• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Language Studies
  • Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Translation Studies, Language Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Zhengdao Ye
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
    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

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. analyse primary material and construct a text profile;
  2. critically apply theoretical frameworks to the creation of translation;
  3. translate competently and solve translation problems creatively;
  4. recognise fundamental issues in translation; and
  5. explain the basis of decision-making.

Indicative Assessment

1x analysis of source text profile, 800 words (15%) [Learning Outcome: 1]
1 x 10-minute oral presentation (10%) [Learning Outcomes: 2, 4, 5]
1x translation, equivalent to 3,500 English words (45%) [Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4]
1 x commentary, 2,500 words (30%) [Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4, 5]
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 12 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 6 hours of individual contact hours and 6 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities ; and
b) 118 hours of independent student research, reading, writing and translating.

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

Reading knowledge of a second language at an advanced level, students will be expected to have completed either LANG6001 or LANG6002 or equivalent to get permission to enrol.

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
2020 $3570
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
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
4206 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 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
9215 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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