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    Jul 17, 2024  
American University Catalog 2023-2024 
American University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Translation: French (Undergraduate Certificate)

Offered by the Department of World Languages and Cultures , College of Arts and Sciences , the Translation: French (Undergraduate Certificate) program provides students with an academic grounding in translation theory and practice. The program emphasizes translation into English. Students interested in obtaining further translation credentials are encouraged to discuss their options with the appropriate language advisor. All courses taken in the Department of World Languages and Cultures toward the certificate may be used by undergraduates toward departmental majors or minors in the same language.

Admission to the Program

Open to all students who have completed FREN-323 Advanced French II , or equivalent. Equivalency is determined in consultation with faculty advisor. Students whose native language is not English must meet university requirements for English competency (minimum TOEFL score of 600). Before commencing the program, students should consult the appropriate advisor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures to plan out their program of study.

Certificate Requirements

  • 15 credit hours with grades of B or better for required courses and a grade of C or better for elective courses
  • For elective courses, students complete an additional translation project beyond the normal course requirements and must receive a satisfactory evaluation for their project. Students are only be permitted to do these translation projects after having completed at least one of the first two required courses
  • Compliance with all regulations for a certificate (Undergraduate Academic Regulation 10.3 )

Course Requirements

Upper-Level French (3 credit hours)

Complete at least 3 credit hours from the following:

Electives (6 credit hours)

Complete 6 credit hours from the following if not taken to fulfill Upper-Level French, or other FREN  courses at or above 400-level: