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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA English and Japanese

Programme code:BA-ENGL&JAPNUCAS code:QT32
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Ingo Cornils Contact address:i.cornils@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 490

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 125-130 credits. Students are required to take 45 credits in English and 60-65 credits in Japanese, plus a 20 credit cornerstone module.

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
ENGL1000Studying and Researching English5 creditsSemester 1
MODL1150Worlds of Literature20 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:

Candidates are required to study one of the following modules:

ENGL1191Writing Critically20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1250Prose: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates are required to study one of the following modules:

ENGL1261Poetry: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1282Drama: Reading and Interpretation20 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

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]

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 40 credits in English. 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:

EAST2212Japanese 2A: Written Communication Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST2222Japanese 2B: Spoken Communication Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

CORE MODULES
Candidates are required to study at least TWO of the following core modules. In addition candidates may also opt to study one or two further core modules (up to 40 credits) or choose up to 40 credits from the list of option modules below.

ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2

OPTION MODULES
Candidates may study further credits (up to 40 credits) from the following list of option modules, in accordance with the credit rules.

ENGL2023Power of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2024Language in Society20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32110Students into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32150Planes, Trains and Automobiles: US Narratives of Air, Rail, Road and Water20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32164Colonial and Postcolonial Migrations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32165Text is a Technology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3245Jacobean Drama20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3284Trial Discourse - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 - 191320 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3286Fictions of Fallen Women, 1850-192220 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3294The Politics of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32980African Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32994Shakespeare's Histories20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32996Byron and the Shelleys20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1

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 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 60 credits in Japanese and 40 credits in English, 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 modules:

EAST3285Japanese 3: Advanced Communication Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

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

ENGL3041Final Year Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3310Final Year Project: Extended Essay20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3320Final Year Project: Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

CORE MODULES
Candidates must take a minimum of 40 credits in English at Level 3. Candidates are required to study at least ONE of the following core modules and can also opt to study up to three further core modules:

ENGL3024Modern Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3025Postcolonial Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3026Contemporary Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3027Shakespeare20 creditsSemester 2

OPTION MODULES
Candidates must take a minimum of 40 credits in English at Level 3. 20 of these credits must be taken from the list of core modules above. Candidates may study further credits from the following list of option modules, in accordance with the credit rules. NB Candidates may only choose a Level 2 core English module (modules beginning ENGL2XXX) from the list below if all of their remaining final year credits (100) are at Level 3, ie. SUBJ3XXX.

ENGL2023Power of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2024Language in Society20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32150Planes, Trains and Automobiles: US Narratives of Air, Rail, Road and Water20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32164Colonial and Postcolonial Migrations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32165Text is a Technology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3245Jacobean Drama20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3284Trial Discourse - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 - 191320 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3286Fictions of Fallen Women, 1850-192220 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3294The Politics of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32980African Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32994Shakespeare's Histories20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32996Byron and the Shelleys20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3314Imagining Posthuman Futures20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3321Angry Young Men and Women: Literature of the Mid-Twentieth Century20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3342Millennial Fictions20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3365Theatricalities: Beckett, Pinter, Kane20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3384ExtraOrdinary Bodies: Disability, Medicine and Normalcy in Contemporary Literatures20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3386Telling Lives: Reading and Writing Family Memoir20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3394Bowie, Reading, Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3395T.S. Eliot20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL3396Fictions of the End: Apocalypse and After20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3398Medical Humanities: Representing Illness, Disability, and Care20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3410Modernist Sexualities20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3439States of Mind: Disability, Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health in Contemporary Culture20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3560James Joyce's "Ulysses"20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3680Postcolonial London20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3999Literature of the 1890s20 creditsSemester 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.

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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