units

APG5049

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
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Marc Orlando

Synopsis

This unit consists of two components:

  1. An introduction to the theory, principles and techniques of interpreting and an overview of ethical and professional issues;
  2. The practice of consecutive interpreting: dialogue interpreting and speech interpreting.

Topics to be covered include an overview of the history, of the essential theoretical concepts and of the ethical principles of interpreting; aspects of speaking, listening and non-verbal communication fundamental to consecutive interpreting.

Outcomes

Upon completion of the unit, students should have gained:

  1. the basic techniques of interpreting in a dialogue mode and of providing consecutive interpreting of speeches,
  2. all the skills of analytic reading and listening, memorization, note-taking, and they should be able to apply them to the different modes of interpreting,
  3. an understanding of ethics of the profession and of their appreciation in various interpreting situations,
  4. a socio-cultural knowledge for the various domains of interpreting in Australia,
  5. an appreciation of the history of the interpreting profession, in Australia and worldwide.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 60%
Exam: 40%

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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Prohibitions

APG4816