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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Arabic and International Business

Programme code:BA-ARAB&IBUSUCAS code:1TN0
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Wolfgang Keinhorst Contact address:w.keinhorst@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:

QAA Subject benchmark statement Languages and Related Subjects

http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/languages07.pdf

QAA Subject benchmark statement General Business and Management (2007)

http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/GeneralBusinessManagement.pdf

Programme specification:

The programme will:
- enable students to study the disciplines of International Business and Arabic to the same depth as Single Honours students of the disciplines, but with less breadth in each. This means that Joint Honours students will normally be required to take compulsory modules and a subset of the optional modules that are also part of the corresponding Single Honours degree programmes, and that they will be assessed on those modules using criteria identical to those applied to Single Honours students. Joint Honours students will reach the same levels of fluency and accuracy in Arabic as Single Honours students
- at Level One, allow students the flexibility to extend their intercultural and interdisciplinary knowledge and skills by means of a ‘cornerstone’ module, Intercultural Competence: Theory and Application, exploring a particular aspect of the field of international business and management.
- at Levels Two and Three, allow students to choose, within certain parameters, optional modules from the full range available within each discipline, and thereby devise pathways of their own choosing.
- require students to undertake one year residence abroad in the second year in the Arab world where students follow a prescribed course of study in language, and in some cases non-language courses. Subject to the approval of the SMLC Residence Abroad Committee in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, students may do a work placement in the Arab world. This should include an element of language study.
- Give students at Level Three the opportunity to undertake a significant piece of independent research in the realms of international business and/or Arabic language and/or culture.
- require students to acquire the flexibility of mind and variety of learning techniques needed to switch between the two disciplines.
- provide a basis for further advanced study in either International Business or Arabic, or in a cognate interdisciplinary area.
- have the flexibility to allow students to change programme upon successful completion of Level One, subject to approval. It may be possible to switch from Joint Honours International Business & Arabic into Single Honours in either discipline.


Year 1 - View timetable

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

In Level 1 students must study 120-125 credits. Students are required to take 60-65 credits in Arabic and 40 credits in International Business, 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
LUBS1100Personal Tutorials for International Business10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1140Principles of International Business
Pre-requisite for: LUBS2860
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1175Global Entrepreneurship10 creditsSemester 2
MODL1090Intercultural Competence: Theory and Application20 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 60 credits in International Business.

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
LUBS2415Research Methods in International Business20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2860Managing International Business20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

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

ARAB2066Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
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 20 credits from the following optional modules:

HIST2654Global Business History20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2400The International Economic Environment10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2410Small Business Internationalisation and Growth10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2820Contemporary Topics in International Business10 creditsSemester 1

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 each of Arabic and International Business, including a 40 credit Final Year Project module taken on the International Business side but which will cover both 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 modules:

ARAB3020Advanced Skills in Arabic Language20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB3110Middle Eastern Politics: Regimes, Societies and Conflict20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3321International Business Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3860International Strategic Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 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.

Last updated: 10/08/2017

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