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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Economics and Japanese

Programme code:BA-ECON&JAPNUCAS code:TL21
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 60-65 credits in Japanese, plus a 20 credit cornerstone module if there are sufficient credits available.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

EAST1210Basic Japanese Language (1)20 creditsSemester 1
EAST1220Basic Japanese Language (2)20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1295Economics and Global History10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1950Economic Theory and Applications 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

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

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

Candidates are required to take 20 credits from the following optional modules:

EAST1263Japan in War and Peace10 creditsSemester 2
EAST1265Japan: History and International Politics10 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST1266Japan: A Cultural History from Buddhism to Murakami Haruki10 creditsSemester 1
EAST1450Foundations of East Asia20 creditsSemester 1
EAST1500Introduction to Religious and Philosophical Texts of East Asia20 creditsSemester 2
EAST1550Introduction to East Asian Religions20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates are strongly recommended to take the following Cornerstone module if they have sufficient credits within their degree programme once they have chosen all other Optional modules.

MODL1090Intercultural Competence: Theory and Application20 creditsSemester 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:


Year 2 - View timetable

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

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be enrolled on the following module:

EAST9012Year Abroad in Japan120 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 Japanese and 50 credits in Economics. Of the remaining credits, 20 credits should be taken in one of the named subjects; the final 10 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:

EAST2212Japanese 2A: Written Communication Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST2222Japanese 2B: Spoken Communication Skills20 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 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
EAST2470Japanese Literature in Translation: Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan20 creditsSemester 1
EAST2480Japanese Development Assistance in a Globalising World20 creditsSemester 1
EAST2600Contemporary Southeast Asia20 credits 
EAST3015Religion in China20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3020Civil Society and the Non-Profit Sector in Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3252Modern Japanese History20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3256Narratives of Japanese Modernity: Fiction and Film20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3271East Asia's Regional Political Economy20 creditsSemester 1
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

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 10 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 60 credits in each of their main subjects, including at least 20-credits as a Final Year Project which can be taken in and count towards either subject.

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:

EAST3285Japanese 3: Advanced Communication Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

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

LUBS3301Economics Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3310Final Year Project: Extended Essay20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3320Final Year Project: Translation20 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 40 credits from the following optional modules:

EAST3015Religion in China20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3252Modern Japanese History20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3256Narratives of Japanese Modernity: Fiction and Film20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3271East Asia's Regional Political Economy20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3281Advanced Japanese in Context 1: Politics and International Relations20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3284Advanced Japanese in Context 4: Literature20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3286Advanced Japanese in Context: Culture and Identity20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3287Advanced Japanese in Context 5: Japanese Diplomacy and Foreign Policy in Historical Context20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3288Advanced Japanese in Context 6: Japanese Religion and Culture in Historical Context20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3350Japanese Cinema in the World20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3580Advanced Japanese in Translation20 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

- Students may only choose up to 20 credits of modules, which are not level-3 coded modules (eg EAST3XXX) in the final year.
- NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

Last updated: 15/09/2017

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