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2018/19 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Middle Eastern Studies and Sociology

Programme code:BA-MES&SOCIUCAS code:TL6H
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Martin Thomas Contact address:m.thomas@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 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:

ARAB1150Early and Medieval Islamic History20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB1160Introduction to the Middle East: Politics, Culture and Religion20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP1200Sociology of Modern Societies20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1210Formations of Modernity20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

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

MODL1100Politics, Culture and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1401Discourse, Culture and Identity20 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 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:

ARAB2180Culture and Society in the Arab World20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB2310Modern Middle Eastern History20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP2730Central Problems in Sociology20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to take at least 20 credits from the following options:

SLSP2010Sociology and Social Policy Research Methods20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP2020Crime, Law and Regulation20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2040Disability Studies: An Introduction20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2050The Sociology of Gender20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2062Health and Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2150Debates in Childhood and Youth20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2180The Sociology of Culture20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2675Sociology of Work20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2690Racism, ethnicity, migration and decolonial studies20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2953Urban Disorders, Social Divisions and Social Control20 creditsSemester 2

Candidates may choose to study between 0 and 20 credits from the following optional modules:

ARAB2066Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB2091Arab Media, Politics and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 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 3 - 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:

ARAB3110Middle Eastern Politics: Regimes, Societies and Conflict20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be 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
MODL3350Final Year Project: Digital Documentary40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP3041Sociology Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

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

ARAB3050Arab Drama on Stage and Screen20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB3072Islam and Modernity20 creditsSemester 1
ARAB3140Authoritarianism and Democratisation in the Arab World20 creditsNot running in 201819

Candidates will be required to study between 40 and 80 credits from the following optional modules:

SLSP3101Postcolonialism and Critical Muslim Studies20 creditsNot running in 201819
SLSP3120Disability Rights and the International Policy Context20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3160Education, Culture and Society20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3211State Crime and Immorality20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3220Contemporary Children, Young People and Families20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3242The Social Life of Data20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3500Gender, Technologies and the Body20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3930Sociology of Consumerism20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3940Class in Everyday Life20 creditsNot running in 201819
SLSP3995Ethnicity and Popular 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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