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2021/22 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Portuguese and Russian B

Programme code:BA-PORT&RUSBUCAS code:RR5R
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr 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 120-125 credits. Students are required to take 60 credits in Portuguese and 60 credits in Russian.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

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)
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 SPP01080 and SPPO1081.

Optional modules:


Year2 - View timetable

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

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

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 45 credits in each of Portuguese and Russian, 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).

The candidate will spend the third term in Portugal.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SLAV2102Core Russian Language 215 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 MODL2001/5 Linguists into Schools and teach Portuguese in a local school, instead of taking SPPO2090/1.

Optional modules:

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

MODL2005Linguists into Schools15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
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)

- Not all modules will be available every year.

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

MODL2016Black Europe15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLAV2104Applied Russian Language 215 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLAV2112The Sounds of Russian15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLAV2125The Structures of Russian15 creditsNot running in 202122
SLAV2215Soviet Everyday Life from 1917 to 199115 creditsNot running in 202122
SLAV2401Russian Society from Perestroika to the Crimean Annexation (1985-2015)15 creditsNot running in 202122
SLAV2410The Spaces of Russian Literature15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLAV2435Gender and Sexuality in Russia15 creditsNot running in 202122

- 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 Russian: 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:

SLAV3101Core Russian Language 320 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 have chosen to focus on the Russian side of their programme for their Final Year Project will be required to study at least 20 credits from the following modules:

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

Candidates who have chosen to focus on the Portuguese side of their programme for their Final Year Project will be required to study at least 40 credits from the following options:

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 Portuguese or Russian credits. Students may choose to study up to 40 credits from the modules below instead of SPPO/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)

Last updated: 03/08/2021 17:05:22

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