Jan 21, 2022
TRS 120IN - Technology for Translation and Interpretation 2 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 2 lab periods
Survey of the technological equipment that facilitates the work of the translator. Includes computers for transcription/translation, information distribution techniques, file transfer technologies, using the World Wide Web in translation and interpretation, and applied projects.
Information: CSA 100 may be waived if computer applications experience is documented. See an instructor.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate the use of computers to complete transcription and translations.
- Demonstrate knowledge of information distribution technologies such as faxes, modems, printers, and transcribers.
- Demonstrate the use of the World Wide Web for translation and interpretation research.
- Demonstrate the use of technology through completion of applied projects including Internet and desktop publishing procedures.
- Computers for Transcription and Translation
- Theory and mechanics of computers
- Software applications including word processors and database programs
- Development and formatting of glossaries
- Information Distribution Techniques
- Sending e-mail and attachments
- Transcription on computers for audio and videotapes including the use of dictating equipment
- Creating desktop publishing deliverables
- Using the World Wide Web in Translation and Interpretation
- Web research concepts
- Search engines
- Placing information on the internet
- Applied Projects
- Creating diskettes on computer word processors
- Creating a desktop publication for delivery - student’s choice
- Using the printer, fax, modem and scanner to prepare documents
- Using a database to complete a glossary
- Creating a homepage on the Internet
- Demonstrating proficiency in e-mail and attachments
- Solving translation problems through technology
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