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BA Japanese and Russian B

Programme code:BA-JAPN&RUSBUCAS code:RTR2
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 120-125 credits. Students are required to take 60 credits in both Japanese and Russian.

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
SLAV1010Beginning Russian 1
Pre-requisite for: SLAV1020
20 creditsSemester 1
SLAV1020Beginning Russian 2
Pre-requisite for: SLAV9001
20 creditsSemester 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
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 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 module:

EAST9012Year Abroad in Japan120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2


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 module:

SLAV9001Russian Year Abroad120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2


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 studybetween 20 and 40 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 B.

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

- Students may only choose up to 20 credits of modules, which are not level-3 coded modules (eg EAST3XXX) in the final year.
- 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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