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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Politics and Thai Studies

Programme code:BA-POLI&THAIUCAS code:LTG3
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 Politics and 60-65 credits in Thai Studies, plus a 20 credit cornerstone module.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

EAST1703Basic Thai Language and Culture 120 creditsSemester 1
EAST1704Basic Thai Language and Culture 220 creditsSemester 2
MODL1100Politics, Culture and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PIED1110Comparative Politics20 creditsSemester 2
PIED1601Freedom, Power and Resistance: An Introduction to Political Ideas20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

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

EAST1051History and Culture of Imperial China20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST1052History and Culture of Early Imperial China10 creditsSemester 1
EAST1053History and Culture of Late Imperial China10 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST1070Modern China10 creditsSemester 2
EAST1080Chinese Culture in the Twentieth Century10 creditsSemester 2
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 Thailand.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be enrolled on the following module:

EAST9013Year Abroad in Thailand120 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 Thai Studies and 40 credits in Politics. 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:

EAST2008The Making of Modern Thailand20 creditsSemester 2
EAST2704Intermediate Thai Language and Culture 120 creditsSemester 1
EAST2705Intermediate Thai Language and Culture 220 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study ONE of the following Political Theory modules:

PIED2601Revolution and Reaction: Political Problems in the 20th Century20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2602Justice, Community and Conflict20 creditsSemester 2

Candidates will be required to study ONE of the following Government and Political Systems modules:

PIED2100British Central Government20 creditsNot running in 201718
PIED2126The Conservative Party Since 194520 creditsSemester 1
PIED2160Spin Doctors and Electioneering20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2301Politics and Policy in the EU20 creditsSemester 2
PIED2403Comparative Politics of Pacific Asia20 creditsSemester 2
PIED2448Politics of Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2455State and Politics in Africa20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2463United States Politics20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2464United States Politics20 creditsSemester 2

Candidates may choose to take additional credits from the following optional modules (if not taken above):

PIED2100British Central Government20 creditsNot running in 201718
PIED2126The Conservative Party Since 194520 creditsSemester 1
PIED2160Spin Doctors and Electioneering20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2201Development Approaches20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2220North-South Linkages20 creditsSemester 2
PIED2301Politics and Policy in the EU20 creditsSemester 2
PIED2403Comparative Politics of Pacific Asia20 creditsSemester 2
PIED2448Politics of Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2455State and Politics in Africa20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2463United States Politics20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2464United States Politics20 creditsSemester 2
PIED2501Theories of International Relations20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2558Security Studies20 creditsSemester 2
PIED2601Revolution and Reaction: Political Problems in the 20th Century20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2602Justice, Community and Conflict20 creditsSemester 2
PIED2711Analysing Data in Politics, Development and International Relations20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2721Approaches to Analysis20 creditsSemester 2
PIED2810Career Planning for POLIS Students20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2811Career Planning for POLIS Students20 creditsSemester 2

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 Thai Studies and 40 credits in Politics, 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:

EAST3732Advanced Thai Language and Culture I20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3733Advanced Thai language and Culture II20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

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

MODL3310Final Year Project: Extended Essay20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3320Final Year Project: Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PIED3750Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following optional modules. (They are strongly recommended to take EAST3707 Buddhism: a Lived Tradition)

EAST3020Civil Society and the Non-Profit Sector in Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3035Energy Security: Global and Asian Perspectives20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3140Chinese Society20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3252Modern Japanese History20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3350Japanese Cinema in the World20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3702Religion in Japan20 creditsNot running in 201718
EAST3703South East Asia in the Global Context20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3707Buddhism: A Lived Tradition20 creditsSemester 2
FOAR3150Religion and Violence20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates are required to study at least 40 credits of following optional modules to be chosen from the list of following third level modules in POLIS.

PIED2403Comparative Politics of Pacific Asia20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3155British Political Parties20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3158British Foreign Policy20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3170The End of British Politics?20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3171The Politics of national identity in the UK20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3172Parliaments and the Public20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3202Land, Fuel and Agriculture20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3206The Politics of Aid20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3207International Development and Social Policy20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3261Violence and Reconciliation in Africa20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3302Extreme Right Parties in Contemporary Europe20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3310Britain and the EU20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3325Europe in the World20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3402American Foreign Policy20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3405Israel: Politics and Society20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3407Israel: Politics and Society20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3502The Responsibility to Protect and to Prosecute20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3503Crisis Diplomacy: Coercion, Sanctions and the Use of Force in International Relations20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3505Dirty War: Insurgency, the State and Cities20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3565Terrorism: Concepts, Debates, Cases20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3603Political Psychology: on Authority and Obedience20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3606Machiavelli and the Making of Modernity20 creditsNot running in 201718
PIED3609Radical Political Ideas: Marx, Nietzsche, Schmitt, Foucault, Kristeva20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3617Reimagining Politics: Gender, Race, and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3810Video Games: Politics, Society and Culture20 creditsSemester 1

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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