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CLE012. Scientific and Technical Translation (2 credits)

This course is intended for students who are already familiar with scientific and technical concepts and those who have a good knowledge in both English and simplified Chinese languages. The course will combine basic translation theory with practical translation. In the basic translation theory, students will learn basic concepts of translation, principles for understanding meanings, effective Chinese expressions, types and features of typical scientific and technical documents. The practical translation element will focus on written translation, from English into Chinese, of technically complex texts from the domains of biology/chemistry/biotechnology; these may include extracts from scientific papers, patents and popular scientific texts. Prerequisites: English for Academic Purposes III or EAP or English for Academic Purposes.