12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2019 (On-campus)
This unit consists of two components:
- An introduction to the theory, principles and techniques of interpreting and an overview of ethical and professional issues;
- The practice of consecutive interpreting: dialogue interpreting and speech interpreting. Topics to be covered include an overview of the history, of the essential theoretical concepts and of the ethical principles of interpreting; aspects of speaking, listening and non-verbal communication fundamental to consecutive interpreting.
Upon completion of the unit, students should have gained:
- the basic techniques of interpreting in a dialogue mode and of providing consecutive interpreting of speeches,
- all the skills of analytic reading and listening, memorization, note-taking, and they should be able to apply them to the different modes of interpreting,
- an understanding of ethics of the profession and of their appreciation in various interpreting situations,
- a socio-cultural knowledge for the various domains of interpreting in Australia,
- an appreciation of the history of the interpreting profession, in Australia and worldwide.
Within semester assessment: 60% + Exam: 40%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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