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2021/22 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Japanese and Russian B

Programme code:BA-JAPN&RUSBUCAS code:RTR2
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 Japanese and Russian.

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

EAST1210Basic Japanese Language (1)20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST1220Basic Japanese Language (2)20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan 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 Japanese may, subject to a placement test, study more advanced language modules as appropriate in their first year (40 credits from EAST2300, EAST2305, FLTU1026 and FLTU1030).

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to take 20 credits from the following optional modules and are strongly recommended to take either EAST1269 or EAST1270:

EAST1065China in East Asian History20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
EAST1270Modern Japan: History and International Politics20 creditsNot running in 202122
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)

Discovery modules:


Year2 - View timetable

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

Candidates will spend the second year of their programme in Japan.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

EAST9012Year Abroad in Japan120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)


Year3 - View timetable

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

Candidates will spend the third year of their programme in Russia.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

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 Japanese 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:

EAST2212Japanese 2A: Written Communication Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
EAST2222Japanese 2B: Spoken Communication Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLAV2101Core Russian Language 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to studybetween 20 and 40 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
EAST2127Society and Culture of Early Modern China20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
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)
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)
EAST3602Sino-Japanese Relations: Past and Present20 creditsNot running in 202122
MODL2001Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

- 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.
- 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. Students are required to take 60 credits in Japanese 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. The remaining 20 credits can be taken in either of the two named subjects or as a Discovery Module.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

EAST3285Japanese 3: Advanced Communication 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)

Students may only take MODL3310 or MODL3320 as their Final Year Project contributing to Japanese parts of their programme. Students can take any of the modules listed in this section to contribute to Russian B.

Candidates who choose to study a 20 credit Final Year Project in Japanese 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.

EAST3012Chinese Oral and Performance Traditions20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST3015Religion in China20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST3148Trauma Narratives in the Contemporary Sinophone World20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST3252Modern Japanese History20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST3271East Asia's Regional Political Economy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST3281Advanced Japanese in Context 1: Politics and International Relations20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST3286Advanced Japanese in Context: Culture and Identity20 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST3287Advanced Japanese in Context 5: Japanese Diplomacy and Foreign Policy in Historical Context20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST3289Advanced Japanese in Context 4: Literature20 creditsNot running in 202122
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)
EAST3580Advanced Japanese in Translation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST3602Sino-Japanese Relations: Past and Present20 creditsNot running in 202122
FOAH3150Religion and Violence20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MODL3800Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

- Students may only choose up to 20 credits of modules, which are not level-3 coded modules (eg EAST3XXX) in the final year.
- 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 Japanese 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 Japanese 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.

Last updated: 11/10/2021 17:09:00

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