TRANS 103 Fundamentals of Translation • 3 Cr.


Learn basic translation techniques and the process of translation. Includes a practical review of the English writing, editing, and proofreading skills necessary to produce clear, and polished translations. Prerequisite: TRANS 101.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Understand  the terms and concepts of translation
  • Have a basic comprehension of translation theory
  • Know how to analyze a source text in terms of the dynamics and the ten step process of translation
  • Understand the differences in meaning that apply to translation: i.e. propositional meaning, expressive meaning, presupposed meaning, evoked meaning
  • Be able to conduct effective terminology and content research with both traditional and non-traditional resources. Have the ability to review dictionaries and other resources
  • Know how to create and use a glossary and a style sheet
  • Have the ability to handle linguistically or culturally "untranslatable" concepts
  • Be able to edit for content, accuracy and style. Understand formatting and presentation. Know how to proofread a text
  • Understand disclaimers and professional liability