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LN5009: KEY CONCEPTS AND METHODS IN TRANSLATION STUDIES (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:23


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. 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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Moray Watson

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

  • Either MSc Translation Studies or Master Of Science In Translating And Interpreting Studies
  • 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. 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. 


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University week s 8 - 19, 8 - 19

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Summative Assessments

1 translation (1000 word each) + commentary (2000 words)

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Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Course journal

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Essay

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Oral Presentation: Individual

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2 translations (1000 words each) + commentaries (2000 words each)

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2 3000-word essays

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Course Learning Outcomes

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