UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

TRNS5002 Interdisciplinary Translation Studies

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content Translation underscores cross-cultural and cross-linguistic interactions among different peoples and societies. A significant feature of Translation Studies is that, as a rapidly growing discipline, it is highly interdisciplinary offering a focus of significant research for diverse areas of study such as linguistics, sociology, gender studies, ethnography, area studies and comparative literature and so on. This unit introduces influential approaches to the study of translation and related social and cultural phenomena from distinct disciplinary perspectives. It helps students develop an in-depth understanding of translation and related social and cultural phenomena such as globalisation, multilingualism, cross-national identity construction, and so on. Case studies are used to illustrate interdisciplinary approaches to cross-cultural contacts and interactions.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) be conversant with the interdisciplinary approaches to the study of translation and cross-cultural contacts introduced in this unit and (2) apply the disciplinary approaches to translation in the critical analysis of related textual, social and cultural events and phenomena.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) composition; (2) a glossary; and (3) an essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Anna Gadd
Contact hours 26 hours
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/TRNS5002/SEM-2/2017

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