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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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TRIN 1021 - Introduction to Translation

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course introduces students to translation history and theories, preparing them for further training in both translation and interpreting. Coursework includes translation of texts from one language to another in different fields and exploration of different online and traditional research methods for source and target language terms. Coursework also includes discussions of equivalence, linguistic and cultural considerations, and preservation of meaning.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): TRIN 1000  with grade of C or higher or concurrently enrollled. Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000  or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher, assessment score placement in ENGL 1021  or completion of ENGL 0900  with a grade of C or higher; or instructor consent.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Theories of translation
  2. Translation history
  3. Strategies and techniques of translation
  4. Concepts of meaning and intent
    1. Semantic and pragmatic meaning
    2. Intent of the text
    3. Morphological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic equivalence
    4. Definitions of accuracy e. Dialect, register, style, and tone of the speaker
  5. Online and traditional reference sources
  6. Overview of translation technology.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. apply theories of translation to translate texts from one language to another.
  2. analyze a text for linguistic and paralinguistic features.
  3. evaluate a translation for accuracy in light of target language norms.
  4. use online and traditional reference tools.
  5. demonstrate practices for dealing with culturally-bound concepts and terms.

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