Faculty of Arts


FRENCH 320

French Translation Practice


Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for FRENCH 320.

Description

This course is designed for students wishing to develop practical translation skills and provides an introduction to professional translation.

All lectures/classes will have a hands-on, practical focus. The course will include an introduction to translation of a variety of text types that may include journalistic, academic, literary, administrative, technical and consumer-oriented texts. The course will also involve a focus on using written translation as a means of linguo-stylistic analysis of French and English texts.

By the end of this course, students will have gained the skills needed to translate accurately a variety of text types from French into English, for a variety of target audiences. Students will also gain an awareness of cultural issues at stake in translation. 

View the course syllabus

Availability 2018

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Trudy Agar

Reading/Texts

Hervey and Higgins, Thinking French Translation, Routledge, 2002.

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

FRENCH 320: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

FRENCH 304

Restrictions

FRENCH 720


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