This course introduces students to translation history, theories, and practice. Coursework includes glossary development, applied translation strategies and techniques, translation of texts in different fields, reflection on translation performance, and exploration of different online and traditional research methods for source and target language terms. Course content also encompasses discussions of equivalence, linguistic and cultural considerations, an understanding of the translator as a social being, and translation as cultural mediation in a globalized world. By the end of the course, students will build a translation portfolio.
Introduction to Translation
Monday, June 3, 2019 to Monday, September 16, 2019