TRA3063 Media Translation

 AIMS & OBJECTIVES

This course trains students to devise operational plans and translation strategies for the media. Media translation includes bilingual publication, journalistic writings, and TV and radio broadcasting. Students will be given relevant translation knowledge and skills and will then apply that knowledge base to the practice of media translation. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of a media translator as a “gate-keeper” of information transfer and ethics in journalism in the sense of a media translator will sometimes act as the manipulator as well as the censor of the source information.

Course Intended Learning outcomes (cilos) with matching to PILOs

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Programme Title: Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Applied Translation Studies

PILO

Upon successful completion of the Programme, students should be able to:

PILO 1

Communicate and translate effectively as a bilingual and bicultural professional in Chinese and English and in written and verbal forms;

PILO 2

Compare and contrast differences in cultural contexts in order to build a strong sense of bicultural sensitivity;

PILO 3

Apply various theories and concepts to facilitate and to analyze the practices of translation and interpreting;

PILO 4

Develop the necessary interpersonal skills and professional ethics for a career in translation and/or interpreting as well as in language and communication fields;

PILO 5

Conduct independent basic research in translation studies.

CILOs-PILOs Mapping Matrix

Course Code & Title: TRA3063 Media Translation

CILO Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: PILO(s) to be addressed

CILO 1

Select the most effective language use in media translation to produce efficient and professional translation for the media;;

PILOs 1, 3

CILO 2

Evaluate the role of a translator as “gate-keeper” of information dissemination and ethical standards in media translation;

PILOs 2,3

CILO 3

Work professionally and ethically with media organizations. 

PILOs 1,3