MYC239


Course Title Course Code Program Level
EUROPEAN UNION TEXTS TRANSLATION MYC239 Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures - Applied English and Translation Studies Programme Associate Degree

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Credits
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
03
(Fall)
42 42 3 4

Teaching Staff Öğr. Gör. MERVE ŞENOL
Language of Instruction İngilizce (English)
Type Of Course Vocational
Prerequisites There is no pre-requisite for this course.
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives The course is intended to help students develop skills within a theoretical framework for the translation of EU texts. The course will provide students with the understanding of concepts used in the European Union studies both in Turkish and English and will help students translate various types of EU texts such as regulations, directives and conclusions.
Course Content The course will include the Acquis Communautaire of the EU, its nature and characteristics. The students will be asked to do the readings for the course, give short presentations regarding the institutions of the EU and translate texts including Regulations, Directives, Decisions and Presidency Conclusions for each class as well as to discuss the translations in the classroom.
Learning Outcomes (LO) On successful completion of this course: 1. Students will coprehend the general framework, linguistic and terminological characteristics of EU texts. 2. Students will comprehend the abbreviations and expressions often used in EU texts. 3. Stıudents will gain proficiency in translating the abbreviations and expressions often used in EU texts. 4. Students will gain proficiency in the translation of academic studies and press texts which make references to the EU. 5. Students will become knowledgeable about the EU and gain proficiency in its translation. 6. Students will become familiar with the Acquis Communautaire and grasp the methods used in its translation. 7. Students will translate Regulations, Directives, Decisions and Presidency Conclusions.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction: Course outline, conditions and objectives of the course.
2. Week European Union and its Institutions: Historical process
3. Week The relationship between Turkey and the EU: a historical perspective
4. Week Acquis Communautaire and a brief look at each EU text.
5. Week Methods used in translation: in-class study of sample translations derived from treaties and frequently encountered templates.
6. Week Translation practice: translation of Council Decision: terminological and linguistic properties.
7. Week Translation practice: translation of Council Decision: terminological and linguistic properties.
8. Week Midterm
9. Week Translation practice: translation of Council Directive: terminological and linguistic properties.
10. Week Translation practice: translation of European Parliament and Council Directive: terminological and linguistic properties.
11. Week Translation practice: translation of Council Regulation: terminological and linguistic properties.
12. Week Translation practice: translation of European Parliament and Council Regulation: terminological and linguistic properties.
13. Week Translation Practice: Presidency Conclusions
14. Week General assessment of the term made by the instructor of the course.
Assessment
  Percentage(%)
Mid-term (%) 40
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%)
Practice (%)
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%)
Final (%) 60
Other (%)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References • EUSG’s dictionary (http://www.ab.gov.tr/files/Sozluk/glossary_for_the_european_union.pdf) • http://www.ab.gov.tr/files/ardb/evt/1_avrupa_birligi/1_7_sozlukler_ve_kilavuzlar/ab_nin_bazi_hukuki_duzenlemelerinin_turkce_ye_cevrilmesinde_kullanilacak_rehber.pdf • https://europa.rs/images/publikacije/HTEUW_How_the_EU_Works.pdf • IKTISADI VE HUKUKI TERIMLER SÖZLÜĞÜ (ENG-TR) – Pars TUĞLACI • HUKUK SÖZLÜĞÜ (ENG-TR/TR-ENG) – Av. Mustafa OVACIK
Work Placement(s)
The Relationship between Program Qualifications (PQ) and Course Learning Outcomes (LO)

To have sufficient background for translating EU texts, to gain the skill to detect and solve translational problems that could be faced, to gain the skill to use the theoretical and practical information of the field in written translation.