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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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MVKS23 Basics of Localization 5 ECTS
Organised by
Master's Programme in Multilingual Communication and Translation Studies
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
Curricula 2015 – 2017
MVKS23 Basics of Localization 5 ECTS

Keywords

Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course unit, the student will be familiar with localisation as a professional field and as a research topic and will be able to analyse and assess localised products.

Contents

The student will be familiar with the concepts of internationalisation, globalisation, and localisation as well as with the relationship between localisation and translation. The course unit comprises analyses and exercises related to localising products such as websites, games, and software, and an introduction to the labour market, theory, and research in the field of localisation. Completion of the course unit requires active participation, acceptable completion of the exercises, and a learning diary.

Teaching language

Finnish

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish
Evaluation 
Numeric 1-5. 

Evaluation

Pass/fail.

Study materials

-          Gesellschaft für Technische Kommunikation e.V. (Sections to be read will be agreed on with the course instructor.)

-          Hofstede, Geert. The Hofstede Centre (Sections will be agreed on with the course instructor.)

-          O’Hagan, Minako & Mangiron, Carmen 2013. Game Localization. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins. (Sections will be agreed on with the course instructor.)

-          Pym, Anthony 2004. The Moving Text: Localization, Translation, and Distribution. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins. Available electronically. (Sections will be agreed on with the course instructor.)

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Communication Sciences
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Faculty of Communication Sciences
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Faculty of Communication Sciences
2018–2019
Teaching
Faculty of Communication Sciences