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Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies Programme Catalogue 2013/14


UHPL-AYB06: BA (hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (German and ab initio Italian)

Leading to the award of BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MODERN LANGUAGES AND EUROPEAN STUDIES (GERMAN AND ITALIAN)

Mode of attendance: Full-time with Year Abroad

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Year 1

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • This programme year has a DAP.
  • 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 1 Stage 1 of this programme contributes 0% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 1 Stage 1

Designated Essential Units:
PL10626 German written and spoken language 1 12 Credits
PL10631 Italian written and spoken language 1 (ab initio) 12 Credits

Semester 1: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
PL10103 Introduction to European studies 6 Credits
PL10790 From unification to fascism: history of Italy 1815 - 1945 6 Credits
PL10792 Deutschland 1871 - 1945 6 Credits

Semester 2: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
PL10104 Europe since 1945 6 Credits
PL10791 Italian cultural studies 1 6 Credits
PL10793 Die Bundesrepublik vom Wirtschaftswunder zur Wende 6 Credits

Year 2

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • This programme year has a DAP.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 19 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 20 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:
PL20627 German written & spoken language 2 12 Credits
PL20633 Italian written and spoken language 2 12 Credits

Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
PL20726 European integration 6 Credits
PL20757 Die DDR: Geschichte, Politik. Gesellschaft, Kultur 6 Credits
PL20778 Italy since 1945 6 Credits

Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
PL20777 Germany divided and reunited 6 Credits
PL20779 Italian culture in the 20th Century 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select 1 units from the following list:
PL20407 Border crossings: memory and identity in contemporary Europe 6 Credits
PL20416 Totalitarian politics 6 Credits
PL20424 Introduction to the teaching of English as a foreign language (TEFL) 6 Credits
PL20724 European Union politics 6 Credits

Year 3

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Placement Type: Standard.
  • This programme year does not have a DAP.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 19 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 20 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:
PL20300 Year abroad 60 Credits

Year 4

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • This programme year does not have a DAP.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 27 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 28 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:
PL30628 German written & spoken language 4 12 Credits
PL30634 Italian written and spoken language 4 12 Credits
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
PL30643 European film 12 Credits

Semester 1: Part 3 Stage 4

Optional Units: Select 1 units from the following list:
PL30059 German national option G9: Die Massenmedien in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und Großbritannien 6 Credits
PL30759 German national option G14: Heimat und Identit├Ąt 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select 1 units from the following list:
PL30078 Italian national option IT3: Scrittrici Italiane del ventesimo secolo 6 Credits
PL30548 Italian national option IT9: organised crime & democracy in Italy 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
MN30040 European integration studies 1 6 Credits
PL30107 Culture & national identity 6 Credits
PL30294 In search of Europe (1) - the cold war 1945 - 1989 6 Credits
PL30468 Transitions to democracy 6 Credits
PL30732 The politics of ethnicity, religion, and nationalism 6 Credits
PL30741 US global politics 6 Credits
PL30881 Contemporary security challenges in Asia 6 Credits
SP30210 Global governance and the contemporary challenges of under-development 6 Credits

Semester 2: Part 3 Stage 4

Optional Units: Select 1 units from the following list:
PL30644 German national option G12: Protest und Widerstand 6 Credits
PL30796 Multikulturelles Deutschland 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select 1 units from the following list:
PL30671 Italian national option IT11: Political terrorism and its legacy in Italy 6 Credits
PL30842 Italian politics and society II: the Berlusconi years (1994-2012) 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
MN30059 European integration studies 2 6 Credits
PL30108 European option E2: Politically committed European culture: the end of an era? 6 Credits
PL30295 In search of Europe 2: borders, regions and migration in Europe since 1989 6 Credits
PL30795 Europe and the Second World War: strategy, politics and society 6 Credits

Notes:
* This programme catalogue is applicable for the 2013/14 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that later years of a programme will be in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be 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.