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Postgraduate Course: Translation Studies 2 (CLLC11040)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course provides a survey of important developments in and contributions to translation studies since the 1990s.
Course description The approaches explored often stem from descriptive translation studies and/or the discipline's interest in cultural studies, comparative literature and literary theory. Issues addressed will include retranslation, translation and post-colonialism, translation and gender, and translation and the asymmetrical power relations between languages and cultures.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  35
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 18, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Other Study Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 172 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) 4 hours Other Study
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Reflective Essay 1 - Midterm Essay (500 words) ¿ 30%
Reflective Essay 2 - Final Essay (1,000 words) ¿ 70%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of a range of theories and concepts in socio-cultural approaches to translation
  2. Demonstrate a critical awareness of a range of current issues in relation to translation, which impinges on other areas such as politics, religion, power, literature, gender, etc.
  3. Apply critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis to issues that are informed by recent developments in the subject
  4. Manage complex ethical and professional issues
  5. Synthesise theoretical, critical and textual skills with reflective insight
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This course can only be taken by students on the MSc Translation Studies programme.
KeywordsTS2
Contacts
Course organiserDr Sebnem Susam-Saraeva
Tel: (0131 6)51 1373
Email: S.Susam-Saraeva@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Vivien MacNish Porter
Tel: (0131 6)50 3528
Email: vivien.macnish-porter@ed.ac.uk
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