Faculty of Arts


FRENCH 320

French Translation Practice


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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