The concept of process and its application to the study of culture.
How to translate well, and the problems that we run into when we try to translate well.
Student learning goals
Learn to evaluate and appreciate translation.
Learn to be a translator, or a better translator.
Learn about and appreciate the differences among languages.
General method of instruction
Do translation exercises, exchange and evaluate each other's translations, read about the theory and practice of translation, discuss readings, relate readings to own exercises.
Students are required to be comfortable in Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish, Portuguese, or German, as well as English.
Class assignments and grading
A series of weekly translation exercises. The grade will be based half on the weekly exercises and half on the final, longer translation.
Exercises will count half, final project will count half.