Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Translation Nowadays and The Work Of A Translator AMT 427 7 4 + 0 4 5
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Course Language Turkish / German
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi FİLİZ ŞAN
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Course Objective The aim of this lesson is to define the today’s approaches and applications of translation with the knowledge students have gained so far. In the lesson; the application area of translation, translators identity and translator´s rights and responsibilities are analysed.
Course Content Analysing the relation between translator and sector; recognizing the problems of translators’; defining the rights and responsibilities of a translator; discussing the criticisim on translation and translatorship.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Knows the fields where translation is applied. , , , , , , , , , ,
2 Knows and analyses the function of translation in the market. , , , , , , , , , ,
3 Analyses the discussions taking place in the market about translators’ identity. , , , , , , , , , ,
4 Knows the rights and responsibilities of a translator. , , , , , , , , , ,
5 Knows the hardships and problems a translator is experiencing in translation sector. , , , , , , , , , ,
6 Follows the latest discussions about translation and translator and analyses them
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Relation between translation and practice
2 Application area of translation
3 Functioning of translation
4 Application area of interpreting
5 Functioning of interpreting
6 Approaches to translation and translators
7 Hardships and problems translators encounter
8 Translators identity and discussions
9 Translators´ rights
10 Association of Translation, its mission and duties
11 Professional associations and their functions
12 The comparion of professional works in Turkey and abroad about translation and translators.
13 Journals and activities about translation
14 The evaluation of today´s translation and translatorship
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Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 The ability to use theoretical and applied knowledge in the related fields by having a sufficient amount of information on translation and translatorship.
2 The ability to detect problems in translation, define and formulize them; to this aim the ability to choose and apply appropriate analysis and modelling procedures.
3 The ability to understand the translation process and translation product by also taking into account the cultural differences between languages and specialized field terminologies, to interpret both of them, to solve the related problems, to apply the contemporary procedures.
4 The ability to transfer theoretical information of other disciplines that can be acquired by students to the translation performance, i.e choosing another course outside the related department. Students acquire inter disciplinary awareness in this way.
5 The ability to choose contemporary tools necessary for translation practices, to ability to use them, the ability to develop them and/ or the ability to use information technologies such as computer aided translation programs effectively.
6 The ability to analyze the translation process with further or past studies, the ability to archive, the ability to analyze the text and the ability to interpret.
7 The ability to work individually or in a team effectively in the context of a translation project.
8 The ability to use language competence in oral and written communications.
9 The ability to have life learning consciousness, the ability to access information, the ability to follow developments about science and field and the ability to adapt them. X
10 The ability to have professional ethics and responsibility related to the field. X
11 The awareness about the position of the universal and social dimensions of translatorship and translation practices and their effects. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Kısa Sınav 15
2. Kısa Sınav 15
1. Ödev 10
1. Sözlü Sınav 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 4 64
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Assignment 1 4 4
Final examination 1 5 5
Total Workload 123
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.92
dersAKTSKredisi 5