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BA Arabic and Italian A

Programme code:BA-ARAB&ITUCAS code:RT36
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 of Arabic and 40 credits of Italian, 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
ITAL1010Italian Language20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 10 credits from the following optional modules:

ITAL1034Art and Literature in Medieval and Renaissance Italy: An Introduction10 creditsSemester 1
ITAL1040Italy from Fascism to the Present10 creditsSemester 1

Candidates will be required to study 10 credits from the following optional modules:

ITAL1085Skills and Issues in Italian Studies10 creditsSemester 2
ITAL1150Italian Cinema: An Introduction10 creditsSemester 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

Students are required to study 20 credits from the following cornerstone modules. However, they may choose to substitute with 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 sudent may not take cornerstone or discovery language modules in that language.
B. Candidates choosing a language module should ensure that 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
FLTU1401Beginners German20 creditsSemester 1
FLTU1402Beginners German 20 credits, Semester 220 creditsSemester 2
FLTU1403Beginners German 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1413Elementary German 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1423Lower Intermediate German 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1433Upper Intermediate German 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1443Advanced German20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
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
GERM1030German Core Language 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM1041German Core Language Intensive (I)20 creditsNot running in 201718
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 Italian, plus the Term Abroad, worth 30 credits, which will be spent in Italy.

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:

ARAB2011Advanced Arabic Grammar and Translation15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB2021Essential Skills in Practical Arabic
Pre-requisite for: ARAB3020
15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL2011Italian Language15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL9002Term Abroad Italy30 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:

ITAL2024Introduction to Dante's Comedy15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL2026Linguistic Variety in Modern Italy15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL2091Power, Pain and Beauty: Introduction to the Art and Literature of the Italian Renaissance15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL2094The Italian Renaissance: Ideals and Realities15 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL2201Italian Cinema: Genre and Social Change15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL2301Italy: Regions, Identities and Nation15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL2401Tall Tales: An Introduction to the Italian Short Story15 creditsNot running in 201718
MODL2005Linguists into Schools15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

Discovery modules:

ARAB2011Advanced Arabic Grammar and Translation15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB2021Essential Skills in Practical Arabic
Pre-requisite for: ARAB3020
15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL2011Italian Language15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL9002Term Abroad Italy30 creditsSemester 2


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 Italian, including at least 20 credits as a Final Year Project module which can be taken in and count towards either of the named subjects. The remaining 20 credits can be taken in either of the two 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
ITAL3010Italian 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

NB: Italian students may only count MODL3310 or MODL3320 as their Final Year Project module. Arabic students can take any of the modules listed in this section.

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 at least 20 credits from the following optional modules:

ITAL3025Italian Terrorisms/Italian Film20 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL3033The Making of the Italian Language: From Dante to the Present20 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL3110Italian Cinemas/Italian Histories20 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL3153Primo Levi: From Testimony to Fiction20 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL3233Minority Languages and Dialects in Italy from Fascism to the Present20 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL3253Language and Identity in Twentieth-Century Italian Novels20 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL3310'Giocare al Romanzo': Italo Calvino and the Novel, from Neorealism to Postmodern20 creditsSemester 1
ITAL3340Bad Christmas Films: The Italian Cinepanettone20 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL3350Specialised Uses of Italian20 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL3370Dark Italy: Italian Crime Fiction20 creditsSemester 2
ITAL3375A Year With 366 Days: A Journey Through Petrarch's Canzoniere20 creditsSemester 2
ITAL3400Made in Italy. Italian for Business20 creditsSemester 2
ITAL3450Family Novels: Life Stories, Gender and Social Change in Modern Italy20 creditsNot running in 201718

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

Last updated: 01/12/2017

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