units

APG5048

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.

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

Translation Studies

Coordinator(s)

Dr Shani Tobias (Clayton); Dr Thomas Chase (SEU)

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Suzhou

  • First semester 2016 (On-campus block of classes)

Notes

This unit is an international study programinternational study program (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/study-overseas/) that requires an application to be enrolled and may incur additional cost.

Synopsis

This subject addresses specific translation issues in various professional and social settings which will be 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