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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Geography and Spanish

Programme code:BA-GEOG&SPANUCAS code:RL47
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 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:

GEOG1031Local to Global: Geographies of a Changing World (Joint Honours)20 creditsSemester 1
GEOG1315People, Place and Politics (Joint Honours)20 creditsSemester 2
SPPO1010Practical Language Skills in Spanish 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study one of the following modules:

SPPO1045The Historical Development of Spain and Hispanic America20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO1160Introduction to the Cultural Production of Spain and Spanish-America20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

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

MODL1070World Histories20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1090Intercultural Competence: Theory and Application20 creditsSemester 2
MODL1100Politics, Culture and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1401Discourse, Culture and Identity20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

In addition, candidates may choose to take up to 20 credits of the following optional modules instead of a Discovery Module:

GEOG1065Nature, Society and Environment20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO1045The Historical Development of Spain and Hispanic America20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO1080Portuguese Language for Beginners 1A20 creditsSemester 1
SPPO1145Catalan Language and Culture I20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO1160Introduction to the Cultural Production of Spain and Spanish-America20 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 0-20 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 60 credits in Geography and 40 credits in Spanish. 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:

GEOG2561Research Methods: Ideas and Practice in Human Geography30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2010Practical Language Skills in Spanish 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will normally study between 10 and 30 credits from the following two lists of Geography optional and discovery modules:

GEOG2015Career Skills in Geography10 creditsSemester 1
GEOG2020Political and Development Geographies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2025Service analysis and planning20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2035Geographies of Economies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2041Helsinki: urban growth and sustainability20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG2042Montpellier: urban and rural development20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG2043Belgrade: urban and social geographies of a Balkan city20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2046The Making of the Modern City20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2055Citizenship and Identity: Comparative Perspectives20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2060Living within limits: natural resource management for sustainable development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NOTE 10-credit variants of some of the above Geography modules are available to students as discovery modules:

GEOG2038Geographies of Economies (international and discovery students)10 creditsSemester 1
GEOG2051The Making of the Modern City: European and Colonial Capitals10 creditsSemester 1
GEOG2052The Making of the Modern City: In Search of Utopia10 creditsSemester 2
GEOG2140Political and Development Geographies: The shaping of the world10 creditsSemester 1

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

FOAR2000Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2001Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2100Issues in Hispanic Cinema20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2430Modern Spanish-American Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2510Latin America since Independence (c1800 - c1930)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2580Translation Theory and Practice in a Spanish<>English Context20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2595Catalan Language and Culture II20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2650The Spanish regional Melting Pot: the old same History?20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2680Modern Spain (1868-1975)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2690Spanish Literature and Theatre20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Students wishing to choose MODL2001 as one of their Spanish options must take a minimum of 60 credits in Spanish in level 2 including SPPO2010.
- FOAR2000 can only be counted as a Spanish module if the project undertaken relates to Spanish and you have sought prior approval of the Programme Manager.
- 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 progamme in Spain or a Spanish-speaking country.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be enrolled on the following module:

SPPO9001Year 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 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 module:

SPPO3010Practical Language Skills in Spanish 320 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates must take ONE of the following Final Year Project modules:

GEOG3520Workplace Co-operative Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3530Geographers into Teaching: School Placements20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3600Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3601Dissertation (Concise)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3820Research Placement20 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

NOTE: Students who wish to take GEOG3600 (above) and either GEOG3042 or GEOG3550 as their only L3 Geography modules must secure the permission of the Geography JH Tutor or the Geography Director of Student Education before confirming their module choices.

Depending on the subject in which candidates elect to pursue their Final Year Project, students will normally study 20-60 credits from the following optional modules:

GEOG3010Advanced Retail Planning20 creditsNot running in 201718
GEOG3042Urban and Regional Development: A Case Study of Athens20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3046Global Cities: Buenos Aires20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG3085Contested Cities20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3121Creating Alternative Futures20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3140Advanced Population & Health Geographies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3191Geocomputation and Location Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3290Geographies of Global Insecurities20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3440Environment, Conflict and Policy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3550Global Cities: Miami20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3981Spaces of Migration and Encounter20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
TRAN3060Travel Activity and Social Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Joint Honours candidates should only take GEOG3600 with permission from the BA Dissertation convenor and this should not be the only Geography module that they take.

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

MODL3800Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO3035From Bolívar to Chávez: Revolutionary Icons in Contemporary Latin American Culture20 creditsSemester 2
SPPO3050Things Can Only Get Better: The Role of the Arts and Cultural Institutions in Spain's Transition to Democracy (1962-1992)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO3062Spanish in an Economic and Business Context20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO3071Contemporary Spain: Politics, Culture and Society After Franco20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO3240The Crisis of the Spanish Nation? Nationalisms and National Identities in Spain, 1868 - 197820 creditsSemester 2
SPPO3361The Regulation of Sexuality in Iberia and Latin America20 creditsSemester 2
SPPO3420Spanish-English Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO3535Catalan Language and Culture III20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO3570Viva! Contemporary Film Industries of Latin America and the Marketing of 'Latin American-ness'20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO3590Is Spain white? Nation, Immigration and Performance in Spain20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO3670Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Latin American Culture20 creditsSemester 1
SPPO3690New Media in Latin America20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Students wishing to choose MODL3800 as one of their Spanish options must take a minimum of 60 credits in Spanish in the final year including SPPO3010.
- 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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