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SLCS4203: Ethics of Translation

This unit will introduce the principles and codes of conduct of translators as language professionals providing practical guidelines to translators. These principles and codes of conduct have been developed by Australian professional bodies of translators and interpreters and are widely endorsed by industries and language practitioners. They include professional conduct, confidentiality, competence, impartiality, accuracy, clarity of role boundaries, maintaining professional relationships and solidarity. This unit will introduce essential concepts of translation ethics to students in an advanced stage of language studies equipping them to work as language professionals in Australia.

Code SLCS4203
Academic unit Languages and Cultures
Credit points 6
144cp including (FASS3333 or FASS3999 or ARBC3998 or ARBC3999 or CHNS3998 or CHNS3999 or FRNC3998 or FRNC3999 or GRMN3998 or GRMN3999 or BBCL3998 or BBCL3999 or HBRW3998 or HBRW3999 or INMS3998 or INMS3999 or ITLN3998 or ITLN3999 or JPNS3998 or JPNS3999 or KRNS3998 or KRNS3999 or MGRK3998 or MGRK3999 or SPAN3998 or SPAN3999) and (12cp in ARBC3* or CHNS3* or FRNC3* or GRMN3* or BBCL3* or HBRW3* or INMS3* or ITLN3* or KRNS3* or MGRK3* or SPAN3*)

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

  • LO1. Students will learn to demonstrate a familiarity with essential concepts and principles of ethical translation practices.
  • LO2. Students will learn to apply the principles and codes of conduct in real-life, complex scenarios based on the thorough scenario-based case studies exercise throughout the semester.
  • LO3. Students will learn to demonstrate practical skills to work professionally, effectively with a range of stakeholders, clients.
  • LO4. Students will learn to make professionally sound decisions and adhere to the codes of conduct in complex contexts.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.

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