Certificate for German/English Translators

Requirements (36 units)

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Certificate requirements

Proficiency in German equal to GER 103 or equivalent and completion of the following requirements with a grade point average of 2.7 ("B-") or better.

Note: Entering students with previous training in German, and those who are native speakers, should contact the Department of World Languages and Literatures for information about advanced placement and credit by examination.

Lower-division requirements (12)
GER 212Composition4
GER 214Conversation4
GER 216Introduction to Literary Texts4
Upper-division requirements (24)
ENG 306Expository Writing for English4
GER 309Advanced German Composition4
GER 311Survey of German Literature4
GER 312Business German4
GER 313Technical and Scientific Translation4
HUM 460Cultural Studies (when the topic pertains to Germany)4
Total Units36