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LN5009: KEY CONCEPTS AND METHODS IN TRANSLATION STUDIES (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:12


Course Overview

The course introduces and critically evaluates some of the major concepts in translation theory, focusing on their application to translation practice. It analyses translation as a social and cultural phenomenon. It will also introduce to selected key concepts and approaches in interpreting theory and practice. Students will develop the skills necessary to reflect critically on their own translation practice in order to enhance its breadth and sophistication. In the second semester, the course will also provide training in research methodology in preparation for the dissertation.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Moray Watson

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • MSc Translation Studies (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course introduces and critically evaluates some of the major concepts in translation theory, focusing on their application to translation practice. It analyses translation as a social and cultural phenomenon. It will also introduce to selected key concepts and approaches in interpreting theory and practice. Students will develop the skills necessary to reflect critically on their own translation practice in order to enhance its breadth and sophistication. In the second semester, the course will also provide training in research methodology in preparation for the dissertation. 

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Translation Studies

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt;  100% Continuous Assessment: 1 translation (1000 word each) + commentary (2000 words) (40%); 1 3000-word essays (40%); course journal (10%); seminar participation (10%)

Resit;  2 translations (1000 words each) + commentaries (2000 words each) (40%); 2 3000-word essays (40%); oral presentation (20%)

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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