Elective Course (E)

The purpose of this course is to initiate students in specific notions of Political Science, namely those referring to the notion of State, the Geopolitics and the political systems in Europe and North America.

Governments and international organizations regard transnational organized crime (including terrorism) as a principal security threat of the 21st Century. This course will examine both the institutional and legal framework for combating this threat in the framework of the global economic transactions and capital flows.

The module centres around the study of style and its characteristics in factual and literary texts, the speech levels of Greek, the various text genres, the relationship between style and translation, the translation difficulties which arise at the level of style, the translation of textual features, etc. The aim of the module is the study of the stylistic characteristics of different text types and different registers used in Greek and the difficulties which are inherent in the translation process through comparing and contrasting originals and translations.

The aim of the module is to provide an introduction to Audiovisual Translation (AVT) and to familiarise students with this type of multimedia translation which poses various restrictions to translators and differs greatly from traditional interlingual translation. Dubbing, Audio Description, subtitling for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) are all covered, but emphasis is placed on interlingual subtitling which constitutes the prime type of AVT in Greece. Students use the free software Subtitling Workshop, while other key subtitling programs are also introduced.

The module seeks to introduce students to the translation of EU texts. This involves an introduction to the nooks and crannies of the European edifice as well as the idiosyncracies of EU texts. Emphasis is given on the linguistic equality of EU texts and their subsequent surface similarity and ‘hybridity’. Students learn how to produce texts which not only conform to Target Readership (TR) expectations and are terminologically accurate, but which are also in line with the EU Institutions demands and guidelines.

English Literature II is a course designed to give students a brief overview of England’s literature throughout the centuries with a focus on the Romantic, Georgian and Victorian Age. It examines areas such as literary devices, linguistics and language, pragmatics, as well as the socio-cultural and historical context of this era.

Art, philosophy, politics in the 21st century. Understanding postmodern thought, translating postmodern texts. In english and/or in french.

The module teaches the basic functionality and most common functions of Spreadsheets, while special attention is given in searching functions for finding words in existing glossaries. The module further teaches the basic principles of databases with priority in the design of a dictionary data base. It also attempts data base creation in Microsoft Access.

The module teaches the basic principles of IT, the hardware and software of computers and the basic workings of the Internet and Email, while particular focus is given to text processing using Microsoft Word, where the students are taught advanced Word functions and methods, like working in grand scale documents. This allows the students to do their Degree project and Masters project reports with ease as they can fully utilize Word automation in chapter indexing, content index, etc. Finally, the module also provides the basics in working with Microsoft PowerPoint.

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