, Healthcare Translation and Interpreting
  • TISE-A462, Legal Translation and Interpreting
  • TISE-A497, Translation and Interpreting Internship
  • 6 hours of Spanish, and English or Latin American electives

Course Information for Translation & Interpreting: Spanish-English

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