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GERM 3013 - Translation: Practice and Theory (German)

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: A student can enrol in a second iteration of the course, but only one of FREN 3013, LING 3021, SPAN 3008
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: GERM 3203 or GERM 3221
Assumed Knowledge: GERM 3203 or GERM 3221
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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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21984 LE01 18 12 25 Jul - 12 Sep Monday 10am - 11am Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
3 Oct - 24 Oct Monday 10am - 11am Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21985 SE01 18 12 25 Jul - 12 Sep Monday 3pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
3 Oct - 24 Oct Monday 3pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room