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ATS2043

Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

Chinese Studies

Coordinator(s)

Mrs Hailan Paulsen

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Through a number of text-analysis focused projects, this unit will introduce students to various basic conceptual and practical issues in Chinese translation; It will help students to identify different types of source texts, build up their skills in text analysis and help students to choose correct strategies when translating different texts for professional purposes; Through project-based exercises, this unit will provide an opportunity for students to improve their analytical skills and understanding and of all factors that affect the translation of source texts into target language; The integration of classroom teaching and translation projects encourages students to apply the theories and skills they have learnt in class to translation practices.

Outcomes

  1. Weekly lecture/seminar on prescribed texts will provide basic concepts of issues in translation studies in general and text analysis in particular. The unit will focus on basic principles of text analysis and some popular theories relating to the translation of source texts into target language. Students are expected to improve their understanding of theories relating to the classification and identification of source texts and translation strategies;
  2. By applying some basic concepts relating to text analysis and translation strategy to weekly project-based translation practice and class discussion, students are also expected to improve their ability to determine correct translation strategies for specific professional purposes;
  3. Three supervised translation projects and one examination in a time controlled situation will be conducted during the semesters in order to test the progress of students.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 70%
Exam: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 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

ATS1940 or by permission

Prohibitions

ATS3043