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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Arabic and Chinese

Programme code:BA-ARAB&CHINUCAS code:TT61
Duration:5 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Caroline Summers Contact address:c.summers@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 605

Entry requirements:

For entry requirements for this course please visit: 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:

Languages, Cultures and Societies:
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/subject-benchmark-statements/sbs-languages-cultures-and-societies-15.pdf?sfvrsn=2098f781_12

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.


Year1 - View timetable

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

In Level 1 students must study 120 credits. Students will study 60 credits in both Arabic and Chinese.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ARAB1001Beginning Arabic 1
Pre-requisite for: ARAB1002
20 creditsSemester 1
ARAB1002Beginning Arabic 220 creditsSemester 2
ARAB1170Studying the Middle East: Culture, History, Politics and Religion20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST1010Basic Chinese Language 120 creditsSemester 1
EAST1020Basic Chinese Language 220 creditsSemester 2

Students with prior knowledge of Chinese will, subject to a placement test, study more advanced language modules, as appropriate in their first year.

Optional modules:

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

EAST1065China in East Asian History20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST1110Modern China: History and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
EAST1269Japanese Culture and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST1450Foundations of East Asia20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST1500Introduction to Religious and Philosophical Texts of East Asia20 creditsSemester 2
EAST1550Introduction to East Asian Religions20 creditsSemester 2


Year2 - View timetable

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

Candidates will spend the second year of the programme in an Arabic-speaking country, approved by the School. Alternatively, candidates may spend the second year in China or Taiwan.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:


Year3 - View timetable

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

Candidates will spend the third year of their programme in China or Taiwan. Alternatively, candidates may spend the third year in an Arabic-speaking country.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:


Year4 - View timetable

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

In Level 2 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take 60 credits in each of Arabic and Chinese.

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:

ARAB2010Advanced Arabic Grammar and Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB2020Essential Skills in Practical Arabic
Pre-requisite for: ARAB3020
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST2015Chinese 2A20 creditsSemester 1
EAST2016Chinese 2B20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

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

ARAB2091Arab Media, Politics and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB2180Culture and Society in the Arab World20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB2310Modern Middle Eastern History20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

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

EAST2006China Since 197920 creditsSemester 1
EAST2007Japan's International Relations20 creditsNot running in 201920
EAST2008The Making of Modern Thailand20 creditsSemester 2
EAST2009Classics of Chinese Literature and Thought20 creditsNot running in 201920
EAST2126Classical Chinese20 creditsSemester 2
EAST2180An Introduction to Cantonese (1)10 creditsSemester 1
EAST2360Chinese Cinema20 creditsNot running in 201920
EAST2470Japanese Literature in Translation: Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan20 creditsNot running in 201920
EAST2480Japanese Development Assistance in a Globalising World20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3015Religion in China20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3020Civil Society and the Non-Profit Sector in Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3025Chinese Linguistics: Theory and Practice20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST3130Pre-Modern Chinese Fiction and Drama20 creditsNot running in 201920
EAST3150Women and Family in Chinese Society20 creditsNot running in 201920
EAST3271East Asia's Regional Political Economy20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3350Japanese Cinema in the World20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3602Sino-Japanese Relations: Past and Present20 creditsSemester 1
FOAR2000Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- The research project undertaken as part of FOAR2000 must relate to East Asian Studies.
- Not all modules will be available every year.


Year5 - View timetable

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

In Level 3 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take 60 credits in each of Arabic and Chinese, including at least 20 credits as a Final Year Project module which can be taken in and count towards 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:

ARAB3020Advanced Skills in Arabic Language20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST3275Chinese 3: Advanced Skills20 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

Students may only take MODL3310 or MODL3320 as their Final Year Project contributing to Chinese parts of their programme. Students can take any of the modules listed in this section to contribute to Arabic.

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

ARAB3010Arabic Stylistics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB3050Arab Drama on Stage and Screen20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB3072Islam and Modernity20 creditsSemester 1
ARAB3110Middle Eastern Politics: Regimes, Societies and Conflict20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB3140Authoritarianism and Democratisation in the Arab World20 creditsNot running in 201920
ARAB3888Advanced Media Arabic: Translation Skills in Text Typology20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates who choose a Final Year Project on the Chinese half of their programme will be required to study 20 credits from among any of the modules on Option List A or Option List B.

Candidates who choose a Final Year Project on the Arabic half of their programme will be required to study 40 credits in total – 20 credits from Optional Modules List A and 20 credits from Optional Modules List B.

LIST A

EAST3051Modern Documentary Chinese: Politics and Law10 creditsSemester 1
EAST3052Modern Documentary Chinese: Society and Development10 creditsSemester 2
EAST3070Contemporary Chinese Literature10 creditsSemester 2
EAST3080Chinese Literature 1912 - 194910 creditsNot running in 201920
EAST3620Practical Chinese-English Translation10 creditsSemester 2

LIST B

EAST2009Classics of Chinese Literature and Thought20 creditsNot running in 201920
EAST3012Chinese Oral and Performance Traditions20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3015Religion in China20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3020Civil Society and the Non-Profit Sector in Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3025Chinese Linguistics: Theory and Practice20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST3051Modern Documentary Chinese: Politics and Law10 creditsSemester 1
EAST3052Modern Documentary Chinese: Society and Development10 creditsSemester 2
EAST3070Contemporary Chinese Literature10 creditsSemester 2
EAST3080Chinese Literature 1912 - 194910 creditsNot running in 201920
EAST3102Chinese Language for International Trade and Business20 creditsNot running in 201920
EAST3120Classical Chinese20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3130Pre-Modern Chinese Fiction and Drama20 creditsNot running in 201920
EAST3150Women and Family in Chinese Society20 creditsNot running in 201920
EAST3252Modern Japanese History20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3271East Asia's Regional Political Economy20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3350Japanese Cinema in the World20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3355Death and Religion in Japan20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3525Globalising China and the Developing World20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3602Sino-Japanese Relations: Past and Present20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3604Korea: Politics, Economy and International Relations20 creditsNot running in 201920
EAST3703South East Asia in the Global Context20 creditsSemester 1
FOAR3150Religion and Violence20 creditsSemester 2
MODL3800Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Students wishing to choose MODL3800 as one of their Chinese options must take a minimum of 60 credits in Chinese in the final year including EAST3275.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Last updated: 15/11/2019

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