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FREN 3013 - Translation: Practice and Theory (French)

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: FREN 3201 or FREN 3211
Assumed Knowledge: FREN 3201 or FREN 3211
Assessment: Regular Translation Exercises 40%, Major Translation Project(s) 45%, Report/Reflective Essay 15%

This course is designed for students in their third year of French, German or Spanish, and is also available to students studying Linguistics. The lecture hour, which is common for all students, will focus on the various theories and approaches to translation. For the practical work, students choose a two-hour seminar appropriate to their area of specialisation: French, German, Spanish or Linguistics. Emphasis here will be on the practice of translating a variety of documents using appropriate registers, grammatical constructions and idiomatic expressions. Students will thus have the opportunity to improve their foreign language skills and to gain a better understanding of the stylistic differences between their chosen language and English. More generally, the course aims to develop a deep sense of the richness of language itself. A further aim is to give students an appreciation of the processes and philosophies involved in translation, and of the role translation can play in promoting intercultural understanding.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21678 LE01 25 13 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 11am - 12pm Hughes, 309, Hughes Lecture Theatre
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 11am - 12pm Hughes, 309, Hughes Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
28799 SE02 25 13 31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 2pm - 4pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 2pm - 4pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room