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AIB310 - Introduction to Translation Skills

Year:

2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Hakeem Kasem
Prerequisite:

AIB306 or AIB352 or equivalent

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 7 x 1-hour scheduled online seminars

Content

This unit is designed for students who have already reached a high level of proficiency in Arabic. It aims at enhancing the students’ ability to comprehend and express ideas in Modern Standard Arabic, both orally and in writing.  The focus of the unit is on the translation skills from English into Arabic and vice versa. 

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:

  • Concept of equivalence, register, idiomatic usage, contrastive approaches as an element of translation.
  • Use of dictionaries and reference materials.
  • Some theoretical consideration in translation.
 
 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Translate accurately written texts of moderate difficulty in different genres from English into Arabic and vice versa

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO6: Self-management

ULO2

Demonstrate understanding of translation theories and practices

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO3

Analyse and understand texts when translating from the source language into the target language

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Use dictionaries and other reference materials appropriately for translation purposes

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO5

Write a critique about the translation process and report findings

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management

ULO6

Apply knowledge of cultural and ethical issues involved in the translation process

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Continuous Translation Assessment 4 x 300 words 40% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Translation Project A: translation into Arabic - including critical introduction - 1500 words 40% Information not yet available
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Translation Project B: translation into English - including critical introduction - 500 words 20% Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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