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Fall 2013-2014
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Senior Seminar in Translation and Intercultural Communication

David M. Bellos

A required course for students taking the certificate in Translation and Intercultural Communication but open to all who are interested in translation or any of its aspects, that is in movements between languages of any sort. Readings will focus on recent contributions to the emerging disciplines of translation studies across a wide spectrum of thematic fields (science, law, anthropology, literature, etc.). The seminar will incorporate the individual experiences of the students in their contact with different disciplines and idioms and, where relevant, in developing their senior theses. One three-hour seminar.

Sample reading list:
David Bellos, Is That a Fish in Your Ear?
Douglas Hofstadter, Le Ton Beau de Marot
Scott L. Montgomery, Science in Translation
Jeremy Munday, editor, Translation as Intervention
Frances Olsen, Alexander Lorz and Dieter Stein, editors, Translation Issues in Language and Law
Adam Thirlwell, The Delighted States
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly readings (approximately 200 pages). Weekly presentations by students. Two papers.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 25%
Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Oral Presentation(s) - 25%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Prerequisite TRA 200..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20899 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Aaron Burr Hall   216   Enrolled:12 Limit:18