TRANS EUROPEAN TRANSLATION

EST3TET

2016

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

This subject is designed to promote linguistic, cultural and translation skills. The subject is offered in bilingual mode with key topics in translation theory provided in English, accompanied by workshops conducted in the target language (French, Italian and Spanish streams are available). Students have the opportunity to translate literary texts, informative texts, advertising and audiovisual texts, among others. The subject is designed for students with strong language skills, who desire an in-depth knowledge of the language and culture of the focus country. While it is not a professional qualification, as part of a language degree it offers a pathway towards professional translation and/or interpreter training.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrigid Maher

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in one of the following: FRE3005 or FRE4007 or FRE4009 or ITA3005 or ITA4007 or SPA3005 of SPA4007 or SPA4009, or co-ordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects EST2TET, MDS2TET, MDS3TET

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPrescribed readings will be made available through LMS.PrescribedN/AN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to reflect upon and articulate in writing, an interpretation of a text and the translation strategies selected

Activities:
Short translation assignment; critical analysis; major project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Ability to speak with confidence about audiences, text types, cultural difference, and stylistic effects

Activities:
Leading class discussion; presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Ability to write fluently and correctly, with appropriate stylistic nuances, in both English and the Language Other Than English

Activities:
Short translation assignment; critical analysis; major assignment; test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

04. Advanced awareness of linguistic and cultural differences between the two languages under examination and well-developed research skills

Activities:
Critical analysis; short translation assignment; major translation assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Negotiation and decision-making skills, presentation skills and the capacity to direct in-class discussions and debates

Activities:
Leading class discussion; presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrigid Maher

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Introductory note for major assignment (200-word equivalent)5 01, 03
Presentation of major assignment (400-word equivalent)10 02, 05
Short translation assignment (400-word equivalent)10 01, 03
Test (800-word equivalent)20 03
Leading class discussion (400-word equivalent)10 02, 05
Critical analysis (800-word equivalent)20 04
Major translation assignment with commentary (1000-word equivalent)25 01, 03