Undergraduate Course: French Hons - Language Paper 2 (ELCF10003)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course enables Honours level students of the French language to consolidate and develop core language skills. It comprises studies in translation in relation to the task of translating French into (British) English.
This course enables Honours level students of the French language to consolidate and develop core language skills. It comprises studies in translation in relation to the task of translating French into (British) English.
Whilst students will be expected to perform critical analysis of source texts and evaluate their own translation practice in their target texts (both orally and in writing), the emphasis of the course is predominantly practical. It centers on the regular production of written translation work to accompany weekly class discussions that focus on the specific translation problems generated by particular texts.
Reflecting these priorities, the formally assessed work for the course will comprise in-course and end-of-year written assignments that include two components: (i) translation; (ii) commentary.
The commentary element of the course will call for an analytical engagement with the qualities of the source text and the potential difficulties for the translator that may arise from its key features; it will also provide students to demonstrate the capacity to evaluate their own translation practice in the target texts they produce. Classwork activities for this course will include discussions relating to the commentary task, as well as discussions focused more directly on the task of translation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
French 2 (ELCF08001)
||Other requirements|| Entry to Honours in French
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
||Students will receive written feedback on all formative and assessed work submitted on the course, and on all wikis completed. Verbal feedback on suggestion and debate will be available through synchronous sessions throughout the course. Questions arising are encouraged and will be answered via e-mail.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- translate competently from French in a variety of styles and registers and in a range of genres;
- utilise a broad range of French vocabulary and idiom;
- take into account the importance of register, idiom and nuance in translation;
- recognise the syntactical and idiomatic differences between French and English;
- analyse and evaluate translation issues raised by linguistically complex French texts.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Times and venues of tutorials will be indicated on your personalised timetables.
|Keywords||DELC Fr 4 LP2
|Course organiser||Dr Claire Boyle
Tel: (0131 6)50 4024
|Course secretary||Miss Claire Hand
Tel: (0131 6)50 8421