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BA Chinese and Russian A

Programme code:BA-CHN&RUSAUCAS code:RT71
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:

- Allow students to study the disciplines of Chinese and Russian to the same depth as Single Honours students of the disciplines, but with less breadth in each. This means that Joint Honours students will normally be required to take compulsory and a subset of the optional modules that are also part of the corresponding Single Honours degree programmes, and that they will be assessed on those modules using criteria identical to those applied to Single Honours students. Joint Honours students will reach the same levels of fluency and accuracy in their subjects as Single Honours students.
- At Level One, allow students the flexibility to extend their intercultural and interdisciplinary knowledge and skills, EITHER by means of a 'cornerstone' module, exploring a particular aspect of the field of modern languages and cultures with reference to a range of global cultures, OR by studying a further language.
- At Levels Two and Three, allow students to choose, within certain parameters, optional modules from the full range available within each discipline, and thereby devise pathways of their own choosing.
- Require students to undertake two Years Abroad between Levels One and Two. Both periods of Residence Abroad will normally take the form of two courses of study, one in a Chinese-speaking country and one in Russia.
- Allow students the option at Level Three of undertaking an autonomous research project in either discipline, potentially linking the two disciplines by bringing knowledge and understanding gained in one discipline to bear in the other.
- Require students to acquire the flexibility of mind and variety of learning techniques needed to switch between the two disciplines.
- Provide a basis for further advanced study in either Chinese or Russian, or in a cognate interdisciplinary area.
- Have the flexibility to allow students to change programme upon successful completion of Level One, subject to approval. It is normally possible to switch from Joint Honours Chinese & Russian into Single Honours in either discipline.


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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

EAST1010Basic Chinese Language 120 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST1020Basic Chinese Language 220 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLAV1101Core Russian Language 1
Pre-requisite for: SLAV9001
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLAV1120What is Russia? An Introduction to Russian Studies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Students with prior knowledge of Chinese may, subject to a placement test, study more advanced language modules (EAST2550/EAST2570) instead of EAST1010/EAST1020, 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 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
EAST1110Modern China: History and Culture20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST1270Modern Japan: History and International Politics20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST1271Japanese History and Society20 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)

Students are required to study 20 credits from the following cornerstone modules. However, they may choose to substitute one of language modules in the lsit of options in the subsequent subset.
A. If a language is named on the degree programme, the student may not take cornerstone or discovery language modules in that language.
B. Candidates choosing a language module should ensure that they also enrol onto any co-requisite modules as part of their discovery credits.
C. Candidates thinking of changing programme at the end of level 1 should seek advice before choosing their cornerstone and discovery modules. Subject- areas in SMCL require students to have taken 40 credits in a language.

MODL1050Introduction to Audio-Visual Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL1060Language: Structure and Sound20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MODL1070World Histories20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL1090Intercultural Competence: Theory and Application20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MODL1100Politics, Culture and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL1150Worlds of Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL1401Discourse, Culture and Identity20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARAB1003Persian for Beginners20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARAB1006Turkish for Beginners20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARAB1015Arabic for Beginners20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS1200Intermediate Ancient Greek (Level 1)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS1250Intermediate Latin (Level 1)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS1810Beginners Ancient Greek (Level 1)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS1910Beginners Latin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
EAST1703Basic Thai Language and Culture 120 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FLTU1003Beginners Korean20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FLTU1020Beginners Japanese20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FLTU1021Elementary Japanese20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FLTU1022Beginners Japanese20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FLTU1023Lower Intermediate Japanese20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FLTU1123Lower Intermediate Korean20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FLTU1301Beginners French 20 credits, Semester 120 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FLTU1302Beginners French 20 credits, Semester 220 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FLTU1303Beginners French 20 credits, Semester 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FLTU1313Elementary French 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FLTU1322Lower Intermediate French 20 credits, Semester 220 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FLTU1323Lower Intermediate French 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FLTU1333Upper Intermediate French 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FLTU1345Advanced French20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FLTU1401Beginners German20 creditsNot running in 202122
FLTU1402Beginners German 20 credits, Semester 220 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FLTU1403Beginners German 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FLTU1413Elementary German 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FLTU1423Lower Intermediate German 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FLTU1433Upper Intermediate German 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FLTU1443Advanced German20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FLTU1601Beginners Italian 20 credits, Semester 120 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FLTU1602Beginners Italian 20 credits, Semester 220 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FLTU1603Beginners Italian 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FLTU1613Elementary Italian 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FLTU1623Lower Intermediate Italian 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsNot running in 202122
FLTU1802Beginners Spanish 20 credits, Semester 220 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FLTU1803Beginners Spanish 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FLTU1808Beginners Spanish 20 credits, Semester 120 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FLTU1813Elementary Spanish 20 credits, Semesters 1&220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FLTU1823Lower Intermediate Spanish20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FLTU1833Upper Intermediate Spanish20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FREN1010French Language Awareness and Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GERM1010German Language Awareness and Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ITAL1010Italian Language A20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ITAL1030Beginners Italian 120 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPPO1010Practical Language Skills in Spanish 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SPPO1025Beginners Portuguese20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SPPO1080Portuguese Language for Beginners 1A20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPPO1084Intermediate Portuguese Language20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPPO1091Pre-Intermediate Spanish Language (A2 of the CEFR)20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SPPO1092Intermediate Spanish (B1 of the CEFR)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SPPO1093Spanish for Beginners (A1 of the CEFR)20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPPO1145Catalan Language and Culture I20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)


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 China/Taiwan or Russia and must take one module from the following list:

EAST9011Year Abroad in China120 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 China/Taiwan or Russian but must choose a module that they have not yet taken from the following list:

EAST9011Year Abroad in China120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLAV9001Russian Year Abroad120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Discovery modules:


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 Chinese 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:

EAST2015Chinese 2A20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST2016Chinese 2B20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLAV2101Core Russian Language 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

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

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
EAST2126Classical Chinese20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST2128Contemporary East Asian Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST2148Trauma Narratives in the Contemporary Sinophone World20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST2360Chinese Cinema20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
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)
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)
EAST3025Chinese Linguistics: Theory and Practice20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST3130Pre-Modern Chinese Fiction and Drama20 credits 
EAST3150Women and Family in Chinese Society20 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)
EAST3602Sino-Japanese Relations: Past and Present20 creditsNot running in 202122
MODL2001Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

- The research project undertaken as part of FOAR2000 must relate to East Asian Studies.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates will be required to study between 20 and 40 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.
- NB: 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 40-credit 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:

EAST3275Chinese 3: Advanced Skills20 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 complete their Final Year Project in Russian will be required to choose at least 40 credits from the options below.

Candidates who choose to study a Final Year Project on the Chinese half of their programme will be required to study 20 credits from the modules below.

EAST2009Classics of Chinese Literature and Thought20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST3012Chinese Oral and Performance Traditions20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST3015Religion in China20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST3020Civil Society and the Non-Profit Sector in Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST3025Chinese Linguistics: Theory and Practice20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST3051Modern Documentary Chinese: Politics and Law10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST3052Modern Documentary Chinese: Society and Development10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST3070Contemporary Chinese Literature10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST3080Chinese Literature 1912 - 194910 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST3102Chinese Language for International Trade and Business20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST3120Classical Chinese20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST3130Pre-Modern Chinese Fiction and Drama20 credits 
EAST3148Trauma Narratives in the Contemporary Sinophone World20 creditsNot running in 202122
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
EAST3620Practical Chinese-English Translation10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOAH3150Religion and Violence20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MODL3800Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

- Students wishing to choose MODL3800 as one of their Chinese options must take a minimum of 60 credits in Chinese in the final year including EAST3275.
- Candidates may not take a module from this group that they have taken in another group/year.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates who choose to complete their Final Year Project in Chinese 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

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

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

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