The aim of the course is to develop Japanese-English and English-Japanese translation skills, to develop an awareness of the issues which arise from the cultural and linguistic differences between Japanese and English and to familiarise students with available reference and technological resources. Students will translate original Japanese and English texts from a range of fields and genres, such as: literary, economic, political, technical, and journalistic.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Independent level of Japanese to:
1. Translate original Japanese and English texts from a range of fields and genres, such as literary, economic, political, technical, and current affairs.
2. Translate the text in hand with an advanced level of competence in using general and technical language with the use of a dictionary.
3. Demonstrate a sophisticated socio-cultural awareness of the issues which arise from the cultural and linguistic differences between Japanese and English.
4. Develop an enhanced appreciation of texts in their relevant social, intellectual, and cultural contexts.
Students who successfully complete this course will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N1 to N2, depending on their performance and degree of engagement.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
- Japanese-English Translation Project (40%) --- LO 1, 2, 3, 4
- English-Japanese Translation Project (20%) --- LO 1, 2, 3, 4
- Translation and commentary assignments (40%) --- LO 1, 2, 3, 4
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WorkloadStudents can expect to spend 10 hours per week on this course inclusive of Three contact hours per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsMaterials will be available on Wattle.
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- 6 units
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