University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

CHIN 7007 - Foundations of Translation and Interpreting

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available to MA (InterpTrnsltnTrnscultComm), GDipInterpTrnsltnTrnscultComm students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assumed Knowledge: Fluency in both Chinese and English
Incompatible: CHIN 5012
Assessment: Oral presentation on the research 10%, a research paper on theoretical and professional aspects 40%, ethics and intercultural knowledge test 28%, chapter presentations 12%, reading questions 10%

This course provides theoretical foundations for the translation and interpreting studies and professional practice required by applicants of certified translators and interpreters. It develops students’ knowledge and understanding of contemporary theories in translation and interpreting studies, cross-cultural linguistics and cross-cultural communication relevant to translation and interpreting. It also introduces the professional ethics and code of conduct, and familiarises students with the development of the profession in Australia and overseas.

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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 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
19214 LEC0 30 26 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Note: This lecture is pre-recorded and can be viewed any time after publication in MyUni. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11952 TU02 25 24 2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 1pm - 3pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
27 Apr - 1 Jun Wednesday 1pm - 3pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
14930 TU01 10 7 9 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 1pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG18, Teaching Room
27 Apr - 1 Jun Wednesday 1pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG18, Teaching Room