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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA English Language and Linguistics

Programme code:BA-ELNG&LINGUCAS code:Q3Q1
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Leendert Plug Contact address:L.Plug@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 370

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:

LCS

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

LCS

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

This Joint Honours programme equips students with the analytical skills and theoretical background necessary for an in-depth understanding of how language works and how it is used, with special reference to the English language. Particular emphasis is placed on critical thinking, and the appraisal of how different approaches to the study of language can enrich one another.

This programme aims to:

1. give students an understanding of the nature and structure of language, and its use by individuals and in society
2. give students an understanding of the scope of English language study, including the critical use of the field's key terms and concepts
3. familiarize students with the historical, social and geographical determinants of variation in English
4. introduce students to a range of approaches to the study of language, in order that the students may evaluate these approaches for themselves
5. familiarize students with the concepts of theory, theory testing and argumentation
6. give students experience of working with language data, and introduce common methods of linguistic analysis
7. give students the ability to analyse English text and discourse
8. give students the opportunity to study modules from across the sub-disciplines, and to engage with scholarship at the forefront of research
9. give students the opportunity to plan, carry out and write up an independent research project within a supportive environment
10. give students the opportunity to develop as independent learners and effective communicators

Students will have the opportunity to apply for participation in one of our Erasmus schemes or for spending a period of study at one of the partner institutions with which the University of Leeds has established links (International programme variant). Students will also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their degree (Industrial programme variant).


Year 1 - View timetable

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

Students must study 125-130 credits. In Level 1, students are required to take 45 credits in English, 60-65 credits in Linguistics plus 20 credits of Discovery modules.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ENGL1000Studying and Researching English5 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1021Analysing English20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1022English: Context, Culture and Style20 creditsSemester 2
LING1500Key Skills in Linguistics20 creditsSemester 1
MODL1060Language: Structure and Sound20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

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

LING1060Language Projects20 creditsSemester 2
LING1100Language: Meaning and Use20 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:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules


Year 2 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits in Level 2.

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). Students must pass at least 100 credits at Level 3 and all core modules to proceed to gain the degree.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ENGL2023Power of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2024Language in Society20 creditsSemester 1
LING2330Phonetics20 creditsSemester 2
LING2340Syntax20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

In addition candidates are required to take 20 credits from the following list of modules:

ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3284Trial Discourse - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 - 191320 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3294The Politics of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
LING2005Languages In Contact20 creditsSemester 1
LING2131Psycholinguistics20 creditsSemester 2
LING2360The Life Cycle of Languages20 creditsNot running in 201718
LING2370Representation, Identity and Control20 creditsSemester 1
LING2380Language and Gender20 creditsSemester 2
LING2390Language Acquisition20 creditsSemester 1
LING2410Language Change20 creditsSemester 2
LING2420Interactional Linguistics20 creditsSemester 1
LING2430Experimental Pragmatics20 creditsSemester 2
LING2500How Texts Work20 creditsNot running in 201718

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study up to 20 credits of Discovery modules or a further module in either of the named subjects.


Year 3 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits in Level 3. Joint Honours students must take:

- English: either 40 credits of English language modules or ENGL3022 Dissertation (40 credits)
- Linguistics: either 40 credits of Linguistics modules or LING3200 Dissertation (40 credits)
Plus
- Up to 20 credits of Discovery modules or further modules 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). Students must pass at least 100 credits at Level 3 and all core modules to proceed to gain the degree.

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study ONE of the following Final Year Project modules:

ENGL3022English Language Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LING3200Linguistics Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Please note that ENGL3022 and LING3200 are mutually exclusive.

If candidates have chosen to take the Linguistics dissertation then they must take a minimum of 40 credits from the following list of English Language modules. If candidates have chosen to take the English Language Dissertation, then they may take up to 40 credits only from this list.

ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3284Trial Discourse - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 - 191320 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3294The Politics of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1

If candidates have chosen to take the English Language dissertation then they must take a minimum of 40 credits from the following list of Linguistics modules. If candidates have chosen to take the Linguistics Dissertation, then they may take up to 40 credits only from this list.

LING3005Languages in Contact20 creditsSemester 1
LING3030Syntactic Theory20 creditsSemester 1
LING3180Language and Gender20 creditsSemester 2
LING3190Language Acquisition20 creditsSemester 1
LING3220Representation, Identity and Control20 creditsSemester 1
LING3250The Life Cycle of Languages20 creditsNot running in 201718
LING3290Language Change20 creditsSemester 2
LING3310Interactional Linguistics20 creditsSemester 1
LING3330Language Teaching: Linguistic Theory in Practice20 creditsNot running in 201718
LING3350Language Processing20 creditsSemester 1
LING3370Experimental Pragmatics20 creditsSemester 2
LING3500How Texts Work20 creditsNot running in 201718
LING3600Sociophonetics20 creditsSemester 1

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 20 credits of Discovery modules.

Last updated: 11/08/2017

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