I. Program Objectives

The undergraduate program in Translation and Interpreting is aimed at producing interdisciplinary students proficient in both English and Chinese, with strong translation and interpreting competence and a general knowledge of translation theories, and prepared for academic study in translation and interpreting studies. Students are expected to be competent in offering essential translation, interpreting and other language services in various fields including science and technology, news media, foreign affairs, economics and trade, education and culture.

 

II. Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate good moral character, broad knowledge in humanities and professional ethics;
  • Develop global mindset, cultural competence, sophisticated analytical thinking skills and information processing capacities;
  • Build up a good understanding of the history, society and culture of China and the most popular English-speaking countries, and a general understanding of the fundamentals of science and technology, journalism, politics, economics, foreign trade, education and culture;
  • Be proficient in both English and Chinese with wonderful writing and speaking skills in both languages;
  • Acquire consecutive interpreting skills on various occasions, skills to translate different text-types, and use CAT programs and other translation tools effectively;
  • Develop an understanding of the history of translation, translation theories, current and future trends in the translation industry;
  • Demonstrate rudimentary knowledge of linguistics, literature and approaches to translation studies, and capability to carry out research in the field of translation and interpreting studies.

 

III. Program Highlights

Translation and interpreting competence-oriented; interdisciplinary

 

IV. Academic Discipline

Translation Studies

 

V. Program Length and Degree

Program length: 4 years

Degree conferred:Bachelor of Arts

 

VI. Credit Hours and Units

Minimum curriculum credits (including courses and practicum): 158

Major-related basic courses and core courses cannot be covered using credits from other courses in the program.

Minimum extracurricular credits: 3

 

1. Course Credit Hours and Units

Course Type

Required /

Elective

Hrs/Crs

Percentage (%)

General Education Core Curriculum

Required

576/36

26.1

Elective

128/8

5.8

Discipline-related Courses

General

Required

792/49.5

35.9

Elective

0/0

0

Basic Sub-disciplinary

Required

264/16.5

11.9

Elective

0/0

0

Major-specific Courses

Core

Required

288/18

13

Elective

Required

0/0

0

Elective

160/10

7.3

Total

2208/138

100

 

2. Practicum Credits

Course Title

Required /

Elective

Weeks/Credits

Percentage (%)

Military Training

Required

2/1

5

On-campus Voluntary Work

Required

1/0.5

2.5

Freshman Orientation

Required

4/2

10

Research

Required

1/0.5

2.5

Internship Program

Required

4/2

10

Undergraduate Thesis

Required

16/8

40

English Public Speaking and Debating Workshop

Elective

4/2

10

MUN Workshop

Elective

4/2

10

English Reading Workshop

Elective

4/2

10

English Writing Workshop

Elective

4/2

10

Translation Workshop

Elective

4/2

10

Interpreting Workshop

Elective

4/2

10

Total

40/20

100

 

3. Extracurricular Credits

No.

Activities

Requirements

Crs

1

Community Engagement

Submitting a report and passing the oral defense

1

Individuals awarded “Active Participant” / Teams awarded “Excellent Performance” by HUST or Hubei Youth League Committee

2

2

Qualifications

CET-6 (For Non-English majors) / TEM - 8 (For English and Translation majors)

Certificate

2

CJT/TFU/PHSD - 4

Certificate

2

TOEFL

Scoring 90 and above

3

IELTS

Scoring 6.5 and above

3

GRE

Scoring 280 and above

3

CATII

Certificate

2

SFLICE (Advanced)

Certificate

2

National Computer Rank Examination

Certificate (Grade 2 or above)

2

Qualifications for Computer and Software Technology Proficiency

Programmer

2

Senior Programmer

3

System Analyst

4

3

Competitions

University-level

First Prize

3

Second Prize

2

Third Prize

1

Provincial-level

First Prize

4

Second Prize

3

Third Prize

2

National-level

First Prize

6

Second Prize

4

Third Prize

3

4

Academic Papers

Published in national-level journals

Each paper

2-3

5

Research Programs

Contribution and research capability

Each program

1-3

6

Innovation

Innovation capacity

Each Program

1-3

 

 

VII. Main Courses

Comprehensive English, English Listening, English Writing, English Public Speaking and Debate, Chinese Language and Culture, Comparative Studies of English and Chinese, Introduction to Translation, English-Chinese Translation, Chinese-English Translation, Introduction to Interpreting, Consecutive Interpreting, Computer Aided Translation, Practical Translation

 

VIII. Practicum Module (experiments included)

Internship program

Undergraduate thesis

Workshops

    

IX. Course Schedule 

School: School of Foreign Languages     Major: Translation and Interpreting                            

course type

required / elective

course code

course title

hrs

crs

 


semester

extra-cur.

exp.

operation

General Education Core Curriculum

Required

0301902

Morals & Ethics and Fundamentals of Law

40

2.5

8

 

 

1

Required

0100721

Survey of Modern Chinese History

32

2

8

 

 

2

Required

0100932

Guide to Community Engagement

24

1.5

20

 

 

2

Required

0100733

Basic Principles of Marxism

40

2.5

8

 

 

3

Required

0100322

Introduction to Maoism and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics

56

3.5

 

 

 

4

Required

0100741

Current Affairs and Policy

32

2

14

 

 

1-6

Required

0400111

Physical Education (I)

32

1

 

 

 

1

Required

0400121

Physical Education (I)

32

1

 

 

 

2

Required

0400131

Physical Education (III)

32

1

 

 

 

3

Required

0400141

Physical Education (IV)

32

1

 

 

 

4

Required

1100011

Military Theory

16

1

 

 

 

1

Required

070001a

Calculus (III)

64

4

 

 

 

1

Required

0827791

Visual Basic Programming

48

3

 

 

8

1

Required

0510071

Chinese

32

2

 

 

 

2

 

 

Electives in Natural Sciences

128

8

 

 

 

1-8

Required

0508421

Second Foreign Language (I)

64

4

 

 

 

5

Required

0508431

Second Foreign Language (II)

64

4

 

 

 

6

Elective

0508441

Second Foreign Language (III)

64

4

 

 

 

7

Discipline-related General Courses

Required

0511181

Intensive English Reading (I)

64

4

 

 

 

1

Required

0511151

Intensive English Reading (II)

64

4

 

 

 

2

Required

0511161

Intensive English Reading (III)

64

4

 

 

 

3

Required

0508491

Advanced English (I)

64

4

 

 

 

4

Required

0508511

Advanced English (II)

64

4

 

 

 

5

Required

0509752

Selected English Reading (I)

24

1.5

 

 

 

3

Required

0509762

Selected English Reading (II)

24

1.5

 

 

 

4

Required

0508543

English Listening (I)

40

2.5

 

 

 

1

Required

0508553

English Listening (II)

40

2.5

 

 

 

2

Required

0508563

English Listening (III)

40

2.5

 

 

 

3

Required

0508573

English Listening (IV)

40

2.5

 

 

 

4

Required

0508521

English Pronunciation (I)

24

1.5

 

 

 

1

Required

0508532

English Pronunciation (I)

24

1.5

 

 

 

2

Required

0511321

Oral English (I)

24

1.5

 

 

 

1

Required

0511331

Oral English (II)

32

2

 

 

 

2

Required

0511192

Oral English (III)

32

2

 

 

 

3

Required

0509581

English Writing (I)

24

1.5

 

 

 

2

Required

0509591

English Writing (II)

24

1.5

 

 

 

3

Required

0509601

English Writing (III)

24

1.5

 

 

 

4

Required

0509611

English Writing (IV)

24

1.5

 

 

 

5

Required

0509771

Chinese Language and Culture

32

2

 

 

 

3

Basic Sub-disciplinary Courses

Required

0508691

English Movies and Culture (I)

16

1

 

 

 

1

Required

0508711

English Movies and Culture (II)

16

1

 

 

 

2

Required

0503033

Introduction to British and American Culture

32

2

 

 

 

2

Required

0511683

Comparative Studies of English and Chinese

24

1.5

 

 

 

3

Required

0545691

English Literature

32

2

 

 

 

5

Required

0545711

American Literature

32

2

 

 

 

6

Required

0502142

Intercultural Communication

32

2

 

 

 

6

Required

0500201

Lexicology

32

2

 

 

 

4

Required

0504901

General Linguistics

32

2

 

 

 

6

Required

0545522

Academic English Writing

16

1

 

 

 

8

Major-specific Core Courses

Required

0511771

Introduction to Translation

32

2

 

 

 

3

Required

0503602

English-Chinese Translation

32

2

 

 

 

4

Required

0508681

Chinese-English Translation

32

2

 

 

 

5

Required

0503431

Practical Translation

32

2

 

 

 

6

Required

0504862

Introduction to Interpreting

64

4

 

 

 

4

Required

0511734

Consecutive Interpreting

64

4

 

 

 

5

Required

0512001

Computer Aided Translation

32

2

 

 

 

6

Major-specific Electives

Any 5 or 6 from the following (10 credits)

Translation Module

Elective

0511821

Translating Chinese Culture

32

2

 

 

 

6

Elective

0511831

Literary Translation

32

2

 

 

 

7

Elective

0509681

History of Translation

32

2

 

 

 

7

Elective

0502421

Sci-Tech Translation

32

2

 

 

 

6

Elective

0509781

Cultural Differences in Film Translation

16

1

 

 

 

7

Elective

0509791

Approaches to Translation Studies

16

1

 

 

 

7

 Interpreting Module

Elective

0511712

Sight Interpreting

16

1

 

 

 

6

Elective

0511811

Business Interpreting

32

2

 

 

 

6

Elective

0511752

Simultaneous Interpreting

16

1

 

 

 

7

Elective

0512501

CATTI Training

16

1

 

 

 

7

Practicum

Required items + Any 3 workshops (20 credits)

Required

1300013

Military Training

2w

1

 

 

 

1

Required

1300024

On-campus Voluntary Work

1w

0.5

 

 

 

8

Required

1304281

Freshman Orientation

4w

2

 

 

 

1

Required

130044a

Research

1w

0.5

 

 

 

6

Required

130007d

Internship Program

4w

2

 

 

 

4-6

Required

130004a

Under-

graduate Thesis

16w

8

 

 

 

8

Elective

1304291

English Public Speaking and Debating Workshop

4w

2

 

 

 

4

Elective

1304301

MUN Workshop

4w

2

 

 

 

3

Elective

1304311

English Reading Workshop

4w

2

 

 

 

3

Elective

1304321

English Writing Workshop

4w

2

 

 

 

4

Elective

1304331

Translation Workshop

4w

2

 

 

 

6

Elective

1304341

Interpreting Workshop

4w

2

 

 

 

5

                                   

 

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