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BA Japanese and Russian A

Programme code:BA-JAP&RUSAUCAS code:RT72
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:

- Allow students to study the disciplines of Japanese and Russian 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 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 their subjects as Single Honours students.
- At Level One, allow students the flexibility to extend their intercultural and interdisciplinary knowledge and skills, EITHER by means of a 'cornerstone' module, exploring a particular aspect of the field of modern languages and cultures with reference to a range of global cultures, OR by studying a further language.
- 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 two Years Abroad between Levels One and Two. Both periods of residence abroad will normally take the form of two courses of study, one in a Japanese-speaking country and one in Russia.
- Allow students the option at Level Three of undertaking an autonomous research project in either discipline, potentially linking the two disciplines by bringing knowledge and understanding gained in one discipline to bear in the other.
- 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 Japanese or Russian, 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 is normally possible to switch from Joint Honours Japanese & Russian into Single Honours in either discipline.


Year1 - View timetable

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

In Level 1 students must study 120-125 credits. Students are required to take 60 credits in Japanese and 40 credits in Russian, plus a 20 credit cornerstone module (or 20 credits of language modules).

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

EAST1210Basic Japanese Language (1)20 creditsSemester 1
EAST1220Basic Japanese Language (2)20 creditsSemester 2
EAST1269Japanese Culture and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV1101Core Russian Language 1
Pre-requisite for: SLAV9001
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV1120What is Russia? An Introduction to Russian Studies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

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

Optional modules:

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

EAST1065China in East Asian History20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST1500Introduction to Religious and Philosophical Texts of East Asia20 creditsSemester 2
EAST1550Introduction to East Asian Religions20 creditsSemester 2

Students are required to study 20 credits from the following cornerstone modules. However, they may choose to substitute one of the language modules in the list of options in the subsequent subset.
A. If a language is named on the degree programme, the student may not take cornerstone or discovery language modules in that language.
B. Candidates choosing a language module should ensure that they also enrol onto any co-requisite modules as part of their discovery credits.
C. Candidates thinking of changing programme at the end of level 1 should seek advice before choosing their cornerstone and discovery modules. Subject- areas in SMLC require students to have taken 40 credits in a language.

MODL1050Introduction to Audio-Visual Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1060Language: Structure and Sound20 creditsSemester 1
MODL1070World Histories20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1090Intercultural Competence: Theory and Application20 creditsSemester 2
MODL1100Politics, Culture and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1150Worlds of Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1401Discourse, Culture and Identity20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB1003Persian for Beginners20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB1006Turkish for Beginners20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB1015Arabic for Beginners20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1200Intermediate Ancient Greek (Level 1)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1250Intermediate Latin (Level 1)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1810Beginners Ancient Greek (Level 1)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1910Beginners Latin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST1703Basic Thai Language and Culture 120 creditsSemester 1
FLTU1003Beginners Korean20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1103Beginners Polish20 creditsNot running in 201920
FLTU1123Lower Intermediate Korean20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1301Beginners French 20 credits, Semester 120 creditsSemester 1
FLTU1302Beginners French 20 credits, Semester 220 creditsSemester 2
FLTU1303Beginners French 20 credits, Semester 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1313Elementary French 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1322Lower Intermediate French 20 credits, Semester 220 creditsSemester 2
FLTU1323Lower Intermediate French 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1333Upper Intermediate French 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1345Advanced French20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1401Beginners German20 creditsSemester 1
FLTU1402Beginners German 20 credits, Semester 220 creditsSemester 2
FLTU1403Beginners German 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1413Elementary German 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1423Lower Intermediate German 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1433Upper Intermediate German 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1443Advanced German20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1601Beginners Italian 20 credits, Semester 120 creditsSemester 1
FLTU1602Beginners Italian 20 credits, Semester 220 creditsSemester 2
FLTU1603Beginners Italian 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1613Elementary Italian 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1623Lower Intermediate Italian 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1802Beginners Spanish 20 credits, Semester 220 creditsSemester 2
FLTU1803Beginners Spanish 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1808Beginners Spanish 20 credits, Semester 120 creditsSemester 1
FLTU1813Elementary Spanish 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1823Lower Intermediate Spanish20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1833Upper Intermediate Spanish20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1901Beginners Mandarin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1902Beginners Mandarin20 creditsNot running in 201920
FLTU1911Elementary Mandarin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1923Lower Intermediate Mandarin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FLTU1933Upper Intermediate Madarin 20 Credits20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN1010French Language Awareness and Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM1010German Language Awareness and Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL1010Italian Language A20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL1030Beginners Italian 120 creditsSemester 1
SPPO1010Practical Language Skills in Spanish 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO1025Beginners Portuguese20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO1080Portuguese Language for Beginners 1A20 creditsSemester 1
SPPO1084Intermediate Portuguese Language20 creditsSemester 1
SPPO1091Pre-Intermediate Spanish Language (A2 of the CEFR)20 creditsSemester 2
SPPO1092Intermediate Spanish (B1 of the CEFR)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO1093Spanish for Beginners (A1 of the CEFR)20 creditsSemester 1
SPPO1145Catalan Language and Culture I20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2


Year2 - View timetable

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

Candidates will spend the second year of their programme in Japan. Alternatively, candidates may spend the second year in the country relating to their other language.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

EAST9012Year Abroad in Japan120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:


Year3 - View timetable

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

Candidates will spend the third year of their programme in Russia. Alternatively, candidates may spend the third year in the country relating to their other language.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SLAV9001Russian Year Abroad120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Discovery modules:

Over levels 2 and 3 candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of discovery modules in a third subject or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.


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 Japanese and 40 credits in Russian. 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:

EAST2212Japanese 2A: Written Communication Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST2222Japanese 2B: Spoken Communication Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV2101Core Russian Language 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be 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
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
EAST3252Modern Japanese History20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3256Narratives of Japanese Modernity: Fiction and Film20 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
EAST3604Korea: Politics, Economy and International Relations20 creditsNot running in 201920
EAST3703South East Asia in the Global Context20 creditsSemester 1

- Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates will be required to study between 20 and 40 credits from the following optional modules:

FOAR2000Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV2103Applied Russian Language 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV2111The Sounds of Russian20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV2402Russian Society from Perestroika to the Crimean Annexation (1985-2015)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV2411The Spaces of Russian Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- FOAR2000 can only be counted as a Russian module if the project undertaken relates to Russian and you have sought prior approval of the Programme Manager.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

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.


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 Japanese and 40 credits in Russian, 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:

EAST3285Japanese 3: Advanced Communication Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV3101Core Russian 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

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

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

EAST3012Chinese Oral and Performance Traditions20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3015Religion in China20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3252Modern Japanese History20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3256Narratives of Japanese Modernity: Fiction and Film20 creditsNot running in 201920
EAST3271East Asia's Regional Political Economy20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3281Advanced Japanese in Context 1: Politics and International Relations20 creditsNot running in 201920
EAST3284Advanced Japanese in Context 4: Literature20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3286Advanced Japanese in Context: Culture and Identity20 creditsNot running in 201920
EAST3287Advanced Japanese in Context 5: Japanese Diplomacy and Foreign Policy in Historical Context20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3288Advanced Japanese in Context 6: Japanese Religion and Culture in Historical Context20 creditsNot running in 201920
EAST3350Japanese Cinema in the World20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3355Death and Religion in Japan20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3525Globalising China and the Developing World20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3580Advanced Japanese in Translation20 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

- Not all modules will be available every year.

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

SLAV3114Russian Advanced Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV3117The Sounds of Russian20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV3402Russian Society from Perestroika to the Crimean Annexation (1985-2015)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV3411THe Spaces of Russian Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Not all modules will be offered in each year.

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: 15/11/2019

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