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940:402 Intro to Translation of Specialized Texts
Prerequisites: 940: 401 Advanced Translation I


The course 940:402 Intro to Translation of Specialized Texts introduces students to the theory and practice of specialized translations in different specializations, such as law, medicine, science, international relations or finance. It focuses on the acquisition of specialized translation competence following the PACTE (2003) translation model by means of using a socioconstructivist approach to translation learning through group projects (Kiraly 2001).


Learning Goals:

1. Introduce students to the different types of specialized translations.

2.   Learn to translate the main textual genres in these specialized areas.

3.  Acquire an advanced knowledge of the different stages in the process of translation of specialized texts.

4.  Acquire the necessary metalanguage to discuss specialized translations, the process of translation, problem solving, discussing solutions to translation problems or the evaluation and analysis of translated texts.

These objectives help fulfill the overall learning goals of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese


Required Texts:
All coursework materials and readings will be provided by the instructor.


Students will be graded on a portfolio of weekly translations, class presentations, two translation exams and a final specialized translation project.

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