Introduction to Translation Theory

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Translation Theory

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • 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 introduces students to the history of and current trends in Translation Theory. It aims to make students critically aware of historical, social, cultural and professional aspects of translation. It gives students an opportunity to produce academic writing in a clear and coherent manner and according to well-defined academic criteria. It will also provide a theoretical basis for their dissertation work in semester two.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the ideas of some major past and contemporary translation theorists.
    2. Discuss in some detail major trends in translation theory since the 1970s.
    3. Critically evaluate the application of theoretical frameworks in translation studies with reference to relevant literature.
    4. Derive relationships and linkages between major positions in translation theory.
    5. Produce academic writing of an appropriate standard on a topic in Translation Theory.

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.

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