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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Economics and German

Programme code:BA-ECON&GERMUCAS code:RL21
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 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 between 40-60 credits in Economics and 40-45 credits in German, a 20 credit cornerstone module and upto 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:

GERM1030German Core Language 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1295Economics and Global History10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1950Economic Theory and Applications 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1090Intercultural Competence: Theory and Application20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Students who have completed GCSE Maths will be required to study the following modules

LUBS1260Mathematics for Economics and Business 110 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1270Statistics for Economics and Business 110 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1280Mathematical Economics10 creditsSemester 2

Students who have completed A Level Maths (with mechanics) will be required to study the following modules

LUBS1270Statistics for Economics and Business 110 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1280Mathematical Economics10 creditsSemester 2

Students who have completed A Level Maths (with statistics) will be required to study the following modules

LUBS1280Mathematical Economics10 creditsSemester 2

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

GERM1060Introduction to Modern Germany20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM1070Approaching German Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM1110Skills in German Translation20 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 upto 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year 2 - View timetable

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

In Level 2 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take 40 credits in German and 50 credits in Economics. 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:

GERM2030German Core Language 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2140Intermediate Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2570Introduction to Econometrics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2610Intermediate Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

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

HECN2010Introduction to Health Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2040Theories of Growth, Value and Distribution10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2050Industrial Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2230Mathematics for Business and Economics 2
Pre-requisite for: LUBS3005; LUBS3505
10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2280Macroeconomic Policy and Performance in Britain10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2300Explanation in Economics10 creditsNot running in 201718
LUBS2400The International Economic Environment10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2420Business Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2500Applied Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2590Labour Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2665Economics of Innovation10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2670Statistics for Business and Economics 210 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2675How to be a Successful Policy Economist10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2680Ethics and Economics10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN2010Transport Economics10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN2030Project Appraisal10 creditsSemester 2

If students are interested in studying Economics at postgraduate level, BA students are recommended to choose LUBS2230, LUBS2570 and LUBS2670 which are often seen as pre-requisites for entry to postgraduate courses in Economics at leading UK Universities.

Candidates will be required to study between 20 and 60 credits from the following optional modules:

FOAR2000Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM2040Applied German Language20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM2050From Caligari to Hitler: Introduction to German Cinema20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM2310Politics, Society and Culture in the 'Berlin Republic'20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM2400Gender, Culture and Representation in German History 1871-200020 creditsNot running in 201718
GERM2600The Shock of the New: Culture and Power in Germany from the Second to the Third Reich20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM2700Freedom and Control: Identities in Crisis in German Literature and Film20 creditsNot running in 201718
MODL2001Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Students wishing to choose MODL2001 as one of their German options must take a minimum of 60 credits in German in level 2 including GERM2030.
- FOAR2000 can only be counted as a German module if the project undertaken relates to German 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 3 - View timetable

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

Candidates will spend the third year of the programme in Germany or a German-speaking country.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

GERM9001German Year Abroad120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2


Year 4 - View timetable

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

In Level 3 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take 40 credits in German and 60 credits in Economics, including at least 20 credits as a Final Year Project module which can be taken in and count towards either of the named subjects. 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 module:

GERM3030German Core Language 320 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

LUBS3301Economics Project20 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 60 credits from the following optional modules:

HECN3010Introduction to the Economic Evaluation of Health10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3005Advanced Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3010International Trade10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3011Contemporary Issues in Economic Growth10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3150International Banking and Finance10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3250Transnational Corporations in the World Economy10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3330Economic Development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3340Economics of Famines20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3365Environmental Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3370Applied Econometrics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3375Behavioural Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3430Modern Theories of Money and Monetary Policy10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3435Public Enterprise and Regulation10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3505Advanced Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3560Global Economic Coordination and Governance10 creditsNot running in 201718
LUBS3570Current Topics in European Integration10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3785The Economics of Unions10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3925The Political Economy of Work10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3930Economics of Business and Corporate Strategy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates will be required to study between 20 and 60 credits from the following optional modules:

GERM3040Borders and Border-Crossings in Contemporary German Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM3060German for Professional Purposes20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM3080Contemporary German Cinema20 creditsNot running in 201718
GERM3092Advanced Translation from German into English20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM3100W. G. Sebald and the Politics of Literature20 creditsNot running in 201718
GERM3140War Imagined: Cultural Representations of War and Conflict in Germany20 creditsNot running in 201718
GERM3170German Utopian Thought in Fiction and Film20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM3180Screening Terrorism20 creditsSemester 1
GERM3190Christa Wolf's Stadt der Engel20 creditsNot running in 201718
GERM3200Untranslatable? German Literature as an Object of Cultural Exchange20 creditsNot running in 201718
GERM3250Perpetrators and/or Victims? Remembering the Second World War in Germany20 creditsNot running in 201718
GERM3750The German Student Movement20 creditsNot running in 201718
MODL3200Representing the Holocaust: Transgression and the Taboo20 creditsSemester 1
MODL3800Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Students wishing to choose MODL3800 as one of their German options must take a minimum of 60 credits in German in the final year including GERM3030.
- 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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