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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Arabic and Russian B

Programme code:BA-ARAB&RUSBUCAS code:RTR6
Duration:5 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Ingo Cornils Contact address:i.cornils@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 605

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 both Arabic and Russian.

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
SLAV1010Beginning Russian 1
Pre-requisite for: SLAV1020
20 creditsSemester 1
SLAV1020Beginning Russian 2
Pre-requisite for: SLAV9001
20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

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

SLAV1103Text and Context: Introduction to Russian Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV1104From Icons to iPods: Approaches to Russian Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 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


Year 2 - View timetable

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

Candidates will spend the second year of the programme in an Arabic-speaking country, approved by the department. Alternatively, candidates may spend the second year in the country relating to their other language.

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]

Candidates will spend the third year of their programme in Russia. Alternatively, candidates may spend the third year in the country relating to their other language.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

SLAV9001Year Abroad120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2


Year 4 - 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 Russian. The remaining credits should be taken in either 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
SLAV2101Core Russian Language 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

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:

FOAR2000Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV2103Applied Russian Language 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV2105Ideology and Imagination: Prose Literature in 19th Century Russia20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV2107Not by Bread Alone: Everyday Culture under the Soviet Regime20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV2109Postcommunist / Postmodernist Identities20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV2111The Sounds of Russian20 creditsNot running in 201718

- FOAR2000 can only be counted as a Russian module if the project undertaken relates to Russian and you have sought prior approval of the Programme Manager.
- 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.


Year 5 - 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 Russian. The remaining 20 credits can be taken in either of the two named subjects or as a Discovery Module.

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
SLAV3101Core Russian Language 320 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

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

ARAB3072Islam and Modernity20 creditsSemester 1
ARAB3110Middle Eastern Politics: Regimes, Societies and Conflict20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
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:

ARAB3010Arabic Stylistics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB3050Arab Drama on Stage and Screen20 creditsSemester 1
ARAB3140Authoritarianism and Democratisation in the Arab World20 creditsNot running in 201718
MODL3310Final Year Project: Extended Essay20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3320Final Year Project: Translation20 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:

MODL3310Final Year Project: Extended Essay20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3320Final Year Project: Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV3104Fyodor Dostoevsky: Artist and Prophet20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV3112Gender Identity in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia20 creditsNot running in 201718
SLAV3113Russian (New) Media20 creditsNot running in 201718
SLAV3114Russian Advanced Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV3116Imagining the Post-Soviet Realm: Popular Culture and Representation of Russia and the Newly Independent States since 199120 creditsNot running in 201718
SLAV3124Out of the frying pan into the fire: Russian society from perestroika to the Crimean annexation (1985-2015)20 creditsSemester 1

- Candidates may not take a module from this group that they taken in another group/year.
- Not all modules will be offered in each 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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