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Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies Programme Catalogue 2020/1


UHPL-AYB16: BA(Hons) Italian ab initio and Politics with Year Abroad

Leading to the award of BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ITALIAN AND POLITICS

Mode of attendance: Full-time with Year Abroad

Normal programme duration: 4 years

[Page last updated: 12 August 2020]

Click here for further information Possible DAPs for this programme:

  • UHPL-AFB30: BSc (hons) Politics and International Relations
  • UHPL-AKB30: BSc (hons) Politics and International Relations

Please see your programme handbook for circumstances where transfer to DAP may be permitted/required.

 

Click here for further informationPossible exit awards for this programme:



Year 1

This course is being replaced by UHPL-AYB47 with effect from 2020/21. You can find details of Year 1 of the new course here.

Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 2

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 2 of this programme contributes 24% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 2 Stage 2

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL20998 Italian written and spoken language 2 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL20959 Italy since 1945: politics, culture and society 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL20878 Research design and methods 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20970 Political theory 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL20968 International comparative politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select 12 credits from the following list:
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL20416 Totalitarian politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20424 Introduction to English language teaching 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20720 Foreign policy-making and its analysis 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20724 European Union politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20899 Quantitative research methods 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20969 Advanced international relations 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL21013 Environment sustainability democracy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL21015 Parliamentary studies 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PS20107 Developmental psychology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20003 'Race' & racism 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20005 Making and communicating policy: theories and practices 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20069 Philosophy of the social sciences 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20208 International politics of development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20209 Development policy and practice 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 3

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 3 of this programme contributes 8% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 2 Stage 3

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL20300 Year abroad 60 credits       [equivalent to 120 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 4

Students must select a dissertation unit and at least one (and a maximum of two) Italian national options during this programme year.

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 27 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 28 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 3 Stage 4 of this programme contributes 68% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 3 Stage 4

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL30999 Italian written and spoken language 3 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select 1 unit from the following list:
Students must take a dissertation unit during this programme year.
  • Students taking PL30670 (12 credits) must also take optional units totalling 36 credits;
  • Students taking PL30983 (24 credits) must take optional units totalling 24 credits.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL30670 Politics dissertation 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30983 Extended politics dissertation 24 credits       [equivalent to 48 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 3 Stage 4

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 3 units from the following list:
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL30101 Russian national option R4: Gorbachev & Perestroika 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30107 Culture & national identity 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30108 Art and politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30441 Gender and politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30468 Transitions to democracy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30732 The politics of ethnicity, religion, and nationalism 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30741 US global politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30864 Europe in global politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30881 Contemporary security challenges in Asia 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30897 Comparative peace processes 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL31007 Translation and intercultural communication 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL31011 Political violence 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30013 Social protection and welfare reform 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30210 Conflict, security and international development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30288 Lobbying, policy communications and democracy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL30548 Italian national option IT9: organised crime & democracy in Italy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 3 Stage 4

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 3 units from the following list:
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL30102 Russian national option R5: Politics in post-communist Russia 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30745 Culture and religion in international relations 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30756 The politics of Latin America 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30875 Comparative elections and voting 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30880 The rise of the far right: from the margins to the mainstream 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30882 The disunited kingdom: devolution and the end of British politics? 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30898 Politics in China 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30902 Contemporary critical thinkers: theory and praxes 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30971 Language, power and society 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL31008 Conflict and the media 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL31010 War and conflict in Africa: causes and transformation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL31012 Closing global gender gaps 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30263 Ideas about 'terrorism' 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30264 Understanding religion in the contemporary world 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30286 Policy evaluation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP40215 Critical issues in social development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL30078 Italian national option IT3: Scrittrici Italiane del ventesimo secolo 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.