Translation as a bridge between cultures (3403LHS)

Translation has been central to the interpenetration of the global and local throughout history. This course provides students with an understanding of translation as a process of communicating across multiple kinds of difference, involving not only language competency, but intercultural awareness and an understanding of texts and genres. The course looks into the art and craft of the professional translator and also into various modes of informal translation. Linguistic, cultural, social and ethical considerations are all intertwined in translation as a bridge between cultures. No knowledge of a second language is required, but students studying a language at Griffith University will have the opportunity to undertake a major assessment item relevant to their language of study. Incompatible: 3003LAL Translation theory and practice.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level


Student contribution band

Band 1

Usually available

Nathan Trimester 1

Course offerings and timetables


Key dates

Course start date
25 February 2019
Last day to add a course
10 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
24 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
28 April 2019

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (11103) Open Monday 10:00 - 11:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N34 0.05
Science 2 Building
Nathan Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Tutorial
Tutorial (18412) Open Thursday 13:00 - 13:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N56 1.21
Languages Building
Nathan Campus
Tutorial (15285) Monday 12:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N56 0.09
Languages Building
Nathan Campus