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TRS 160 - Translation in Specialty Areas

4 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
4 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Principles and procedures for translating specialty area materials. Includes health care, legal, commercial/business, and literary translation exercises.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate translation of health care materials.
  2. Demonstrate translation of legal materials.
  3. Demonstrate translation of business and commercial materials.
  4. Demonstrate translation of literary materials

Outline:
  1. Health Care Translations
    1. Define goals and objectives of various translated products
    2. Select specific health care documents for translation
    3. Clarify intended audiences
    4. Translate select texts including:
      1. Background and intake document
      2. Marketing and informational document
      3. Common forms
      4. Specialized texts such as case histories or research
      5. Technical document
    5. Discuss and clarify common and different challenges of each text and how they were solved
  2. Legal Translations
    1. Define the setting
    2. Select specific legal documents for translation
    3. Clarify the intended audience(s)
    4. Translate selected texts including:
      1. Background and intake document
      2. Informational document
      3. Common legal documents
      4. Specialized texts such as Driving Under Influence (DUI) or Mirandas
      5. Technical documents, contracts, and legal forms
    5. Discuss and clarify common and different challenges of each text and how they were solved
  3. Commercial and Business Translations
    1. Define the setting
    2. Select specific business documents for translation
    3. Clarify the intended audience(s)
    4. Translate select texts including:
      1. Correspondence
      2. Minutes and documents for meetings
      3. Informational and marketing documents
      4. Specialized texts such as product specifications
      5. Technical document such as a contract or insurance policy
    5. Discuss and clarify common and different challenges of each text and how they were solved
  4. Literary Translation
    1. Define the setting (authors and publishers)
    2. Present overview of field of literature
    3. Select one specific text and clarify its function and objective from each major area:
      1. Prose versus poetry
      2. Elements of Literary writing
      3. Pervasive forms
      4. Archetypal elements of language and culture
    4. Translate selected texts including:
      1. Prose
      2. Poetry
      3. Drama
      4. Creative non-fiction
      5. Rhetorical devices, pervasive forms, and archetypes
    5. Discuss and clarify common and different challenges of each text and how they were solved


Effective Term:
Summer 2015



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