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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Arabic and German

Programme code:BA-ARAB&GERMUCAS code:RT26
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 Arabic and 40 credits in German, plus a 20 credit cornerstone module (or 20 credits of language modules.)

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
GERM1030German Core Language 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 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

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

GERM1060Introduction to Modern Germany20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM1070Approaching German Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM1110Skills in German Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students are required to study 20 credits from the following cornerstone modules. However they may choose to substitute one of the language modules in the list of options in the subsequent subset.
A. if a language is named on the degree programme, the student may not take cornerstone or discovery language modules in that language.
B. Candidates choosing a language module should ensure they also enrol onto any co-requisite modules as part of their discovery credits.
C. Candidates thinking of changing programme at the end of level 1 should seek advice before choosing their cornerstone and discovery modules. Subject-areas in SMLC require students to have taken 40 credits in a language.

MODL1050Introduction to Audio-Visual Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1060Language: Structure and Sound20 creditsSemester 1
MODL1070World Histories20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1090Intercultural Competence: Theory and Application20 creditsSemester 2
MODL1100Politics, Culture and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1150Worlds of Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1401Discourse, Culture and Identity20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB1003Persian for Beginners20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB1006Turkish for Beginners20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1200Intermediate Ancient Greek20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1250Intermediate Latin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1810Beginners Ancient Greek20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1910Beginners Latin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST1703Basic Thai Language and Culture 120 creditsSemester 1
FLTU1003Beginners Korean20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1020Beginners Japanese20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1021Elementary Japanese20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1022Beginners Japanese20 creditsSemester 2
FLTU1023Lower Intermediate Japanese20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1103Beginners Polish20 creditsNot running in 201718
FLTU1123Lower Intermediate Korean20 creditsNot running in 201718
FLTU1301Beginners French 20 credits, Semester 120 creditsSemester 1
FLTU1302Beginners French 20 credits, Semester 220 creditsSemester 2
FLTU1303Beginners French 20 credits, Semester 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1313Elementary French 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1322Lower Intermediate French 20 credits, Semester 220 creditsSemester 2
FLTU1323Lower Intermediate French 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1333Upper Intermediate French 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1345Advanced French20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1500Beginners Greek20 creditsNot running in 201718
FLTU1513Elementary Greek20 creditsNot running in 201718
FLTU1555Beginners Punjabi20 creditsNot running in 201718
FLTU1601Beginners Italian 20 credits, Semester 120 creditsSemester 1
FLTU1602Beginners Italian 20 credits, Semester 220 creditsSemester 2
FLTU1603Beginners Italian 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1612Elementary Italian 20 credits, Semester 220 creditsNot running in 201718
FLTU1613Elementary Italian 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1623Lower Intermediate Italian 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1703Beginners Modern Hebrew20 creditsNot running in 201718
FLTU1802Beginners Spanish 20 credits, Semester 220 creditsSemester 2
FLTU1803Beginners Spanish 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1808Beginners Spanish 20 credits, Semester 120 creditsSemester 1
FLTU1813Elementary Spanish 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1823Lower Intermediate Spanish20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1833Upper Intermediate Spanish20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1901Beginners Mandarin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1902Beginners Mandarin20 creditsSemester 2
FLTU1911Elementary Mandarin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1923Lower Intermediate Mandarin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN1010Language Awareness and Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL1010Italian Language20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL1030Beginners Italian 120 creditsSemester 1
SLAV1010Beginning Russian 120 creditsSemester 1
SLAV1101Core Russian Language 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV1111Beginners Czech20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO1010Practical Language Skills in Spanish 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO1025Beginners Portuguese20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO1080Portuguese Language for Beginners 1A20 creditsSemester 1
SPPO1084Intermediate Portuguese Language20 creditsSemester 1
SPPO1090Spanish Language for Beginners 1A20 creditsSemester 1
SPPO1091Pre-Intermediate Spanish Language (A2 of the CEFR)20 creditsSemester 2
SPPO1092Intermediate Spanish (B1 of the CEFR)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO1145Catalan Language and Culture I20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2


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 45 credits in each of Arabic and German, plus the Term Abroad, worth 30 credits, which will be spent in Germany.

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:

ARAB2011Advanced Arabic Grammar and Translation15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB2021Essential Skills in Practical Arabic
Pre-requisite for: ARAB3020
15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM2031German Core Language 2
Pre-requisite for: GERM3030
15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM9002German Term Abroad30 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 15 credits from the following optional modules:

ARAB2076Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature15 creditsNot running in 201718
ARAB2170Culture and Society in the Arab World15 creditsSemester 1
ARAB2290Modern Middle Eastern History15 creditsSemester 2
ARAB2881Contemporary Arab Media15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules:

GERM2041Applied German Language15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM2051From Caligari to Hitler: Introduction to German Cinema15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM2311Politics, Society and Culture in the 'Berlin Republic'15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM2401Gender, Culture and Representation in German History 1871-200015 creditsNot running in 201718
GERM2601The Shock of the New: Culture and Power in Germany from the Second to the Third Reich15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM2701Freedom and Control: Identities in Crisis in German Literature and Film15 creditsNot running in 201718
MODL2005Linguists into Schools15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.


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 German, 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 two main 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 modules:

ARAB3020Advanced Skills in Arabic Language20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM3030German Core Language 320 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

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 40 credits from the following optional modules:

ARAB3010Arabic Stylistics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB3050Arab Drama on Stage and Screen20 creditsSemester 1
ARAB3072Islam and Modernity20 creditsSemester 1
ARAB3110Middle Eastern Politics: Regimes, Societies and Conflict20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
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 between 20 and 40 credits from the following optional modules:

GERM3040Borders and Border-Crossings in Contemporary German Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM3060German for Professional Purposes20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM3080Contemporary German Cinema20 creditsNot running in 201718
GERM3092Advanced Translation from German into English20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM3100W. G. Sebald and the Politics of Literature20 creditsNot running in 201718
GERM3140War Imagined: Cultural Representations of War and Conflict in Germany20 creditsNot running in 201718
GERM3170German Utopian Thought in Fiction and Film20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM3180Screening Terrorism20 creditsSemester 1
GERM3190Christa Wolf's Stadt der Engel20 creditsNot running in 201718
GERM3200Untranslatable? German Literature as an Object of Cultural Exchange20 creditsNot running in 201718
GERM3250Perpetrators and/or Victims? Remembering the Second World War in Germany20 creditsNot running in 201718
GERM3750The German Student Movement20 creditsNot running in 201718
MODL3200Representing the Holocaust: Transgression and the Taboo20 creditsSemester 1
MODL3800Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Candidate wishing to choose MODL3800 as one of their German options must take a minimum of 60 credits in German in the final year including GERM3030.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Last updated: 10/08/2017

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