Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Andreu Pedro Garcia


This unit aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop their skills and theoretical knowledge in translating from English into other languages and from other languages into English. Students will work individually and collectively from a variety of text types and will engage with issues involved in the translation process.


On completion of this subject students will have:

  1. developed linguistic skills in translating from other languages into English and English into other languages
  2. gained a basic knowledge of theoretical issues related to translation
  3. gained a knowledge of issues involved in the translation process
  4. enhanced their ability to analyse various types of texts, and
  5. acquired an understanding of issues of comparative stylistics and a more developed sense of the richness of both languages.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


ATS2005 or ATS3005 or ATS2065 or ATS3065 or ATS2095 or ATS3095 or ATS3115 or ATS2225 ATS3225 or ATS2145 or ATS3145 or ATS3175 or ATS2195 or ATS3195 or proficiency equivalent to CEFR level B2+ or permission.