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SPN2080

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Marisa Cordella

Synopsis

The class is conducted in Spanish. The unit aims to examine the art of translating as a representation of a cultural reality. The main focus is on both the understanding of translation as a cross-cultural event (language and culture, system of norms, idioms and metaphors) and the studying of translation as a textual and language representation (text analysis, interlingual relationship, intention and function). The theoretical platform is accompanied by the development of translation skills. A mixture of literary passages, press documents scientific sections and government agency materials form the corpus of texts and develop students' knowledge in translation.

Objectives

Upon completion of the subject students should be able to translate a wide variety of texts that differ in their genre and style. In addition, students should be able to discuss theoretical issues on translation studies.

Assessment

Mid-semester test: 15%
Oral and written work: 60%
Exam: 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Ramon Lopez-Castellano

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 2 x 1 hour seminars) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Spanish and Latin American studies

Prerequisites

SPN2070

Prohibitions

SPN3080