Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitTranslation Studies
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Leah Gerber


Previously coded TRN5202


This unit builds on the preceding unit (APG4815) to develop advanced translation skills in four specialised domains (legal, medical, technical and business/financial translation (topics may differ in any given year)). Students are required to complete a translation assignment consisting of an annotated translation of approximately 5000 words from the domain of their choice, with a critical introduction of at least 1000 words. Students will be expected to translate into their A language and the critical introduction is to be written in English. The teaching methodology combines seminars which discuss domain-specific translation approaches and techniques, language-specific workshops including web-based translation assignments tailored to individual target languages and involving the practical application of theoretical insights, and regular supervision meetings to give students feedback on their translation skills (e.g. pointing out errors in their translation, guidance on text-type related strategies, refining translation techniques, including transference, transposition, cultural or functional equivalence, etc).


Upon successful completion of the project, students will:

  1. have considerably developed their translation skills and their understanding of issues involved in the translation process
  2. be able to critically reflect on their own translation practises
  3. be able to demonstrate their awareness of relevant methodologies, theoretical frameworks, and skills.


Test (1500 word equivalent): 20%
Exam (2500 words): 30% +Final translation assignment (5000 words): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar per week
One 2-hour language-specific workshop per week



APG4813 with the permission of the coordinator