Literary Translation Major(Major 1)

Major / Curriculum
Major / Curriculum

Literary Translation Major (Major 1)

In the Literary Translation major, the program will have students obtain skills and proficiency to carry out competent and idiomatic translation as a professional translator majoring in literary translation.

The required and elective credits are 36 for graduation.
E-J:English to Japanese
J-E: Japanese to English

First year: 18 credits (Including “Translation Grammer: Basic Rules” and “Graduation Projects I”) Second year: 18 credits

Competence Courses Required / Elective Credits Required
Specialise in Literary Translation
(Expert Competence)
Synopsis Writing Required 2 2
LiteratureI-(1) Fiction and Non-fiction (E-J) Elective 2 12
LiteratureI-(2) Fiction and Non-fiction (E-J) Elective 2
Translating Picture Books (E-J) Elective 2
Translating Informational Texts (E-J) Elective 2
Translation for Subtitles: Drama (E-J) Elective 2
Translational J-E Basic Rules (J-E) Elective 2
Translational J-E Expression Rules (J-E) Elective 2
Course of Other Major Elective 2
Language-Common Technical Courses
(Language Competence)
Translation Grammar: Basic Rules Required 1 1
Translation Grammar: Written Expression Required 2 2
Plain Written English Elective 2 1
Summarize Translation Grammar (E-J) Elective 1
Translation Business Courses
(Managerial Competence)
Practical Legal Knowledge for Translators Required 1 1
Translation Business Management Elective 1 1
Starting up Translation Business Elective 1
IT Courses
(IT Competence)
Building Web Pages Elective 1 2
Text Processing for Translators Elective 1
Translation Research Studies Required 1
Cultural Courses
(Cultural Competence)
History of Translation in the World Elective 2 4
Intercultural Communication Elective 2
Translation Studies Elective 2
Graduation Projects Graduation Projects I Required 2 2
Graduation Projects II Required 8 8
Total 36
小林講師 Akio Kobayashi
PhD, Professor of Sophia University ,English Literature, Translation
井上講師 Ken Inoue
MA, Professor of Tokyo University, Chairperson of International Comparative Literature Association, Translation
前田講師 Shosaku Maeda
MA, Former Professor of Tezukayamgakuin University, Linguistcs, Translation
柴田講師 Yasushi Shibata
BA, Nonfiction Translation, Translation Grammar