GlobELT 2023, Ankara, Turkey, 8 September - 11 October 2023, pp.41
THE ROLE OF EDUCATION COURSES IN THE CURRICULA OF ENGLISH TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING AND TRANSLATION STUDIES DEPARTMENTS: THE CASE OF UNIVERSITIES IN TURKEY
Betül ÖZCAN DOST
19 Mayis University, Turkey
There are many departments providing foreign language-based undergraduate education in Turkey. These departments have many common points both in terms of curricula and the fields of work of their graduates. It is possible to turn this situation into an advantage by preparing comprehensive teaching programs. The same is true for Translation and Interpreting and Translation Studies departments. Since translation is an inclusive field and its nature is suitable for interdisciplinary studies, it seems possible to do this in translation departments. Students graduating from translation departments can work both as freelance translators and as in-house translators. On the other hand, the fields of work of graduates are not limited to these options. Some of the graduates of these departments prefer to work as academicians or become teachers by taking formation courses. It may be useful to take all these possibilities into consideration when preparing teaching programs. Thanks to the programs prepared by considering all possibilities, it may be possible to educate versatile students and ensure that they are prepared in advance in different business lines. Based on this thought, this study aims to determine whether there are courses related to education in the curricula of 4-year English Translation and Interpreting and Translation Studies departments within the faculties or colleges of universities in Turkey, and if so, how often and in which semesters they are offered, and which field of education they are related to. Within the scope of the study, the curricula of English Translation and Interpreting departments in 53 universities and the curricula of Translation Studies departments in 2 universities were examined. Based on the data obtained, it is aimed to have information about the general situation of the courses related to education in these departments and to suggest ideas while preparing or updating the curricula in these departments.