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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Asia Pacific Studies and French

Programme code:BA-APS&FRENUCAS code:RT13
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:

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

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 three 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 a basis for further advanced study in either of the disciplines or in a cognate interdisciplinary area.

General
- The distinctiveness, appeal and strength of University of Leeds joint honours programmes lie in the unusual combination of depth, breadth and flexibility which they offer, as well as in the exceptional range of degree combinations available.
- They permit students to study two disciplines, in depth and to degree level while acquiring a broader range of skills than is typically possible within a single honours degree.
- They are emphatically joint honours programmes, rather than integrated programmes: students can therefore make the links they choose from the wide choice of optional modules available within each discipline. Within certain parameters, they thus effectively make connections and devise pathways according to their own preferences, rather than being faced with a prescribed combination of modules chosen for them by others.
- The students must acquire the flexibility of mind and variety of learning techniques needed to switch between the two disciplines.
- A further element of distinctiveness is the flexibility of the programme structure, which allows joint honours students to change direction more easily, and more radically, than single honours students.
- Many of these programmes also allow the opportunity to undertake a work placement, field work or study abroad.


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 Asia Pacific Studies and 40 credits in French, plus a 20 credit cornerstone module.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

FREN1010Language Awareness and Skills
Pre-requisite for: FREN2010/15
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN1020Introduction to French Studies (Resistance and Desire)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following modules:

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

Other relevant East Asian language or FLTU modules may be allowed with permission of Programme Manager

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following Asia Pacific Studies optional modules.
Please note that EAST1051 is mutually exclusive with both EAST1052 and EAST1053

EAST1010Basic Chinese Language 120 creditsSemester 1
EAST1020Basic Chinese Language 220 creditsSemester 2
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
EAST1210Basic Japanese Language (1)20 creditsSemester 1
EAST1220Basic Japanese Language (2)20 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

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

Discovery modules:


Year 2 - View timetable

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

In Level 2 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in each of their main subjects. Of the remaining credits, 20 credits should be taken in one of the named subjects; the final 20 credits may be taken as discovery modules or in either of the named subjects.

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 module:

FREN2010Language in Contexts
Pre-requisite for: FREN9001
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits froim the following 8 modules at either level 2 or level 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 will be required to study a minimum of 20 and up to 60 credits from the following optional modules:

FREN2060Aspects of French History 1789-191420 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2080Laughter, Love and Chivalry: Society and Culture in the French Middle Ages20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2090Politics and Society in France since 194520 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2120The Foundations of Modern French Thought20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2160Francophone Africa20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2190The Age of Extremes: Culture, Crisis and Commitment between the Wars20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2200The Seventh Art - Cinema in France20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2240The French Language Today20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN2260Black Atlantic: African and Caribbean Culture in French20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN2280Culture and Society in Early Modern France20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN2290The Short Form in French and Francophone Literature20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN2320The Pleasures of French Poetry20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2330Francophone Africa and the Caribbean20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN2340Twentieth and Twenty-First Century French Fiction20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2355Introduction to Professional Translation and Interpreting15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2001Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Students wishing to choose MODL2001 as one of their French options must take a minimum of 60 credits in French in level 2 including FREN2010.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates will be required to study 60 - 80 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
EAST2600Contemporary Southeast Asia20 credits 
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
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

- Not all modules will be available every year.
- 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 3 - View timetable

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

Candidates will spend the third year in France or a French-speaking country.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

FREN9001Year Abroad
Pre-requisite for: FREN3010
120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2


Year 4 - View timetable

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

In Level 3 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in each of their main subjects, plus at least 20-credits as a Final Year Project which can be taken in and count towards either subject. Any remaining credits can be taken in either of the named subjects or as discovery modules. A maximum of 20 credits of discovery modules may be taken in level 3. 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 module:

FREN3010Advanced Language Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

MODL3300Final Year Project: Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3310Final Year Project: Extended Essay20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3320Final Year Project: Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3340Final Year Project: Extended Translation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3350Final Year Project: Digital Documentary40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NB: Asia Pacific Studies students may only count MODL3310 as their Final Year Project module. French students can take any of the modules listed in this section.

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following modules at either level 2 or level 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

- Students who fail one or more of these modules may only proceed on an ordinary degree.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates will be required to study at least 20 and up to 60 credits from the following optional modules:

FREN3045Antiracism in France since 194520 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN3070Bilingual Liaison Interpreting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3460The Art of Romance: Love, Marriage and Gender in Medieval France20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3480Twentieth Century French Literature and the Visual Arts20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN3490Post-Holocaust Culture in France20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN3585Camera Lucida: Theory, Practice and Writing of Photography20 creditsSemester 2
FREN3591Heroines: Representations of Mythological Women from Antiquity to the Present20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3611Francophone Cinema - Postcolonial Images20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN3620Mémoires de guerre: France and the First World War20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3632Representing Empire20 creditsSemester 1
FREN3641The Algerian War of Independence: From the Colonial to the Post-Colonial20 creditsSemester 1
FREN3680The French Novel in the Nineteenth Century: From the Mill to the Mine20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3681The French Novel in the Nineteenth Century20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN3691Representations of the City20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN3711Francophone Voices - Textual and Cultural Analysis20 creditsSemester 2
FREN3730French as a Professional Language20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3751Gender, Sex and Cinema in France20 creditsSemester 2
FREN3770Theory and Practice in French-English Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3835Surrealism to Slam. Modern French Poetry and Protest20 creditsSemester 1
FREN3840The Sublime and the Abject in French Literature and Thought20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN3845The Sublime and the Abject in French Literature and Thought20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN3860French Popular Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3865Paris in Revolt. The May 1968 events, past and present20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN3880Introduction to Professional Translation and Interpreting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3800Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Please note:
- The following modules are mutually exclusive: FREN3070, FREN3730 and FREN3770. Candidates may only enrol on one of these modules.
- Students wishing to choose MODL3800 as one of their French options must take a minimum of 60 credits in French in the final year including FREN3010.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates will be required to study 60 - 80 credits from the following modules 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
EAST2600Contemporary Southeast Asia20 credits 
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

- Not all modules will be available every year.
- 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.

Last updated: 10/08/2017

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