TRNS5021 Translation Studies Dissertation 2

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This unit is part of a three part dissertation sequence which provides an opportunity for students to develop their ideas and analytical skills acquired in the coursework units of Translation Studies.

Students commence with EURO4101 Advanced Research Skills, in which they are encouraged to develop their own research projects based on theoretical and disciplinary knowledge acquired in the first year of the Master's studies. Students may apply the empirical methodologies and analytical skills imparted in those core units, or choose a particular type of translation (e.g. economic, legal, literary or scientific) as analysed in the Specialised Translation units, and explore diverse translation genres and issues from different perspectives and points of view.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) continue to develop critical and independent thinking; (2) apply the practical analytical techniques and skills acquired in the taught units; (3) be innovative and exploratory in the identification of revealing textual and linguistic patterns in translations; and (4) develop critical analytical skills in the interpretation and contextualisation of recurrent or idiosyncratic patterns uncovered in translations.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: dissertation (continuing assessment). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Hélène Jaccomard
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
units to the value of 48 points in the Master of Translation Studies (12520)
Co-requisites:
TRNS5020 Translation Studies Dissertation 1
Contact hours
up to 24 hours
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