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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Asia Pacific Studies and Chinese

Programme code:BA-APS&CHINUCAS code:TT13
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Ingo Cornils Contact address:i.cornils@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 485

Entry requirements:

For entry requirements for this course please visit www.leeds.ac.uk/coursefinder

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

East Asian Studies, School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

East Asian Studies

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

The programme will:
- enable students to work across more than one discipline by providing the flexibility to study two disciplines at level one;
- allow the study of two disciplines to the same depth as any single honours student but with less breadth in each discipline;
- provide students with the ability to understand a range of written, spoken and broadcast material in Chinese and the ability to communicate effectively with Chinese speakers;
- enable students to spend a period of study in a Chinese university and to immerse themselves in Chinese society;
- provide a basis for further advanced study in either of the disciplines or in a cognate interdisciplinary area.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

In level 1 students must study 120-125 credits. Students are required to take 60 credits in Chinese and 40 credits in Asia Pacific Studies, plus a 20-credit cornerstone module.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

EAST1010Basic Chinese Language 120 creditsSemester 1
EAST1020Basic Chinese Language 220 creditsSemester 2

Students with prior knowledge of Chinese will, subject to a placement test, study more advanced language modules, as appropriate in their first year.

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following modules. Students are strongly encouraged to study at least one of EAST1070 and EAST1080.

EAST1051History and Culture of Imperial China20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST1070Modern China10 creditsSemester 2
EAST1080Chinese Culture in the Twentieth Century10 creditsSemester 2
EAST1263Japan in War and Peace10 creditsSemester 2
EAST1265Japan: History and International Politics10 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST1450Foundations of East Asia20 creditsSemester 1
EAST1550Introduction to East Asian Religions20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following optional modules.

Please note that EAST1051 is mutually exclusive with both EAST1052 and EAST1053

EAST1051History and Culture of Imperial China20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST1052History and Culture of Early Imperial China10 creditsSemester 1
EAST1053History and Culture of Late Imperial China10 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST1070Modern China10 creditsSemester 2
EAST1080Chinese Culture in the Twentieth Century10 creditsSemester 2
EAST1263Japan in War and Peace10 creditsSemester 2
EAST1265Japan: History and International Politics10 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST1266Japan: A Cultural History from Buddhism to Murakami Haruki10 creditsSemester 1
EAST1450Foundations of East Asia20 creditsSemester 1
EAST1500Introduction to Religious and Philosophical Texts of East Asia20 creditsSemester 2
EAST1550Introduction to East Asian Religions20 creditsSemester 1
EAST1703Basic Thai Language and Culture 120 creditsSemester 1
EAST1704Basic Thai Language and Culture 220 creditsSemester 2

- Other relevant East Asian language or FLTU modules may be allowed with permission of Programme Manager
- Candidates may not take a module from this group that they taken in another group/year.

Students will be required to take 20 credits from the following cornerstone modules:

MODL1070World Histories20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1090Intercultural Competence: Theory and Application20 creditsSemester 2
MODL1100Politics, Culture and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1401Discourse, Culture and Identity20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

As part of your induction to academic work, and in order to provide you with additional support in key areas of your programme, students are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to undertake the following 5-credit Study Skills module. This module resides above the required 120 credits students take in Level 1 and as such it is not compulsory, but it draws together key guidance that augments provision elsewhere.

MODL1500LCS Academic Essentials5 creditsSemester 1


Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will spend the second year studying at a University in China or Taiwan.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

EAST9011Year Abroad in China120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2


Year 3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

In Level 2 students must study 120 credits.

In order to be eligible for an Honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3).

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 8 modules over levels 2 and 3.

EAST2015Chinese 2A20 creditsSemester 1
EAST2016Chinese 2B20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following modules over levels 2 and 3:

EAST2007Japan's International Relations20 creditsSemester 2
EAST2008The Making of Modern Thailand20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3035Energy Security: Global and Asian Perspectives20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3271East Asia's Regional Political Economy20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3602Sino-Japanese Relations: Past and Present20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3604Korea: Politics, Economy and International Relations20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3703South East Asia in the Global Context20 creditsSemester 1

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates may choose to study between 80 and 100 credits from the following list over Levels 2 and 3.

EAST2006China Since 197920 creditsSemester 1
EAST2007Japan's International Relations20 creditsSemester 2
EAST2008The Making of Modern Thailand20 creditsSemester 2
EAST2009Classics of Chinese Literature and Thought20 creditsSemester 2
EAST2180An Introduction to Cantonese (1)10 creditsSemester 1
EAST2182Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers 110 creditsSemester 1
EAST2190An Introduction to Cantonese (2)10 creditsSemester 2
EAST2192Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers 210 creditsSemester 2
EAST2300Intermediate Japanese (1)20 creditsSemester 1
EAST2305Intermediate Japanese 220 creditsSemester 2
EAST2350Politics in Contemporary Japan20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST2470Japanese Literature in Translation: Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan20 creditsSemester 1
EAST2480Japanese Development Assistance in a Globalising World20 creditsSemester 1
EAST2550Intermediate Chinese (1)20 creditsSemester 1
EAST2570Intermediate Chinese (II)20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3015Religion in China20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3020Civil Society and the Non-Profit Sector in Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3025Chinese Linguistics: Theory and Practice20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST3035Energy Security: Global and Asian Perspectives20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3120Classical Chinese20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3130Pre-Modern Chinese Fiction and Drama20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3140Chinese Society20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3150Women and Family in Chinese Society20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3252Modern Japanese History20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3256Narratives of Japanese Modernity: Fiction and Film20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3271East Asia's Regional Political Economy20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3350Japanese Cinema in the World20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3602Sino-Japanese Relations: Past and Present20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3604Korea: Politics, Economy and International Relations20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3702Religion in Japan20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3703South East Asia in the Global Context20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3707Buddhism: A Lived Tradition20 creditsSemester 2
FOAR2000Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Not all modules will be available every year.
- The research project undertaken as part of FOAR2000 must relate to East Asian Studies.
- Candidates may not take a module from this group that they taken in another group/year.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of discovery modules in a third subject or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.


Year 4 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

In Level 3 students must study 120 credits. Finalists may only take level 1 modules which are listed as discovery skills modules (skd) and only to the value of 20 credits.

In order to be eligible for an Honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3).

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules.

EAST3275Chinese 3: Advanced Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study ONE of the following Final Year Project modules.

MODL3310Final Year Project: Extended Essay20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3320Final Year Project: Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits out of the following Asia Pacific Studies modules over levels 2 and 3:

EAST2007Japan's International Relations20 creditsSemester 2
EAST2008The Making of Modern Thailand20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3035Energy Security: Global and Asian Perspectives20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3271East Asia's Regional Political Economy20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3602Sino-Japanese Relations: Past and Present20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3604Korea: Politics, Economy and International Relations20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3703South East Asia in the Global Context20 creditsSemester 1

- Not all modules will be available every year.
- Candidates may not take a module from this group that they taken in another group/year.

Candidates who choose a Final Year Project on the Chinese half of their programme will be required to study 20 credits from among any of the modules on Option List A or Option List B.

Candidates who choose a Final Year Project on the Asia Pacific Studies half of their programme will be required to study 40 credits in total – 20 credits from Optional Modules List A and 20 credits from Optional Modules List B.

Optional Modules List A:

EAST3051Modern Documentary Chinese: Politics and Law10 creditsSemester 1
EAST3052Modern Documentary Chinese: Society and Development10 creditsSemester 2
EAST3070Contemporary Chinese Literature10 creditsSemester 2
EAST3080Chinese Literature 1912 - 194910 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3620Practical Chinese-English Translation10 creditsSemester 2

Optional Modules List B:

EAST2009Classics of Chinese Literature and Thought20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3015Religion in China20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3020Civil Society and the Non-Profit Sector in Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3025Chinese Linguistics: Theory and Practice20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST3051Modern Documentary Chinese: Politics and Law10 creditsSemester 1
EAST3052Modern Documentary Chinese: Society and Development10 creditsSemester 2
EAST3070Contemporary Chinese Literature10 creditsSemester 2
EAST3080Chinese Literature 1912 - 194910 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3102Chinese Language for International Trade and Business20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3120Classical Chinese20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3130Pre-Modern Chinese Fiction and Drama20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3140Chinese Society20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3150Women and Family in Chinese Society20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3252Modern Japanese History20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3271East Asia's Regional Political Economy20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3350Japanese Cinema in the World20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3602Sino-Japanese Relations: Past and Present20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3604Korea: Politics, Economy and International Relations20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3702Religion in Japan20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3703South East Asia in the Global Context20 creditsSemester 1
FOAR3150Religion and Violence20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3800Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Students wishing to choose MODL3800 as one of their Chinese options must take a minimum of 60 credits in Chinese in the final year including EAST3275.
- Candidates may not take a module from this group that they have taken in another group/year.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates will be required to study between 80 and 100 credits from the following optional modules over levels 2 and 3 though students are strongly recommended to study Level 3 modules at Level 3.

EAST2006China Since 197920 creditsSemester 1
EAST2007Japan's International Relations20 creditsSemester 2
EAST2008The Making of Modern Thailand20 creditsSemester 2
EAST2009Classics of Chinese Literature and Thought20 creditsSemester 2
EAST2180An Introduction to Cantonese (1)10 creditsSemester 1
EAST2182Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers 110 creditsSemester 1
EAST2190An Introduction to Cantonese (2)10 creditsSemester 2
EAST2192Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers 210 creditsSemester 2
EAST2300Intermediate Japanese (1)20 creditsSemester 1
EAST2305Intermediate Japanese 220 creditsSemester 2
EAST2350Politics in Contemporary Japan20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST2470Japanese Literature in Translation: Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan20 creditsSemester 1
EAST2480Japanese Development Assistance in a Globalising World20 creditsSemester 1
EAST2550Intermediate Chinese (1)20 creditsSemester 1
EAST2570Intermediate Chinese (II)20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3015Religion in China20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3020Civil Society and the Non-Profit Sector in Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3035Energy Security: Global and Asian Perspectives20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3140Chinese Society20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3150Women and Family in Chinese Society20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3252Modern Japanese History20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3256Narratives of Japanese Modernity: Fiction and Film20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3271East Asia's Regional Political Economy20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3350Japanese Cinema in the World20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3602Sino-Japanese Relations: Past and Present20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3604Korea: Politics, Economy and International Relations20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3702Religion in Japan20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3703South East Asia in the Global Context20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3707Buddhism: A Lived Tradition20 creditsSemester 2
FOAR3150Religion and Violence20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Students may also take East Asian language modules with the permission of the Director of East Asian Studies.
- Candidates may not take a module from this group that they taken in another group/year.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of discovery modules in a third subject or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.

Last updated: 10/08/2017

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