PLANG 414

Introduction to Translation

Language Studies College of Humanities

Course Description

Readings, individual research projects, and group translation activities. Introduction to the translation profession. Development of the ability to read texts critically and translate general texts in a variety of professional domains.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

Advanced proficiency in a foreign language

Recommended

DIGHT 270; PLANG 270

Title

Connecting Learning to Life: Industry Knowledge

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate an undertanding of the translation industry, including questions of localization and domain.

Title

Critical Thinking and Expression : Method of Translation

Learning Outcome

Explain and apply genre-specific methods (e.g. discourse analysis, functional adequacy) for resolving common translation problems (e.g., challenges of figurative language, rhetorical patterns).

Title

Critical Thinking and Expression: Evaluation

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate the ability to evaluate translation quality according to criteria such as conformity to specifications (e.g. audience, translator's purpose).