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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Asia Pacific Studies and Japanese

Programme code:BA-APS&JAPNUCAS code:TT23
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:

languages, related studies and area studies

Programme specification:

- 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 students but with less breadth in each discipline;
- provide students with the ability oto understand the range of written, spoken and broadcast material in Japanese and the ability to communicate effectively with Japanese speakers;
- enable students to spend a period of study in a Japanese university and to immerse themselves in Japanese society;
- provide 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 Japanese 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:

EAST1210Basic Japanese Language (1)20 creditsSemester 1
EAST1220Basic Japanese Language (2)20 creditsSemester 2

Students with prior knowledge of Japanese 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:

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 may not select a module from this list that they have selected in the list below.

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

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

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]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

EAST9012Year Abroad in Japan120 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 compulsory modules:

EAST2212Japanese 2A: Written Communication Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST2222Japanese 2B: Spoken Communication Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Asia Pacific Studies
Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following core modules over level 2 and 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 between 80 and 100 credits from the following optional 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
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 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:

EAST3285Japanese 3: Advanced Communication Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

At Level 3 students must take a minimum of a 100 credits of level 3 modules (i.e EAST 3XXX) in order to qualify for the degree.

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 are required to study 40 credits from the following list of optional modules.

EAST3015Religion in China20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3252Modern Japanese History20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3256Narratives of Japanese Modernity: Fiction and Film20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3271East Asia's Regional Political Economy20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3281Advanced Japanese in Context 1: Politics and International Relations20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3284Advanced Japanese in Context 4: Literature20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3286Advanced Japanese in Context: Culture and Identity20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3287Advanced Japanese in Context 5: Japanese Diplomacy and Foreign Policy in Historical Context20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3288Advanced Japanese in Context 6: Japanese Religion and Culture in Historical Context20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3350Japanese Cinema in the World20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3580Advanced Japanese in Translation20 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

- Candidates may not take a module from this group that they have taken in another group/year.

Asia Pacific Studies
Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following core modules over level 2 and 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

- 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 will be required to study between 80 and 100 credits from the following optional 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

- Students may only choose up to 20 credits of modules, which are not level-3 coded modules (eg EAST3XXX) in the final year.
- 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 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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