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FRNC2101: Introduction to French Translation

2024 unit information

This unit of study will introduce students to the practical challenges of the art of translation. It will cover skills required for an array of translation areas, such as medical, literary, journalistic, and legal fields. Through targeted translation exercises, students will learn how to navigate grammatical and cultural nuances of the French language. Despite the current rise of automated translation software, the role of the translator remains crucial. Students will learn how to apply their skills to address real-world challenges.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

French and Francophone Studies

Code FRNC2101
Academic unit French and Francophone Studies
Credit points 6
FRNC1632 or FRNC3002 or FRNC3626 or FRNC2633 or FRNC3633 or FRNC3606
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and techniques of translation.
  • LO2. Apply translation principles and techniques to specific translation tasks, using language appropriate to the genre and context of the source document.
  • LO3. Produce accurate translations of documents adhering to strict guidelines and deadlines.
  • LO4. Display high level problem solving and critical analysis skills developed through independent and collaborative research activities related to French and francophone language and culture.
  • LO5. Use creativity and academic rigour to demonstrate original ideas in class and in assignments.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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