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Undergraduate Course: Chinese Language 4B (ASST10095)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course consists of work in translating Chinese texts into English at higher intermediate level.

All students will be given a formative feedback exercise that will be helpful for the assessment for this course and students's general ongoing academic development.
Course description This course consists of work translating modern Chinese texts into English, both with long deadlines and at speed. Your work will be centred around 6 contemporary topics, and we will explore each topic through different texts over 3-4 weeks. You will deal with a variety of different writing styles and genres, and your source texts will be distributed equally between simplified and traditional scripts.
As part of this course we will also take time to look at some of the wider issues surrounding Chinese-English translation, and consider solutions to some of the most commonly occurring problems.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Chinese 3 Year Abroad (ASST10077) OR Chinese 3 Year Abroad (Combined degrees) (ASST10096)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs 0
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture 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 40 %, Coursework 60 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Semester 1:
1 x Assessed Translation - 20%
1 x Timed Assessment - 20%

Semester 2
1 x Assessed Translation - 20%
1 x Final Exam - 40%
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Chinese Language 4B3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 1. Demonstrate a good knowledge of the Chinese grammatical, idiomatic and cultural issues necessary to engage successfully with complex texts in simplified and traditional Chinese characters
  2. 2. Understand the issues surrounding translation from Chinese into English, and a range of possible techniques to tackle these problems.
  3. 3. Show a nuanced appreciation of the cultural and social background of Chinese texts on a variety of contemporary topics, and how this can affect translation.
  4. 4. Produce clear, idiomatic English translations of Chinese texts in a variety of genres and topics (both simplified and complex characters).
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsAS Chin Lang 4B
Course organiserMs Esther Tyldesley
Tel: (0131 6)50 4225
Course secretaryMs Sheila Strathdee
Tel: (0131 6)50 3619
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