Economic-Legal-Social Translation German ‒ Greek I


Teaching Staff: Vraila Stavroula-Paraskevi
Course Code: ET-5236
Gram-Web Code: ΟΜ2505-1Θ
Course Category: Specialization
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: German / Greek
Semester: 5th΄
ECTS: 3
Total Hours: 2
Erasmus: Not Available

Short Description:

This module focuses on the analysis and translation of legal texts from German into Greek based on the Skopos Theory of Translation and the familiarization of students with the legal and judicial system of Germany. Students will be requested to analyse the macro-objective and micro-objective structure of legal and judicial texts, to translate them into Greek and to analyse and critique legal texts that are already translated into Greek. Finally, students will create their own glossary of legal and judicial terms.

Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

  • understand the complexity, composition and structure of the German Constitution and Civil Law
  • distinguish special features of legal terminology and stylistics
  • recognize the differences and similarities between the judicial and legal systems of Germany and Greece
  • understand the role of the legal system in German society
  • develop critical thinking on issues pertaining to translation options depending on the type of legal text
  • translate with the help of translation tools while respecting the intercultural elements and the peculiarities of the textual genre
  • address the challenges of legal and judicial translation by appropriate theory application
  • form a glossary of terms through specialized technological programs
Suggested Bibliography:

Παγώνα Τιγρέ: Εγχειρίδιο γερμανικής νομικής ορολογίας - Handbuch der deutschen juristischen Fachsprache (αυτοέκδοση, 2018)

Κωνσταντίνος Βαθιώτης: Γερμανο-ελληνικό/ ελληνο-γερμανικό λεξικό νομικών όρων (Νομική Βιβλιοθήκη, 2015)

Teaching Methods:

Face to face. Along with the lectures, students will be asked to apply in real time, the theory and techniques that have been taught. In cooperation with the professor, students will discuss all their translation options and the process they have chosen during the translation act.

New Technologies:

Use of ICT in teaching

Evaluation Methods:

Written examination at the end of the semester. The students are asked to translate into Greek an English text of about 400 words following specific translating instructions. 


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