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    TRAN A811F
    Critical Readings for Translators (English)
    TRAN A811F
    Critical Readings for Translators (English)

    Course Coordinator: Dr Garfield Lau, BA, MPhil (CUHK); PhD (HKBU)

    Important notes
    This course will be taught via face-to-face mode.

    This is a core, required course for the Postgraduate programme in Applied Translation. This course is designed to perform a key role in the advanced training of literary translation. This course fosters the skill of comparative rhetoric, essential to the applied art of translation. Through intense, focused critical readings of a wide variety of literary texts in English, students can begin to build up an extensive lexical and rhetorical repertoire. Additionally, through oral presentation, the writing of critical essays and a term test, students can expand and apply what they have learnt.

    This course is intended to develop the English writing skills and critical thinking of students, and to enable them to apply those skills to translation tasks.

    Contents and assessment
    Texts will be read analytically, and students will be instructed to give oral presentations and write critical essays. There will be a term test. Students are required to submit assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

    Contact hours
    Normally two hours per week: a total of 30 teaching hours.

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