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2018/19 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA German and International Relations

Programme code:BA-GERM&INTRUCAS code:RL22
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Martin Thomas Contact address:m.thomas@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:

GERM1030German Core Language 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM1080Researching German Culture, History and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1100Politics, Culture and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PIED1110Comparative Politics20 creditsSemester 2
PIED1511International Politics20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

In addition, students can choose to study up to 20 credits from the following optional modules:

GERM1110Skills in German Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM120020th Century German History20 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 upto 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 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:

GERM2030German Core Language 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PIED2501Theories of International Relations20 creditsSemester 2
PIED2558Security Studies20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study between 20 and 60 credits from the following optional modules:

FOAR2000Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM2040Applied German Language20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM2310Politics, Society and Culture in the 'Berlin Republic'20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM2400Gender, Culture and Representation in German History 1871-200020 creditsNot running in 201819
GERM2600The Shock of the New: Culture and Power in Germany from the Second to the Third Reich20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2001Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2015Black Europe20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2030Introduction to German Cinema20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Students wishing to choose MODL2001 as one of their German options must take a minimum of 60 credits in German
in level 2 including GERM2030.
- FOAR2000 can only be counted as a German module if the project undertaken relates to German and you have sought prior approval of the Programme Manager.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits from the following optional modules:

PIED2100British Central Government20 creditsNot running in 201819
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
PIED2711Analysing Data in Politics, Development and International Relations20 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]

Candidates will spend the third year of the programme in Germany or a German-speaking country.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

GERM9001German Year 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:

GERM3030German Core Language 320 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates are 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
PIED3750Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates will be required to study between 20 and 60 credits from the following optional modules:

GERM3092Advanced Translation from German into English20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM3170German Utopian Thought in Fiction and Film20 creditsNot running in 201819
GERM3180Screening Terrorism20 creditsSemester 1
GERM3200Untranslatable? German Literature as an Object of Cultural Exchange20 creditsNot running in 201819
GERM3220Victims and/or Perpetrators? Remembering the Nazi past in Germany20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM3270German Economy and Business Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM3350Migration and Borders in German-language Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3200Representing the Holocaust: Transgression and the Taboo20 creditsSemester 1
MODL3800Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Students wishing to choose MODL3800 as one of their German options must take a minimum of 60 credits in German in the final year including GERM3030.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates will normally study 40-80 credits from the following modules:

PIED3158British Foreign Policy20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3325Europe in the World20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3402American Foreign Policy20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3403Politics of Islamism20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3503Crisis Diplomacy: Coercion, Sanctions and the Use of Force in International Relations20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3504Critically Analysing The Responsibility to Protect20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3505Dirty War: Insurgency, the State and Cities20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3565Terrorism: Concepts, Debates, Cases20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits from the following optional modules:

PIED3160Prime Ministers and British Politics20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3170The End of British Politics?20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3171The Politics of national identity in the UK20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3202Land, Fuel and Agriculture20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3206The Politics of Aid20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3207International Development and Social Policy20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3261Violence and Reconciliation in Africa20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3302Extreme Right Parties in Contemporary Europe20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3310Britain and the EU20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3603Political Psychology: on Authority and Obedience20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3606Machiavelli and the Making of Modernity20 credits 
PIED3609Radical Political Ideas: Marx, Nietzsche, Schmitt, Foucault, Kristeva20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3617Reimagining Politics: Gender, Race, and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 2
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: 17/10/2018

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