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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Art of Yiddish Translation Theory and Practice (LNG 610/ JST 610)


Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.

January 2022 – Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: unpack the major (and minor) challenges facing translators from Yiddish; analyze some of leading Yiddish stories of the early 20th century alongside their English translations; analyze the interplay of cultural influences of the milieu in which Yiddish stories are set; describe the perspectives of various translation theorists over the last century; and evaluate the differences among the same translations of particular texts.


Topics include: history of translation and its evolution, translator’s responsibilities, challenges for translators, role of language and culture, and choosing a project for translation.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in History, Jewish Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Yiddish, or  Eastern European Studies (11/22 revalidation).