Introduction to Translation Studies

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Translation Studies

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Intercultural Communications, International Communications, Speech Communications

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module aims to introduce students to the function of translation and interpreting in society and to show the multiple ways in which they have operated historically and continue to operate in the daily life of citizens in the modern world.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the role of translation and/or interpreting at selected moments in history or in selected areas of modern life.
    2. Evaluate the importance of translators and/or interpreters to their fellow citizens.
    3. Reproduce arguments from prescribed reading about selected issues in translation and/or interpreting.
    4. Offer an informed opinion on controversial issues related to translation and/or interpreting.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.