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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.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate the use of computers to complete transcription and translations.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of information distribution technologies such as faxes, modems, printers, and transcribers.
  3. Demonstrate the use of the World Wide Web for translation and interpretation research.
  4. Demonstrate the use of technology through completion of applied projects including Internet and desktop publishing procedures.

  1. Computers for Transcription and Translation
    1. Theory and mechanics of computers
    2. Software applications including word processors and database programs
    3. Development and formatting of glossaries
  2. Information Distribution Techniques
    1. Sending e-mail and attachments
    2. Transcription on computers for audio and videotapes including the use of dictating equipment
    3. Creating desktop publishing deliverables
  3. Using the World Wide Web in Translation and Interpretation
    1. Web research concepts
    2. Search engines
    3. Databases
    4. Placing information on the internet
  4. Applied Projects
    1. Creating diskettes on computer word processors
    2. Creating a desktop publication for delivery - student’s choice
    3. Using the printer, fax, modem and scanner to prepare documents
    4. Using a database to complete a glossary
    5. Creating a homepage on the Internet
    6. Demonstrating proficiency in e-mail and attachments
    7. Solving translation problems through technology