TRST 20009: Multilingual Information Lifecycle


Meeting Times and Info

  • Spring 2011 – Section 001
  • TTh 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
  • Satterfield Hall 311

Office Hours

  • MTWTh 11 a.m–12 p.m. or by appointment
  • Office: Satterfield Hall 305 E
  • Contact info: See regular syllabus

Course Summary

This course is an introduction to the multilingual information cycle, including general technological issues, text preparation, translation in markup languages, computer-assisted translation tools, and multilingual information flow for translation. Course is taught in English. For students in the B.S. in Translation program in French, German, Russian, or Spanish.


Bowker’s book is available for purchase at the bookstore or online. Zetzche’s book is available for purchase online only. Please see teacher for instructions on receiving a discounted version of the textbook.


  • Classroom participation                              15%
  • Assignments and exercises                        25%
  • Quizzes     (about every two weeks)            30%
  • Final Examination                                      30%

Final Examination: A two-hour in-class final examination is scheduled for Monday, April 30, 2012, 12:45-3:00 p.m. Check your schedule now to make sure you have no conflicts! Regardless of your grade in any other part of the class, you will fail the class if you do not take the final examination.

Attendance: Students should attend every class. Please contact me by e-mail if you will be absent. Each unexcused absence will result in a lower weekly Classroom Participation grade.

Make-Ups: Quizzes must be made up within one week. Late homework should be turned in within one week of the due date. The final cannot be made up or rescheduled without legitimate reason.

Graduating MCLS Majors: If you are a major graduating at the end of this semester, you are expected to take an Outcomes Assessment Examination near the end of the semester. Please contact the department secretary to arrange this.

Classroom Policies

  • The use of cell phones, pagers, iPods or mp3 players and all other electronic equipment during class is prohibited unless otherwise indicated by your instructor. All equipment must be turned off in the classroom. Any evidence of cell phones (use, ringing, buzzing, etc.) and similar equipment use will result in an automatic zero in participation for that day. Using a cell phone during a composition or test will result in a zero on that assignment.
  • CELL PHONE CLASS POLICY: In addition to losing participation points, any student caught using a cell phone in class (texting, calling, or receiving calls) will be required to bring a treat for the entire class by the following class period. The type treat will be decided upon by the class at the beginning of the semester. The student caught violating this policy may bring the treats the following class day and but no later than two class periods.



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