SPANISH 289 - Introduction to Translation
Section: 001
Term: WN 2012
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Class Misc Info:
This course is not suitable to be taken in conjunction with SPANISH 308. This course counts as an elective requirement for the Spanish concentration or academic minor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
SPANISH 275, 276, or SPANISH 277; or SPANISH 278 (or 290) or AMCULT 224; or RCLANG 324.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The course emphasizes translation from Spanish to English of a variety of materials that range from commercial, technical to literary texts.

The course's main objectives are:

  1. help students understand the basic process of translation
  2. help students gain a wider knowledge of the linguistic elements of both Spanish and English and their varieties
  3. help students understand the similarities and differences between Spanish and English by comparing phonological, morphological, lexical, and syntactical elements
  4. encourage students to explore the interplay between languages by paying special attention to vocabulary, idioms, cognates, and false cognates
  5. help students understand the socio-historical context and registers of the texts they are translating.

Course Requirements:

  1. Active oral presentation;
  2. Exams (mid-term and final)
  3. Written translations of a variety of text-types
  4. Practice in oral simultaneous translation;
  5. Peer editing
  6. Group activities (work-shopping the translation process)

Intended Audience:

Spanish concentrators and minors.

Class Format:

3 hours recitation, discussion, and oral presentations

SPANISH 289 - Introduction to Translation
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (REC)
MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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