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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Film Studies and Russian A

Programme code:BA-FS&RUSAUCAS code:WR68
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:

Draw out latent research and student education synergies across the SMLC to provide a sector-leading, research-led programme focussed on the analysis of film and modern languages in their cultural and political context. The film provision will also complement the praxis-based programmes offered by colleagues in ICS. JH Modern Languages and Film Studies is not offered by any of our regional competitors, which will add to the distinctiveness of our provision.

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.


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:

MODL1050Introduction to Audio-Visual Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1700Introduction to Film Studies I20 creditsSemester 1
MODL1800Introduction to Film Studies 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 one of the following optional modules OR 20 credits of discovery modules.

MUSS1824Film Music: From Text to Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
SLAV1110Introduction to Russian Folklore: Fairy Tales and Cultural Practice20 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]

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:

MODL2230From Film Noir to Asia Extreme: Questioning Genre in World Cinemas20 creditsSemester 1
SLAV2101Core Russian Language 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

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.

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

ARTF2044Cinema and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
COMM2850Cinematic Themes20 creditsSemester 2
GERM2050From Caligari to Hitler: Introduction to German Cinema20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL2200Italian Cinema: Genre and Social Change20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2020Adaptation and Interpretation: Film and Intermedial Storytelling20 creditsNot running in 201718
MODL2110The Seventh Art: Cinema in France20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2250Digital Communications Across Cultures20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- 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.

Discovery modules:

Candidates can study up to 40 credits of discovery modules.

MODL2230From Film Noir to Asia Extreme: Questioning Genre in World Cinemas20 creditsSemester 1
SLAV2101Core Russian Language 220 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 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 modules:

MODL3230Cinema in the Digital Era20 creditsSemester 1
SLAV3101Core Russian Language 320 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

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

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 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

Not all modules will be offered in each year.

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

ARAB3050Arab Drama on Stage and Screen20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3410Classics on Screen: Antiquity through a Modern Lens20 creditsNot running in 201718
COMM3120Film Theory and Aesthetics20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3350Japanese Cinema in the World20 creditsSemester 2
GERM3080Contemporary German Cinema20 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL3110Italian Cinemas/Italian Histories20 creditsNot running in 201718
MODL3040Hollywood and its Others20 creditsSemester 2
MODL3500Francophone Cinema - Postcolonial Images20 creditsNot running in 201718
MODL3510Gender, Sex and Cinema in France20 creditsSemester 2

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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