APG5690 - Applied translation - 2018

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Translation Studies

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Leah Gerber


Dr Shani Tobias (Clayton)
Dr Thomas Chase (SEU)

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


  • First semester 2018 (On-campus block of classes)




In this unit students apply theoretical approaches to practical translation tasks in a variety of textual genres. The unit aims to develop students' abilities to translate texts of increasing levels of complexity and specialisation. The unit explores translation across a range of media. It complements APG5048 Translation for Special Purposes, adopting a similar approach to learning and assessment, but exploring different genres and professional contexts.


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

  1. identify and discuss problems that specialised textual genres pose for translation;
  2. critically apply theoretical approaches to formulate strategies in response to translation problems;
  3. use a variety of specialised tools to translate effectively;
  4. employ effective strategies to translate multimodal texts, such as audiovisual and web-based texts.


Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 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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