TRNS5011 The Ethics of Translation

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
The unit's aim is to provide theoretical awareness and practical training to students for their future career as professional translators and bilingual professionals, that is, mediators between cultures. Its primary focus is on the ethics of translation, and its secondary aim is on translators' professional conduct and best practice in a commercial world. This includes issues that arise in the relationship between translator, client/audience, and the broader socio-cultural context.
Students are able to (1) think critically about ethical issues a translator faces; (2) apply ethical issues to the analysis of particular text-types and situations; and (3) think critically about professional behaviour.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) compositions; (2) reading notes; and (3) an end-of-semester take-home examination. 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
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