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Fall 2017-2018
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Introduction to Spanish-English Translation

Sylvia Zetterstrand

This course offers an introduction to translation practice for the Spanish-English language pair, focusing primarily on the task of translating from Spanish into English. The course is conducted in Spanish and follows a communicative approach to translation, with a good balance between theory and praxis. Materials are drawn from a range of disciplines, such as humanities, social sciences, popular culture, and the media. Students are encouraged to think critically and creatively about language, and will heighten their awareness of the linguistic, textual and cultural differences between English and Spanish.

Sample reading list:
Yves Gambier & Luc Van Doorslaer, Eds., Handbook of Translation Studies
Daniel Gouadec, Translating as a Profession
Louise Haywood, Michael Thompson & Sándor Hervey, Thinking Spanish Translation: A Course in Translation Method
José Ortega y Gasset, Miseria y esplendor de la traducción

Reading/Writing assignments:
Readings in English and Spanish (30 pages per week). Weekly Spanish into English translation assignments and/or translation related activities. Two collaborative translation projects. One class presentation. Final translation of a text not previously translated.

Paper in lieu of Final - 25%
Papers - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 5%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
A 200-level SPA course or instructor's permission..

Other information:
Offered only in the fall.

Reserved Seats:
Freshmen Only 3
Sophomores Only 3
Juniors Only 3
Seniors Only 3

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21634 S01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm T Th   East Pyne Building   012   Enrolled:10 Limit:12