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 UnitKorean Studies
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr In Jung Cho


This unit is designed to provide an introduction to Korean-English and English-Korean translation. Students will be introduced to translation theories and techniques, with special emphasis on cross-cultural and cross-linguistics issues specific to translating between the two languages. The unit will look at a variety of textual genres, including subtitling and scanlation.


Upon successful completion of the unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify and define possible translation problems from cross-linguistic and cross-cultural perspectives;
  2. Analyse and critically evaluate the translation problems and find suitable solutions;
  3. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of ethical issues in the field of professional translation;
  4. Develop necessary knowledge and skills to pursue further studies in Translation Studies or Linguistics.


Within semester assessment: 70%
Exam: 30%

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


ATS3175 or equivalent