• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Language Studies
  • Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Zhengdao Ye
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    Second Semester 2018
    See Future Offerings

This is a supervised project, involving no program of lectures. A translation into English or from English of a previously untranslated literary or non-literary text will be accompanied by a detailed commentary in which the process of translation is described and the motivation for the translation choices set forth. Students will be required to devote attention to semantic, syntactic, structural and lexical differences between the languages in question, in addition to cross-cultural matters and, where appropriate, questions of aesthetics. The commentary will be informed by reading in the field of Translation Studies.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will have enhanced their translation skills and gained a heightened appreciation of the complex linguistic and cultural problems which form part of the process. They will have developed important analytical skills under the guidance of staff members who are themselves highly skilled and experienced translators from a range of languages, and who are contributing to the most recent scholarship in Translation Studies.

Indicative Assessment

The project itself is the sole assignment, worth 100%.

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 12-hours of contact over 12 weeks: 1-hour consultation x 12 weeks, and
b) 118 hours of independent student research, reading and writing. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

Adequate knowledge of one of the languages taught at ANU, or of a language not taught at ANU, with the approval of the Co-ordinator.

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4860
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2075 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7091 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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