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FR4104   Translation Methodology 2

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

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 and language variety, translation and textual genres, technical translation, editing, aspects of contrastive linguistics. A wide range of material is used, from technical texts, through consumer-oriented texts to literary texts.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass FR4103

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: 3-hour 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%