FREN 414

Introduction to French Translation

French and Italian College of Humanities

Course Description

Introduction to the principles and practice of translation from English into French and French into English, including contrastive stylistic analysis of French and English texts.

When Taught

Fall Odd Years

Grade Rule

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

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Recommended

French 322, French 340, at least one course in French Civilization (French 361, French 362, French 363)

Title

Translate from English to French and French to English

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate the ability to translate accurately a variety of text types from English into French and French into English, for a variety of target audiences.

Title

Resolving Translation Problems

Learning Outcome

Explain and apply methods for resolving common translation problems.

Title

Awareness of Cultural Issues

Learning Outcome

Gain an awareness of cultural issues at stake in translation.

Title

Translation Project

Learning Outcome

Learn to plan and complete a translation project.