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


UHPL-AYB12: BA (hons) German and Politics

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

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
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
MN10354 An introduction to law - contract, tort and ELS 6 Credits
ZZ10007 Approved 12 credit language option 12 Credits
PS10086 Mind and behaviour 12 Credits

Semester 1: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
PL10505 Key concepts in politics 6 Credits
PL10712 Comparative politics 6 Credits
PL10792 Deutschland 1871 - 1945 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
FL10273 Approved 6 credit language option (Foreign Languages Centre) 6 Credits
MN10545 Organisational behaviour 6 Credits
PL10103 Introduction to European studies 6 Credits
SP10002 Social problems & social policy 6 Credits
SP10043 Introductory sociology A - the foundations of sociology 6 Credits
SP10204 Introduction to international development 6 Credits
ZZ10001 Director of Studies approved unit 6 Credits

Semester 2: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
PL10410 Political ideologies 6 Credits
PL10616 International relations and global politics 6 Credits
PL10793 Die Bundesrepublik vom Wirtschaftswunder zur Wende 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
FL10274 Approved 6 credit language option (Foreign Languages Centre) 6 Credits
MN10248 Introduction to accounting 6 Credits
PL10104 Europe since 1945 6 Credits
PL10417 British politics 6 Credits
SP10001 Social policy, welfare and the state 6 Credits
SP10044 Introductory sociology B - 'thinkers, theories and perspectives' 6 Credits
SP10205 Introduction to politics of development 6 Credits
SP10206 Introduction to social analysis of development 6 Credits
ZZ10003 Director of Studies approved unit 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
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
ZZ20008 Approved 12 credit language option 12 Credits

Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
PL20385 European political thought 6 Credits
PL20414 American politics 6 Credits
PL20757 Die DDR: Geschichte, Politik. Gesellschaft, Kultur 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 6 credits from the following list:
FL20275 Approved 6 credit language option (Foreign Languages Centre) 6 Credits
PL20415 Media politics 6 Credits
PL20721 International organisation 6 Credits
PL20725 Conflict and international security 6 Credits
PL20726 European integration 6 Credits
PS20109 Social psychology: traditional and critical approaches 6 Credits
SP20004 Family matters: the sociology of the family & family policy 6 Credits
SP20112 Theoretical issues 1: structure and agency and other dualisms in social theory 6 Credits
SP20244 Political sociology 6 Credits
ZZ20001 Director of Studies approved unit 6 Credits

Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
PL20724 European Union politics 6 Credits
PL20777 Germany divided and reunited 6 Credits
PL20878 Research design and methods in politics 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
FL20276 Approved 6 credit language option (Foreign Languages Centre) 6 Credits
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
PL20428 Film, politics & society 6 Credits
PL20720 Foreign policy-making and its analysis 6 Credits
PL20883 Parliament in modern British politics 6 Credits
PS20107 Developmental psychology 6 Credits
SP20003 'Race' & racism 6 Credits
SP20005 Power and policy: an introduction to critical policy analysis 6 Credits
SP20048 Understanding industrial behaviour 6 Credits
SP20069 Philosophy of the social sciences 6 Credits
SP20208 International politics of development 6 Credits
SP20209 Development policy and practice 6 Credits
ZZ20004 Director of Studies approved unit 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
Compulsory Units:
PL30670 Politics dissertation 12 Credits
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
PL30643 European film 12 Credits
ZZ30009 Approved 12 credit language option 12 Credits

Semester 1: Part 3 Stage 4

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 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 a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 units from the following list:
FL30277 Approved 6 credit language option (Foreign Languages Centre) 6 Credits
MN30040 European integration studies 1 6 Credits
PL30101 Russian national option R4: Gorbachev & Perestroika 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
PL30548 Italian national option IT9: organised crime & democracy in Italy 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
PS30015 Economic & environmental psychology 6 Credits
SP30013 Social security policy and welfare reform 6 Credits
SP30210 Global governance and the contemporary challenges of under-development 6 Credits
ZZ30001 Director of Studies approved unit 6 Credits

Semester 2: Part 3 Stage 4

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 units from the following list:
PL30644 German national option G12: Protest und Widerstand 6 Credits
PL30796 Multikulturelles Deutschland 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 units from the following list:
FL30278 Approved 6 credit language option (Foreign Languages Centre) 6 Credits
MN30059 European integration studies 2 6 Credits
PL30102 Russian national option R5: Politics in post-communist Russia 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
PL30745 Culture and religion in international relations 6 Credits
PL30756 The politics of Latin America 6 Credits
PL30795 Europe and the Second World War: strategy, politics and society 6 Credits
PL30875 Comparative elections and voting 6 Credits
PL30880 The rise of the extreme right: from the margins to the mainstream 6 Credits
PL30882 Devolution in the UK: changing politics in a 'nation of nations' 6 Credits
PL30885 US intelligence, covert action, and international politics 6 Credits
PS30100 Children and technology 6 Credits
SP30055 Comparative industrial relations 6 Credits
SP40215 Critical issues in social development 6 Credits
ZZ30004 Director of Studies approved unit 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.