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FR4103 Translation Methodology 1

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions:Available only to students in the final year of the Honours programme.
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

The module gives a progressive, intensive training in the method and practice of translating from French into English. Topics covered include: translation as process and product; cultural issues in translation; translation and the formal properties of texts. A wide range of material is used, from technical texts, through consumer-oriented texts to poetry and song.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all MA degrees involving French Related module: FR4104

UG Pre-requisite(s):FR3002 if taken, otherwise FR3001 or Erasmus+ year/semester abroad
UG Modules required for:FR4104

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 seminar and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 16
  • Guided independent study: 134

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework = 100%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr D Evans
Module teaching staff: