Spanish and Portuguese

Introduction to Translation

Introduction to Translation
Readings, individual research projects, and group translation activities. How the translation profession works. Developing the ability to translate general financial and legal texts. Learning to read texts critically.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesSPAN 321
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining SPAN 414
Course Outcomes: 

Critical Thinking and Expression: Methods of Translation

Explain and apply genre-specific methods (e.g discourse analysis, functional adequacy) for resolving common translation problems (e.g. challenges of figurative language, rhetorical patterns)

Critical Thinking and Expression: Evaluation

Demonstrate the ability to evaluate translation quality according to criteria such as conformity to specifications (e.g., audience, translator's purpose).

Connecting Learning to Life: Industry Knowledge

Demonstrate an understanding of the translation industry, including questions of localization and domain.