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Stevan Harrell
ANTH 525
Seattle Campus

Seminar in Culture Processes

The concept of process and its application to the study of culture.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Stevan Harrell
Date: 09/22/2010