Course

Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) Dean's Scholars

Approved Abbreviation: BA(I&T)DeansSchol


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1692.1

Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2011.

This course is designed to provide exceptional students with appropriate training and theoretical background to equip them to work as professional interpreters or translators. The course consists of a key field of study in Interpreting or Translation and a major in language. Students complete a period of professional practical experience that normally takes place during the daytime in the semester breaks. Students will have access to mentoring and an internship during their program of study. Students in this degree are expected to proceed to an Honours year of study.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Mustapha Taibicourseadvicehal@westernsydney.edu.au

Accreditation
This course is approved by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the Professional level (formerly Level 3). Eligibility for accreditation is triggered by the final examinations in the unit Accreditation Studies (UG), in which students are required to pass * in at least one mode (i.e. Translation into English, Translation from English, Interpreting). These examinations adhere to NAATI requirements. *Note: NAATI requires a minimum pass mark of 70 per cent.

Admission

Local applications for the course must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

http://www.uac.edu.au/

Further information on courses is available on the Local Admissions section of the UWS website.

International applications should be made directly to the University. Further information on courses is available on the International Admissions section of the University's website or contact the International Office.

http://uws.edu.au/international

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Any two units of English and a high level of proficiency (native or near-native level) in one of the languages offered in the course. The languages offered, subject to demand, are: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Study

Students choose either the Translation or Interpreting Stream from Year 2. Both streams require the successful completion of six units in the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) sequence at Level 3 and one unit from the Linguistics unit pool as listed below.

Full-time

Year 1

Common to both streams

Semester 1

100195Introduction to Translation
100846Analytical Reading and Writing
100958Australia and the World

And one LOTE unit (Level 3)

Semester 2

100194Introduction to Interpreting
100960Contemporary Society
100968Texts and Traditions

And one LOTE unit (Level 3)

Translation Stream

Year 2

Semester 1

100928Linguistics
101455The Structure of English
100191Community Translation (UG)

And one LOTE unit (Level 3)

Semester 2

101182Behaviour and Environment
101453Text and Discourse in English
100198Specialised Translation (UG)

And one LOTE unit (Level 3)

Year 3

Semester 1

101449Bilingualism and Biculturalism
101441English Semantics and Pragmatics

And one LOTE unit (Level 3)

And one Linguistics Pool unit (Level 3)

Semester 2

100190Accreditation Studies (UG)
100192Interpreting and Translation Professional Practicum (UG)
101302Translation Technologies

And one LOTE unit (Level 3)

Interpreting Stream

Year 2

Semester 1

100928Linguistics
101455The Structure of English
100196Legal Interpreting (UG)

And one LOTE unit (Level 3)

Semester 2

101182Behaviour and Environment
101453Text and Discourse in English
100193Interpreting Skills

And one LOTE unit (Level 3)

Year 3

Semester 1

101449Bilingualism and Biculturalism
101441English Semantics and Pragmatics

And one LOTE unit (Level 3)

And one Linguistics Pool unit (Level 3)

Semester 2

100190Accreditation Studies (UG)
100192Interpreting and Translation Professional Practicum (UG)
100197Medical Interpreting (UG)

And one LOTE unit (Level 3)

The Linguistics Pool units include

101451Second Language Acquisition
101450Sociolinguistics

Available Language (LOTE sequence) Units

Please check the timetable as some units may not be offered every year.

100049Arabic 303: Advanced Writing Skills
100050Arabic 304: Arabic Advanced Speaking
100051Arabic 305: Arabic Contemporary Poetry
100052Arabic 306: Arabic Novel and Short Story
100054Arabic 308: Language Past and Present
101709Languages and Grammatical Concepts 3A: Arabic
100064Chinese 303: Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature
100065Chinese 304: Chinese Classical Literature
100066Chinese 305: Chinese Cinema
100067Chinese 307: The Cultural Context of China
100510Chinese 306: Traditional Chinese Thought
101710Languages and Grammatical Concepts 3A: Chinese
100093Japanese 303: Contemporary Culture and Society
100094Japanese 304: Discourse in Japanese
100095Japanese 305: Creative Practical Writing
100096Japanese 306: Japanese for Business
100098Japanese 308: Japanese Textual Studies
101712Languages and Grammatical Concepts 3A: Japanese
100153Spanish 303: Advanced Writing Skills
100154Spanish 304: Advanced Speaking Skills
100155Spanish 305: Contemporary Literature
100156Spanish 306: Contemporary History
100157Spanish 307: Classical Literature
101713Languages and Grammatical Concepts 3A: Spanish
101454Intercultural Pragmatics
101668World Cinema
101669World Literature in Translation


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