JAPN 385

Not Lost in Translation: English to Japanese Translation

This course is designed to develop high intermediate level translation skills from English to Japanese. Students have an overview of the considerations that the translator should take into account when approaching texts. Particular attention is paid to understanding the sentence structural differences between English and Japanese, cross-cultural differences in stylistics, making the appropriate choice of words and phrases, and further advancing students┬┐ expressions in the Japanese language. Although the focus is on acquiring translation skills, exposure to authentic Japanese materials enhances students┬┐ communicative competence in their four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) as well as deepen their understanding of Japanese culture.

Prerequisites: JAPN 311 with a minimum course grade of C- or equivalent.