University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

CHIN 7008 - Translation & Interpreting: Cultural Communication

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: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: Fluency in both Chinese and English
Incompatible: CHIN 5000, CHIN 5014
Assessment: Weekly Translation Assignment 30%, Mid-Semester Test 10%, Essay 20%, Oral Presentation 20%, Group Project 20%

This course deals with the relationship between language and culture, in particular, it addresses the question of how intercultural communication can be facilitated and enhanced through effective translation and interpreting between Chinese and English. Students will be equipped to increase cultural awareness and cultural flexibility in order to interact effectively between cultures through practical training. It is expected that at the end of this course, students will have developed a sophisticated understanding of how translation and interpreting can be a shift, not between two languages, but between two cultures and will be able to negotiate and manage the cultural differences they encounter to serve a valued communicative purpose.

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Postgraduate Coursework
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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
19215 LEC0 25 23 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
14929 TU01 22 20 3 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 11am - 1pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
28 Apr - 2 Jun Thursday 11am - 1pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
19491 TU02 25 25 3 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 11am - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
28 Apr - 2 Jun Thursday 11am - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class