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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Cultural Studies and Russian A

Programme code:BA-CST&RUSAUCAS code:VR97
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 two 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 40 credits in each of their two main subjects, a 20 credit cornerstone module and 20 credits of discovery modules.The discovery credits may take the form of either further modules in one or both main subjects or of one or more modules chosen from other subject areas.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ARTF1003Introduction to Cultural Analysis 120 creditsSemester 1
ARTF1004Introduction to Cultural Analysis II20 creditsSemester 2
SLAV1101Core Russian Language 1
Pre-requisite for: SLAV9001
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

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

SLAV1102Developing Russian Language 120 creditsNot running in 201718
SLAV1103Text and Context: Introduction to Russian Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV1104From Icons to iPods: Approaches to Russian Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates can choose to take either the following optional module OR 20 credits of discovery modules.

SLAV1110Introduction to Russian Folklore: Fairy Tales and Cultural Practice20 creditsSemester 2

Students will be required to study 20 credits from the following cornerstone modules:

MODL1050Introduction to Audio-Visual Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1100Politics, Culture and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1150Worlds of Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1401Discourse, Culture and Identity20 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

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year 2 - View timetable

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

Candidates will spend the second year of the programme in Russia.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

SLAV9001Year 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 a minimum of 40 credits in each of their main subjects. Of the remaining credits, 20 credits should be taken in one of the named subjects; the final 20 credits may be taken as discovery modules or in either of the 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:

SLAV2101Core Russian Language 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study at least 40 credits from the following optional modules:

ARTF2044Cinema and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ARTF2047Image, Music, Text: Reading Roland Barthes20 creditsSemester 2
ARTF2049The State of Utopia20 creditsSemester 1
ARTF2063Modernity, Catastrophe and the Image20 creditsNot running in 201718
ARTF2064Live Issues and Contemporary Art Practice20 creditsSemester 1
ARTF2065Post-Colonial Critique20 creditsSemester 1
ARTF2127Keywords20 creditsSemester 1
ARTF2207Power and Practice20 creditsSemester 2

Candidates may study the following optional module but this can only be taken instead of 20 credits of Discovery modules at Level 2

ARTF2800Careers Preparation for Arts and Culture20 creditsSemester 2

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.
- NB: 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 4 - View timetable

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

In Level 3 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in each of their main subjects, plus at least 20-credits as a Final Year Project which can be taken in and count towards either subject. Any remaining credits can be taken in either of the named subjects or as discovery modules. A maximum of 20 credits of discovery modules may be taken in level 3. Finalists may only take level 1 modules which are listed as discovery skills modules (skd) and only to the value of 20 credits.

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 module:

SLAV3101Core Russian Language 320 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study ONE of the following Final Year Project modules.

ARTF3060Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARTF3170Dissertation60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
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 at least 40 credits from the following optional modules:

ARTF3003Deconstruction Reading Politics20 creditsSemester 2
ARTF3008Beyond the Trench: Collaborative Projects on the History, Remembrance and Critical Heritage of the First World War20 creditsNot running in 201718
ARTF3014Making Sense of Sound20 creditsNot running in 201718
ARTF3016Soviet Socialist Realism20 creditsSemester 1
ARTF3034From Trauma to Cultural Memory: The Unfinished Business of Representation and the Holocaust20 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
ARTF3057The Frankfurt School and Critical Theory20 creditsNot running in 201718
ARTF3058Reading Sexual Difference20 creditsSemester 1
ARTF3077Humanity, Animality and Globality20 creditsSemester 2
ARTF3079Utopia: Demanding the Impossible!20 creditsSemester 2
ARTF3173Movies, Migrants and Diasporas20 creditsSemester 2
ARTF3195Technology, Media and Critical Literacy20 creditsNot running in 201718

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

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

NB: 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.

Last updated: 11/08/2017

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