Introduction to Translation
Course Number: 82-482
We will survey a number of different translation theories in order to understand the various approaches that are at our disposal when translating a text. All theory taught in class will be accompanied by hands-on translation projects that will give students the opportunity to try out their knowledge first-hand and evaluate the usefulness of different approaches on a personal basis. In addition, we will explore the profession of translation by researching conferences, forums, websites and associations. Last but not least, we will contact and interview a translator who does translation work we feel particularly passionate about. The course is meant as a general introduction to what it means to be a translator and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students with sufficient proficiency in a language other than English.