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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Linguistics and Phonetics

Programme code:BA-LINGUCAS code:Q100
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Leendert Plug Contact address:l.plug@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

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 Modern Languages and Cultures

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Linguistics

Programme specification:

This Single Honours programme equips students with the analytical skills and theoretical background necessary for an in-depth understanding of how human language works. Particular emphasis is placed on the analysis of unfamiliar data from a range of languages, the application of scientific methods to the study of language, and critical thinking.

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. introduce students to a range of approaches to the study of language, in order that the students may evaluate these approaches for themselves
3. familiarize students with the concepts of theory, theory testing and argumentation
4. give students experience of working with language data, and introduce common methods of linguistic analysis
5. give students the opportunity to study modules from across the discipline, and to engage with scholarship at the forefront of research
6. give students the opportunity to plan, carry out and write up an independent research project within a supportive environment
7. 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]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LING1060Language Projects20 creditsSemester 2
LING1100Language: Meaning and Use20 creditsSemester 2
LING1500Key Skills in Linguistics20 creditsSemester 1
MODL1060Language: Structure and Sound20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

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 40 credits of discovery modules.


Year 2 - View timetable

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

In Level 2 students must study 120 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:

LING2330Phonetics
Pre-requisite for: LING3210
20 creditsSemester 2
LING2340Syntax
Pre-requisite for: LING3030
20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates must study 40 credits of LING optional modules from the following list.

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

- Not all modules will be available every year.

Discovery modules:

Candidates must study 40 credits of discovery modules or additional LING optional modules from the list above.


Year 3 - View timetable

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

In Level 3 students must study 120 credits. 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:

LING3200Linguistics Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates must study:
- 20 credits of LING optional modules from GROUP A
- 40 credits of LING optional modules from GROUP B

GROUP A
Candidates are required to study one of the following modules.

LING3030Syntactic Theory20 creditsSemester 1
LING3600Sociophonetics20 creditsSemester 1

GROUP B
Candidates are required to study 40 credits of LING optional modules from the following 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
LING3350Language Processing20 creditsSemester 1
LING3370Experimental Pragmatics20 creditsSemester 2
LING3500How Texts Work20 creditsNot running in 201718
LING3600Sociophonetics20 creditsSemester 1

- Not all modules will be available every year.

Discovery modules:

Candidates must study 20 credits of discovery modules or an additional LING optional module from the list above.

Last updated: 11/08/2017

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