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AIB310 - Introduction to Translation Skills

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

*Unit chair approval is required to enrol in Cloud (Online) mode.

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2 Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online)*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Hakeem Kasem

Prerequisite:

AIB352 or AIB306 or equivalent

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Content

Written sources will include Modern Standard Arabic discourse material. These will offer a wide range of subjects, register and style. Selection of current affairs material from a variety of sources will be examined in order to acquaint students with a wide range of lexical and idiomatic variants.

Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  • Oral and written translation exercises. These will cover a wide range of domains such as legal, health, welfare, immigration, etc.
  • Translation Project. Each student is given a passage of about 500-550 words in each language to be
    translated into the other language. The class is provided with a copy of each student's translation and this is presented as a seminar by each student in turn. At this point the student has to provide his peers with reasons for particular choices in translation and answers questions from the whole class.
  • Concept of equivalence, register, idiomatic usage, contrastive approaches as an element of translation.
  • Use of dictionaries and reference materials.
  • Some theoretical consideration in translation.

Assessment

Campus:

Continuous Translation Assessment 40%

Translation Project A: translation into Arabic 1500 words (including critical introduction) 40%

Translation Project B: translation into English 500 words (including critical introduction) 20%

Cloud (online):

Continuous Translation Assessment 40%

Translation Project A: translation into Arabic 1500 words (including critical introduction) 40%

Translation Project B: translation into English 500 words (including critical introduction) 20%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$782$2739$3146

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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