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Graduate Diploma in Translation — Spanish to French Option (30 credits)

Offered by: Translation & Written Comm.     Degree: Graduate Diploma in Translation

Program Requirements

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The Graduate Diploma in Translation, when combined with the Certificate in Translation or equivalent, will give access to the professional designation delivered by the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues, et interprètes agréés du Québec.

Entrance Examination

Required Courses (18 credits)

  • CCTR 503 Translation Studies (English/French/Spanish) (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : This introduction to translation studies focuses on the theoretical frameworks used by practicing translators. Students study recognized theorists and translators who have reflected on translation as both product and process. Practical exercises and research papers provide students with the opportunity to discover practical applications of theorists’ approaches to translation.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Restriction: Must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: Graduate Diploma in Translation
  • CCTR 510 Computer Assisted Translation / Informatique en traduction (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : This course prepares the student for this vital approach to translation through its hands-on introduction to and use of IT applied to translation.// Grâce à son introduction pratique et à l'application des technologies de l'information à la traduction, ce cours permet à l'étudiant de se familiariser avec une méthode de traduction essentielle.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Carlos Del Burgo (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: CCTR 501 or CCTR 502
    • Conditions préalables: CCTR 501 ou CCTR 502
  • CCTR 520 Applied Research: Lexicography/Recherche en lexicographie (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : The material of this course can be divided into three major parts: The study of the basic structures of the lexicon, lexical units, word formation, lexical norms and standardization. A comparative study of certain aspects of the English and French lexicons and their varieties in the context of translation in Canada. Research in a specialized language domain normally considered beyond the scope of general language lexicons. / Ce cours comporte trois grands volets : Étude des structures fondamentales du lexique, des unités lexicales, de la formation des mots, des normes lexicales et de la normalisation. Étude comparative de certains aspects des lexiques anglais et français et de leurs variantes dans le contexte de la traduction telle qu'elle se pratique au Canada. Recherche dans une langue de spécialité sortant du cadre des lexiques généraux.

    Terms: Summer 2014

    Instructors: Raymond Malhame (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: CCTR 501 or CCTR 502 and CCTR 510
    • N.B. Each student can do research in his or her chosen field of concentration
    • Conditions préalables : CCTR 501 ou CCTR 502 et CCTR 510
    • Nota: Chaque étudiant peut faire sa recherche dans son champ de concentration
  • CCTR 523 Text Revision in Spanish/Révision de textes en Espagnol (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : This course is designed to perfect the students' knowledge of the principles of evaluating and correcting texts written in Spanish and translated into English or French. Proofreading techniques and editorial practices will be studied and practiced. The relation between the translating and revising of a text will also be studied. Work will also be done using texts translated from English or French into Spanish when appropriate. Objectives: To make students fully aware of the fact that for good text revision one must take into consideration not only correct spelling and grammar, but also the message, style and targeted readers of the original text. / Ce cours doit permettre à l'étudiant de mieux se familiariser avec les principes de l'évaluation et de la correction de traductions en anglais ou en français de textes espagnols. Les techniques de correction d'épreuve et de rédaction y sont abordées et mises en pratique. On y traite également des rapports entre la traduction et la révision. Certains travaux porteront au besoin sur des traductions en espagnol de textes anglais ou français.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • CCTR 526 Linguistics for Translation / La linguistique et la traduction (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : This course is designed to give the student an overview of the scientific study of language and the manner in which it can be applied to translation. Students will apply their theoretical knowledge in a series of practical exercises on the various topics. The course consists of three major parts: a) A presentation of the basic concepts of linguistics. b) A study of the mechanics of language with a particular emphasis on morphology and syntax and the use of the writing code. Application of the concepts of deep structure and surface structure to help in the decoding and encoding of texts in two different languages. c) A study of the theories of socio- and psycholinguistics as applied to translation. / Ce cours vise à donner à l'étudiant une vue d'ensemble de l'étude scientifique du langage et de ses modalités d'application à la traduction. Des exercices pratiques portant sur divers sujets permettent à l'étudiant de mettre en pratique ses connaissances théoriques. Le cours comprend trois grands volets : a) Une présentation des notions de base de la linguistique; b) Étude des mécanismes du langage et particulièrement de la morphologie, de la syntaxe et du code écrit. Application des notions de structure profonde et de structure superficielle pour faciliter le décodage et le codage de textes dans deux langues; c) Une étude des théories de la socio- et de la psycholinguistique appliquées à la traduction.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Sylvain Assouline (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: CCTR 501 or CCTR 502
    • Condition préalable : CCTR 501 ou CCTR 502
  • CCTR 527 History of Translation/Histoire de la traduction (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : In this course students will study the main trends in translation in the West from Antiquity to the present. Through a study of the most significant approaches to translation and the representatives of the different schools of thought through the ages, students will obtain an overview of the development of the profession. The course consists of two major parts: A diachronic study of language mediation and its role within the different cultures and the in-depth study of specific topics of outstanding importance within the evolution or translation. / Ce cours porte sur les grands courants de la traduction en Occident, de l'Antiquité à l'époque moderne. Fondé sur l'étude historique des courants les plus marquants et des grands représentants des différentes écoles, il propose une vue d'ensemble de l'évolution de la profession. Il comporte deux grands volets : une étude diachronique de la médiation du langage et de son rôle dans différentes cultures, l'accent étant mis sur la traduction de textes. L'étude approfondie de certaines questions précises qui revêtent une importance exceptionnelle pour l'évolution de la traduction.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: CCTR 501 or CCTR 502
    • Condition préalable : CCTR 501 ou CCTR 502

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits selected as follows:

9 credits from the following courses:

  • CCTR 521 Advanced Comparative Stylistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : The course provides an in-depth analysis of Spanish stylistics in comparison with English and French. The analysis of the structures of the Spanish language will be used to outline common problems of translation and to help students develop strategies for solving them. Students who are proficient in either English or French will be asked to do comparative studies of Spanish and their target language. Active participation in workgroups (oral and written) is essential since students will apply in practice what they have seen in theory. Objectives: To perfect students' knowledge of such concepts as language level, barbarisms, false cognates, and principles of correct usage; to provide an in-depth study of translation procedures and mechanisms, emphasizing the stylistic differences in language pairs; to examine and compare the underlying structures of Spanish and the target language used by the student. / Stylistique comparée de l'espagnol (niveau avancé). Ce cours propose une analyse approfondie de la stylistique comparée de l'espagnol et de l'anglais et du français. L'analyse des structures de l'espagnol permet de dégager des problèmes de traduction communs afin d'aider les étudiants à mettre au point des stratégies pour les résoudre. Les étudiants doivent réaliser diverses études comparatives de l'espagnol et de leur langue cible. La participation active à des groupes de travail (travaux oraux et écrits) est essentielle, car les étudiants doivent mettre en pratique ce qu'ils ont appris dans le cadre des cours théoriques. Objectifs : Permettre à l'étudiant d'approfondir certaines notions comme les niveaux de langue, les barbarismes, les faux-amis et les règles du bon usage. Permettre l'étude approfondie des procédés et mécanismes de traduction et surtout des différences stylistiques que présentent les deux langues choisies. Examiner et comparer les structures sous-jacentes de l'espagnol et de la langue cible choisie par l'étudiant.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • CCTR 522 Advanced Précis - Writing (Spanish) (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : The emphasis of this course will be on the understanding and in-depth analysis of a variety of texts of various areas in order to determine which are the essential elements needed in précis-writing. The exercises, which will be of a very practical nature, will include the summarizing of reports, minutes and abstracts. Students will learn to summarize texts accurately and concisely in a way that respects the form and rhetoric of the original text and exploits its idiomatic nature. Objectives: The student will perfect skills in analytical reading of texts for contents and structure skills in rendering the texts in a condensed form the capacity to synthesize./ Ce cours met l'accent sur la compréhension et l'analyse de textes de différents domaines pour en dégager les éléments essentiels nécessaires à la rédaction d'un résumé. Les exercices de nature très pratique consistent notamment à faire la contraction de rapports, de comptes rendus et de résumés. L'étudiant doit en arriver à une expression juste et concise qui respecte la forme et le style du texte original et en fait ressortir le caractère idiomatique. Objectifs : L'étudiant devra se perfectionner dans les domaines suivants : aptitude à analyser un texte pour en dégager le contenu et la structure; aptitude à rendre un texte en le résumant; capacité de synthèse.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • CCTR 524 Differential History of Spanish (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : Following a general introduction to the evolution of the Spanish language from the Medieval period, through the Golden Age to Modern Spanish, the main focus of this course will be on the geographical diversity of the Spanish language. Usage in Spain will be contrasted with the forms used in the different parts of Latin America. Students will also analyze the cultural context of the language in a variety of texts. / Après une introduction générale retraçant l'évolution de l'espagnol (le Moyen Âge, l'âge d'or et l'époque actuelle), le cours porte principalement sur la diversité géographique de l'espagnol. L'usage en Espagne sera comparé aux formes en usage dans différents pays d'Amérique latine. L'étudiant devra également analyser le contexte culturel de la langue de divers textes.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • CCTR 525 Spanish Canon in Translation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : This seminar focuses on translations of some of the important texts in the Spanish cultural canon. The methodology involves diachronic and synchronic analysis on a comparative basis. The objective is to demonstrate how translations can contribute to and influence, sometimes profoundly, the perception and understanding of Hispanic culture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

3 credits from the following courses:

  • CCTR 500 Translation Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : Students produce translated texts in a simulated translation office. A reviser will work with students under the guidance of the course instructor. The Practicum provides access to technology and documentation while teaching basic skills in practice development. / Les étudiants traduisent des textes à un service de traduction virtuel. Un réviseur travaillera avec les étudiants, en collaboration avec le chargé de cours. Accès à certaines technologies et à de la documentation.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: James K Archibald (Fall) James K Archibald (Winter) James K Archibald (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: CCTR 232, CCTR 233 or CCTR 234, CCTR 431 or CCTR 432, or equivalent and departmental permission
    • Conditions préalables: CCTR 232, CCTR 233 ou CCTR 234, CCTR 431 ou CCTR 432, ou l'équivalent et autorisation du département
  • CCTR 511 Traduction Spécialisée 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : An in-depth analysis of several text worlds i.e. commercial and legal, and the challenges they represent for the translator. The seminar examines the specialized aspects of a given text and the approaches translators have at their disposal to assist them in solving the particular problems these represent. Specialists in the different fields will be invited to give their expert opinions and discuss the various aspects of their specialty. The class will be divided into groups with the same or related areas of specialization. Oral presentations will expose students to background knowledge about other fields, thus providing as wide as possible a range of competence. / Analyse de plusieurs langues de spécialité (commerciale, juridique) et les défis qu'elles représentent pour le traducteur. Séminaire qui identifie les problèmes spécifiques d'un discours spécialisé donné et les modalités offertes au traducteur pour les résoudre. Des spécialistes de différents domaines seront invités pour exposer aux étudiants leurs expériences et opinions de spécialiste. Dans la classe se formeront des groupes selon les domaines de spécialité en commun. Ils travailleront sur différents types de textes en rapport avec ces domaines. Les exposés oraux donneront aux étudiants de l'information sur des domaines autres que le leur et une connaissance plus vaste que celle qu'on trouverait dans un cours magistral traditionnel.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CCTR 501
    • Condition préalable: CCTR 501
  • CCTR 515 Les Classiques Anglais (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : This course will expose students to the translations of major literary works written in the English language. The methodology involves a diachronic and synchronic analysis on a comparative basis. Students will be able to study the stylistic characteristics of great translators who have successfully transmitted the cultural background and stylistic characteristics of great authors, and who in that process have created "new" classics in their own right, which in turn have made a significant contribution to French culture and civilization. / Ce cours permet aux étudiants d'aborder l'étude des traductions de grandes oeuvres de la littérature anglaise. La méthodologie repose sur l'analyse diachronique et synchronique comparative. Les étudiants pourront ainsi étudier les propriétés du style de grands traducteurs qui ont su respecter le contexte culturel et le style des oeuvres de grands auteurs et ont ainsi créé de « nouveaux classiques » qui sont venus enrichir la culture et la civilisation françaises.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • CCTR 517 Histoire Différentielle: Français (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : Following a general introduction to the evolution of the French language from Old and Middle French through the French of the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, the main focus of this course will be on the geographical variations and recent changes in the French language as it is used today within the countries of the French-speaking world (francophonie and créolophonie). Students will analyze the cultural context of the language in a variety of texts. Sample texts will be chosen from a wide variety of regions and periods to give students practical experience in dealing with this aspect of translation. / Après une introduction générale portant sur l'évolution de la langue française (le vieux et le moyen français, le français des XVIe, XVIIe, XVIIIe et XIXe siècles), ce cours porte principalement sur les variantes géographiques et l'évolution récente du français aujourd'hui en usage dans les pays francophones (francophonie et créolophonie). L'étudiant pourra analyser le contexte culturel de la langue d'un éventail de textes. Des extraits de textes représentant un vaste éventail de régions et de périodes permettent aux étudiants de se familiariser directement avec cet aspect de la traduction.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • CCTR 519 Guided Cultural Reading / Lectures culturelles dirigées (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : Under the guidance of the lecturer, students will establish their corpus based on a reading list. During class meetings students will present oral analyses and evaluations of the works they studied, taking into account their particular area of interest. Topics will cover among others national and international social, political and religious institutions and issues. / Sous la direction du chargé de cours, l'étudiant choisit ses lectures sur une liste. En classe, les étudiants font à tour de rôle des exposés oraux où ils analysent et évaluent les oeuvres étudiées en tenant compte de leur champ d'intérêt particulier. Les textes étudiés portent notamment sur des institutions et questions sociales, politiques et religieuses nationales et internationales.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • CCTR 528 Current Cultural Topics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : In this course the emphasis is on practical cultural studies. Students will be presented with the most recent developments in society on a variety of topics such as culture, national and international politics or popular science and technology in order to master the key vocabulary used in the different areas. The main objective of the course is to expose students to significant new topics of general interest in society with specific vocabularies in both English and French. Third languages will be accommodated whenever possible. Students will do practical work in terminology as well as field research. / Questions d'actualité : Ce cours met l'accent sur les études culturelles à caractère pratique. Il s'agit d'un tour d'horizon des évènements les plus récents survenus dans diverse domaines comme la culture, la politique nationale et internationale ou la vulgarisation scientifique et technologique que vise l'acquisition du vocabulaire de base de chaque domaine. L'objectif primordial du cours est de permettre aux étudiants de se familiariser avec de nouvelles questions sociales d'intérêt général et avec le vocabulaire anglais et français qui s'y rapporte. Dans la mesure du possible, on tiendra également compte d'une troisième langue. L'étudiant devra faire des travaux pratique de terminologie et mener une recherche sur le terrain.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • CCTR 533 Specialized Translation (English/French) (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : Through the analysis of specialized texts and the strategic approaches seasoned translators use to solve translation problems, students build advanced-level competence in the translation of highly specialized texts. Student groups study appropriate translation strategies, make oral presentations and undertake action research in specialty languages.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Must be enrolled in one of the following programs: Graduate Diploma in Translation; English to French Graduate Diploma in Translation; French to English.
  • CCTR 601 Independent Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : Independent study under the guidance of a staff member specializing in the field of interest.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: James K Archibald (Fall) James K Archibald (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Departmental approval required
    • Projects will have to be arranged individually with the instructors. A detailed study proposal must be submitted to the Director or Course Supervisor during the first week of class.

Required Comprehensive Evaluation:

The final component of the program is the presentation of the student’s portfolio of accomplishments.

  • CCTR 551 Comprehensive Evaluation/Évaluation globale

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Translation : Upon completion of each course, the student will select the best work produced for that course. It will be set aside to form part of the "best-work" portfolio which the student will present to a graduating committee after completing all required and complementary courses. The selection of material for this purpose will be done in collaboration with the student's adviser and in such a way as to reflect all different aspects of the knowledge acquired by the student over the duration of his studies and to highlight the particular aspects and relevance of each of their courses. / À la fin de chaque cours, l'étudiant devra choisir son meilleur travail et le verser au dossier des travaux qu'il soumettra à un comité une fois qu'il aura mené à bien tous les cours obligatoires et facultatifs de son programme. Le choix de ces travaux se fait avec la collaboration du conseiller de l'étudiant; il reflète tous les versants des connaissances acquises par l'étudiant durant ses études et met en lumière les particularités et la pertinence de chaque cours suivi.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: James K Archibald (Fall) James K Archibald (Winter)

    • $100.00
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