UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

TRNS5001 Introduction to Translation Studies

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit introduces translation studies through a consideration of fundamental driver for the field, language and cultural differences. A central purpose of this unit is to help students develop understanding of the purposes, aims and methodologies of translation research which is closely related with other disciplines like Sociology, Linguistics, Area Studies, Cultural Studies, History, and so on. Case studies are used to illustrate the important social and cultural role played by translation in promoting cross-cultural and cross-linguistic understanding. The unit is suitable for students of diverse language expertise and for students working on any language combination. Teaching modes include workshops, seminars and lectures. Students are required to participate actively in the teaching through group discussions and seminar presentations.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) develop an understanding of purposes, aims and methodologies of translation studies; (2) be conversant with the development of translation studies in national and regional contexts as motivated by cross-cultural and cross-linguistic communication in different historical periods; and (3) develop critical analytical skills by analysing translations produced in different social, cultural and historical contexts.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a seminar presentation; (2) a seminar presentation and mini-project; and (3) a written assignment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Hélène Jaccomard
Contact hours 24 hours
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/TRNS5001/SEM-1/2017

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