Discourse Analysis and Translation

Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Sign Language Interpretation
Course Code
INTR 1145
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
Flexible delivery ranging over 2 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
16
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Coquitlam

Overview

Course Description
This methods course provides students with opportunities to analyze ASL and English discourse and develop an equivalent translation in each language. Students will explore speaker/signer intent, contextual impact, proposition identification, message, meaning and cultural mediation.
Course Content

The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:

  • Interpretation requires the ability to complete a series of highly complex cognitive tasks.
  • Accurate interpretation entails analyzing the source language and identifying propositions.
  • Discerning speaker goal and analyzing contextual factors are crucial steps in the interpreting process.
  • Understanding communication as a shared, social process of co-constructing meaning is important for interpreters.
  • Discourse analysis and translation tasks are key foundations for the development of skills in consecutive and simultaneous interpretation.
Methods Of Instruction
  • Lecture/discussion
  • Practice
  • Audio visual
Means of Assessment

This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:

  • Attendance and participation
  • Written assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Group work

This is a letter graded course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Use predicting and discourse mapping
  2. Analyze discourse identifying linguistic elements, including speaker goal and register
  3. Recognize sociolinguistic variables in both English and ASL discourse
  4. Make appropriate cultural linguistic translations
  5. Identify implied elements embedded in the source text
  6. Produce an equivalent message in the target language
  7. Explain the process of discourse analysis and translation
Textbook Materials

T.B.A.

Requisites

Prerequisites

No prerequisite courses.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV MOLA 3XX (3) 2019/01/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
36785
Fri
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
MacFayden
Sara
Full
Coquitlam
INTR 1145 001 is restricted to INTR students.

This section is offered in a hybrid format. It includes both online components and in-person on campus activities. Check Blackboard and your Douglas College email for specific details about on-campus dates. The instructor will provide advance notice of the dates of on-campus activities.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
17
17
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
Coquitlam - Bldg. C
C1008
11:00 - 14:50
Fri
Coquitlam - Bldg. C
C1009
11:00 - 14:50