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2021/22 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Arabic and Portuguese

Programme code:BA-ARAB&PORTUCAS code:RT56
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Maria Garcia Florenciano Contact address:M.GarciaFlorenciano@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 credits. Students are required to take 60 credits of Arabic and 60 credits of Portuguese.

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ARAB1001Beginning Arabic 1
Pre-requisite for: ARAB1002
20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARAB1002Beginning Arabic 220 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARAB1170Studying the Middle East: Culture, History, Politics and Religion20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SPPO1035Introduction to Brazil, Portugal and Portuguese Speaking Africa20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SPPO1080Portuguese Language for Beginners 1A20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPPO1081Portuguese Language for Beginners 1B20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students with prior knowledge of Portuguese may, subject to a placement test, study the more advanced language module SPPO1083 instead of SPPO1080 and SPPO1081.

Students with prior knowledge of Arabic may, subject to a placement test, study ARAB1030/ARAB3100 instead of ARAB1001/ARAB1002, as appropriate in their first year.

Optional modules:


Year2 - View timetable

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

The candidate will spend the second year of the programme in an Arabic-speaking country, approved by the School.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

ARAB9001Arabic Year Abroad120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)


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 Arabic and Portuguese, 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).

Compulsory modules:

ARAB2011Advanced Arabic Grammar and Translation15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARAB2021Essential Skills in Practical Arabic
Pre-requisite for: ARAB3020
15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SPPO2091Portuguese Language Skills15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SPPO9002Spanish/Portuguese Term Abroad30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

NB. Students who have completed SPPO1083 and have performed exceptionally well in that module, may, at the discretion of the programme manager, take MODL2005 Linguists into Schools and teach Portuguese in a local school, instead of taking SPPO2091.

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 15 credits from the following optional modules:

ARAB2092Arab Media, Politics and Society15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARAB2290Modern Middle Eastern History15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

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

SPPO2021Film and Literature in the Portuguese-speaking World15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SPPO2415Culture and Society in the Portuguese-Speaking World15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

NB: 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, which includes a 40-credit Final Year Project Module. Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in Portuguese and 60 credits in Arabic: 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 (Sep to Jun)
SPPO3110Advanced Portuguese Language20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study ONE of the following Final Year Project modules.

MODL3300Final Year Project: Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL3340Final Year Project: Extended Translation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL3350Final Year Project: Digital Documentary40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Candidates who choose to focus on the Portuguese side of their programme in their Final Year Project must study at least 40 credits from the following modules:

ARAB3010Arabic Stylistics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARAB3072Islam and Modernity20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARAB3110Middle Eastern Politics: Regimes, Societies and Conflict20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARAB3190Performing Islam: Piety and Environment in Dialogue20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARAB3888Advanced Media Arabic: Translation Skills in Text Typology20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates who choose to focus on the Arabic side of their programme in their Final Year Project must study at least 20 credits from the following modules:

SPPO3361The Regulation of Sexuality in Iberia and Latin America20 creditsNot running in 202122
SPPO3690New Media in Latin America20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SPPO3701Urban Realities and Representations in the Portuguese Speaking World20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

- 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.

The following modules can be taken in and count towards either Arabic or Portuguese credits. Students may choose to study up to 40 credits from the modules below instead of ARAB/SPPO optional modules.

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)
MODL3800Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Last updated: 11/10/2021 16:05:43

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