Clearing 2021
MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
Integrated Master in Modern Languages: European Languages and Translation options

Final Year, Component 04

Translation, Interpreting & Subtitling or Literature option from list
LA813-7-AU
Interpreting Practice I (French)
(15 CREDITS)

Do you want to be a professional interpreter? Develop the practical skills and techniques to interpret between English and French. Learn to follow and convey the logical development and essential meaning of a speech. Devise your own note-taking system and build your public speaking for future interpretation work.

LA814-7-SP
Interpreting Practice II (French)
(15 CREDITS)

Do you want to be a professional interpreter? Develop the practical skills and techniques to interpret between English and French. Learn to follow and convey the logical development and essential meaning of a speech. Devise your own note-taking system and build your public speaking for future interpretation work.

LA823-7-AU
Interpreting Practice I (German)
(15 CREDITS)

Do you want to be a professional interpreter? Develop the practical skills and techniques to interpret between English and German. Learn to follow and convey the logical development and essential meaning of a speech. Devise your own note-taking system and build your public speaking for future interpretation work.

LA824-7-SP
Interpreting Practice II (German)
(15 CREDITS)

Do you want to be a professional interpreter? Develop the practical skills and techniques to interpret between English and German. Learn to follow and convey the logical development and essential meaning of a speech. Devise your own note-taking system and build your public speaking for future interpretation work.

LA833-7-AU
Interpreting Practice I (Portuguese)
(15 CREDITS)

Do you want to be a professional interpreter? Learn the practical skills and techniques to interpret between English and Portuguese. Develop your interpretation abilities through assignments and tasks based on real-life situations. Devise your own note-taking system and build your public speaking for future interpretation work.

LA834-7-SP
Interpreting Practice II (Portuguese)
(15 CREDITS)

Do you want to be a professional interpreter? Build on your existing abilities to interpret between English and Portuguese. Focus on skills like active listening, information processing and communicating with speakers and clients. Take part in a mock conference, with your performance filmed so you can evaluate yourself and improve.

LA843-7-AU
Interpreting Practice I (Spanish)
(15 CREDITS)

Do you want to be a professional interpreter? Learn the practical skills and techniques to interpret between English and Spanish. Develop your interpretation abilities through assignments and tasks based on real-life situations. Devise your own note-taking system and build your public speaking for future interpretation work.

LA844-7-SP
Interpreting Practice II (Spanish)
(15 CREDITS)

Do you want to be a professional interpreter? Build on your existing abilities to interpret between English and Spanish. Focus on skills like active listening, information processing and communicating with speakers and clients. Take part in a mock conference, with your performance filmed so you can evaluate yourself and improve.

LA853-7-AU
Interpreting Practice I (Arabic)
(15 CREDITS)

Do you want to become an interpreter? Acquire the ability to listen actively and analytically, summarise, interpret and communicate effectively in both English and Arabic. You will work on both English - Arabic and Arabic - English consecutive interpreting to be better prepared for the increasingly demanding market and be able to work as an interpreter both at home and abroad.

LA854-7-SP
Interpreting Practice II (Arabic)
(15 CREDITS)

Do you want to become an interpreter? Acquire the ability to listen actively and analytically, summarise, interpret and communicate effectively in both English and Arabic. You will work on both English - Arabic and Arabic - English consecutive interpreting to be better prepared for the increasingly demanding market and be able to work as an interpreter both at home and abroad.

LA863-7-AU
Interpreting Practice I (Italian)
(15 CREDITS)

Do you want to be a professional interpreter? Learn the practical skills and techniques to interpret between English and Italian. Develop your interpretation abilities through assignments and tasks based on real-life situations. Devise your own note-taking system and build your public speaking for future interpretation work.

LA864-7-SP
Interpreting Practice II (Italian)
(15 CREDITS)

Do you want to be a professional interpreter? Build on your existing abilities to interpret between English and Italian. Focus on skills like active listening, information processing and communicating with speakers and clients. Take part in a mock conference, with your performance filmed so you can evaluate yourself and improve.

LA873-7-AU
Technologies of Translation
(15 CREDITS)

Want hands-on experience of the key technologies that aid translation today? Become a confident user of CAT (computer aided translation) in the translation environment. Practice and develop your translation and editing skills via our practical workshops, so that you are familiar with all stages of the translation process.

LA874-7-SP
Subtitling: Principles and Practice
(15 CREDITS)

Want to produce accurate and reader-friendly interlingual subtitles? How do you recognise good subtitling? What skills does it require? Develop your understanding of the subtitling process. Learn to use the spotting and word-processing functions of professional subtitling software, while building your proof reading and editing skills.

LA875-7-SP
Technologies of Translation II and Post Editing
(15 CREDITS)

Do you want to keep abreast of the translation industry and gain a clear overviewof current translation technologies? This module will enable you to gain hands on experience of Computer Aided Translation tools and looks at a range of technologically sophisticated added value services, including website localisation and desktop publishing, to help you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully place yourself into this rapidly expanding industry.

LA876-7-AU
Audiovisual Translation
(15 CREDITS)

What is audiovisual translation? This module will introduce you to the key theoretical concepts and professional practices in audiovisual and multimodal text translation. You will explore key theories and current trends in the field and develop a critical awareness of the practical, linguistic, social and cultural issues associated with audiovisual translation. Practical assignments in subtitling, dubbing and voiceover will help you to apply your knowledge and develop the technical skillss required to work in this specialised field.

LT904-7-AU
The New Nature Writing
(20 CREDITS)

On this module, you approach writing about the natural world through a series of three-week units on subjects such as trees, marshes, coasts, and birds. Each unit will begin with a focus on the local – the wild east of Essex and Suffolk – before moving outwards to larger perspectives. Several of the units will involve field trips led by the writers being studied, which will include such figures as Richard Mabey and Robert Macfarlane.

LT908-7-AU
Writing the Novel
(20 CREDITS)

What inspires a writer? How do you develop your idea? What about plotting, character, structure and setting? Explore the general principles of developing a novel from initial inspiration to final draft. Undertake practical exercises to find out which writing methods best suit you and your ideas.

LT909-7-SP
Memory Maps: Practices in Psychogeography
(20 CREDITS)

A new genre of literature has been emerging: moving between fiction, history, traveller's tales, and memoir, it explores the spirit of place. This tradition of “psychogeography” has been most vividly taken up and given a new contemporary twist by writers in the eastern stretches of England, in the work of writers such as Ronald Blythe, W.G. Sebald and Iain Sinclair. This module is concerned with writing on the landscape of this region – the ways the wilder reaches of Essex and Suffolk have been depicted – and allows you to develop your critical and creative writing about place. This module usually involves a walking tour around Colchester where we will have the chance to explore these literary landscapes and experience these worlds for ourselves. Students will incur travel costs of approximately £2.50 for this trip.

LT910-7-SP
Oulipian Practice
(20 CREDITS)

How did the Oulipo (Workshop of Potential Literature) make a unique contribution to world literature? How can the group’s impact be seen in innovative writing practice? Explore Oulipan practice across a variety of writing, including poetry, performance, the novel, the short story, autobiography, the essay, cartoons, cookery, aphorisms and theatre.

LT913-7-SP
Dramatic Structure
(20 CREDITS)

Want to write your own stage plays? Have an idea of a screenplay? Learn about the range of contemporary plays and possibilities that exist within contemporary drama. Develop your own work, discussing topics like dialogue, construction of plot and structure of scenes within a supportive and creative environment.

LT922-7-AU
The Modern City: From Modernism to Postmodernism
(20 CREDITS)

Explore the cultural and political capitals of the twentieth and twenty-first century: New York, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Moscow and London. By considering these urban spaces, you actively explore the categories of modernism and postmodernism, as well as a range of theories of the modern/postmodern city. Emphasis is placed on taking an interdisciplinary approach – discussion of literary works (including plays) will be complemented by viewing/listening to performances, films, and readings. You also consider paintings and photographs, city maps, and even urban planning decisions.

LT927-7-SP
Critical Moments in the Theory and History of Film
(20 CREDITS)

How do we talk about films? What impact do Marxist, psychoanalytic and semiological approaches have? Examine historical and contemporary debates about film with weekly screenings and discussions. Analyse the formal, social, cultural and political dimensions of films from both within and beyond the Hollywood studio system.

LT930-7-AU
Documentary and the Avant-garde: Film, Video, Digital
(20 CREDITS)

What do we mean by documentary? How does documentary feed into our ongoing fascination with reality? Examine non-fiction films and more recent hybrids, such as mockumentaries, reality TV and real-life programming. Examine avant-garde filmmaking approaches in relation to how we perceive and question reality and real-life stories.

LT931-7-AU
Women Filmmakers
(20 CREDITS)
LT932-7-SP
Film Workshop
(20 CREDITS)

Want to produce fiction films? Eager for hands-on experience, plus an understanding of the theoretical concepts? Our script-to-screen module covers conceptual research, script development, visual language and practical realisation. Work on a group film, receiving technical training on auditioning and directing, lighting for camera, art direction and film editing.

LT936-7-AU
United States Nationalism and Regionalism
(20 CREDITS)

How can a nation reach its potential if it will not think of itself as new, independent and important? Study major writers from the nineteenth century onwards. Explore the development of US nationalism and literature. Examine the development of regionalism. Understand how these processes relate to wider transnational considerations.

LT937-7-SP
African American Literature
(20 CREDITS)

How has African-American writing shaped US culture? And how has it often been at the forefront of literary experiment? Examine fiction and poetry that moved the African-American experience from the literary margins to cultural prominence. Understand literary developments, and how these link to broader historical, social and theoretical changes.

LT961-7-AU
Literature and the First World War
(20 CREDITS)
LT965-7-SP
Continental Crossings: Caribbean and US Literature and Culture
(20 CREDITS)

How do US writers imagine and represent the Caribbean? And vice versa? Deepen knowledge of American literature by examining poetic, fictional, nonfictional and dramatic works in a broader context. Investigate contemporary issues like the American Dream, what it means to be from the Americas, migration, and the question of language.

LT976-7-SP
Queer: History, Literature, Politics
(20 CREDITS)

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