Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitKorean Studies
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr In Jung Cho


Previously coded KOR3450


This unit is designed to provide an introduction to Korean-English and English-Korean translation. Students will be introduced to translation theories and techniques, with special emphasis on cross-cultural and cross-linguistics issues specific to translating between the two languages. The unit will look at a variety of textual genres, including subtitling and scanlation.


Upon successful completion of the unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify and define possible translation problems from cross-linguistic and cross-cultural perspectives;
  2. Analyse and critically evaluate the translation problems and find suitable solutions;
  3. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of ethical issues in the field of professional translation;
  4. Develop necessary knowledge and skills to pursue further studies in Translation Studies or Linguistics.


Continuous assessment (translation assignments and class exercises, equivalent to 3150 words) : 70%
Examination (equivalent to 1350 words): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour tutorial per week

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


ATS3175 or equivalent