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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Chinese and International Business

Programme code:BA-CHIN&IBUSUCAS code:1E81
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Wolfgang Keinhorst Contact address:w.keinhorst@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

QAA Subject benchmark statement General Business and Management (2007)

http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/GeneralBusinessManagement.pdf

Programme specification:

The programme will:
- enable students to study the disciplines of International Business and Chinese 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 Chinese 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, Intercultural Competence: Theory and Application, exploring a particular aspect of the field of international business and management.
- 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 a Chinese university where students follow a prescribed course of study in language, and in some cases non-language courses. Subject to the approval of the SMLC Residence Abroad Committee in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, students may do a work placement in China. This should include an element of language study.
- Give students at Level Three the opportunity to undertake a significant piece of independent research in the realms of international business and/or Chinese language and/or culture.
- 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 International Business or Chinese, 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 may be possible to switch from Joint Honours International Business & Chinese 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 60-65 credits in Chinese and 40 credits in International Business, plus a 20 credit cornerstone module.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

EAST1010Basic Chinese Language 1
Pre-requisite for: EAST1020
20 creditsSemester 1
EAST1020Basic Chinese Language 2
Pre-requisite for: EAST9002
20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1100Personal Tutorials for International Business10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1140Principles of International Business
Pre-requisite for: LUBS2860
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1175Global Entrepreneurship10 creditsSemester 2
MODL1090Intercultural Competence: Theory and Application20 creditsSemester 2

Students with prior knowledge of Chinese will, subject to a placement test, study more advanced language modules, as appropriate in their first year.

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following optional modules.
- Please note that EAST1051 is mutually exclusive with both EAST1052 and EAST1053
- Students are strongly recommended to take at least one of EAST1070 and EAST1080.

EAST1051History and Culture of Imperial China20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST1052History and Culture of Early Imperial China10 creditsSemester 1
EAST1053History and Culture of Late Imperial China10 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST1070Modern China10 creditsSemester 2
EAST1080Chinese Culture in the Twentieth Century10 creditsSemester 2
EAST1450Foundations of East Asia20 creditsSemester 1
EAST1500Introduction to Religious and Philosophical Texts of East Asia20 creditsSemester 2
EAST1550Introduction to East Asian Religions20 creditsSemester 1

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 studying at a University in China or Taiwan.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

EAST9011Year Abroad in China120 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 each of Chinese and International Business.

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:

EAST2015Chinese 2A20 creditsSemester 1
EAST2016Chinese 2B20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2415Research Methods in International Business20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2860Managing International Business20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

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

EAST2006China Since 197920 creditsSemester 1
EAST2007Japan's International Relations20 creditsSemester 2
EAST2008The Making of Modern Thailand20 creditsSemester 2
EAST2009Classics of Chinese Literature and Thought20 creditsSemester 2
EAST2180An Introduction to Cantonese (1)10 creditsSemester 1
EAST2470Japanese Literature in Translation: Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan20 creditsSemester 1
EAST2480Japanese Development Assistance in a Globalising World20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3015Religion in China20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3020Civil Society and the Non-Profit Sector in Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3025Chinese Linguistics: Theory and Practice20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST3120Classical Chinese20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3130Pre-Modern Chinese Fiction and Drama20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3140Chinese Society20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3150Women and Family in Chinese Society20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3271East Asia's Regional Political Economy20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3602Sino-Japanese Relations: Past and Present20 creditsSemester 1
FOAR2000Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- The research project undertaken as part of FOAR2000 must relate to East Asian Studies.
- NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

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

HIST2654Global Business History20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2400The International Economic Environment10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2410Small Business Internationalisation and Growth10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2820Contemporary Topics in International Business10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:


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 Chinese and International Business, 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:

EAST3275Chinese 3: Advanced Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3321International Business Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3860International Strategic Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

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

EAST3051Modern Documentary Chinese: Politics and Law10 creditsSemester 1
EAST3052Modern Documentary Chinese: Society and Development10 creditsSemester 2
EAST3070Contemporary Chinese Literature10 creditsSemester 2
EAST3080Chinese Literature 1912 - 194910 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3620Practical Chinese-English Translation10 creditsSemester 2

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

EAST2009Classics of Chinese Literature and Thought20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3015Religion in China20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3020Civil Society and the Non-Profit Sector in Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3025Chinese Linguistics: Theory and Practice20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST3051Modern Documentary Chinese: Politics and Law10 creditsSemester 1
EAST3052Modern Documentary Chinese: Society and Development10 creditsSemester 2
EAST3070Contemporary Chinese Literature10 creditsSemester 2
EAST3080Chinese Literature 1912 - 194910 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3102Chinese Language for International Trade and Business20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3120Classical Chinese20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3130Pre-Modern Chinese Fiction and Drama20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3140Chinese Society20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3150Women and Family in Chinese Society20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3252Modern Japanese History20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3271East Asia's Regional Political Economy20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3350Japanese Cinema in the World20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3602Sino-Japanese Relations: Past and Present20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3604Korea: Politics, Economy and International Relations20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3702Religion in Japan20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3703South East Asia in the Global Context20 creditsSemester 1
FOAR3150Religion and Violence20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3800Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

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

Last updated: 10/08/2017

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