The CRIT/TRIP doctoral degree is the first Ph. D. in translation studies in the U. S. It prepares students both for the professoriate and for scholarly research including research informed translation and offers individualized interdisciplinary tracks to accommodate the anticipated variety of backgrounds.
Center for Research in Translation
The Center for Research in Translation (CRIT) administers and facilitates translation activities at Binghamton University. These include the Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP) a graduate certificate program dating back to 1971; the Translation Referral Service, a non-profit inter-language service established in 1974; and an organized research center established in 1987.
Since 1984, CRIT has published Translation Perspectives and a variety of occasional publications. The center also sponsors conferences and visitors that bear on translation, broadly defined.
First stand-alone doctoral program in translation studies in the U. S.
This newly approved Ph. D. program is built on the premise that translation studies integrate several disciplines. It is intended to insure that candidates are familiar with the source disciplines and cultures as well as scholarship in translation studies per se assuming that candidates enter with adequate practice. The main features of the doctoral program are:
Inclusive curriculum including, but not limited to, skills practica, history and traditions of translation studies, linguistic concepts and development of a particular national language, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, natural-language processing, cultural and postcolonial studies, major figures.
Dissertation research options that respond to the curricular and research talents of the applicants and which will vary in response to students interests.
Individualized interdisciplinary tracks.
Learner-centered atmosphere to make learning an enriching exchange among students and faculty.
Accommodation of all modern languages in principle although English will be the dominant medium of instruction.
Opportunity for continuing practice through Center for Research in Translation (CRIT) which administers TRIP and its publications and Translation Referral Service.
CRIT/TRIP is currently considering applicants for Fall 2004.
, Distinguished Service Professor of Comparative Literature and founder of TRIP.
As well as an interdisciplinary faculty from the schools of arts and sciences, education and human development, engineering and management also participates of the program. There are 41 CRIT fellows, 23 of whom hold appointments as TRIP Faculty Associates.
OTHER DEGREE OPTIONS OFFERED
Certificate in Translation
The TRIP certificate in translation is a graduate program, although undergraduates fluent in a foreign language may take an undergraduate section of the Translation Workshop. Masters programs in two departments, Comparative Literature (MA) and Education (MASS), have formal translation tracks; however, the graduate certificate program may be combined with any doctoral or master s degree program or taken as a separate track. To date, Certificates have been awarded to advanced-degree candidates in Advanced Technology, Accounting, Anthropology, Biology, Bio-Chemistry, Comparative Literature, English, French, Italian, Management, Music, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, and Spanish.
Master s Degree Options
Some MA programs and doctoral tracks have been identified as especially suitable for the integration of translator training at Binghamton University. These are the MA in comparative literature for literary translation; the MAT in English and Romance Languages; and the doctorates in anthropology, comparative literature, creative writing and philosophy.
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