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Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 11:14

Course Overview

The texts to be translated are varied and interesting and will appeal in particular to those students with a special interest in translation from Spanish into English.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
  • Ms Sonia Domingo

Qualification Prerequisites

  • [$3]

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

  • Either SP2526 Spanish Language 4 (Passed) or SP2531 Spanish Language 5 (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • MA European Studies (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Course Aims: To develop students' translation experience and skills. Main Learning Outcomes: A student who successfully completes this course will have: Translated accurately and idiomatically a range of texts in Spanish. Have expanded his/her vocabulary, and knowledge of syntax and idiom in Spanish and English. Have encountered different varieties and registers of Spanish and, where appropriate, their English analogues. Content: Students will translate from Spanish into English a range of challenging prose passages.

Further Information & Notes

This course is open only to European Studies studies in programme year 3 studying abroad.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Hispanic Studies Joint
  • Hispanic Studies Major
  • MA European Studies


1st Attempt: In-course assessment; 6 translations equally weighted (100%). Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

The co-ordinator is available for consultation and advice about preparation of assessments throughout the semester.


Feedback will be given by email on all translations. Additional informal feedback may be given in office hours on return to Aberdeen.

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