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GH4007: GAELIC TRANSLATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE B (2017-2018)

Last modified: 06 Jun 2017 10:00


Course Overview

This is a course for developing practical translation skills from Gaelic to English and English to Gaelic; it considers further theoretical concepts associated with transation studies.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Both Sessions Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators

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Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

  • One of Gaelic (GH) (Studied) or MA Languages and Literature of Scotland (Studied) or MA Scottish Studies (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate 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

This course studies concepts and principles of translation and translation studies. The course also provides students with an opportunity to improve their Gaelic in an applied language setting, with an emphasis on transferable, professional skills at a high level of accuracy. Assignments will consist of extensive reading in the field of translatology and carrying out more challenging practical translation work. Students will be taught different strategies for dealing with different styles of source- and target-language materials and will be given the opportunity to develop their translating skills on a range of literary, professional, technical, academic and other texts. Students will be expected to be able to deal with the most difficult texts at Level 4.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: four translations and one exercise (20% each).

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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