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2021/22 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Italian B and Russian A

Programme code:BA-ITB&RUSAUCAS code:RR3T
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 Italian 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 target language(s) 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 periods of residence abroad: a Year Abroad in Russia at the end of Level One, and a Year Abroad in Italy at the end of Level 2. The Year Abroad in Russia will normally take the form of a course of study.
- 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 Italian 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 Italian & 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 Italian 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:

ITAL1025Exploring Italy: Introduction to Italian Culture and Society (Beginners)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ITAL1030Beginners Italian 120 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ITAL1035Beginners Italian 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)

Optional modules:

Students are required to study 20 credits from the following Cornerstone modules.

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)


Year2 - View timetable

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

Candidates will spend the second year of the programme studying in Russia.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SLAV9001Russian 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 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.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ITAL2016Italian Language B20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLAV2101Core Russian Language 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study between 20 and 60 credits from the following optional modules:

ITAL2023Introduction to Dante's Comedy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ITAL2025Linguistic Variety in Modern Italy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ITAL2090Power, Pain and Beauty: Introduction to the Art and Literature of the Italian Renaissance20 creditsNot running in 202122
ITAL2200Italian Cinema: Genre and Social Change20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ITAL2300Italy: Regions, Identities and Nation20 creditsNot running in 202122
MODL2001Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

- Students wishing to choose MODL2001 as one of their Italian options must take a minimum of 60 credits in Italian in level 2 including ITAL2016.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates will be required to study between 20 and 60 credits from the following optional modules:

MODL2015Black Europe20 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.


Year4 - View timetable

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

The candidate will spend the fourth year of the programme in Italy.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

ITAL9001Year Abroad in Italy120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Discovery modules:


Year5 - 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 Italian and 60 credits in Russian, including at least 20 credits as a Final Year Project module which can be taken in and count towards either of the named subjects. 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.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ITAL3010Italian Language 320 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 20 credits from the options below.

ITAL3310'Giocare al Romanzo': Italo Calvino and the Novel, from Neorealism to Postmodern20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ITAL3330Tangles, Traps and Labyrinths in the Italian Novel: Gadda and Calvino20 creditsNot running in 202122
ITAL3370Dark Italy: Italian Crime Fiction20 creditsNot running in 202122
ITAL3375A Year With 366 Days: A Journey Through Petrarch's Canzoniere20 creditsNot running in 202122
ITAL3400Made in Italy. Italian for Business20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

- 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 Italian 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 Italian or Russian credits. Students may choose to study up to 40 credits from the modules below instead of ITAL/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 17:07:55

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