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2021/22 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Asia Pacific Studies and International Relations

Programme code:BA-APS&INTRUCAS code:TL32
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Alessio Baldini Contact address:a.baldini@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

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
Politics and International Relations:
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/subject-benchmark-statements/sbs-politics-15.pdf?sfvrsn=ee95f781_14

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 are required to take 60 credits in Asia Pacific Studies, 40 credits in International Relations and a 20 credit cornerstone module.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

MODL1100Politics, Culture and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PIED1110Comparative Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED1511International Politics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits form the following modules
- Students are strongly encouraged to take EAST1450 Foundations of East Asia as one of their Optional modules in Level 1.

EAST1065China in East Asian History20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
EAST1110Modern China: History and Culture20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST1450Foundations of East Asia20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
EAST1550Introduction to East Asian Religions20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Other relevant East Asian language or FLTU modules may be allowed with permission of Programme Manager

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following Asia Pacific Studies optional modules.
Please note that EAST1051 is mutually exclusive with both EAST1052 and EAST1053

EAST1010Basic Chinese Language 120 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST1020Basic Chinese Language 220 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST1210Basic Japanese Language (1)20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST1220Basic Japanese Language (2)20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST1271Japanese History and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
EAST1450Foundations of East Asia20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
EAST1500Introduction to Religious and Philosophical Texts of East Asia20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST1550Introduction to East Asian Religions20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST1703Basic Thai Language and Culture 120 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST1704Basic Thai Language and Culture 220 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Discovery modules:


Year2 - View timetable

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

In Level 2 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in each of their main subjects. Of the remaining credits, 20 credits should be taken in one of the named subjects; the final 20 credits may be taken as discovery modules or 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:

PIED2501Theories of International Relations20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2558Security Studies20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following modules over level 2 and level 3:

EAST2007Japan's International Relations20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST2008The Making of Modern Thailand20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST2127Society and Culture of Early Modern China20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST2128Contemporary East Asian Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST2605Topics in Contemporary Asia Pacific Societies20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST3271East Asia's Regional Political Economy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST3602Sino-Japanese Relations: Past and Present20 creditsNot running in 202122

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates will be required to study between 60 and 80 credits from the following optional modules over levels 2 and 3:

EAST2006China Since 197920 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST2007Japan's International Relations20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST2008The Making of Modern Thailand20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST2009Classics of Chinese Literature and Thought20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST2127Society and Culture of Early Modern China20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST2128Contemporary East Asian Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST2182Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers 110 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST2192Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers 210 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST2300Intermediate Japanese (1)20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST2305Intermediate Japanese 220 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST2350Politics in Contemporary Japan20 credits 
EAST2470Japanese Literature in Translation: Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST2480Japanese Development Assistance in a Globalising World20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST2550Intermediate Chinese (1)20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST2570Intermediate Chinese (II)20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST2605Topics in Contemporary Asia Pacific Societies20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST3015Religion in China20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST3020Civil Society and the Non-Profit Sector in Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST3150Women and Family in Chinese Society20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST3252Modern Japanese History20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST3271East Asia's Regional Political Economy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST3602Sino-Japanese Relations: Past and Present20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST3707Buddhism: A Lived Tradition20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

- Level 2 students are strongly advised to take EAST2XXX-coded modules.
- Students may also take East Asian language modules with the permission of the Director/Programme Manager.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits from the following optional modules:

PIED2100British Central Government20 creditsNot running in 202122
PIED2139The Labour Party Since 194520 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2301Politics and Policy in the EU20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2448Politics of Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2455State and Politics in Africa20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2463United States Politics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2711Analysing Data in Politics, Development and International Relations20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Students may choose to study the below Careers Service module:

CSER2206Developing Your Professional Identity: Preparing for a Career in Within The Arts, Heritage and Creative Industries20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students may also choose to study the below module as long as they are not already enrolled onto Linguists into Schools

FOAH2020Towards the Future: Skills in Context20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of discovery modules in a third subject, pursue additional modules in the two named subjects or take the above CSER module or FOAH module


Year3 - 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 a Final Year Project module which can be taken in and count towards either subject. Any remaining credits can be taken in either of the named subjects or as discovery modules. A maximum of 20 credits of discovery modules may be taken in level 3. Finalists may only take level 1 modules which are listed as discovery skills modules (skd) and only to the value of 20 credits.

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).

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study ONE of the following Final Year Project modules:

MODL3300Final Year Project: Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL3350Final Year Project: Digital Documentary40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PIED3750Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following modules over level 2 and level 3:

EAST2007Japan's International Relations20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST2008The Making of Modern Thailand20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST2127Society and Culture of Early Modern China20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST2128Contemporary East Asian Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST2605Topics in Contemporary Asia Pacific Societies20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST3271East Asia's Regional Political Economy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST3602Sino-Japanese Relations: Past and Present20 creditsNot running in 202122

- Students who fail one or more of these modules may only proceed on an ordinary degree.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates will be required to study between 60 and 80 credits of optional modules over levels 2 and 3. The following will be available at level 3:

EAST2006China Since 197920 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST2007Japan's International Relations20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST2008The Making of Modern Thailand20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST2009Classics of Chinese Literature and Thought20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST2127Society and Culture of Early Modern China20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST2128Contemporary East Asian Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST2182Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers 110 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST2192Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers 210 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST2300Intermediate Japanese (1)20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST2305Intermediate Japanese 220 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST2350Politics in Contemporary Japan20 credits 
EAST2480Japanese Development Assistance in a Globalising World20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST2550Intermediate Chinese (1)20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST2570Intermediate Chinese (II)20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST2605Topics in Contemporary Asia Pacific Societies20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST3015Religion in China20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST3020Civil Society and the Non-Profit Sector in Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST3150Women and Family in Chinese Society20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST3252Modern Japanese History20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST3271East Asia's Regional Political Economy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST3350Japanese Cinema in the World20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST3355Death and Religion in Japan20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST3470Japanese Literature in Translation: Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST3525Globalising China and the Developing World20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST3602Sino-Japanese Relations: Past and Present20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST3707Buddhism: A Lived Tradition20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOAH3150Religion and Violence20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MODL3410Contemporary World Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL3600Material Cultures and Cultures of Consumption20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL3610Adventures of the Imagination: Crime and the Fantastic Across Continents20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL3620Decolonial Approaches20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MODL3630Social Movements across Cultures20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

- Students may also take East Asian language modules with the permission of the Director/Programme Manager.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates will normally study 40-60 credits from the following modules:

PIED3158British Foreign Policy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3325Europe in the World20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3402American Foreign Policy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3503Crisis Diplomacy: Coercion, Sanctions and the Use of Force in International Relations20 credits 
PIED3504Critically Analysing The Responsibility to Protect20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3565Terrorism: Concepts, Debates, Cases20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits from the following optional modules:

PIED3160Prime Ministers and British Politics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3170The End of British Politics?20 creditsNot running in 202122
PIED3171The Politics of national identity in the UK20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3199The Labour Party Since 194520 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3207International Development and Social Policy20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3261Violence and Reconciliation in Africa20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3302Extreme Right Parties in Contemporary Europe20 creditsNot running in 202122
PIED3304Extreme Right Parties20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3310Britain and the EU20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3342Gender and Security in Global Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3609Radical Political Ideas: Marx, Nietzsche, Schmitt, Foucault, Kristeva20 credits 
PIED3617Reimagining Politics: Gender, Race, and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3810Video Games: Politics, Society and Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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.

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