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Minor in Translation

Aims of Minor

The minor aims to equip students with the essential conceptual and linguistic tools for deepening understanding of source texts in their respective major disciplines and for facilitating communication of information and ideas across languages and cultures. It also provides them with a cluster of generic and transferable knowledge, skills, and techniques useful for their study.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Minor (MINILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Minor, students should be able to:

  1. To explain how language works to facilitate communication across languages and cultures.
  2. To demonstrate a firm grasp of the nature, principles and techniques of translation.
  3. To analyze and translate texts of various types and subject-matters.
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Exclusive Majors

Students who study the following major(s) are not allowed to choose this minor: Translation and Interpretation, Language Studies (Translation and Interpretation stream).

Minor Requirement (15 credit units)

Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units
1. Core Courses (6 credit units)
LT2341 Fundamentals of Translation B2 3
LT3379 Practical Translation B3 3
2. Elective Courses (9 credits)
LT2321 Culture and Translation B2 3
LT3322 Reading Bilingual Literature B3 3
LT3345 Discovering and Managing Terms B3 3
LT3346 Bilingual Editing Skills B3 3
LT3347 Commercial Translation B3 3
LT3348 Translation for Government and Public Administration B3 3
LT3349 Legal Translation B3 3
LT3350 Translation for the Media B3 3
LT3351 Literary Translation B3 3
LT3352 Scientific and Technical Translation B3 3
LT3354 Computer-Aided Translation B3 3
LT4380 Theory of Translation B4 3

Credit Transfer

Transfer credits may not account for more than half of the credits required for the Minor programme.



Additional Information

CTL2229 is equivalent to, and may be replaced by, CTL2201 Introduction to Linguistics or CTL2290 Introduction to Language Studies.

Please see also the Guidelines for Minor Studies.



Enquiry: LTenquiry@cityu.edu.hk

Page last updated: 1 September 2021