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Unit details

AIB310 - Introduction to Translation Skills

Year2015 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:H 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.

Note:

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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

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2659$3010

* 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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