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2021/22 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Arabic and Russian B

Programme code:BA-ARAB&RUSBUCAS code:RTR6
Duration:5 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Maria Garcia Florenciano Contact address:M.GarciaFlorenciano@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 are required to take 60 credits in both Arabic and Russian.

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)
SLAV1010Beginning Russian 1
Pre-requisite for: SLAV1020
20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLAV1020Beginning Russian 2
Pre-requisite for: SLAV9001
20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLAV1120What is Russia? An Introduction to Russian Studies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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]

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Candidates can choose to spend the second year of their programme in either Russia or an Arabic-speaking country and must take one module from the following list:

ARAB9001Arabic Year Abroad120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLAV9001Russian Year Abroad120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)


Year3 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Candidates can choose to spend the third year of their programme in either Russia 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 (Sep to Jun)
SLAV9001Russian Year Abroad120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)


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 Arabic and 40 credits in Russian. The remaining credits should be taken in either of the named subjects or taken as discovery modules.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ARAB2010Advanced Arabic Grammar and Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARAB2020Essential Skills in Practical Arabic
Pre-requisite for: ARAB3020
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLAV2101Core Russian Language 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

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

ARAB2091Arab Media, Politics and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARAB2181Cultures of the Arab Middle East and North Africa20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARAB2310Modern Middle Eastern History20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL2001Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates will be required to study at least 20 credits from the following optional modules:

MODL2015Black Europe20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL2070Reception, Transmission and Translation: The Global Circulation of Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL2250Digital Communications Across Cultures20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLAV2103Applied Russian Language 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLAV2111The Sounds of Russian20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLAV2120The Structures of Russian20 creditsNot running in 202122
SLAV2210Soviet Everyday Life from 1917 to 199120 creditsNot running in 202122
SLAV2402Russian Society from Perestroika to the Crimean Annexation (1985-2015)20 creditsNot running in 202122
SLAV2411The Spaces of Russian Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLAV2430Gender and Sexuality in Russia20 creditsNot running in 202122

- FOAR2000 can only be counted as a Russian module if the project undertaken relates to Russian and you have sought prior approval of the Programme Manager.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

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 FOAH module.


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.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ARAB3020Advanced Skills in Arabic Language20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLAV3101Core Russian Language 320 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 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 Russian will be required to choose 40 credits from the options below.

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

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

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

SLAV3114Russian Advanced Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLAV3117The Sounds of Russian20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLAV3120The Structures of Russian20 creditsNot running in 202122
SLAV3210Soviet Everyday Life from 1917 to 199120 creditsNot running in 202122
SLAV3402Russian Society from Perestroika to the Crimean Annexation (1985-2015)20 creditsNot running in 202122
SLAV3411The Spaces of Russian Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLAV3430Gender and Sexuality in Russia20 creditsNot running in 202122

- Not all modules will be offered in each year.

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

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.

Last updated: 11/10/2021 17:02:38

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