TRAN4899 Honours Project (Translation/Thesis) (3 units)
- Medium of Instruction:
This is a year-long course which will engage students in the production of either (1) an extended piece of translation or (2) a thesis on a topic related to translation, interpreting, or intercultural studies. In the case of (1), the text to be translated, either from English into Chinese or from Chinese into English, will be generally between 10,000 and 12,000 words/characters long; in addition to the translation, the student should submit an introductory essay which gives a rationale for the selection of the text for translation, provides an analysis of the source text and discusses the problems encountered during the process of translating as well as the approaches and strategies used for solving these problems. In the case of (2), the thesis will be between 10,000 and 12,000 words/characters long; the student should demonstrate in-depth understanding of the topic of investigation, well-developed research skills, as well as an ability to express ideas in a clear and coherent manner.
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