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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Portuguese and Russian A

Programme code:BA-PORT&RUSAUCAS code:RR57
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Caroline Summers Contact address:c.summers@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 485

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 40 credits in Russian, 60 credits in Portuguese and a 20 credit cornerstone module (or 20 credits of language modules).

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SLAV1101Core Russian Language 1
Pre-requisite for: SLAV9001
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV1120What is Russia? An Introduction to Russian Studies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO1035Introduction to Brazil, Portugal and Portuguese Speaking Africa20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO1080Portuguese Language for Beginners 1A20 creditsSemester 1
SPPO1081Portuguese Language for Beginners 1B20 creditsSemester 2

NB. Students with prior knowledge of Portuguese may, at the discretion of the programme manager, substitute SPPO1083 (40 credits) for SPPO1080 and SPPO1081 (40 credits).

Optional modules:

Students are required to study 20 credits from the following cornerstone modules.

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

Discovery modules:


Year2 - View timetable

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

Candidates will spend the second year of the programme in Russia.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

SLAV9001Russian Year Abroad120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2


Year3 - View timetable

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

In Level 2 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take 45 credits in each of Portuguese and Russian, plus the Term Abroad, worth 30 credits, which will be spent in Portugal.

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).

The candidate will spend the third term in Portugal.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SLAV2102Core Russian Language 215 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2091Portuguese Language Skills15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO9002Spanish/Portuguese Term Abroad30 creditsSemester 2

NB. Students who have completed SPPO1083 and have performed exceptionally well in that module, may, at the discretion of the programme manager, take MODL2001/5 Linguists into Schools and teach Portuguese in a local school, instead of taking SPPO2090/1.

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules:

MODL2005Linguists into Schools15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2021Film and Literature in the Portuguese-speaking World15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO2411Culture and Society in the Portuguese-Speaking World15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules:

SLAV2104Applied Russian Language 215 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV2112The Sounds of Russian15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV2401Russian Society from Perestroika to the Crimean Annexation (1985-2015)15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV2410The Spaces of Russian Literature15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Not all modules will be available every year.


Year4 - 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. The remaining credits can be taken 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:

SLAV3101Core Russian Language 320 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO3110Advanced Portuguese Language20 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

Candidates will be required to study between 20 and 60 credits from the following optional modules:

MODL3800Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO3361The Regulation of Sexuality in Iberia and Latin America20 creditsSemester 2
SPPO3690New Media in Latin America20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPPO3700Sao Paulo, Lisboa, Maputo: Urban Realities and Representations in the Portuguese Speaking World20 creditsSemester 1

- Students wishing to choose MODL3800 as one of their Portuguese options must take a minimum of 60 credits in Portuguese in the final year including SPPO3110.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates will be required to study between 20 and 60 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.

Last updated: 15/11/2019

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