TRANS 105 Terminology Management & Research • 3 Cr.


Develop skills in terminology research, dictionary usage, and glossary building. Basic terminology in the fields of medicine, law, computers, business, and international trade are covered. Prerequisite: TRANS 101.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Comprehend basic terminology management theory as it applies to both translators and interpreters, including concept theory and terminology theory.
  • Understand the meaning of the Triangle Model, Object Categorization, Classification of Concepts, Generic and Partitive Hierarchical Relationships, and Non-Intrinsic Relationships
  • Know the difference between a Glossary and a Termbase
  • Understand basic practical terminology applications, including data collection and classification, database structure and term entry structure
  • Create a custom terminology management system and understand the various options for their creation: word-processors, spreadsheets, and software such as Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Trados Multiterm
  • Understand and use sociolinguistic, geographic, temporal, and frequency labels.
  • Use on-line references and tools such as bookmarks, links, and search engines. Know how to obtain highly specialized terminology data for such fields as: Computers and Software, Patents and Legal information, Business and International Trade, Medicine. Etc.