• 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 PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Zhengdao Ye
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    Second Semester 2015
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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 (c. 3500 words) will be accompanied by a detailed commentary (also c. 3,500 words) 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

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

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

Contact hours with supervisor weekly or as needed. Private study may be expected to be in the range of 8-10 hours per week throughout the semester.

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:
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
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1096 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1114 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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