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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Arabic and Russian A

Programme code:BA-ARB&RUSAUCAS code:RT76
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:
- Allow students to study the disciplines of Arabic and Russian 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 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 their subjects as Single Honours students.
- At Level One, allow students the flexibility to extend their intercultural and interdisciplinary knowledge and skills, EITHER by means of a 'cornerstone' module, exploring a particular aspect of the field of modern languages and cultures with reference to a range of global cultures, OR by studying a further language.
- 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 two periods of residence abroad between Levels One and Two. The Years Abroad will normally take the form of two courses of study, one in an Arabic-speaking country and one in a Russian-speaking country. Students opting to spend programme year two in an Arabic-speaking country will be required to spend programme year three in a Russian-speaking one, and vice-versa.
- Allow students the option at Level Three of undertaking an autonomous research project in either discipline, potentially linking the two disciplines by bringing knowledge and understanding gained in one discipline to bear in the other.
- 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 Arabic or Russian, 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 is normally possible to switch from Joint Honours Arabic & Russian 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 credits of Arabic and 40 credits of Russian, 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
SLAV1101Core Russian Language 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 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

Students are required to study 20 credits from the following cornerstone modules. However, they may chooose to substitute 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 student 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-requistie modules as part of their discovery credits.
C. Candidates thinking of changing degree programme at the end of level 1 should seek advice before choosing their cornerstone and discovery modules. Subject areas in SMCL 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
FLTU1601Beginners Italian 20 credits, Semester 120 creditsSemester 1
FLTU1602Beginners Italian 20 credits, Semester 220 creditsSemester 2
FLTU1603Beginners Italian 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1613Elementary Italian 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1623Lower Intermediate Italian 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 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
ITAL1010Italian Language20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL1030Beginners Italian 120 creditsSemester 1
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]

Candidates will spend the second year of the programme in an Arabic-speaking country, approved by the School. 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 modules:

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 modules:

SLAV9001Year Abroad120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Discovery modules:


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 Arabic20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV2101Core Russian Language 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study at least 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: 01/12/2017 11:53:38

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