MODULE: Special areas of translation (eng)

Credit points: 12
Contact hours: 120
Type: P

Course Description

Objectives and competences

  1. 1. the ability to use different strategies for translation of the selected genres or text types;
  2. 2. teh ability to recognise fundamental genre characterics of the selected text type;
  3. 3. the ability to recognise and deal with complex lexical problems;
  4. 4. the ability to compose, optimally use and systematically and critically assess different dictionaries;
  5. 5. the ability to differentiate between the general and specific terms
  6. 6. through observation of terminological processes the development of the ability to form new terms in language A and language B
  7. 7. the ability to recognise the basic features of the subtitling. 

Content (Syllabus outline)

Students choose four subjects from the selection below (the selection of Translation Technologies is obligatory). The subjects that are part of the module are the following:

  1. 1.         Terminology
  2. 2.         Lexicology
  3. 3.         Semantics
  4. 4.         Literary Translation
  5. 5.         Subtitling
  6. 6.         Translation Technologies

A detailed description of the content of single lectures forming the module are given in separate descriptions of the courses.


  1. The basic literature for each course is stated separately in the descriptions of the courses that form the module. 


  1. Registration in the first year of the MA programme in Translation.


  1. The final grade is composed of the four positive grades from each seminar.
  2. Type of examination is stated separately in the descriptions of the seminars that form the module.