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CO3002   Found in Translation

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This is a comparative, interdisciplinary module, which explores the importance of translation in the field of comparative literature as well as the concept of cultural translation. Students will have as compulsory reading a range of chapters from theoretical works on translation and comparative literature. The module will offer a number of texts in translation (from different genres, periods and national literatures), along with a theoretical introduction. The three main areas of study are (i) translation issues (as they relate to different genres, periods, cultures and disciplines), (ii) literary translation and (iii) cultural translation.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): If not already passed you must take CO3001

Co-requisite(s): If not already passed you must take CO3001

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 seminar and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 16

Guided independent study hours: 134

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Take Home Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr C Lawson
Module teaching staff: Team taught