Minor in Literary Translation


A minor in Literary Translation offers courses that explore the approaches and techniques for translating works of literature. The skills gained in the minor can offer a competitive edge for those who seek careers in international relations, business, education, and diplomacy, to name just a few. Certificate students also receive mentorship on publishing their work, and many of our students have published in prominent international magazines, such as World Literature Today.



The Literary Translation Minor consists of a minimum 15 credits at the 2000-level or above, including:

A. Two required translation courses: TRST 3010 and 3011.

B.  Two literary/cultural courses chosen from: ARAB, CAMS, CHIN, CLCS, CRLP, FREN, GERM, HIND, ILCS, JAPN, KORE, MGRK, PERS, PLSH, PORT, RUSS, SPAN, TRST, VIET.

C.  One creative writing or related genre course from English chosen from: ENGL 3701; 3703, 3705, 3711, 3715E. Genre course: ENGL 2401, 2405, 2407, 2408/W, 2409, 2413/W, 3403, 4401W, 4405W, 4407W.

With the Minor Advisor’s approval, students may count up to six credit hours in independent study in lieu of courses from sections B and C. Advanced Placement credits may not be counted toward the Minor. Courses used to fulfill the field requirements of the student’s Major can also be used to fulfill the Literary Translation Minor.

Students interested in pursuing a minor in Literary Translation should send an e-mail to: Peter Constantine: