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BA Liberal Arts (International Language)

Programme code:BA-LIB/ARLUCAS code:Y001
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Professor Mark Wynn Contact address:m.wynn@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 480

Entry requirements:

AAA, with language specific requirements in some cases.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Students take a concentration of modules in the area of their major and their work in that field will be subject to the relevant
benchmark.

Programme specification:

The BA in Liberal Arts combines depth and breadth of study, and places particular emphasis on the development of linguistic and cultural understanding and the use of inter-disciplinary methods of enquiry.
The course has two strands.
[1] Students choose a concentration of modules in one of French, German, Italian or Spanish. This strand of the course comprises 40+60+60 credits out of a yearly total of 120 credits in Years 1, 2 and 4 respectively. Students spend Year 3 abroad, so they can deepen their understanding of the relevant foreign language. Liberal Arts students are therefore guaranteed a thorough formation in the methods and practices of one discipline. This strand constitutes the student's major.
[2] Students choose a combination of modules drawn from 7 broadly defined Liberal Arts Topic areas. They take 60+40+20 credits in these Topic areas in Years 1, 2 and 4 respectively. In addition, in each year they take a Liberal Arts core module of 20+20+40 credits in Years 1, 2 and 4 respectively. Students spend Year 3 abroad, so they can deepen their understanding of the relevant foreign language.
The Topic structure gives students the freedom to follow their interests across diverse subject areas, and equips them with skills of cross-disciplinary enquiry. The Level 1 Topic modules prepare students for upper level modules in the corresponding Topic, so ensuring that disciplinary variety is combined with thematic coherence.
The Liberal Arts core modules also support the cross-disciplinary character of the programme. For example, the Level 1 core module introduces students to the idea and practice of cross-disciplinary study via an extended case study, which involves the examination of a focal theme from the vantage point of a variety of Humanities and Social Science disciplines. The programme also equips students with the skills they need to address diverse audiences, and there are extended opportunities for external engagement for those who wish to take this track. The Liberal Arts core modules at Levels 1 and 2 provide a training in skills of communication, and the Level 2 and Level 3 core modules give students the opportunity to engage with partners external to the University as they investigate a focal question and disseminate the findings of their research.
The Level 1 Topic modules also involve the study of contemporary social and ethical questions. So graduates of the BA Liberal Arts will have an appreciation of the relevance of their studies for our understanding of life in contemporary Britain. In these ways, the programme aims to provide an intellectual formation that runs broad and deep, that ranges across disciplines in a thematically coherent way, and that enables students to acquire the wide-ranging skills they will need to engage with the world beyond the University.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

FOAR1000Introducing Liberal Arts20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the Liberal Arts Topic Modules.
Candidates taking a language as one of their Liberal Arts Topic Modules should select a 20 credit language module from the discovery modules in stage 4. The list of available modules listed in stage 4 can be found in the following link:
https://leedsforlife.leeds.ac.uk/Broadening/Theme/7/SubTheme/38

Candidates will also be required to study 40 credits of additional Level 1 modules, which will normally be from the area of the student's proposed language major.

TOPIC MODULES

ARTF1201Vision and Narrative: Literature and the Visual Arts20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARTF1202Approaches to Living Histories and Heritage20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LLLC1412Exploring the Digital World20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PECI1710Performance, Theatre and Music: interdisciplinary approaches20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PRHS1000Visions of Humanity: Philosophical, Religious and Scientific Perspectives20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP1150Politics and Social Transformation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates taking a 20 credit language module as one of their Topic Modules should notify the school of their decision. The list of available modules listed in stage 4 can be found in the following link: https://leedsforlife.leeds.ac.uk/Broadening/Theme/7/SubTheme/38

Candidates will also be required to study 40 credits of additional Level 1 modules, which will be from the area of the student's proposed language major. All areas are listed below.

FRENCH
Candidates taking French as their major are required to study the following modules.

FREN1010French Language Awareness and Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN1020Introduction to French Studies (Resistance and Desire)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PRHS1025Introduction to Academic Skills5 creditsSemester 1

GERMAN
Candidates taking German as their major are required to study the following modules.

GERM1010German Language Awareness and Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM1080Researching German Culture, History and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PRHS1025Introduction to Academic Skills5 creditsSemester 1

ITALIAN A
Candidates taking their major in Italian A will be required to study the following modules.

ITAL1010Italian Language A20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL1020Exploring Italy: Introduction to Italian Culture and Society (Advanced)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PRHS1025Introduction to Academic Skills5 creditsSemester 1

SPANISH
Candidates taking their major in Spanish will be required to study the following modules.

PRHS1025Introduction to Academic Skills5 creditsSemester 1
SPPO1010Practical Language Skills in Spanish 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO1420Researching Spanish and Latin American Studies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Discovery modules:


Year2 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following complusory module:

FOAR2000Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the Liberal Arts Topic Modules.

Candidates progressing with the Learning a Language topic, and taking a 20 credit language module as one of their Topic Modules should notify the school of their decision. The list of available modules listed in stage 4 can be found in the following link: https://leedsforlife.leeds.ac.uk/Broadening/Theme/7/SubTheme/38. This link will need to be pasted into your browser.

Candidates are required to study 40 credits from the Liberal Arts Topic Modules. Candidates will normally study modules from TWO OF THE THREE topics they studied at Level 1. The Liberal Arts topic modules are listed below. PLEASE VIEW THE FOLLOWING LINK BY PASTING IT INTO YOUR BROWSER before selecting your topic modules:
https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/download/downloads/id/382/liberal_arts_level_2_topic_modules.pdf
This link displays the topic modules by topic area.

TOPIC MODULES

ARTF2024Country Houses and the (Re)Construction of the Heritage Industry 1880-195020 creditsSemester 2
ARTF2047Image, Music, Text: Reading Roland Barthes20 creditsSemester 2
ARTF2049The State of Utopia20 creditsSemester 1
ARTF2053Venice: Image and Imagination20 creditsSemester 1
ARTF2054State of the Art: Contemporary Perspectives in Art, Science and Technology20 creditsSemester 2
ARTF2060Ecologies of Medieval Art20 creditsSemester 1
ARTF2074African Art I: Context Representation Signification20 creditsSemester 2
ARTF2092The Museum20 creditsSemester 1
ARTF2094Art, Power and Portraiture20 creditsSemester 1
ARTF2126Danish Golden Age Painting20 creditsSemester 2
ARTF2200Borromini and the Roman Baroque: Skill, Knowledge, and Material’s Potential20 creditsSemester 2
COMM2145Technology in Communication and Media20 creditsSemester 1
COMM2715Digital Storytelling20 creditsSemester 1
COMM2960Videogames: Identities in Play20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2201Writing Nature: Creative and Critical Practices20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2206African American Narrative: Eight Major Works20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG2020Political and Development Geographies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST2560History on the High Street20 creditsSemester 2
HIST2570History in the Media20 creditsNot running in 201920
HPSC2150History of Science in 10 Objects20 creditsSemester 1
HPSC2307Science, Culture and Society in the Industrial Age20 creditsNot running in 201920
HPSC2400History of Psychiatry and Mental Illness20 creditsSemester 1
LLLC3983Creative Interventions in the City20 creditsSemester 1
MEDV2085Medieval Narratives in the Modern World: Nationalism, Terrorism, Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS2324Ensemble Performance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS2721Music in Context A20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS2722Music in Context B20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS2820Music in Practice20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS2822Music in Practice20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS2825Opera North: Opera in Practice20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PECI2704Interpreting Theatre and Performance Histories20 creditsSemester 1
PECI2706Cultural Flashpoints in the Performing Arts20 creditsSemester 2
PECI2707Arts Marketing20 creditsSemester 1
PECI2708Exploring Musical Theatre20 creditsNot running in 201920
PECI2709Performance Design20 creditsSemester 2
PECI2712Somatic Practices in the 20th and 21st Centuries20 creditsNot running in 201920
PECI2713Performer Training in the C20th and C21st20 creditsSemester 2
PECI2714Politics, Identity and Performance20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2295Ethics of Life and Death10 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2321Political Philosophy20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2322Moral Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2611How Biology Works10 creditsSemester 2
PIED2601Revolution and Reaction: Political Problems in the 20th Century20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2602Justice, Community and Conflict20 creditsSemester 2
PRHS2000Human Rights and Religion20 creditsSemester 2
PRHS2450A Key Thinker in Philosophy of Religion: In Dialogue20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2180The Sociology of Culture20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2690Racism, ethnicity, migration and decolonial studies20 creditsSemester 2
THEO2286God, Sex and Gender in Africa20 creditsNot running in 201920
THEO2295Humanity in Christian Thought: Theological Anthropology20 creditsSemester 1
THEO2720Religion, Gender and Society20 creditsSemester 2

Candidates are also required to study 60 credits of additional Level 2 modules, which will normally be from the area of the student's proposed major.

FRENCH
Candidates taking their major in French are required to study FREN2010. Candidates must also study a further 40 credits from the modules listed below:

FREN2010French Language in Contexts20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2060Aspects of French History 1789-191420 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2080Laughter, Love and Chivalry: Society and Culture in the French Middle Ages20 creditsNot running in 201920
FREN2090Politics and Society in France since 194520 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2120The Foundations of Modern French Thought20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2160Francophone Africa20 creditsNot running in 201920
FREN2190The Age of Extremes: Culture, Crisis and Commitment between the Wars20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2200The Seventh Art - Cinema in France20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2260Black Atlantic: African and Caribbean Culture in French20 creditsNot running in 201920
FREN2290The Short Form in French and Francophone Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2320The Pleasures of French Poetry20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2340Twentieth and Twenty-First Century French Fiction20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2350Introduction to Professional French Translation and Interpreting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2001Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2015Black Europe20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

GERMAN
Candidates taking their major in German are required to study GERM2010. Candidates must also study a further 40 credits from the modules listed below:

GERM2010German Language Skills in Context20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2001Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2030Introduction to German Cinema20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

ITALIAN A
Candidates taking their major in Italian are required to study ITAL2015. Candidates must also study a further 40 credits from the modules listed below:

ITAL2015Italian Language A20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL2023Introduction to Dante's Comedy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL2025Linguistic Variety in Modern Italy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL2090Power, Pain and Beauty: Introduction to the Art and Literature of the Italian Renaissance20 creditsNot running in 201920
ITAL2200Italian Cinema: Genre and Social Change20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL2300Italy: Regions, Identities and Nation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2001Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

SPANISH
Candidates taking Spanish as their major are required to study SPPO2010. Candidates must also study a further a further 40 credits from the modules listed below:

MODL2001Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2010Practical Language Skills in Spanish 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2100Issues in Hispanic Cinema20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2430Modern Spanish-American Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2510Latin America since Independence (c1800 - c1930)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2580Translation Theory and Practice in a Spanish<>English Context20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2650The Spanish regional Melting Pot: the old same History?20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2680Modern Spain (1868-1975)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2690Spanish Literature and Theatre20 creditsNot running in 201920


Year3 - View timetable

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

Optional modules:

The year abroad module is dependent on the student's language major.

FREN9001French Year Abroad120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM9001German Year Abroad120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL9001Year Abroad in Italy120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO9001Spanish/Portuguese Year Abroad120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2


Year4 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

FOAR3000Independent Research Project in Liberal Arts40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study 20 credits from the Liberal Arts Topic Modules. Candidates will normally study modules from ONE OF THE TWO topics they studied at Level 2. The Liberal Arts topic modules are listed below. PLEASE VIEW THE FOLLOWING LINK BY PASTING IT INTO YOUR BROWSER before selecting your topic modules:
https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/download/downloads/id/383/liberal_arts_level_3_topic_modules.pdf
This link displays the topic modules by topic area.

TOPIC MODULES

ARTF3031Periclean Athens20 creditsNot running in 201920
ARTF3034From Trauma to Cultural Memory: The Unfinished Business of Representation and the Holocaust20 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
ARTF3042Cultural Diversity in Museum and Material Culture - Case Study20 creditsSemester 2
ARTF3051Sins, Sinisters and Sciapods: The Margins of Medieval Art20 creditsSemester 1
ARTF3058Reading Sexual Difference20 creditsSemester 2
ARTF3067British Architecture in the Long Eighteenth Century20 creditsSemester 1
ARTF3077Humanity, Animality and Globality20 creditsSemester 1
ARTF3099Antique Dealers: The Market for 'Decorative Art' from Curiosities to Retro20 creditsSemester 2
ARTF3100Encountering Things: Art and Entanglement in Anglo-Saxon England20 creditsSemester 2
ARTF3101The Origins of Postcolonial England20 creditsSemester 1
ARTF3173Movies, Migrants and Diasporas20 creditsSemester 2
COMM3790Citizen Media20 creditsSemester 2
COMM3925War and Media20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3707Buddhism: A Lived Tradition20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32158Aesthetic Movements of the Nineteenth Century20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3227Surrealism and the French Stage20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3286Fictions of Fallen Women, 1850-192220 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL3394Bowie, Reading, Writing20 creditsSemester 2
FOAR3150Religion and Violence20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG3290Geographies of Global Insecurities20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3732Men and Masculinity in Britain, c.1860-1960: War, Work and Home20 creditsSemester 2
HPSC3200Science Communication: History & Theory20 creditsSemester 1
HPSC3315History of the Body20 creditsSemester 2
HPSC3450Mind, Brain & Society20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC3976Playful Learning: using game philosophy to develop new approaches to learning and teaching20 creditsNot running in 201920
LLLC3983Creative Interventions in the City20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS3121Special Study in Musicology A20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS3122Special Study in Musicology B20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS3324Ensemble Performance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS3325Applied Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PECI3701Contemporary Issues in Arts and Culture20 creditsNot running in 201920
PECI3705Arts and Cultural Management20 creditsSemester 1
PECI3708Contemporary Theatre Makers20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3322Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3700Feminist Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3723War, Terror and Justice20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3325Europe in the World20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3403Politics of Islamism20 creditsNot running in 201920
PRHS3100Existentialism and Phenomenology20 creditsSemester 1
PRHS3170Religion, Belief and Ethics20 creditsSemester 1
PRHS3200Moral, Rational Selves: Perspectives on Human Nature20 creditsNot running in 201920
PRHS3300Religion and Mental Health20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3160Education, Culture and Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3500Gender, Technologies and the Body20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3995Ethnicity and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 1
THEO3000Religion and Media20 creditsSemester 1
THEO3021Muslims in Britain: Transnational Communities and Multicultural Politics20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3190Religions and Global Development20 creditsSemester 1
THEO3220Sin20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3280Religion, Politics and the Future20 creditsNot running in 201920
THEO3295Humanity in Christian Thought: Theological Anthropology20 creditsSemester 1
THEO3780Pentecostalism as a Public Religion in Africa20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates are also required to study 60 credits of additional Level 3 modules, which will normally be from the area of the student's proposed major.

FRENCH
Candidates taking their major in French will be required to study FREN3010. Candidates will also be required to study a further 40 credits from the modules listed below:


FREN3010Advanced French Language Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3012Monuments20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3073Theory and Practice of Interpreting (French and English)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3093Iconic Images20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3094The Kaleidoscope: Cultural Perspectives on Contemporary France20 creditsSemester 1
FREN3591Heroines: Representations of Mythological Women from Antiquity to the Present20 creditsNot running in 201920
FREN3611Francophone Cinema - Postcolonial Images20 creditsNot running in 201920
FREN3620Mémoires de guerre: France and the First World War20 creditsNot running in 201920
FREN3632Representing Empire20 creditsNot running in 201920
FREN3641The Algerian War of Independence: From the Colonial to the Post-Colonial20 creditsSemester 2
FREN3691Representations of the City20 creditsNot running in 201920
FREN3711Francophone Voices - Textual and Cultural Analysis20 creditsNot running in 201920
FREN3751Gender, Sex and Cinema in France20 creditsSemester 2
FREN3770Theory and Practice in French-English Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3860French Popular Culture20 credits 
FREN3865Paris in Revolt. The May 1968 events, past and present20 creditsSemester 1

GERMAN
Candidates taking their major in German will be required to study GERM3010. Candidates are also required to study a further 40 credits from the modules listed below:

GERM3010Advanced German Language in Contemporary Discourses20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM3092Advanced Translation from German into English20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GERM3170German Utopian Thought in Fiction and Film20 creditsNot running in 201920
GERM3180Screening Terrorism20 creditsNot running in 201920
GERM3200Untranslatable? German Literature as an Object of Cultural Exchange20 creditsNot running in 201920
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 creditsNot running in 201920
MODL3026Contemporary German Cinema20 creditsSemester 2
MODL3200Representing the Holocaust: Transgression and the Taboo20 creditsSemester 1

ITALIAN A
Candidates taking their major in Italian A will be required to study ITAL3010. Candidates are also required to study a further 40 credits from the modules listed below:

ITAL3010Italian Language 320 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ITAL3310'Giocare al Romanzo': Italo Calvino and the Novel, from Neorealism to Postmodern20 creditsSemester 1
ITAL3370Dark Italy: Italian Crime Fiction20 creditsSemester 2
ITAL3375A Year With 366 Days: A Journey Through Petrarch's Canzoniere20 creditsNot running in 201920
ITAL3400Made in Italy. Italian for Business20 creditsSemester 1

SPANISH
Candidates taking their major in Spanish will be required to study SPPO3010. Candidates are also required to study a further 40 credits from the modules listed below:

SPPO3010Practical Language Skills in Spanish 320 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO3035From Bolívar to Chávez: Revolutionary Icons in Contemporary Latin American Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO3050Things Can Only Get Better: The Role of the Arts and Cultural Institutions in Spain's Transition to Democracy (1962-1992)20 creditsSemester 2
SPPO3062Spanish in an Economic and Business Context20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO3071Contemporary Spain: Politics, Culture and Society After Franco20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO3361The Regulation of Sexuality in Iberia and Latin America20 creditsSemester 2
SPPO3420Spanish-English Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO3535Catalan Language and Culture III20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO3590Is Spain white? Nation, Immigration and Performance in Spain20 creditsNot running in 201920
SPPO3690New Media in Latin America20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO3710Nationalism and National Identity in Spain, 1833 to the Present20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Last updated: 06/11/2019

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