Babel University Professional School of Translation (USA) offers an online distance learning program which leads to the Master of Science in Translation following a 2-years master program. Students who complete the required credits and receive pass marks on the master's thesis or graduation project will be granted a master's degree (MST).
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The Program provided by Babel University Professional School of Translation aims at providing students with the followings:
1. To have students obtain sufficient translation skills and knowledge to be required for professional translators, which are acquired by sufficient proficiency of both source language and target language, translation theories that provides a firm foundation for providing appropriate translation, and abundant knowledge of cultural background of both source and target languages.
2. To have students obtain skills and knowledge of language engineering including technology of computer-assisted translation, which are required for professional translators.
3. To have students obtain knowledge and skills of translation project management, multi-lingual documents management and translation business management, which are necessary for professional translators.
4. To have students acquire social value and professional integrity which are required for professional translators.
5. To have students obtain expertise in particular fields as to be requested by clients, which are necessary for professional translators. The degree of the expertise in a particular field in to read and understand an author's work in a source language at the author's level of specialty (e.g. a doctor or a lawyer) and to translate into and write in a target language at the reader's level of specialty (e.g. a doctor or a lawyer in the target language country).
Required Credits/Enrollment Period:
The required credits are 36 credits（first year 18 credits, second year 18 credits）.
Average enrollment period is two years. Maximum enrollment is four years.
BABEL University is located on an online Web campus.
There is a separate password to each lecture room in which you will attend the lessons.
(1) Audio lecture by an instructor
(2) Corrected assignments, instructions with rubrics to assignments, Q&A via Internet, and researches and studies
(3) Textbook downloaded or distributed by other means
Final exam and Proctoring Procedures:
Students are required to take final exams after completing all of lessons in each course. Students need to pass the exam with satisfactory grade. Each final exam is a set of 1) translation and 2) research problems. Students must fill out the electric form for each final exam and request Student Services to send it with email. Depending on courses, the final grade is the composite of students work and the result of the final exams or only the latter.
A proctor will be present and evaluate course final exams. The proctor will observe testing from beginning to end to confirm that students completed the test without other assistance.
Minimum passing grade:
Grades for each course range from A to D and F. Grades A and B are passing grade. Grade C students may take reexamination till passing grade is awarded. Grades D and F are failure, and credits are not given to the students who are awarded as failure.
Expectations for maintaining satisfactory academic progress:
Upon completion of each course, students are asked to complete a course evaluation on the quality of course content, course instructor, and school administration. Babel University Professional School of Translation will address any issues brought up in course evaluations as required.
Model Study Schedule from Entrance to Graduation
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