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Minor in Spanish-English Translation

Dr. Rey Romero, Minor coordinator

The minor in Spanish-English Professional Translation is an interdisciplinary minor in Professional Spanish Translation within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Public Service. This minor in Professional Translation is tailored to students who are Professional Writing, Spanish, Communications, or Criminal Justice majors and who want to direct the trajectory of their career and skills towards the Spanish-speaking community, approximately forty-percent of the population in Houston. The minor encompasses areas fundamental to the medical and legal fields, as well as to linguistic and translation studies. The minor will also help students improve their vocabulary and writing skills in both languages. See the course catalog for requirements and course listings.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this minor, students will be able to:

  1. 1. Identify, explain, and analyze legal, medical, and/or literary texts in English and/or Spanish, especially those structures in the text essential for an accurate translation.
  2. 2. Acquire vocabulary, syntactic, and stylistic resources for high quality, accurate, and professional translation of documents in English and/or in Spanish.
  3. 3. Identify and explain problems or knowledge gaps in translating from one language to another and acquire strategies and resources to resolve these.
  4. 4. Be familiar and practice technological, online, and other resources to improve, verify, and polish English-Spanish and Spanish-English translation.
  5. 5. Apply and practice these translation skills in an internship setting, especially in the medical or legal fields, where they can gain practical knowledge and experience while providing service to the Houston community.

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Last updated or reviewed on 7/30/14

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