412.001_F07 - Spanish 412.001 Translation Fall 2007 Margaret M Blue 438 North Burrowes 865-9417 [email protected] Office Hours M&W 2:30 3:30 F

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Spanish 412.001 – Translation Fall 2007 Margaret M. Blue 438 North Burrowes 865-9417 [email protected] Office Hours: M&W 2:30– 3:30; F 12:15-1:15 or by appointment SPANISH 412 COURSE OBJECTIVES: Spanish 412 is an introduction to the art of translation and interpretation (T/I), primarily from Spanish to English. The course is divided into two parts: theory and practice. The theoretical part focuses on the universal and language-specific problems in T/I. The practical part provides the student with situations in translation and interpretation taken from actual professional assignments. These include work in such fields as advertising, scientific/technical translation, documents, and literature. Several class periods will be devoted to introducing the student to interpretation techniques. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 300W. TEXT: John Dalbor, Marie Gillette, Donna Rogers: Translation. Students will also need a comprehensive Spanish-English dictionary. The Harper-Collins dictionary required in other Penn State Spanish classes is adequate. GRADING CRITERIA: The final grade will be determined as follows: Class work: 10% Unit Tests: 25% Midterm Exam: 15% Translation projects: 40% Country Project: 5% Quizzes: 5% GRADING SCALE: A = 94 to 100; A- = 90 to 93.9; B+ = 87.9 to 89.9; B = 83.33 to 87.8; B- = 80 to 83.32; C+ = 75 to 79.9 C = 70 to 74.9; D = 60 to 69.9 and F = 59.9 and below Class work: This portion of the grade is determined by attendance, participation, and homework assignments. Assignments will be collected routinely throughout the semester and must be turned in on time . In this as in other classes, the student’s attendance and active engagement are required for success. More than three absences will be considered excessive and will result in a letter-grade drop in this area. Unit Tests:
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412.001_F07 - Spanish 412.001 Translation Fall 2007 Margaret M Blue 438 North Burrowes 865-9417 [email protected] Office Hours M&W 2:30 3:30 F

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