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APG5935

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedOverseas Summer semester A 2011 (Off-campus Day)
Coordinator(s)Chunming Shan

Synopsis

This unit is offered in China through the Chinese Incountry program. It introduces students to a number of basic conceptual and practical issues in Chinese translation studies. It is aimed at improving students' intercultural and inter-lingual communication skills through various translation projects and critical readings of a range of different representations of Chinese translation works. The integration of classroom teaching and translation projects will encourage students to apply the basic translation skills they learn from the class to translation practices. Small group discussion encourages students to discuss common conceptual and practical issues of translation among themselves.

Objectives

This unit is designed for those students who have completed Chinese 8 language level proficiency or by permission. Upon successfully completing the unit, students are expected:

  1. To have a basic understanding of theoretical and practical issues in modern Chinese translation activities;
  2. To improve their communication skills between the two languages and;
  3. To acquire some important techniques of translation between Chinese and English;
  4. To be capable of enrolling in higher level of translation studies (Graduate Diploma or Masters of Translation Studies).

Assessment

Written work and class test: 90%
Class participation and performance: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Chunming Shan

Contact hours

60 hours over 3 weeks

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

Chinese translationChinese language

Prerequisites

With program convenor's permission only

Prohibitions

ATS1015, ATS2015, ATS2035, ATS3015, ATS3035