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2020/21 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 creditsNot running in 202021
EAST1110Modern China: History and Culture20 creditsSemester 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 1


Year2 - View timetable

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

Optional modules:

Candidates choose to spend the second year of their programme in either China/Taiwan or an Arabic-speaking country and must choose one of the following modules:

ARAB9001Arabic Year Abroad120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST9011Year Abroad in China120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2


Year3 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Candidates choose to spend the third year of their programme in either China/Taiwan or an Arabic-speaking country but must choose a module that they have not yet taken from the following list:

ARAB9001Arabic Year Abroad120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST9011Year Abroad in China120 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 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 creditsSemester 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 202021
EAST2008The Making of Modern Thailand20 creditsSemester 2
EAST2009Classics of Chinese Literature and Thought20 creditsNot running in 202021
EAST2126Classical Chinese20 creditsNot running in 202021
EAST2127Society and Culture of Early Modern China20 creditsSemester 1
EAST2360Chinese Cinema20 creditsSemester 2
EAST2470Japanese Literature in Translation: Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan20 creditsSemester 1
EAST2480Japanese Development Assistance in a Globalising World20 creditsSemester 1
EAST2605Topics in Contemporary Asia Pacific Societies20 creditsSemester 2
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 creditsSemester 1
EAST3150Women and Family in Chinese Society20 creditsNot running in 202021
EAST3271East Asia's Regional Political Economy20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3350Japanese Cinema in the World20 creditsNot running in 202021
EAST3602Sino-Japanese Relations: Past and Present20 creditsSemester 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, which includes a Final Year Project Module. Students are required to take 60 credits in each of their main subjects: the Final Year Project module can be taken in - and count towards - either of their two subjects. Any remaining credits should be taken as optional modules in either of the named subjects, or as Discovery modules.

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. They must choose if this counts towards the Arabic or Chinese half of their programme.

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 who choose to study a 20 credit Final Year Project in Arabic will be required to study 20 credits from the options below.
Candidates who choose to complete their Final Year Project in Chinese will be required to choose 40 credits from the options below.

ARAB3010Arabic Stylistics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB3050Arab Drama on Stage and Screen20 creditsNot running in 202021
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 202021
ARAB3888Advanced Media Arabic: Translation Skills in Text Typology20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3600Material Cultures and Cultures of Consumption20 creditsSemester 1
MODL3610Adventures of the Imagination: Crime and the Fantastic Across Continents20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3620Decolonial Approaches20 creditsSemester 1
MODL3630Social Movements across Cultures20 creditsSemester 2

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates who choose to study a 20 credit Final Year Project in Chinese will be required to study 20 credits from the options below or above.
Candidates who choose to complete their Final Year Project in Arabic will be required to choose 40 credits from the options below.

EAST2009Classics of Chinese Literature and Thought20 creditsNot running in 202021
EAST3012Chinese Oral and Performance Traditions20 creditsSemester 2
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 creditsNot running in 202021
EAST3080Chinese Literature 1912 - 194910 creditsSemester 1
EAST3102Chinese Language for International Trade and Business20 creditsNot running in 202021
EAST3120Classical Chinese20 creditsNot running in 202021
EAST3130Pre-Modern Chinese Fiction and Drama20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3150Women and Family in Chinese Society20 creditsNot running in 202021
EAST3252Modern Japanese History20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3271East Asia's Regional Political Economy20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3350Japanese Cinema in the World20 creditsNot running in 202021
EAST3355Death and Religion in Japan20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3470Japanese Literature in Translation: Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan20 creditsSemester 1
EAST3525Globalising China and the Developing World20 creditsNot running in 202021
EAST3602Sino-Japanese Relations: Past and Present20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3604Korea: Politics, Economy and International Relations20 creditsNot running in 202021
EAST3620Practical Chinese-English Translation10 creditsSemester 2
EAST3703South East Asia in the Global Context20 creditsNot running in 202021
FOAH3150Religion and Violence20 creditsSemester 2
MODL3600Material Cultures and Cultures of Consumption20 creditsSemester 1
MODL3610Adventures of the Imagination: Crime and the Fantastic Across Continents20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3620Decolonial Approaches20 creditsSemester 1
MODL3630Social Movements across Cultures20 creditsSemester 2
MODL3800Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

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