units

APG5048

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitTranslation Studies
OfferedSuzhou First semester 2015 (Off-campus block of classes)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Shani Tobias(Clayton); Dr Thomas Chase (SEU)

Notes

This is an international study program that requires an application to be enrolled - see the Study Overseas page for further information http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/study-overseas/

Synopsis

This subject addresses specific translation issues in various professional and social settings which willbe approached firstly, through theoretical discussion in relation to context and cognitive environment, followed by the practical translation of authentic texts, which illustrate the issues involved.

Outcomes

  1. translate a variety of linguistic registers, informed by theoretical insight
  2. develop specialized competence in one or more areas of professional discourse
  3. develop a glossary by which they can expand and store their knowledge of specialised terms and how they might be used
  4. identify and discuss theoretical and methodological issues related to the translation of different professional discourses
  5. utilise problem-solving strategies for specialist discourses
  6. use a variety of specialised dictionaries, glossaries, and web-based translation aids.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 70%
Exam: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

APG5875 or APG4813

Prohibitions

APG4815