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GM4007   Translation Methodology (German / English)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The aim of the module is to develop advanced skills in translating from German into English. The module encourages students to make a careful analysis of the linguistic characteristics of the source texts and to focus on recurrent problems of translation and the methods available for dealing with them. A range of text types including consumer-oriented (technical/commercial), journalistic and literary will be translated into the target language.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the German Honours Adviser

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 seminars and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 33

Guided independent study hours: 117

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

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

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%


Module coordinator: Dr M J White
Module teaching staff: Dr M White