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2018/19 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA French and International Business

Programme code:BA-FREN&IBUSUCAS code:1N63
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Wolfgang Keinhorst Contact address:w.keinhorst@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:

QAA Subject benchmark statement Languages and Related Subjects

http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/languages07.pdf

QAA Subject benchmark statement General Business and Management (2007)

http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/GeneralBusinessManagement.pdf

Programme specification:

The programme will:
- enable students to study the disciplines of International Business and French to the same depth as Single Honours students of the disciplines, but with less breadth in each. This means that Joint Honours students will normally be required to take compulsory modules and a subset of the optional modules that are also part of the corresponding Single Honours degree programmes, and that they will be assessed on those modules using criteria identical to those applied to Single Honours students. Joint Honours students will reach the same levels of fluency and accuracy in French as Single Honours students
- at Level One, allow students the flexibility to extend their intercultural and interdisciplinary knowledge and skills by means of a ‘cornerstone’ module, Intercultural Competence: Theory and Application, exploring a particular aspect of the field of international business and management.
- at Levels Two and Three, allow students to choose, within certain parameters, optional modules from the full range available within each discipline, and thereby devise pathways of their own choosing.
- require students to undertake one year of residence abroad in the third year. This may take the form of a course of study at a French university where students follow a prescribed course of study in language, and in some cases non-language courses; a teaching assistantship; or, subject to the approval of the Residence Abroad Committee in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, students may do a work placement in a French-speaking environment. This should include an element of language study.
- Give students at Level Three the opportunity to undertake a significant piece of independent research in the realms of international business and/or French language and/or culture.
- require students to acquire the flexibility of mind and variety of learning techniques needed to switch between the two disciplines.
- provide a basis for further advanced study in either International Business or French, or in a cognate interdisciplinary area.
- have the flexibility to allow students to change programme upon successful completion of Level One, subject to approval. It may be possible to switch from Joint Honours International Business & French into Single Honours in either discipline.


Year 1 - View timetable

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

In Level 1 students must study 120-125 credits. Students are required to take 40-45 credits in French and 40 credits in International Business, a 20 credit cornerstone module, plus 20 credits of Discovery modules.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

FREN1010French Language Awareness and Skills
Pre-requisite for: FREN2010/2015
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN1020Introduction to French Studies (Resistance and Desire)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1105Academic and Professional Development for Studies in International Business10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1140Principles of International Business
Pre-requisite for: LUBS2860
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1175Global Entrepreneurship10 creditsSemester 2
MODL1090Intercultural Competence: Theory and Application20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

In addition, candidates may choose to take the following optional module:

FREN1070Introduction to Skills in French Translation20 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 up to 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 40 credits in French and 60 credits in International Business. 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:

FREN2010French Language in Contexts
Pre-requisite for: FREN9001
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2415Research Methods in International Business20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2860Managing International Business20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

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

FREN2060Aspects of French History 1789-191420 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2080Laughter, Love and Chivalry: Society and Culture in the French Middle Ages20 creditsNot running in 201819
FREN2090Politics and Society in France since 194520 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2120The Foundations of Modern French Thought20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2160Francophone Africa20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2190The Age of Extremes: Culture, Crisis and Commitment between the Wars20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2200The Seventh Art - Cinema in France20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2260Black Atlantic: African and Caribbean Culture in French20 creditsNot running in 201819
FREN2290The Short Form in French and Francophone Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2320The Pleasures of French Poetry20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2340Twentieth and Twenty-First Century French Fiction20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2350Introduction to Professional French Translation and Interpreting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2001Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2015Black Europe20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Students wishing to choose MODL2001 as one of their French options must take a minimum of 60 credits in French in level 2 including FREN2010.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

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

HIST2654Global Business History20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2400The International Economic Environment10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2410Small Business Internationalisation and Growth10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2820Contemporary Topics in International Business10 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.


Year 3 - View timetable

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

The candidate will spend the second year of the programme in France or a French-speaking country, approved by the School.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

FREN9001French Year Abroad
Pre-requisite for: FREN3010
120 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 40 credits in French and 60 credits in International Business, including a 40 credit Final Year Project module taken on the International Business side but which will cover both 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:

FREN3010Advanced French Language Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3321International Business Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3860International Strategic Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

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

FREN3045Antiracism in France since 194520 creditsSemester 2
FREN3070French Bilingual Liaison Interpreting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3460The Art of Romance: Love, Marriage and Gender in Medieval France20 creditsNot running in 201819
FREN3480Twentieth Century French Literature and the Visual Arts20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3585Camera Lucida: Theory, Practice and Writing of Photography20 creditsSemester 2
FREN3591Heroines: Representations of Mythological Women from Antiquity to the Present20 creditsNot running in 201819
FREN3611Francophone Cinema - Postcolonial Images20 creditsNot running in 201819
FREN3620Mémoires de guerre: France and the First World War20 creditsNot running in 201819
FREN3632Representing Empire20 creditsSemester 1
FREN3641The Algerian War of Independence: From the Colonial to the Post-Colonial20 creditsSemester 1
FREN3680The French Novel in the Nineteenth Century: From the Mill to the Mine20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3691Representations of the City20 creditsNot running in 201819
FREN3711Francophone Voices - Textual and Cultural Analysis20 creditsSemester 2
FREN3730French as a Professional Language20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3751Gender, Sex and Cinema in France20 creditsSemester 1
FREN3770Theory and Practice in French-English Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3835Surrealism to Slam. Modern French Poetry and Protest20 creditsSemester 1
FREN3860French Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 2
FREN3865Paris in Revolt. The May 1968 events, past and present20 creditsSemester 2
FREN3880Introduction to Professional French Translation and Interpreting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3800Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Please note:
- The following modules are mutually exclusive: FREN3070, FREN3730 and FREN3770. Candidates may only enrol on one of these modules.
- Students wishing to choose MODL3800 as one of their French options must take a minimum of 60 credits in French in the final year including FREN3010.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates can choose to study up to 20 credits from the following optional modules:

LUBS3250Transnational Corporations in the World Economy10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3820Contemporary Topics in International Business10 creditsSemester 1

- Candidates are strongly recommended to take LUBS3815.

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: 25/04/2018

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