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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Arabic and Portuguese

Programme code:BA-ARAB&PORTUCAS code:RT56
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 60 credits of Portuguese.

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
SPPO1035Introduction to Brazil, Portugal and Portuguese Speaking Africa20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO1080Portuguese Language for Beginners 1A20 creditsSemester 1
SPPO1081Portuguese Language for Beginners 1B20 creditsSemester 2

NB. Students with prior knowledge of Portuguese may, at the discretion of the programme manager, substitute SPPO1083 (40 credits) for SPPO1080 and SPPO1081 (40 credits).

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

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
SPPO2091Portuguese Language Skills15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO9002Term Abroad30 creditsSemester 2

NB. Students who have completed SPPO1083 and have performed exceptionally well in that module, may, at the discretion of the programme manager, take MODL2005 Linguists into Schools and teach Portuguese in a local school, instead of taking SPPO2091.

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:

MODL2005Linguists into Schools15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2021Film and Literature in the Portuguese-speaking World15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2411Culture and Society in the Portuguese-Speaking World15 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 Portuguese, 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
SPPO3110Advanced Portuguese Language20 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:

MODL3800Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO3035From Bolívar to Chávez: Revolutionary Icons in Contemporary Latin American Culture20 creditsSemester 2
SPPO3361The Regulation of Sexuality in Iberia and Latin America20 creditsSemester 2
SPPO3570Viva! Contemporary Film Industries of Latin America and the Marketing of 'Latin American-ness'20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO3670Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Latin American Culture20 creditsSemester 1
SPPO3690New Media in Latin America20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO3700Sao Paulo, Lisboa, Maputo: Urban Realities and Representations in the Portuguese Speaking World20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Students wishing to choose MODL3800 as one of their Portuguese options must take a minimum of 60 credits in Portuguese in the final year including SPPO3110.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Last updated: 10/08/2017

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