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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages and Cultures - French

Undergraduate Course: French Hons - Language Paper 2 (ELCF10003)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course is based on French texts in a range of styles, genres and registers and on a wide range of exercises and activities, which include polished translation, unseen translation, speed translation, the comparative analysis of published translations, translation commentary, negotiated group translation and various vocabulary-building exercises.
Course description Coursework will include 2 Assessed Exercises which, taken together, will make up 20% of the formal course assessment. See 'Assessment'.

The final-year translation course aims
- to consolidate and further develop skills acquired in first and second year;
- to promote awareness of the translation issues raised by different genres, styles and registers;
- to help students to develop a range of translation strategies and approaches which can be adapted to the needs of a given translation situation and to the demands of a given text;
- to promote awareness of the importance of precision, nuance, ambiguity and idiom in translation;
- to promote active reading approaches to authentic French language materials;
- to develop further transferable skills acquired at earlier stages of the course (analysis, evaluation, negotiation, lateral thinking, etc.).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: French 2 (ELCF08001)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Entry to Honours in French
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 73 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 80 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework = 20%
One three hour exam in April/May = 80%
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. to translate competently from French in a variety of styles and registers and in a range of genres;
  2. to demonstrate a good knowledge of French vocabulary and idiom;
  3. to demonstrate an awareness of the importance of register, idiom, rhythm, nuance and ambiguity in translation;
  4. to demonstrate awareness of the syntactical and idiomatic differences between French and English;
  5. to demonstrate a good understanding of linguistically complex French texts and competence in the analysis and evaluation of the translation problems that they raise;
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Times and venues of tutorials will be indicated on your personalised timetables.
KeywordsDELC Fr 4 LP2
Course organiserDr Katharine Swarbrick
Tel: (0131 6)50 8415
Course secretaryMrs Elsie Gach
Tel: (0131 6)50 8421
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