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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Arabic and Film Studies

Programme code:BA-ARAB&FSUCAS code:WR55
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 draw out latent research and student education synergies across the SMLC to provide a sector-leading, research-led programme focussed on the analysis of film and modern languages in their cultural and political context. The film provision will also complement the praxis-based programmes offered by colleagues in ICS. JH Modern Languages and Film Studies is not offered by any of our regional competitors, which will add to the distinctiveness of our provision.

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.


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 Arabic and 40 credits in Film Studies, plus a 20-credit cornerstone module.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ARAB1001Beginning Arabic 1
Pre-requisite for: ARAB1002
20 creditsSemester 1
ARAB1002Beginning Arabic 220 creditsSemester 2
ARAB1150Early and Medieval Islamic History20 creditsSemester 2
MODL1050Introduction to Audio-Visual Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1700Introduction to Film Studies I20 creditsSemester 1
MODL1800Introduction to Film Studies II20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

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]

The candidate will spend the second year of the programme in an Arabic-speaking country, approved by the School.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

ARAB9001Year Abroad120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2


Year 3 - View timetable

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

In Level 2 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take 60 credits in Arabic and 40 credits in Film Studies. The remaining credits should be taken in either one of the named subjects or taken as discovery modules.

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:

ARAB2010Advanced Arabic Grammar and Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB2020Essential Skills in Practical Arabic
Pre-requisite for: ARAB3020
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2230From Film Noir to Asia Extreme: Questioning Genre in World Cinemas20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

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

ARAB2075Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature20 creditsNot running in 201718
ARAB2180Culture and Society in the Arab World20 creditsSemester 1
ARAB2310Modern Middle Eastern History20 creditsSemester 2
ARAB2880Contemporary Arabic Media20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

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

ARTF2044Cinema and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
COMM2850Cinematic Themes20 creditsSemester 2
GERM2050From Caligari to Hitler: Introduction to German Cinema20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL2200Italian Cinema: Genre and Social Change20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2020Adaptation and Interpretation: Film and Intermedial Storytelling20 creditsNot running in 201718
MODL2110The Seventh Art: Cinema in France20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2250Digital Communications Across Cultures20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Not all modules will be available every year.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year 4 - View timetable

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

In Level 3 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take 60 credits in Arabic and 40 credits in Film Studies, including at least 20 credits as a Final Year Project module which can be taken in and count towards either of the named subjects. 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 modules:

ARAB3020Advanced Skills in Arabic Language20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB3110Middle Eastern Politics: Regimes, Societies and Conflict20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3230Cinema in the Digital Era20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

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

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

ARAB3010Arabic Stylistics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB3050Arab Drama on Stage and Screen20 creditsSemester 1
ARAB3072Islam and Modernity20 creditsSemester 1
ARAB3140Authoritarianism and Democratisation in the Arab World20 creditsNot running in 201718
ARAB3888Advanced Media Arabic: Translation Skills in Text Typology20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

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

ARAB3050Arab Drama on Stage and Screen20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3410Classics on Screen: Antiquity through a Modern Lens20 creditsNot running in 201718
COMM3120Film Theory and Aesthetics20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3350Japanese Cinema in the World20 creditsSemester 2
GERM3080Contemporary German Cinema20 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL3110Italian Cinemas/Italian Histories20 creditsNot running in 201718
MODL3040Hollywood and its Others20 creditsSemester 2
MODL3500Francophone Cinema - Postcolonial Images20 creditsNot running in 201718
MODL3510Gender, Sex and Cinema in France20 creditsSemester 2

NB: 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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