TRA1001 - Principles of Translation

Year of Study:1
Credit Units: 3
Duration: 45hours
Prerequisites: Nil
Module Description
This module aims to help students acquire the fundamental skills of translating. It also examines the basic approaches to translation as an art and as a profession, teaches students how to use reference books and tools and studies translation criticism, text types and cultural issues.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and methods of translation;

  2. Communicate interlingually and interculturally with heightened sensitivity;

  3. Identify, analyse and resolve translation problems they encounter;

  4. Apply the linguistic, business and cultural knowledge acquired in other modules to performing translation activities;

  5. Appreciate the value and mission of translating in today’s world.