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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Arabic and Theatre and Performance

Programme code:BA-ARAB&THEAUCAS code:T6W4
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:

QAA Subject benchmark statement Languages and Related Subjects
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/languages07.pdf

Dance, Drama and Performance (2007)
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Pages/Subject-benchmark-statement-Dance-drama-performance.aspx

Programme specification:

The programme will:

- Enable students to study the disciplines of Arabic and Theatre/Performance 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: Introduction to Audio-Visual Cultures, exploring a particular aspect of the field of Theatre/ Performance;
- 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 at an Arabic language institute in the Middle East/North Africa, where students follow a prescribed course of study in language;
- Give students at Level Three the opportunity to undertake an in-depth piece of independent research in the realms of theatre and performance including a case study of Arabic theatre and culture. In addition, students should use original source materials in the target language;
- 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 Theatre/Performance 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.


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 Theatre and Performance, 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
MODL1050Introduction to Audio-Visual Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PECI1703Performance Project 1: From Text to Performance20 creditsSemester 2
PECI1711Performance Perspectives20 creditsSemester 1

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

Discovery modules:


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 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 40 credits in Theatre and Performance. 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 Translation
Pre-requisite for: ARAB3020
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB2020Essential Skills in Practical Arabic20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PECI2704Interpreting Theatre and Performance Histories20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

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

ARAB2075Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature20 creditsNot running in 201718
ARAB2180Culture and Society in the Arab World20 creditsSemester 1
ARAB2880Contemporary Arabic Media20 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 list of modules:

PECI2701Creative Practice and Performance Contexts20 creditsSemester 1
PECI2702Researching Theatre and Performance20 creditsSemester 1
PECI2706Cultural Flashpoints in the Performing Arts20 creditsSemester 2
PECI2707Arts Marketing20 creditsSemester 2
PECI2708Exploring Musical Theatre20 creditsSemester 2
PECI2709Performance Design20 creditsSemester 1
PECI2710Industry Study20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PECI2711   
PECI2713Performer Training in the C20th and C21st20 creditsSemester 2
PECI2714Politics, Identity and Performance20 creditsSemester 1

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 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 Theatre and Performance, 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
ARAB3050Arab Drama on Stage and Screen20 creditsSemester 1
PECI3700Independent Research Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

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

ARAB3010Arabic Stylistics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
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 20 credits from the following list of modules:

PECI3701Contemporary Issues in Arts and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
PECI3704Independent Practice20 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
PECI3705Arts and Cultural Management20 creditsSemester 1
PECI3706Inter-cultural Performance20 creditsSemester 2

Last updated: 10/08/2017

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