BA Translation, Media and Modern Languages (Double Honours with a year abroad)

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"A DEGREE IN LANGUAGES AND CULTURAL STUDIES CAN REALLY HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THE MULTIFACETED WORLD WE LIVE IN, AND GIVES YOU THE TOOLS TO MAKE BETTER-INFORMED DECISIONS"

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Nina Hall, BA Translation and Interpreting

Break down barriers of language and culture with a combination of advanced language studies and training in translation and media.

This unique and flexible course reflects the global need for skilled language and media professionals. You’ll study your chosen languages to degree level, as well as choosing from a range of specialist modules. You’ll explore the theory and technique of translating, and questions of style and register in a range of specialised areas, media and genres. These usually include multilingual publications, multilingual websites, packaging, digital and online texts, film subtitles, and theatre translation. You’ll have the chance to gain first-hand professional translating experience through a work experience module.

During your year abroad you’ll deepen your experience of the language and culture by studying at a local university, taking up a teaching assistantship or on a suitable work placement. Students of Japanese will study at a partner university in Japan.

Overview

This course combines degree level learning of French, Spanish or Japanese language with the study of translation issues and media in today’s fast-changing world.

Alongside your chosen language you’ll have the opportunity to choose from a range of specialist modules in culture, society, translation and media. You’ll spend your third year abroad at a university in an appropriate country where your honours language is spoken.

In translation competence modules you’ll cover the theory and technique of translating, and questions of style and register in a range of specialised areas. In your translation issues modules, which deal with issues associated with globalisation, you’ll be looking at various translation types. These include the transposition of text between languages, media and genres, multilingual websites or IT-mediated texts, film subtitles and theatre.

You’ll also have the opportunity to experience professional translation first hand on an optional work placement module.

Course Structure

Year 1

You’ll be introduced to key themes in the study of language, culture, and intercultural communication. These will help you develop important tools for your degree. You’ll also investigate language and culture with topics related to your chosen language.

You’ll take compulsory and optional modules. Compulsory modules are designed to give you a solid grounding while optional modules allow you to tailor your degree.

Year 2

At this stage of your degree you’ll begin the process of specialisation, alongside studying translation issues across media. At the same time you’ll hone your skills of academic enquiry and argumentation. You’ll be able to choose from a wide range of modules relating to media, culture, politics, applied linguistics, and intercultural communication.

Year 3

You’ll spend your third year abroad on a study or work placement. This will greatly develop and enhance both your linguistic and cultural confidence; allowing you to think more as a native speaker.

So how does this work?

  • You spend your third year abroad and return for the final year.
  • If you are taking French, you can study in one of our partner universities in France, Canada, Switzerland or Reunion Island.
  • If you are taking Spanish, you can study in one of our partner universities in Spain, Mexico, Uruguay or Chile.
  • If you are studying French and/or Spanish, you have the option to spend your semester/year working abroad instead of studying at a university.
  • If you choose to work abroad, you are responsible for organising and securing your own work placement(s), which need academic approval. We can provide advice on employment opportunities based on past experiences from previous students and close relations with certain organisations in France, Spain, Argentina, Mexico and Peru.
  • Japanese language students normally study in one of our partner universities in Japan.
  • If you are a double honours student taking two of French, Spanish or Japanese from A level, you will normally split the year between two countries where those languages are spoken.
  • If you are a double honours student taking one of your degree languages from below A level, you will normally spend your entire year abroad in the country of the weaker language. It is strongly recommended that students follow at least some modules in the stronger language in their university placement and/orspend the summer working or studying in the country of the other language. We can provide support and advice on this.
  • You must remain abroad in approved activities not less than 7 months in total. The approved period of residence abroad shall normally coincide with the academic year at the University of East Anglia and must begin no later than October.

Year 4

As well as high-level compulsory language acquisition modules, you will have the opportunity to pursue specialised topic options, including translation, in the area of either French, Spanish, or Japanese enabling you to extend your control over sophisticated language. You can also choose from a range of optional translation, media and society modules or investigate a subject of your own choice in more depth in a dissertation.

Teaching and Learning

Through a combination of lectures and seminars, you’ll be taught by leading language and communication specialists and scholars in an interactive and friendly environment. In your lectures you’ll learn language, translation, and intercultural communication within a global context.

You’ll undertake further focused study in small group-seminars of around 15-20 students. This way you’ll learn to easily communicate with teachers and classmates. You’ll also receive individual support in tutorial sessions.

On this course you’ll develop an excellent balance of independent thinking and study skills. This will help you grow into a self-motivated learner, an expert for language and an analytical thinker. You’ll develop accuracy and precision in your written work through evidence-based analysis. And you’ll become well-versed in time management, becoming highly organised and confident in self-directed study. Throughout your degree, you will be given guidance on your work and constructive feedback to help you improve.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed on a mixture of written and spoken coursework and examinations. Your final degree classification is split between the second and final years, with the year abroad assessed as a pass or fail.

Optional Study abroad or Placement Year

The year abroad is a compulsory element of our four-year language degrees.  

You’ll be able to enhance your studies and boost your employability by studying abroad. This will be an opportunity to develop intercultural awareness, resourcefulness and flexibility along with your language skills.

If you study French or Spanish, you’ll be able to take up a teaching assistantship in Europe, a work placement, voluntary work at an NGO organisation or study at one of our many partner universities. If you’re studying French you’ll also have the opportunity to apply to attend the prestigious Faculté de Traduction et d’Interprétation in Geneva or the Institut de Management et de Communication Interculturels (ISIT) in Paris.

If you study Japanese you’ll spend your time abroad studying at one of our Japanese partner universities.

After the course

You’ll graduate prepared for a whole host of career sectors, both in the UK and abroad. These include tourism, hospitality and leisure, human resources, marketing, sales, business, international banking, media, the civil service, local government and administration, teaching and education, translation and interpretation, international trade and business, journalism, arts administration, customer services, and personal services such as childcare.

Alternatively, you could choose to continue your studies with a Master’s degree such as MA Global Intercultural Communication or MA Applied Translation Studies, or perhaps do an MBA. Our Careers Service run an annual Arts and Humanities events programme. This includes alumni-led presentations and workshops across a range of sectors, including charities, politics and government, writing and communications, and museums and heritage. You’ll also benefit from our annual Careers Using Languages Fair, where we showcase the range of opportunities available to you. This is a great chance to meet employers and to hear alumni speak about their career paths since graduating.

Career destinations

Examples of careers you could enter include:

  • Teaching and education
  • Translation and Interpreting
  • Sales and marketing
  • Business and finance 
  • Customer service
  • Information technology and telecommunications
  • Hospitality and leisure services
  • Media

Course related costs

You are eligible for reduced fees during the year abroad. Further details are available on our Tuition Fee website.

There will be extra costs related to items such as your travel and accommodation during your year abroad, which will vary depending on location.

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs.

Course Modules 2018/9

Students must study the following modules for 20 credits:

Name Code Credits

INTRODUCING INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

You'll be introduced to key themes in the study of language, culture, and intercultural communication. You will, from the first semester of your course, get insights into fields of study such as translation, communication, or cultures of the countries of the degree languages that are taught in the School. You will also become familiar with important academic skills, such as essay writing and referencing, which you will use throughout your degree. In the 'Language and Culture Workshops,' you'll acquire transferable skills in the domain of entreprise and engagement; you'll be encouraged to work on your own project in groups and get involved in all aspects of project realisation, such as planning, organisation, presentation, leadership, team work, and decision-making. The workshops are particularly envisaged as a platform for enhancing your employability prospects. A second piece of assessment will allow you to reflect on themes introduced in the lectures and start building critical awareness of issues of language and communication studies. AVAILABLE ONLY TO FIRST YEAR LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION STUDENTS. NB: NOT AVAILABLE TO VISITING OR ERASMUS STUDENTS

PPLC4001A

20

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Students must take 40 credits in their first Honours language.

Name Code Credits

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH 1/I

'Decouvrir et discuter.' Here are two key elements of this module which will further your French language and communication skills by working on them through the lens of French culture. If you have a French A level, any other international equivalent qualification, or if you have completed French Intermediate II, then this module is for you! You'll develop reading, listening, speaking and writing skills at the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). You will focus on receptive skills (listening and reading) in particular and will be taught in an interactive and friendly environment (pairs and small groups). Your seminars will focus on listening, reading and writing skills, while the oral hour will develop your confidence in speaking. In the lecture you will review and practise essential grammar points. You will have a great exposure to authentic French in all three components of the module, as it is entirely taught in French. The material that you will study in and out of class (videos, articles, short stories, films) will help you to further your knowledge of French culture, as well as to build up your French vocabulary on a variety of topics. You'll be assessed by two course tests: the first will cover listening, reading, and writing skills, and the second will cover your speaking skills. On successful completion of this module, you'll be able to understand the main points of clear standard input on the topics covered in class, and to produce simple connected texts on these topics. You'll be able give reasons and explanations for your opinions, based on your personal experience and on the material studied in this module. This module is not available to French native speakers or those with equivalent competence. You should not already have a level of French that exceeds the level taught in this module.

PPLF4016A

20

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH 1/II

'Decouvrir et discuter'. Here are two key elements of this module that will carry on the work started in Post A-Level 1/I. You will further your French language and communication skills by working on them through the lens of French culture. If you have a French A level or any other international equivalent qualification, then this module is for you! You'll develop reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills at the B1 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and will move towards B2 at the end of the semester. You will focus on productive skills (writing and speaking) in particular and you'll be taught in an interactive and friendly environment, (pairs and small groups). Your seminars will focus on listening, reading, and writing skills, while the oral hour will develop your confidence in speaking. In the lecture you will review and practise essential grammar points. You will have a great exposure to authentic French in all three components of the module, as it is entirely taught in French. The material that you will study in and out of class (videos, articles, films) will help you to further your knowledge of French culture, as well as to build up your French vocabulary on a variety of topics. You'll be assessed by an exam covering listening, reading, and writing skills, and a course test assessing your speaking skills. On successful completion of this module, you'll be able to follow the lines of argument in documents dealing with topics studied in class, to plan and produce structured compositions supporting or opposing particular points of view, and to interact in French with a degree of fluency and spontaneity.

PPLF4017B

20

POST A-LEVEL JAPANESE LANGUAGE 1

A course in Japanese for students with Japanese A-level, or holding any other equivalent qualification. Our aim is to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. We have designed the course to build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and language learning skills, through the study of wide range of topics such as geography, food and pop culture. Specific aspects of language are revisited and consolidated at a higher level. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar and vocabulary in meaningful contexts, whilst also developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs. You are required to take a placement test during the transition week (week 1) and by that, may be placed in a different module with more suitable level. This module is not available to native speakers or those with equivalent competence.

PPLJ4057Y

40

POST A-LEVEL SPANISH 1/I

Would you like to apply your Spanish language skills for intercultural dialogue? Then look no further as this is the right module for you. The core of the teaching will involve participating in a project and you will engage in a number of activities that focus on improving your Spanish whilst learning about an issue of global concern. During this module you will: - build on, and further enhance, your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. - build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and understanding, in addition to study and research skills. - explore an issue of contemporary relevance and work together to find practical solutions to a real world problem. - learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study and develop knowledge of contemporary life, society and current affairs. - revisit and consolidate specific Spanish grammatical structures at a higher level to build up language proficiency. The oral classes will be arranged separately in smaller groups to maximize your opportunities for speaking in the target language. This module is suitable for students with Spanish A-Level, Intermediate Spanish, or any other equivalent qualification.

PPLH4025A

20

POST A-LEVEL SPANISH 1/II

Can mass media help you improve your Spanish? The answer to this question may well lie in this module. We will use a variety of printed and online forms of mass media, such as newspapers, radio podcasts, magazines, TV programmes, films, documentaries and texts, to help you enhance your confidence in speaking and understanding the Spanish language. We will use audio-visual and web-based materials to practise listening, reading, writing and speaking in an integrated manner. You will also analyse various aspects of the Spanish language through writing and translation practice and improve your grammar and vocabulary in meaningful contexts. Learning will be through lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study and develop your study and research skills. The oral classes will be arranged separately in smaller groups to maximise your opportunities for practising your Spanish through discussions and presentations. In these classes, you will develop your fluency in communication and strategies for discussions. The language study in this module will make you a more proficient Spanish language user with enhanced cultural knowledge and intercultural understanding. The grammar notions and topics for discussion in this module will be different from those in Post A-Level Spanish 1/I. This module will be suitable for students who have completed Post A-Level Spanish 1/I or equivalent.

PPLH4026B

20

Students will select 40 - 60 credits from the following modules:

Students will select modules in their second Honours language at the appropriate level. Students may not take a module in a third language.

Name Code Credits

FRENCH AB-INITIO HONOURS I

Bienvenue dans votre premier cours de francais! (Welcome to your first French module!). This module is for you if you're starting your French Honours language degree without having studied any French before, it will help you to master basics of French language and communication. You'll develop reading, listening, speaking and writing skills at the A1/A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This means that you'll be able to cope in a number of situations, talk and write about yourself and your immediate environment in quite a lot of detail, and handle short social exchanges. You'll start studying texts at B1 level towards the end of the year. You'll be taught in an interactive and friendly environment. You will have two 2-hour seminars per week focusing on listening, reading, and writing skills, and two oral hours where you will develop your confidence in speaking. We'll tackle some grammatical notions in class, but always as a means for you to improve your communication skills. You'll also have opportunities to explore aspects of the cultures where French is spoken, thanks to the various documents used to develop your linguistic skills (songs, podcasts, short articles#). You'll be assessed by course tests: two of them will cover listening, reading, and writing skills and the other two will cover your speaking skills. On successful completion of this module, you'll be able to understand and use expressions related to areas of relevance to you, or that you may encounter when travelling. You'll be able to communicate in simple and routine tasks, and on topics that are familiar, and to describe in simple terms aspects of your background, environment and needs. You'll be able to produce simple, connected text, and briefly give reasons and explanations for your opinions and plans.

PPLF4004Y

60

FRENCH POST GCSE I

The need for significant progress in reading, writing, listening and speaking is met with intensive teaching that you will be provided with. The aim is to equip you with the linguistic understanding of a number of real-life situations, as well as the ability to communicate effectively in those situations. Particular emphasis is also placed on acquiring a sound knowledge of grammar. It is only available to students taking a degree in French from post-GCSE level.

PPLF4003Y

40

JAPANESE AB-INITIO HONOURS I

This is a module for students taking their Japanese Honours language degree from an ab initio starting point. You'll consolidate the basic level of Japanese by acquiring the linguistic understanding of a number of real-life situations, as well as the ability to communicate effectively in those situations. You'll start learning Hiragana and Katakana writing at the beginning of the module but soon begin using Kanji. You'll study grammars and vocabularies through a familiar range of topics and situations such as talking about holidays and making enquiries and requests. On successful completion of this module, you'll develop short written/oral pieces and read materials to identify the information required. You'll be able to take part in conversations in simple everyday situations and express opinions and feelings as well as some aspects of the Japanese culture. This module caters for beginners' level entrants and is only available to Language and Communication students or students of International Relations and Modern Language in PPL.

PPLJ4008Y

60

JAPANESE POST-GCSE I

If you want to take a Japanese degree from a post-GCSE starting point, this is the right module for you. You will need to make significant progress in reading, writing, listening and speaking, and the intensive teaching that this module provides will help you achieve this. Particular emphasis is also placed on acquiring a sound knowledge of grammar. Also, you'll understand a number of real-life situations, as well as be able to communicate effectively in those situation.

PPLJ4009Y

40

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH 1/I

'Decouvrir et discuter.' Here are two key elements of this module which will further your French language and communication skills by working on them through the lens of French culture. If you have a French A level, any other international equivalent qualification, or if you have completed French Intermediate II, then this module is for you! You'll develop reading, listening, speaking and writing skills at the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). You will focus on receptive skills (listening and reading) in particular and will be taught in an interactive and friendly environment (pairs and small groups). Your seminars will focus on listening, reading and writing skills, while the oral hour will develop your confidence in speaking. In the lecture you will review and practise essential grammar points. You will have a great exposure to authentic French in all three components of the module, as it is entirely taught in French. The material that you will study in and out of class (videos, articles, short stories, films) will help you to further your knowledge of French culture, as well as to build up your French vocabulary on a variety of topics. You'll be assessed by two course tests: the first will cover listening, reading, and writing skills, and the second will cover your speaking skills. On successful completion of this module, you'll be able to understand the main points of clear standard input on the topics covered in class, and to produce simple connected texts on these topics. You'll be able give reasons and explanations for your opinions, based on your personal experience and on the material studied in this module. This module is not available to French native speakers or those with equivalent competence. You should not already have a level of French that exceeds the level taught in this module.

PPLF4016A

20

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH 1/II

'Decouvrir et discuter'. Here are two key elements of this module that will carry on the work started in Post A-Level 1/I. You will further your French language and communication skills by working on them through the lens of French culture. If you have a French A level or any other international equivalent qualification, then this module is for you! You'll develop reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills at the B1 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and will move towards B2 at the end of the semester. You will focus on productive skills (writing and speaking) in particular and you'll be taught in an interactive and friendly environment, (pairs and small groups). Your seminars will focus on listening, reading, and writing skills, while the oral hour will develop your confidence in speaking. In the lecture you will review and practise essential grammar points. You will have a great exposure to authentic French in all three components of the module, as it is entirely taught in French. The material that you will study in and out of class (videos, articles, films) will help you to further your knowledge of French culture, as well as to build up your French vocabulary on a variety of topics. You'll be assessed by an exam covering listening, reading, and writing skills, and a course test assessing your speaking skills. On successful completion of this module, you'll be able to follow the lines of argument in documents dealing with topics studied in class, to plan and produce structured compositions supporting or opposing particular points of view, and to interact in French with a degree of fluency and spontaneity.

PPLF4017B

20

POST A-LEVEL JAPANESE LANGUAGE 1

A course in Japanese for students with Japanese A-level, or holding any other equivalent qualification. Our aim is to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. We have designed the course to build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and language learning skills, through the study of wide range of topics such as geography, food and pop culture. Specific aspects of language are revisited and consolidated at a higher level. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar and vocabulary in meaningful contexts, whilst also developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs. You are required to take a placement test during the transition week (week 1) and by that, may be placed in a different module with more suitable level. This module is not available to native speakers or those with equivalent competence.

PPLJ4057Y

40

POST A-LEVEL SPANISH 1/I

Would you like to apply your Spanish language skills for intercultural dialogue? Then look no further as this is the right module for you. The core of the teaching will involve participating in a project and you will engage in a number of activities that focus on improving your Spanish whilst learning about an issue of global concern. During this module you will: - build on, and further enhance, your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. - build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and understanding, in addition to study and research skills. - explore an issue of contemporary relevance and work together to find practical solutions to a real world problem. - learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study and develop knowledge of contemporary life, society and current affairs. - revisit and consolidate specific Spanish grammatical structures at a higher level to build up language proficiency. The oral classes will be arranged separately in smaller groups to maximize your opportunities for speaking in the target language. This module is suitable for students with Spanish A-Level, Intermediate Spanish, or any other equivalent qualification.

PPLH4025A

20

POST A-LEVEL SPANISH 1/II

Can mass media help you improve your Spanish? The answer to this question may well lie in this module. We will use a variety of printed and online forms of mass media, such as newspapers, radio podcasts, magazines, TV programmes, films, documentaries and texts, to help you enhance your confidence in speaking and understanding the Spanish language. We will use audio-visual and web-based materials to practise listening, reading, writing and speaking in an integrated manner. You will also analyse various aspects of the Spanish language through writing and translation practice and improve your grammar and vocabulary in meaningful contexts. Learning will be through lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study and develop your study and research skills. The oral classes will be arranged separately in smaller groups to maximise your opportunities for practising your Spanish through discussions and presentations. In these classes, you will develop your fluency in communication and strategies for discussions. The language study in this module will make you a more proficient Spanish language user with enhanced cultural knowledge and intercultural understanding. The grammar notions and topics for discussion in this module will be different from those in Post A-Level Spanish 1/I. This module will be suitable for students who have completed Post A-Level Spanish 1/I or equivalent.

PPLH4026B

20

SPANISH AB-INITIO HONOURS I

Are you ready to start your degree in Spanish? Have you always wanted to get access to the Spanish-speaking world? Then, it is time to immerse yourself in your process of learning. This module will improve your academic education and will provide you with the confidence to advance towards advanced levels in the next years at UEA. You'll develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills at the same that you'll get personal and detailed feedback on your permanent efforts. You'll take part in classroom-based activities, working in pairs and small groups exchanging ideas and supporting each other in the process of learning the language. You'll also be able to focus on real life situations as well as the ability to communicate effectively in those situations. There will also be opportunities to explore aspects of the cultures where Spanish is the mother tongue. By the end of this module you'll be able to understand the gist of clear texts, in standard language, if they involve well-known topics related to work, studies or leisure. You'll also learn how to deal with most situations that occur while travelling in areas where Spanish is spoken. You'll gain the ability to produce simple and coherent texts about familiar topics, or topics of personal interest and describe experiences, events, wishes and hopes, as well as to be able to briefly express opinions or explain plans.

PPLH4005Y

60

SPANISH POST- GCSE I

In this module, you'll be introduced to aspects of the Spanish language, in a variety of cultural contexts. It will enable you to converse with native Spanish speakers, read and understand specific information in short texts starting at intermediate level. Through Spanish, you'll learn to present information and engage in discussions. Using popular cultural forms such as film and media, you'll develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Upon successful completion of this module, you will have achieved an advanced level of Spanish.

PPLH4006Y

40

Students will select 0 - 20 credits from the following modules:

If you did not select PPLF4004Y, PPLH4005Y or PPLJ4008Y from Option Range B you must select 20 credits from this option range.

Name Code Credits

AN INTRODUCTION TO POPULAR CULTURE IN LATIN AMERICA

From salsa to samba, futbol to capoeira, telenovelas to Tex-Mex: Latin American popular cultures combine Indigenous, African and European elements in unique ways found nowhere else on earth. In this module, you'll examine several Latin American popular cultural forms, and the historical, religious, social and political significance they have for Latin Americans.

PPLH4004B

20

DISCOURSE AND POWER

Why may politicians say that 'immigration is a problem' rather than 'immigrants are a problem' and why am I addressing you as 'you' rather than 'the students' throughout this module outline? Can there be unbiased news reporting? In this module you will explore some of these questions and how the language and images that make up our texts and interactions reflect their purpose in specific contexts. We will explore the powerful expressive means by which agency, responsibility and blame are attributed to or removed from key players in the language of media, advertising and politics. We will see how the representation of events affects and is affected by ideology and socio-cultural assumptions and by the power relationship between individuals and social groups. Essentially, this module is for those who are curious about the practical impact of expressive choices in everyday written and oral communication and wish to find out more about the creative but also manipulative power of language in context (discourse). By the end of this module, you will have learnt how particular linguistic and visual patterns may be used to report, persuade or instruct. You will have acquired the skill to critically assess and challenge others' perspectives, attitudes and values but also consider more critically how you may produce or change your language to achieve your desired aims, from increasing the cohesion of your writing to producing a more engaging website. These are highly valuable skills in any work environment. In the seminars, you will be encouraged to apply the new analytical tools presented in the lecture and you will be able to select your own material for analysis for formative exercises and the final assignment so that it relates to your studies and interests.

PPLL4011B

20

GLOBALISATION AND FRENCH CULTURAL IDENTITY (LEVEL 4)

Do you want to explore what makes the French so French? Is there any such thing as a French cultural exception? How has society and the relationship between the French and the French state or religion evolved over time and how has that shaped social behaviours, attitudes, laws, and values in France? These are some of the questions that will be the subjects of this module, which is available to students with or without some prior knowledge of the French language. By taking this module, taught and assessed in English, you will gain a deeper understanding of French society and important aspects of its institutions. You will understand France's attempts to retain its cultural identity, despite trends of homogenisation. You will look at themes such as education, arts, politics, literature, and thought, and examine questions such as the role of the state, the support of the film industry, the history and legacy of Cartesian reasoning, and centralisation and universalism. Those themes will be discussed, sometimes challenged, through the exploration of a range of illustrations, documents and readings. By the end of this module, you'll have developed awareness of important and structuring features of French culture, and you'll have developed intercultural skills. If you are a student in international relations, you will have a better understanding of what influences social and political representations, constructions and decisions. As a student of languages, you will be able to support your comprehension and expression skills by a thorough understanding of the French culture.

PPLF4006B

20

INTRODUCTION TO JAPAN

Would you like to explore Japanese culture and society? Are you curious and would you like to travel to Japan? Your module is designed to offer a critical overview of changes occurring in contemporary Japanese culture and society. Taught in English, you will be introduced to major aspects of the history, society, cultures, and global position of Japan. You'll take a fresh look at stereotypes associated with Japan. You will be provided with a good all-round basic knowledge of Japan that will be of value both to students intending to major in Japanese and those interested in Japan. No knowledge of Japanese language is required. Topics such as overview of Japanese history from ancient to modern times, geography, contemporary politics and economics, society, education, and traditional and contemporary culture will be considered. Exercises and discussions in class will enhance your understanding and motivation to studying Japan in its global and cultural context.

PPLJ4029B

20

INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL COMMUNICATION

Trump's Tweets, Corbyn's "fans", and personalised campaign messages sent by algorithms#political communication has changed drastically in the last five years. Pundits and some scholars warn of serious dangers to democracy. What are the tricks of the trade in modern political communication and how different are they from those of the past? How does one now succeed to get across a message and gain support? Should we be worried about the implications for political discourse and decision-making? This module will enable you to critically assess the role of communication in national and international politics and help you understand the dynamics among political actors, media and citizens in opinion formation and decision-making. This is a professional practice module in which you will gain skills relevant to the conduct of political communications and to many other work environments, as well as experience working in a team on a task that requires critical thinking and collaborative strategizing. This module is ideal for anyone interested in working in politics, diplomacy, journalism, marketing, or for advocacy or activist civil society groups. Ideas about the power of communications and the ways that various political actors use that power are at the heart of this module. You'll examine how these actors use the media in political communications. Lectures and readings will cover media effects, how political communication has changed with changes in media technology, branding and celebrity in politics, and soft power with political communication at the international level, as well as the tools used by various political actors, such as political parties or civic movements. Lectures are interactive, using an audience response system and open discussion. Seminar activities include practical tasks as well as ones to enhance understanding of the readings. The first assessed work is a group project in which you will play the role of junior analysts in a communications consultancy and you will work together to assess the political communications of a real political actor, your "client", producing a report and presentation that includes recommendations for improvement. The second is an essay that gives you the chance to develop your ability to analyse and synthesise. By the end of this module you will be able to identify and describe the actors and their interests in a given political communications contexts, as well as formulate and articulate clear arguments about the relationships between political actors and the media in relation to power and agency. You will have gained experience in a simulated work scenario that will give you skills transferable across a number of professions as you will have delivered analysis and recommendations in a professional-style presentation and report. You will also be able evaluate political communications' role in an international context, something increasingly necessary in the ever more globalized world both for political and corporate actors.

PPLM4001B

20

LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

What does interpersonal communication actually involve? This question is central to this module. You will learn that interpersonal communication requires specific intercultural competences, especially when communicating with others who have different sets of assumptions that may lead to misunderstanding, even if the same language is used. We will equip you with ways of thinking about issues such as language, (non) verbal communication, identity, intercultural interpersonal relationships and intercultural transitions. You will also learn that interpersonal communication involves a high level of self-awareness and critical understanding of issues surrounding the concept of identity. Through lectures and seminars, you will delve deeply into how you present yourself to others who are perceived to be different to you. On successful completion of the module, you will have developed greater self-awareness and sensitivity to intercultural understanding so that you are a more effective interpersonal communicator in international or multicultural settings, such as the year abroad, overseas work, global organisations, multinational companies, foreign volunteering placements, etc. The module is delivered in the English language and you don't need to speak a foreign language to take it.

PPLC4012B

20

THEORISING MEDIA AND CULTURE

This module introduces you to a range of influential thinkers whose work has shaped Media Studies. It provides you with the foundational knowledge you need to progress with confidence onto more specialist modules in your second and third year. You will compare and contrast how different scholars have tried to explain the role of the media in creating communities, in reproducing social inequalities, but also in driving social change. You will discuss whether we need to study media audiences, media content or media industries in order to understand media power. The module will help you develop your own voice as a researcher and writer. You will learn how to effectively compare and contrast complex theoretical arguments and how to place your own argument within the context of academic debate. You will have opportunity to apply your knowledge of media theories to a small piece of media research and to express your research ideas not only through writing, but also through a creative media project.

AMAM4033B

20

Students must study the following modules for 20 credits:

Name Code Credits

TRANSLATION ISSUES ACROSS MEDIA (LEVEL 5)

This module is particularly relevant to language and translation students, but will appeal to students from across the University with an interest in language issues associated with the globalisation of communication and the media. We will consider a range of materials (texts and their translations, multilingual publications and packaging, film subtitles, dubbed soundtracks, IT-mediated text) to explore issues involved in the transposition and translation of (spoken and written) text into other media and other languages across different genres. Taught in English. Receptive knowledge of one other language in addition to English required. Taught with PPLT6032A. Assessment commensurate with level.

PPLT5031A

20

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Students will select 40 credits from their first Honours language.

Name Code Credits

POST A-LEVEL JAPANESE LANGUAGE 2/I

In this Japanese language module you will learn about Japanese culture and society, as seen from various perspectives through reading, writing, speaking, and listening practices. Independent study, including preparation and revision, is essential. This module is compulsory if you are a second year student of Japanese (single-or double-honours) and have previously taken Post A-Level Japanese Language 1.

PPLJ5155A

20

POST A-LEVEL JAPANESE LANGUAGE 2/II

This module is a continuation of Post A-Level Japanese Language 2/I. You will further develop your level of reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension from intermediate to advanced. The texts and materials you will study will focus on various topics, including social and cultural aspects of Japan. Independent study, including preparation and revision, is essential for this module.

PPLJ5156B

20

POST A LEVEL SPANISH LANGUAGE 2/I

?Do you want more practice in Spanish? Do you feel you lack sufficient vocabulary to express yourself well? Do you want to discover and discuss contemporary aspects of Spain and Latin America? Both Post A Level Spanish 2/I and 2/II will offer you the opportunity to further develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at a higher level in Spanish. You will analyse and discuss writing and translation skills, explore different aspects of Spain and Latin America, from general topics to current affairs and issues of the Hispanic world, and improve the ease of communicating ideas through increased fluency, breadth of vocabulary and accuracy of oral expression in Spanish. You will be able to focus on improving aspects of your pronunciation and grammar as well as expanding your vocabulary, and also gain a greater understanding of contemporary Spanish issues through topics such as los movimientos nacionalistas, la crisis espanola or la identidad latinoamericana. Participation will be in classroom-based activities, often working in pairs and groups exchanging ideas and supporting each other in your exploration of the language. By the end of this module you will be able to communicate with some fluency and spontaneity, express yourself in Spanish more confidently orally, and take an active part in discussions relating to current Spanish and Latin-American issues. You will be more able to read complex texts and write more accurately with fewer grammar errors and greater range of expression, as well as translate extended English and Spanish texts. Such language support will also build up your intercultural and transferable competences. Note: Both Post A Level Spanish 2.I and 2.II are compulsory for all second-year Single Honours Spanish students as well as being an option for any student who has done Post-A-Level Spanish Language 1 (or B1 CEFRL).

PPLH5053A

20

POST A LEVEL SPANISH LANGUAGE 2/II

?Do you want more practice in Spanish? Do you feel you lack sufficient vocabulary to express yourself well? Do you want to discover and discuss contemporary aspects of Spain and Latin America? Both Post A Level Spanish 2/I and 2/II will offer you the opportunity to further develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at a higher level in Spanish. You will analyse and discuss writing and translation skills, explore different aspects of Spain and Latin America, from general topics to current affairs and issues of the Hispanic world, and improve the ease of communicating ideas through increased fluency, breadth of vocabulary and accuracy of oral expression in Spanish. You will be able to focus on improving aspects of your pronunciation and grammar as well as expanding your vocabulary, and also gain a greater understanding of contemporary Spanish issues through topics such as los movimientos nacionalistas, la crisis espanola or la identidad latinoamericana. Participation will be in classroom-based activities, often working in pairs and groups exchanging ideas and supporting each other in your exploration of the language. By the end of this module you will be able to communicate with some fluency and spontaneity, express yourself in Spanish more confidently orally, and take an active part in discussions relating to current Spanish and Latin-American issues. You will be more able to read complex texts and write more accurately with fewer grammar errors and greater range of expression, as well as translate extended English and Spanish texts. Such language support will also build up your intercultural and transferable competences. Note: Both Post A Level Spanish 2.I and 2.II are compulsory for all second-year Single Honours Spanish students as well as being an option for any student who has done Post-A-Level Spanish Language 1 (or B1 CEFRL).

PPLH5154B

20

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH LANGUAGE 2/I

You'll focus on reading, writing, semi-formal oral presentations and awareness of current affairs in French speaking countries. Activities focus on promoting self-direction in language learning, and draw on a variety of resources, including electronic resources, for in-class, self-access and group project work (oral, aural, written). Seminars are taught in French.

PPLF5148A

20

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH LANGUAGE 2/II

You will develop your language skills while applying them to the specialised context. You'll improve your translation skills and prepare for your year abroad in the oral classes. If you are a student on a Translation and Interpreting course, you will also be introduced to interpreting. If you are a student of Language and Management Studies, you will also learn to speak professional French and be introduced to many aspects of business and law in the French-speaking world. If you are on another degree programme you will be asked to state a preference in the Autumn semester.

PPLF5149B

20

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Students will select 40 credits in their second Honours language at the appropriate level. Students may not take a module in a third language.

Name Code Credits

FRENCH AB-INITIO HONOURS II

'Decouvrir et discuter.' Here are two key elements of this module which will further your French linguistic skills by working on them through the lens of French culture. This module is for you if you took French Ab-Initio I. You'll develop reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills mostly at the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). You'll be taught in an interactive and friendly environment, (pairs and small groups). Your seminars will focus on listening, reading, and writing skills, while the oral hour will develop your confidence in speaking and prepare you for your year abroad. In lectures you will review and practise essential grammar points, which you will get extra support on during tutorials. You'll have a great exposure to authentic French in all the components of the module, as it is entirely taught in French. The material that you will study in and out of class (videos, articles, short stories, and films) will help you to further your knowledge of French culture, as well as to build up your French vocabulary on a variety of topics. You'll be assessed by one course test and one exam covering listening, reading, and writing skills, and two oral course tests covering your speaking skills. On successful completion of this module, you'll be able to follow the lines of argument in documents dealing with topics studied in class, to plan and produce structured compositions supporting or opposing particular points of view, and to interact in French with a degree of fluency and spontaneity.

PPLF5007Y

40

FRENCH POST-GCSE II

'Decouvrir et discuter.' Here are two key elements of this module which will further your French linguistic skills by working on them through the lens of French culture. This module is for you if you took French Post GCSE I. You'll develop reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills mostly at the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). You'll be taught in an interactive and friendly environment, (pairs and small groups). Your seminars will focus on listening, reading, and writing skills, while the oral hour will develop your confidence in speaking and prepare you for your year abroad. In the lectures you will review and practise essential grammar points, which you will get extra support on during tutorials. You'll have a great exposure to authentic French in all the components of the module as it is entirely taught in French. The material that you will study in and out of class (videos, articles, short stories and films) will help you to further your knowledge of French culture, as well as to build up your French vocabulary on a variety of topics. You'll be assessed by one course test and one exam covering listening, reading, and writing skills, and two oral course tests covering your speaking skills. On successful completion of this module, you'll be able to follow the lines of argument in documents dealing with topics studied in class, to plan and produce structured compositions supporting or opposing particular points of view, and to interact in French with a degree of fluency and spontaneity.

PPLF5006Y

40

JAPANESE AB INITIO HONOURS II

This year long module is for Year 2 students and is the continuation of Japanese Ab-Initio Honours I. Our aim is to build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and learning skills in preparation for the year abroad, through the study of wide range of topics such as geography, food, education and pop culture. Specific aspects of language are revisited and consolidated at a higher level. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar and vocabulary in meaningful contexts, whilst also developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs.

PPLJ5013Y

40

JAPANESE POST GCSE II

This year long module is for Year 2 post-GCSE entry students and is the continuation of Japanese Post-GCSE I. Our aim is to build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and learning skills in preparation for the year abroad, through the study of wide range of topics such as geography, food, education and pop culture. Specific aspects of language are revisited and consolidated at a higher level. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar and vocabulary in meaningful contexts, whilst also developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs.

PPLJ5014Y

40

POST A-LEVEL JAPANESE LANGUAGE 2/I

In this Japanese language module you will learn about Japanese culture and society, as seen from various perspectives through reading, writing, speaking, and listening practices. Independent study, including preparation and revision, is essential. This module is compulsory if you are a second year student of Japanese (single-or double-honours) and have previously taken Post A-Level Japanese Language 1.

PPLJ5155A

20

POST A-LEVEL JAPANESE LANGUAGE 2/II

This module is a continuation of Post A-Level Japanese Language 2/I. You will further develop your level of reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension from intermediate to advanced. The texts and materials you will study will focus on various topics, including social and cultural aspects of Japan. Independent study, including preparation and revision, is essential for this module.

PPLJ5156B

20

POST A LEVEL SPANISH LANGUAGE 2/I

?Do you want more practice in Spanish? Do you feel you lack sufficient vocabulary to express yourself well? Do you want to discover and discuss contemporary aspects of Spain and Latin America? Both Post A Level Spanish 2/I and 2/II will offer you the opportunity to further develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at a higher level in Spanish. You will analyse and discuss writing and translation skills, explore different aspects of Spain and Latin America, from general topics to current affairs and issues of the Hispanic world, and improve the ease of communicating ideas through increased fluency, breadth of vocabulary and accuracy of oral expression in Spanish. You will be able to focus on improving aspects of your pronunciation and grammar as well as expanding your vocabulary, and also gain a greater understanding of contemporary Spanish issues through topics such as los movimientos nacionalistas, la crisis espanola or la identidad latinoamericana. Participation will be in classroom-based activities, often working in pairs and groups exchanging ideas and supporting each other in your exploration of the language. By the end of this module you will be able to communicate with some fluency and spontaneity, express yourself in Spanish more confidently orally, and take an active part in discussions relating to current Spanish and Latin-American issues. You will be more able to read complex texts and write more accurately with fewer grammar errors and greater range of expression, as well as translate extended English and Spanish texts. Such language support will also build up your intercultural and transferable competences. Note: Both Post A Level Spanish 2.I and 2.II are compulsory for all second-year Single Honours Spanish students as well as being an option for any student who has done Post-A-Level Spanish Language 1 (or B1 CEFRL).

PPLH5053A

20

POST A LEVEL SPANISH LANGUAGE 2/II

?Do you want more practice in Spanish? Do you feel you lack sufficient vocabulary to express yourself well? Do you want to discover and discuss contemporary aspects of Spain and Latin America? Both Post A Level Spanish 2/I and 2/II will offer you the opportunity to further develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at a higher level in Spanish. You will analyse and discuss writing and translation skills, explore different aspects of Spain and Latin America, from general topics to current affairs and issues of the Hispanic world, and improve the ease of communicating ideas through increased fluency, breadth of vocabulary and accuracy of oral expression in Spanish. You will be able to focus on improving aspects of your pronunciation and grammar as well as expanding your vocabulary, and also gain a greater understanding of contemporary Spanish issues through topics such as los movimientos nacionalistas, la crisis espanola or la identidad latinoamericana. Participation will be in classroom-based activities, often working in pairs and groups exchanging ideas and supporting each other in your exploration of the language. By the end of this module you will be able to communicate with some fluency and spontaneity, express yourself in Spanish more confidently orally, and take an active part in discussions relating to current Spanish and Latin-American issues. You will be more able to read complex texts and write more accurately with fewer grammar errors and greater range of expression, as well as translate extended English and Spanish texts. Such language support will also build up your intercultural and transferable competences. Note: Both Post A Level Spanish 2.I and 2.II are compulsory for all second-year Single Honours Spanish students as well as being an option for any student who has done Post-A-Level Spanish Language 1 (or B1 CEFRL).

PPLH5154B

20

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH LANGUAGE 2/I

You'll focus on reading, writing, semi-formal oral presentations and awareness of current affairs in French speaking countries. Activities focus on promoting self-direction in language learning, and draw on a variety of resources, including electronic resources, for in-class, self-access and group project work (oral, aural, written). Seminars are taught in French.

PPLF5148A

20

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH LANGUAGE 2/II

You will develop your language skills while applying them to the specialised context. You'll improve your translation skills and prepare for your year abroad in the oral classes. If you are a student on a Translation and Interpreting course, you will also be introduced to interpreting. If you are a student of Language and Management Studies, you will also learn to speak professional French and be introduced to many aspects of business and law in the French-speaking world. If you are on another degree programme you will be asked to state a preference in the Autumn semester.

PPLF5149B

20

SPANISH AB INITIO HONOURS II

?Do you want more practice in Spanish? Do you need help with your pronunciation? Do you feel you lack sufficient vocabulary to express yourself well? Do you want to discover and discuss contemporary aspects of Spain and Latin America? This year long module offers you the opportunity to further develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at a higher level in Spanish. Participation will be in classroom-based activities, joining Post A Level 2 students for some seminars, and often working in pairs and groups exchanging ideas and supporting each other in your exploration of the language. During your studies you will: - build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and learning skills, explore different aspects of Spain and Latin America, from general topics to current affairs and issues of the Hispanic world. - improve the ease of communicating ideas through increased fluency, breadth of vocabulary and accuracy of oral expression in Spanish. - be able to focus on improving aspects of your pronunciation and grammar as well as expanding your vocabulary. - gain a greater understanding of contemporary Spanish issues through topics such as los movimientos nacionalistas, la crisis espanola or la identidad latinoamericana. By the end of this module you will be able to communicate with some fluency and spontaneity, express yourself in Spanish more confidently orally, and take an active part in discussions relating to current Spanish and Latin-American issues. You will be more able to read complex texts and write more accurately with fewer grammar errors and greater range of expression, as well as translate extended English and Spanish texts. Such language support will also build up your intercultural and transferable competences. Note: This module is the continuation of Ab Initio Honours I

PPLH5009Y

40

SPANISH POST GCSE II

?Do you want more practice in Spanish? Do you need help with your pronunciation? Do you feel you lack sufficient vocabulary to express yourself well? Do you want to discover and discuss contemporary aspects of Spain and Latin America? This year long module offers you the opportunity to further develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at a higher level in Spanish. In your studies you will: - build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and learning skills, explore different aspects of Spain and Latin America, from general topics to current affairs and issues of the Hispanic world. - also improve the ease of communicating ideas through increased fluency, breadth of vocabulary and accuracy of oral expression in Spanish. - be able to focus on improving aspects of your pronunciation and grammar as well as expanding your vocabulary. - gain a greater understanding of contemporary Spanish issues through topics such as los movimientos nacionalistas, la crisis espanola or la identidad latinoamericana. Participation will be in classroom-based activities, joining Post A Level 2 students for some seminars, and often working in pairs and groups exchanging ideas and supporting each other in your exploration of the language. By the end of this module you will be able to communicate with some fluency and spontaneity, express yourself in Spanish more confidently orally, and take an active part in discussions relating to current Spanish and Latin-American issues. You will be more able to read complex texts and write more accurately with fewer grammar errors and greater range of expression, as well as translate extended English and Spanish texts. Such language support will also build up your intercultural and transferable competences. Note: This module is the continuation of Post GCSE I

PPLH5010Y

40

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

FILM AND SOCIETY IN LATIN AMERICA (LEVEL 5)

You'll examine Latin American film with an emphasis on popular genres, such as horror, wrestling, melodrama, science fiction and vampire movies. Despite attracting the largest audiences in Latin America, these genres have only attracted academic attention in the twenty-first century. Through these films, you'll study prominent issues and controversies in Latin America, such as migration, dictatorship, racism, relations with the United States, gay rights, gender and prejudice. This will develop your inter-cultural awareness by actively engaging with the history and culture of the region as represented in film.

PPLH5155A

20

ASPECTS OF JAPANESE COMMUNICATION (LEVEL 5)

You'll be introduced to aspects of Japanese language and communication, through the study of authentic materials such as TV programmes, magazine excerpts, and newspaper extracts. You'll explore how the language is used in real life and how it functions differently according to various contexts in Japanese society. Aspects will include the study of dialects, importance of politeness, differences between formal/informal expression, variations in gender and age, written/spoken Japanese, usage of aspect/modality as well as nonverbal communication. This will allow you to consolidate your knowledge of the language, including knowledge acquired during the year abroad. You will also be introduced to a poster design software in order to present your work for the module. Although the module is taught in English, some basic knowledge of the Japanese language is desirable.

PPLJ5157A

20

CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE SOCIETY

In this module, you'll analyse contemporary Japanese society using topical issues in Japan and deepen your understanding of the country and people. All lectures are conducted in English. Throughout the module, you'll learn about various topical issues such as family, gender and education, uncover the roots behind these and develop your findings and ideas into a discussion. You'll use various materials including academic articles and digital resources including online news articles and audio-visual materials. Through not only reading the news but also considering the stories in depth and the reasons behind the issues happening in Japan, you'll develop and improve your research and analytical skills. You'll also be able to discern and compare similarities and differences between Japanese culture and society and your own country.

PPLJ5012B

20

FRANCE, FRANCOPHONIE AND THE WORLD (LEVEL 5)

Today, French is still spoken on all 5 continents. Whether you are interested in language, culture, history, or politics of the French-speaking world, this module is perfect to expand your awareness of those aspects beyond the Hexagon. You'll study the origins of the Francophonie and discuss the relevance of the organisation. Studying the variety of contexts and societies in the French-speaking world today will allow you not only to contrast situations but also to understand important challenges and the role and impact of policies at different levels, from local administration to international relations. You will study key events and personalities and explore many important cultural aspects. You will analyse a range of material, in English, that will include newspaper and magazine articles, television, and radio programmes and will also learn from academic journals on the topics. At the end of this module, you will have a broader understanding of the cultural, historical, economic, linguistic, and geopolitical links between France, its overseas territories and the rest of the French-speaking world. Teaching and assessment will be in English.

PPLF5175A

20

GLOBALISATION AND FRENCH CULTURAL IDENTITY (LEVEL 5)

Do you want to explore what makes the French so French? Is there any such thing as a French cultural exception? How has society and the relationship between the French and the French state or religion evolved over time and how has that shaped social behaviours, attitudes, laws, and values in France? These are some of the questions that will be the subjects of this module, available for students with or without any prior knowledge of the French language. By taking this module, taught and assessed in English, you will gain a deeper understanding of French society and important aspects of its institutions. You will understand France's attempts to retain its cultural identity despite trends of homogenisation. You will look at themes such as education, arts, politics, literature, and thought, and examine questions such as the role of the state, the support of the film industry, the history and legacy of Cartesian reasoning, centralisation, and universalism. Those themes will be discussed, sometimes challenged, through the exploration of a range of illustrations, documents, and readings. By the end of this module, you'll have developed awareness of important and structuring features of French culture and you'll have developed intercultural skills. If you are a student in international relations, you will have a better understanding of what influences social and political representations, constructions, and decisions. As a student of languages, you will be able to support your comprehension and expression skills by a thorough understanding of the French culture.

PPLF5006B

20

INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE POPULAR CULTURE (LEVEL 5)

Japanese popular culture is now a global phenomenon. To understand how this came about, you will study the topic in terms of theories of social, economical, and historical analysis. You will learn about various cultural forms and practices, including manga/anime, media, art, and music in Japan, as seen from different perspectives. You will also discuss and critically analyse the role of Japanese popular culture within and outside of Japan. Your seminars will consist of three main parts: lectures, original audio/video materials, and group discussion or activities. Your contribution to weekly discussion/activities is essential. Lectures, reading materials, and assessments will all be in English. On successful completion of this module, you will have a good understanding of the main genres of Japanese popular culture, and be able to further explore your own interests academically in any form of Japanese popular culture.

PPLJ5147A

20

LANGUAGE AND POLITICS

Is political language use always biased, untrue and misleading? How can we distinguish between 'genuine' political communication and propaganda? You'll study examples of topical and historical language use in politics and learn to use key analytical tools from rhetoric, linguistic pragmatics, semantics and discourse analysis that will enhance your ability to analyse varieties of political discourse in action, including the numerous forms of media involvement in political processes, and to compare historical and contemporary discourse data.

PPLL5015B

20

LANGUAGE CONTRASTS AND TRANSLATION (LEVEL 5)

Can we predict where difficulties in translation will occur? You will learn in this module that we can, by studying the key language contrasts that are relevant in the process of translation. You will learn to predict, identify and master the difficulties in interpreting and translating before they conspire to create misunderstandings. Focus will be on the ways in which the language(s) you study may be similar to English as well as how your languages differ from each other, all in order to remove or surmount obstacles on the road to successful professional translation. You will master the basic linguistic terminology and concepts of central importance to translation, learn about how languages are classified based on different linguistic features they do or do not share (morphological, syntactic, semantics and pragmatic) and master individual learning skills such how to find relevant data to support your arguments, how to choose the right methodology for a project and how to present evidence most effectively.

PPLT5171A

20

LATIN AMERICA AND THE WORLD (LEVEL 5)

You'll study Latin America from a perspective that challenges the legacy of colonial rule, its political aftermath, and its cultural and economic consequences. You'll focus on topics such as indigenous politics, racism, environmentalism, gay rights, gender, religion, migration, urbanisation, the Chicano movement, narco-corridos, and various social and cultural movements. You'll examine these as examples of local responses to the colonial legacy and to dominant Western constructions of Latin America.

PPLH5156B

20

MEDIA, GLOBALISATION AND CULTURE

What role do media and communication play in processes of globalisation? How is an ever more global media creating cultural change? In this module you will explore the cultural implications of global media and culture by investigating audience practices and media representations. You will begin by being introduced to the main theoretical approaches to mediated globalisation, before examining how these work in practice. Indicative topics include the power of global branding, global celebrity culture, global publics and local audiences, transnational cultures, and representations of migration.

PPLM5003B

20

REINTERPRETING 21ST CENTURY SPAIN (LEVEL 5)

What elements make up cultural identity? How is it created? What is the "Spanish identity"? In order to fully understand present day Spain and the Spanish people, these questions must be addressed. In this module you will analyse contemporary issues, focusing on different aspects of Spanish history, politics, culture, education, social life and traditions. The Spanish identity is the product of ancient traditions and cultures that have influenced the Iberian Peninsula for centuries, but the frenetic changes of the past fifty years have created new roles and thoughts within its society. For this module, you'll use different sources to analyse these themes, using film, art, music, history, media, religion, Europeanization, tourism, stereotypes and folklore, to explore both national and regional identities. You'll gain an insight and an understanding of current social and political issues in Spain and the changes wrought in Spanish society since the end of General Francisco Franco's dictatorship in 1975, until the present day. You'll use theoretical approaches, academic research and practical activities to develop your critical thinking skills and reach conclusions. You'll also learn how to research contemporary issues of a culture different from your own.

PPLH5173B

20

TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS FOR MEDIA ACCESSIBILITY (LEVEL 5)

What tools are used for audiences with sensory impairments, both visual and/or hearing to help them access films, documentaries, TV series, etc? This module provides first-hand experience of the technical tools used to create this type of audio-visual text. You will learn the specific requirements and theoretical characteristics and become aware of the grammatical and syntactical features of the language used for subtitling for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (SDH) and audio description (AD). You'll explore and become skilled in the use of software used for media accessibility: professional subtitling software is used for pre-recorded subtitles as well as software for live subtitles (voice recognition). You'll develop subtitling and audio description skills in a variety of registers and styles, translating programs from various sources (films, corporate videos, documentaries) and covering a broad range of specialised genres and media issues. The module is taught and all activities as part of the module are carried out in English. In addition, reflection on the practice of media accessibility in other languages will be encouraged and used as a key element for discussion in the module. The study of this module will provide you with the necessary skills for the creation of subtitles at professional level. Taught together with Level 6. Assessment commensurate with level.

PPLT5176A

20

TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS FOR SUBTITLING AND DUBBING (LEVEL 5)

What factors need to be born in mind when creating subtitles? What tools are used to create these texts? This module provides first-hand experience of subtitling and dubbing of film clips and documentaries, which will provide you with first hand, practical, experience of this important media technique. You'll become familiar with software used for interlingual and intralingual subtitling and dubbing at professional level, studying the linguistic and technical constraints for the creation of audio-visual texts. You'll undertake practical exercises involving cueing, text compression and segmentation, respecting time and space constraints and that will teach you how to conform the conventions of good practice. You'll explore, analyse and assess different types of technological tools used for audio-visual translation at professional and amateur levels, using selected film/TV series/documentary extracts in several languages. Practical activities are used creating challenges posed by the interplay of audio, image and text. Studying this module will provide you with the necessary skills for the creation of subtitles at a professional level, giving you practical experience of using professional software. Taught together with Level 6. Assessment commensurate with level.

PPLT5026B

20

THE FRENCH LANGUAGE TODAY

What are the differences between French spoken in France and in Quebec? How is French used in politics, advertising, or film? How do French people interact in a formal situation? In this module, taught in English, you will expand your knowledge of contemporary French language to other geographical areas as well as to situations where language is used in society. You will learn to describe accents and varieties, and understand the differences between spoken and written French. We will, for example, study differences between French spoken in Africa and in France, compare spoken French in different social contexts, or study French journalistic writing. Aspects that we will get acquainted with in order to describe and discuss features of French include phonetics, etymology, gender, modality, word and sentence formation. and registers. You'll have the opportunity to work on a chosen research topic and prepare a poster alongside an essay, both in English. You'll be introduced to poster design tools. Post GCSE French or equivalent is essential.

PPLF5005A

20

THE MEDIA AND IDENTITY

How do the media shape how we see ourselves? Or indeed how others see us? In a world of social media, self-branding and the increasing importance of mediated forms of identity, you will explore critical ways of thinking about the relationship between culture, media and the self. Drawing on a range of theoretical approaches in the field of media and cultural studies, you will use research methods from autoethnography to content analysis to explore both your own identity and the way in which identities more broadly are formulated through contemporary media culture. Through discussing the representation of identity in media content, as well as issues of media production, regulation and consumption, you will critically reflect upon the relationship between media culture and social power and consider how social and technological changes impact on the ways in which identity is experienced in everyday life. On successful completion of this module, you will critically reflect upon the ways in which media texts construct social identity and be able to discuss the relationship between media and identity with awareness for social, institutional and technological factors that shape both media production and consumption. Assessment is by group presentation and independent research project.

PPLM5042B

20

TRANSLATION AND ADAPTATION (LEVEL 5)

We will consider the processes of translation and adaptation in a range of media, such as films, games, and theatre, and the issues associated with them from the perspective of 'Translation Theory.' We will attempt to establish where the boundary lies between the terms 'translation' and 'adaptation,' and we will examine some of the most important theories of translation. You will look at various ways of thinking about key concepts such as 'cultural and pragmatic equivalence,' 'fidelity,' 'coherence/cohesion,' and the ethical role of the director/adaptor. You will devote your time to the exploration of types of adaptations in different genres, and you will present case studies from recent articles in a variety of adaptations in your language pair, such as adaptations for cross-cultural theatre, adapting from books to video games, cross-cultural adaptations of queerness in short stories, ideology, and children's stories adapted for films across languages and cultures. You will develop the linguistic skills, cultural competence and critical thinking required for the production of a case study of a selected adaptation in your language pair. On completion of this module, you will be able to situate yourself in relation to critical readings in the field of 'Translation Theory' and to reflect on the ethical dimension of the translator, especially as it relates to the act of adapting in situations of intercultural conflict and communication. This module is only available to students with a knowledge of a foreign language at an advanced level.

PPLT5024B

20

UNDERSTANDING SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHING (LEVEL 5)

Have you thought about becoming a language teacher? Do you know what that means? Would you like to give it a try? This is an introductory module to second language teaching and learning, where you will explore theoretical and practical approaches to language learning. You will learn what teaching a foreign language means through different methodologies and practical approaches, as well as understanding the peculiarities of both language and culture in second language acquisition, emphasizing factors like context, motivation, first language or individual characteristics. Participation will be in classroom-based activities, often working in pairs and groups exchanging ideas and supporting each other in your exploration of second language learning and teaching. You will be able to observe real language classrooms and deliver language teaching in real contexts, and also gain a greater understanding of what theoretical and practical aspects of teaching and learning are essential in foreign languages.

PPLL5175B

20

WRITING THE AMERICAN SCRIPT

Writing the American Screenplay: Hollywood and Beyond For much of the twentieth century, the screenplay was synonymous with Hollywood, the Studio System, and "The Movies": films as brash and bold as booming American power, written by screenwriting giants, such as Preston Sturges, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Billy Wilder, Anita Loos and Paddy Chayfsky. But much of what we love about more recent American film-making has been the work of writers outside the mainstream: John Cassavetes, Joan Micklin Silver, Charlie Kaufman, Spike Lee, Nora Ephron, Quentin Tarantino, and the like. Throughout, American screenwriting has produced work as dynamic and expansive as the nation itself. In this module you will move through the high points of American scriptwriting, using scripts, texts, and creative pastiche to develop an understanding of the form. Your work may be assessed through a mix of creative and critical work, writing exercises and a complete short script. In broadly the first half of the semester you will use pastiche and other techniques to develop basic screenwriting skills. The remainder of the term will be devoted to developing and workshopping an original script. You will be introduced to the basic dramaturgy of cinematic storytelling, screenwriting form and format, and skills in pitching and story development. This module will therefore help you develop your creative capacity, your communication skills, and will help broaden your commercial awareness. Students who achieve a mark of 68%+ either in this module or Adaptation and Transmedia Storytelling are eligible to enrol on Creative Writing: Scriptwriting in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at Level 6.

AMAM5052B

20

Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:

Name Code Credits

LCS YEAR ABROAD MODULE

Students often say that spending their year abroad transforms their lives. You will be able to judge this claim for yourself by completing this module. A key element of the year abroad is learning to study and experience university life in a foreign academic environment or finding your way around a different working environment and adapting to different study / work schedules. The overarching aim of the year abroad is to facilitate learning to adapt to, and learn from, the values, attitudes and behaviours of different cultures and, in the case of language students, to further develop language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in authentic contexts. You will begin with an overview of the opportunities available for university study, internship, volunteering or teaching assistantship and depending on the course you choose (single or double honours), your year abroad may be split between two different countries. You will learn through a mixture of experiences; for example, through managing your own work, studies, leisure and social activities away from home and with different classmates, friends or colleagues; and you will apply and reinforce knowledge about practical aspects, such as opening bank accounts and dealing with accommodation issues, in addition to acquainting yourself with the political, social and economic issues relevant to the country(-ies) of residence abroad. On successful completion of your year abroad, you will have developed the knowledge and skills to live, study or work independently in another country with more confidence.

PPLA5027Y

120

Students will select 80 credits from the following modules:

Students will select 80 credits from their two Honours languages.

Name Code Credits

FRENCH HONOURS 3/II: TRANSLATION AND PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS

Are you ready to take your French beyond the classroom? If you are interested in applying your French language and translation skills and your ability to analyse, comment, and summarise in specialised and professional situations, this module is for you. You'll be able to use all that you have learnt in French across the course by working on briefs, summaries, translations, and studies of materials that will include technical and professional material from local and international organisations. One component of this module will allow you to hone your translation and writing skills by, for example, translating specialised documents and producing reports in two languages. There will also be the opportunity to use your sense of enterprise and creativity on group projects. In this core module, you will continue to develop your receptive and productive skills to the level C1/C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). You'll be able to understand complex and detailed audio documents such as meeting conversations or discussions on a specialised topic, and read and report on a range of written material. You will work on texts from a range of areas such as advertising, technology, or publishing, and will use your cultural knowledge and analytical skills to use those for module tasks. By the end of this module, you'll be able to express yourself confidently, clearly and professionally and will use your argumentative skills acquired in previous modules, to learn to negotiate and lead in your target language. You are required to have (near) native competence in French in order to join this module.

PPLF6006B

20

FRENCH HONOURS 3/I: ADVANCED ORAL AND WRITTEN COMPOSITION

You'll systematise and expand linguistic capacities through critical use of existing competence. Main activities: textual analysis, written composition, formal oral presentations. You'll be taught in French.

PPLF6004A

20

JAPANESE HONOURS LANGUAGE 3/I

In this module, you'll develop skills in reading, writing speaking and listening at an advanced level to equip you to be a more sophisticated Japanese language user. Throughout the module you'll read various genres of reading materials, develop your oral presentation skills with project work, and learn academic writing in Japanese. You'll also deepen your knowledge of Japanese culture, people and society through these materials and works. On successful completion of the module, you'll be able to produce clear, well-structured short and long written and oral works, critically read a wide-range of materials which will develop into discussions, and explain and express your own ideas/opinions clearly and effectively in Japanese. You'll also be able to use feedback actively and reflect on your own work.

PPLJ6010A

20

JAPANESE HONOURS LANGUAGE 3/II

This module is offered as a continuation module of JAPANESE HONOURS LANGUAGE 3/I. In this module, you'll continue to develop an advanced level of Japanese for all skills to a higher standard, especially in an academic context. The main activities you'll be involved in comprise researching a chosen topic, including acquiring competence using archives in Japanese, predict and prepare for a QandA session after an oral presentation, structuring oral and written work clearly and logically to produce a formal oral presentation (speech) and an academic essay in Japanese. On successful completion of the module, you'll not only polish your Japanese language, but also be able to gain the skills to research various materials in Japanese and state your opinions and arguments effectively on a specialised and complex subject. You'll be able to showcase your Japanese language as well as your research and analytical skills in Japanese in the final oral and written piece of work.

PPLJ6011B

20

SPANISH HONOURS 3: ADVANCED HISPANIC STUDIES

This module will develop your Spanish language skills at an advanced level. It fosters an understanding of various Spanish language features and develops critical cultural awareness. You'll revisit specific components of grammar at a higher level, as well as problematic areas identified for improvement as well as learning academic writing skills. You'll investigate and analyse the components that control the use of language when communicating in Spanish. The oral component of the module focuses on improving speaking and listening skills and widening vocabulary at a higher level. It is not suitable for native Spanish speaking visiting/exchange students. This module is conducted entirely in Spanish.

PPLH6007A

20

SPANISH HONOURS 3: WORLD SPANISHES

Do you want to understand the different varieties of the Spanish language? Do you master both formal and informal Spanish? Can you differentiate speakers from Mexico, Argentina, Cuba and Spain in their pronunciation and vocabulary? You will develop higher language skills in Spanish and explore different varieties of the Spanish language through the analysis and identification of extracts of spoken texts. You will also improve your listening and oral skills, as you will be exposed to different linguistic and geographical variants. You will also acquire some technical knowledge in the linguistic analysis. This module is conducted entirely in Spanish and is open to non-native Spanish speakers with near-native competence in Spanish. You will be assessed with an oral assessment and an examination. There are four seminars: 'Geographical Varieties of Spanish,' 'Linguistic Varieties of Spanish,' 'Linguistic Tools for the Study of Oral Spanish' and an 'Oral seminar.' You will work with real-life oral texts (such as films and radio programmes) and academic sources in Spanish. At the end of the module you will have a very high proficiency in Spanish. You will be able to discuss sociolinguistic issues in academic Spanish and be able to identify and analyse sociolinguistic features of the different variants of the Spanish language (mainly European, Caribbean, Mexican and Rio de la Plata Spanish). This knowledge will be of immense benefit, as you will be able to understand the different variants of the Spanish language. You will also get some transferrable skills on phonetic analysis that you will be able to apply to the learning of other languages.

PPLH6006B

20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

ADVANCED TRANSLATION (FRENCH TO ENGLISH)

This is an advanced course based on the 'Institute of Linguists' Diploma in Translation. Together, we will translate a wide range texts from French to English, from journalistic to literary and become familiar with a range of techniques and terminology applied to translation. You will develop your translation skills and improve your ability to understand and justify your translation choices by means of annotations. On completion of this module, you will have developed the linguistic skills, cultural competence, and critical thinking required for the production of an annotated advanced translation from French to English.

PPLT6023A

20

ASPECTS OF JAPANESE COMMUNICATION (LEVEL 6)

You'll be introduced to aspects of Japanese language and communication, through the study of authentic materials such as TV programmes, magazine excerpts, and newspaper extracts. You'll explore how the language is used in real life and how it functions differently according to various contexts in Japanese society. Aspects will include the study of dialects, importance of politeness, differences between formal/informal expression, variations in gender and age, written/spoken Japanese, usage of aspect/modality as well as nonverbal communication. This will allow you to consolidate your knowledge of the language, including knowledge acquired during the year abroad. You will also be introduced to a poster design software in order to present your work for the module. Although the module is taught in English, some basic knowledge of the Japanese language is desirable.

PPLJ6013A

20

FRANCE, FRANCOPHONIE AND THE WORLD (LEVEL 6)

Today, French is still spoken on all five continents. Whether you are interested in language, culture, history, or politics of the French-speaking world, this module is perfect to expand your awareness of those aspects beyond the Hexagon. You'll study the origins of the Francophonie and discuss the relevance of the organisation. Studying the variety of contexts and societies in the French-speaking world today will allow you, not only to contrast situations, but also to understand important challenges and the role and impact of policies at different levels, from local administration to international relations. You will study key events and personalities and explore many important cultural aspects. You will analyse a range of material, in English, that will include newspaper and magazine articles, television, and radio programmes and will also learn from academic journals on the topics. At the end of this module, you will have a broader understanding of the cultural, historical, economic, linguistic, and geopolitical links between France, its overseas territories and the rest of the French-speaking world. Teaching and assessment will be in English.

PPLF6146A

20

INTRODUCTION TO CONFERENCE INTERPRETING

If you're a final year student of French, Japanese or Spanish, with or without prior formal interpreting training, you can take this module. It will equip you with the main skills required to interpret at conferences. It will also help to enhance your linguistic and cultural knowledge in order to improve your ability to reflect on the process of interpreting in a multicultural world. You will work on up-to-date documents around social and political issues. Students of all three languages are together for a general seminar, and there is a seminar on each specific language per week. If you want to link your language knowledge with the professional world, this is your module. It is also a great confidence builder, and it will give you the opportunity to progress to a MA in Interpreting. You need to be a native speaker of at least one of the working languages (English, French, Japanese or Spanish) to access to the module. In your assessment, you will be interpreting into your mother tongue. The development and consolidation of all your interpreting skills will continue during the spring semester if you enrol on the Introduction to Public Service Interpreting module where you will cover new topics and settings. This module is of a particular interest to visiting students.

PPLT6024A

20

INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE POPULAR CULTURE (LEVEL 6)

Japanese popular culture is now a global phenomenon. To understand how this came about, you will study the topic in terms of theories of social, economical, and historical analysis. You will learn about various cultural forms and practices, including manga/anime, media, art, and music in Japan, as seen from different perspectives. You will also discuss and critically analyse the role of Japanese popular culture within and outside of Japan. Your seminars will consist of three main parts: lectures, original audio/video materials, and group discussion or activities. Your contribution to weekly discussion/activities is essential. Lectures, reading materials, and assessments will all be in English. On successful completion of this module, you will have a good understanding of the main genres of Japanese popular culture, and be able to further explore your own interests, academically, in any form of Japanese popular culture.

PPLJ6012A

20

LANGUAGE AND GENDER

Do you think gender affects the way that people speak? How do you think our language reflects gender differences in society? Do you think we can use language to create societal change? In this module, you will bring your own personal experiences to a lively critical discussion on the relationship between language and gender, putting together your own portfolio of evidence from your everyday life. You will bring your own modern-day reflections to historic studies on language and gender, starting with early 20th-century studies on how men and women use language differently, moving to 1960s sociolinguistic studies on how 'standard' language differs between women and men, and then, following the growth of the Women's Movement in the 1970s, studies on male dominance in mixed-gender talk. Finally, you will look at the recent move to reconceptualise 'gender' not as a 'fixed' phenomenon, but one that may be performed or 'interactionally achieved' in different ways in different contexts. You will bring your thoughts together in a final report, in which you will have the opportunity to reflect on the issues through your own case studies that you will collect over the course of the module.

PPLL6035A

20

LANGUAGE CONTRASTS AND TRANSLATION (LEVEL 6)

Can we predict where difficulties in translation will occur? You will learn in this module that we can, by studying the key language contrasts that are relevant in the process of translation. You will learn to predict, identify and master the difficulties in interpreting and translating before they conspire to create misunderstandings. Focus will be on the ways in which the language(s) you study may be similar to English as well as how your languages differ from each other, all in order to remove or surmount obstacles on the road to successful professional translation. You will master the basic linguistic terminology and concepts of central importance to translation, learn about how languages are classified based on different linguistic features they do or do not share (morphological, syntactic, semantics and pragmatic) and master individual learning skills such how to find relevant data to support your arguments, how to choose the right methodology for a project and how to present evidence most effectively.

PPLT6030A

20

FILM AND SOCIETY IN LATIN AMERICA (LEVEL 6)

You'll examine Latin American film with an emphasis on popular genres, such as horror, wrestling, melodrama, science fiction and vampire movies. Despite attracting the largest audiences in Latin America, these genres have only attracted academic attention in the twenty-first century. Through these films, you'll study prominent issues and controversies in Latin America, such as migration, dictatorship, racism, relations with the United States, gay rights, gender and prejudice. This will develop your inter-cultural awareness by actively engaging with the history and culture of the region as represented in film.

PPLH6008A

20

POLITICS AND POPULAR CULTURE

Popular culture links to politics in a variety of ways, some obvious, some less obvious. There are the politicians who seek the endorsement of film stars; there are the politicians who were film stars; and there are the rock performers who pretend that they are politicians. And then there are the states that censor popular culture, or those that sponsor it and use it as propaganda. We will explore the many ways in which popular culture and politics are linked. You will: - be introduced to competing theories of the politics of popular culture - those that see popular culture as political manipulation and those that see it as political resistance. - analyse examples of popular culture for the political ideas and values they represent. - look at how popular culture is used in political communication. - track developments in the political economy of popular culture, especially in relation to globalisation, digital media and power within the cultural industries. - debate the censorship of popular culture and use of state subsidies to promote it. - reflect on the effects of popular culture, and about its role in personal and collective identity. This module is a 20 credit version of PPLM6037A Politics and Popular Culture. THIS 20 CREDIT VERSION IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO VISITING, EXCHANGE, AND NON-HUM STUDENTS.

PPLM6038A

20

TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS FOR MEDIA ACCESSIBILITY (LEVEL 6)

What tools are used for audiences with sensory impairments, both visual and/or hearing to help them access films, documentaries, TV series, etc? This module provides first-hand experience of the technical tools used to create this type of audio-visual text. You will learn the specific requirements and theoretical characteristics and become aware of the grammatical and syntactical features of the language used for subtitling for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (SDH) and audio description (AD). You'll explore and become skilled in the use of software used for media accessibility: professional subtitling software is used for pre-recorded subtitles as well as software for live subtitles (voice recognition). You'll develop subtitling and audio description skills in a variety of registers and styles, translating programs from various sources (films, corporate videos, documentaries) and covering a broad range of specialised genres and media issues. The module is taught and all activities as part of the module are carried out in English. In addition, reflection on the practice of media accessibility in other languages will be encouraged and used as a key element for discussion in the module. The study of this module will provide you with the necessary skills for the creation of subtitles at professional level. Taught together with Level 5. Assessment commensurate with level.

PPLT6145A

20

TRANSLATION THEORY AND PRACTICE

Ever thought of becoming a professional translator? We will examine some of the most important theories of translation, and explore how they can help (or hinder) the translator by shedding light on the effects of cross-linguistic and intercultural transfer of meaning. You will look at various ways of thinking about key concepts such as 'equivalence,' 'fidelity,' 'cultural and pragmatic equivalence,' and the ethical and political role of the translator; we will also take a comparative approach to the structure and functioning of texts in different language-cultures, exploring problems such as cohesion and coherence, explicitation, gendered language, implied meaning, and ideology. In the practical component of the module (50% of the overall assessment), you will translate a text of your own choice into your first language (2000 words). You will be assigned to an appropriate language supervisor who will be available to discuss your progress. On completion of this module, you will be able to adopt reflective and critical translation strategies appropriate to your own translating practice. You will be able to situate yourself in relation to critical readings in the field of 'Translation Studies' and, perhaps most importantly, to reflect on the ethical dimension of the translator as an agent especially as it relates to the act of translation and interpreting in situations of conflict and intercultural communication.

PPLT6139A

20

TRANSLATION WORK EXPERIENCE (LEVEL 6)

What is it like to translate for the real world to professional standards? Translation Work Experience is your chance to find out. The module is part of the Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies (PPL) Professional Practice scheme and builds on partnership with public services locally and abroad to give you the opportunity to develop first-hand experience of professional translation (e.g. translation from, and into English, of information for local museums or museums in France, Japan or Spain). The work for the module is based on authentic briefs and carried out in groups with other home and visiting students or individually depending on assignments. It is very practical: it promotes hands-on sensitisation to aspects of professional commercial translation, to problems involved in translating to specifications, producing and presenting a product of professional standard, to techniques of translation and to the use of reference materials and support resources. You will hone your analytical and linguistic skills, and develop a range of key practical skills, including research skills, project and time management, reflective and review skills, peer and self-assessment. Assessment is by a variety of means, including translation and a critical report for which formative oral reports throughout the semester serve as a platform. As a record of your experience and of the skills developed, the report doubles up as evidence of your achievements for job applications and interviews. On completion of the module you are awarded a Professional Practice Certificate, also key evidence to further career prospects. The module is open subject to availability of briefs - a back-up module choice is essential. One hour per week timetabled. Other commitments including tutorials to be arranged. This module is only available to students on Honours language programmes or to PPL visiting students.

PPLT6019A

20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

ANALYSING MEDIA DISCOURSES

How can we distinguish "fake news" from reliable journalism? Which language features help us to assess the veracity and significance of political reporting, commenting and advertising? By using methods from Systemic-Functional Linguistics, Cognitive Semantics and Multimodal Analysis we analyse a range of media discourses, i.e. press, TV and computer-mediated communication and investigate how topics such as International Relations, Immigration and Climate Change are construed and interpreted by the media, and how this andquot;social construction of realityandquot; impacts on agenda-formation in public opinion and political decision taking.

PPLM6075B

20

DISSERTATION IN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE (SPRING)

This is your opportunity to undertake research on a specialist subject of your own choosing. You will work closely with your supervisor to identify a topic that you wish to research. The topic can relate to any topic or issue in the general areas of language, culture, society, business, history, politics, communication, and so on. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to create a piece of independent work produced over an extended period, receiving constructive and thought-provoking feedback from your supervisor. The dissertation (written in English) provides an excellent opportunity to work independently and so take a positive and active role in your learning. The module runs in a slightly different way to usual, you will only have a few formal seminars, covering subjects such as how to reference, plagiarism, structure arguments, etc. But you will be expected to meet regularly with your assigned supervisor and spend the majority of your time researching your chosen subject. By the end of this module you will have produced an extended piece of writing (5,000-6,000 words), divided into chapters/sections. By completing the dissertation, you will be able to demonstrate independent research skills and project management skills, key skills needed for life after University or for postgraduate education, like a Master's degree.

PPLC6003B

20

INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SERVICE INTERPRETING

You'll be equipped with public service interpreting skills as well as enhanced linguistic and cultural knowledge in order to improve your ability to reflect on the process of interpreting in a multicultural world. If you are also enrolled on the Autumn semester Introduction to Conference Interpreting module, you'll have the opportunity to hone your skills whilst being introduced to new topics in different settings, such as liaison interpreting during a police interview. You'll be taught in a Sanako digital language laboratory consisting of 4 hours of contact time per week. You'll also complete formative field work through visits and workshops in authentic legal and medical settings. You'll cover on-sight, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting skills as well as the non-verbal elements of importance to communication such as pitch, intonation, body language, etc. You'll focus on medical and legal settings. The skills based approach provides effective academic training and has high employability credentials as it develops transferable skills in demand in the professional world such as good concentration, active listening, flexibility, confidence and self-presentation. You'll be assessed on interpreting both into and out of your mother tongue. It is essential that you are at native speaker level in at least one of the following languages: English, Spanish, French or Japanese.

PPLT6028B

20

REINTERPRETING 21ST CENTURY SPAIN (LEVEL 6)

What elements make up cultural identity? How is it created? What is the "Spanish identity"? In order to fully understand present day Spain and the Spanish people, these questions must be addressed. In this module you will analyse contemporary issues, focusing on different aspects of Spanish history, politics, culture, education, social life and traditions. The Spanish identity is the product of ancient traditions and cultures that have influenced the Iberian Peninsula for centuries, but the frenetic changes of the past fifty years have created new roles and thoughts within its society. For this module, you'll use different sources to analyse these themes, using film, art, music, history, media, religion, Europeanization, tourism, stereotypes and folklore, to explore both national and regional identities. You'll gain an insight and an understanding of current social and political issues in Spain and the changes wrought in Spanish society since the end of General Francisco Franco's dictatorship in 1975, until the present day. You'll use theoretical approaches, academic research and practical activities to develop your critical thinking skills and reach conclusions. You'll also learn how to research contemporary issues of a culture different from your own.

PPLH6141B

20

SPECIALISED TRANSLATION (SPANISH)

A module to increase your translation skills with specialised texts of various types. Do you want to be able to translate scientific-technical, journalistic and literary texts from Spanish into English and from English into Spanish? This module will give you the chance to practice your translation skills. You will: - translate different types of texts such as economic, journalistic, scientific, literary and technical texts. - participate in classroom-based activities, often working in pairs and small groups with native and non-native students of Spanish and English. - have a seminar with translation from English into Spanish and a seminar with translation from Spanish into English. - expand your vocabulary, practice your written comprehension and production and develop your translation skills with specialised texts. Assessment will be in the final weeks through two translation tests (Spanish into English and English into Spanish). By the end of the module you will be able to translate specialised texts from a range of genres (journalistic, scientific-technical, literary, etc.), and be able to translate texts from English into Spanish and from Spanish into English. This module is open to students in their final year of Spanish Degree programmes, second year students with (near-)native competence and visiting/exchange students.

PPLT6025B

20

SPORT, COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY

Sport is now a global phenomenon. It generates billions of dollars for economies across the world, often dominates media schedules, creates global celebrities with increasing political power and patterns the lives of millions of 'ordinary' participants and fans. In short, sport is a key feature of contemporary culture that can be used to study the ways in which social organisations and relations interact and are shifting in contemporary society. The ways in which sport communicates itself to society, and the ways in which athletes, and the organisations they represent, communicate, provide fertile ground for investigation. In this module you'll typically be introduced to academics from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. The teaching team will vary from year to year but will usually include colleagues from American studies, economics, sociology, film and media studies, history, and translation studies. You'll consequently be able to address a wide range of topics while reflecting on the ways different disciplines approach the study of sport. The topics that you'll cover will might include: globalisation of labour markets in professional team sports; intercultural communication and sport; media, globalisation and sport; sport and gender; sport and race; and sport and conflict. These topics will vary slightly from year to year. Assessment and volume of work will be commensurate with credit value.

PPLC6029B

20

TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS FOR SUBTITLING AND DUBBING (LEVEL 6)

What factors need to be born in mind when creating subtitles? What tools are used to create these texts? This module provides first-hand experience of subtitling and dubbing of film clips and documentaries, which will provide you with first hand, practical, experience of this important media technique. You'll become familiar with software used for interlingual and intralingual subtitling and dubbing at professional level, studying the linguistic and technical constraints for the creation of audio-visual texts. You'll undertake practical exercises involving cueing, text compression and segmentation, respecting time and space constraints and that will teach you how to conform the conventions of good practice. You'll explore, analyse and assess different types of technological tools used for audio-visual translation at professional and amateur levels, using selected film/TV series/documentary extracts in several languages. Practical activities are used creating challenges posed by the interplay of audio, image and text. Studying this module will provide you with the necessary skills for the creation of subtitles at a professional level, giving you practical experience of using professional software. Taught together with Level 5. Assessment commensurate with level 5.

PPLT6027B

20

TRANSLATION (JAPANESE)

You will be introduced to the study and practice of the translation of English into Japanese, and vice versa. The materials for you to translate will include a range of texts from different media, from general to semi-specialised content. Some of the areas you will investigate include specific Japanese features in translation, targeted audiences, and cultural implications of translation. You will also discuss your own and other people's translation choices and be given an insight into professional practices and aspects of the translation industry. By the end of the module, you will have good translation skills and a good understanding of language specific issues, which will allow you to develop your language proficiency to a higher level.

PPLT6142B

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TRANSLATION AND ADAPTATION (LEVEL 6)

We will consider the processes of translation and adaptation in a range of media such as films, games, and theatre, and the issues associated with them from the perspective of 'Translation Theory.' We will attempt to establish where the boundary lies between the terms 'translation' and 'adaptation,' and we will examine some of the most important theories of translation. You will look at various ways of thinking about key concepts such as 'cultural and pragmatic equivalence,' 'fidelity,' 'coherence/cohesion,' and the ethical role of the director/adaptor. You will devote your time to the exploration of types of adaptations in different genres, and you will present case studies from recent articles in a variety of adaptations in your language pair, such as adaptations for cross-cultural theatre, adapting from books to video games, cross-cultural adaptations of queerness in short stories, ideology, and children's stories adapted for films across languages and cultures. You will develop the linguistic skills, cultural competence and critical thinking required for the production of a case study of a selected adaptation in your language pair. On completion of this module, you will be able to situate yourself in relation to critical readings in the field of 'Translation Theory' and to reflect on the ethical dimension of the translator, especially as it relates to the act of adapting in situations of intercultural conflict and communication. This module is only available to students with a foreign language.

PPLT6021B

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UNDERSTANDING SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHING (LEVEL 6)

Have you thought about becoming a language teacher? Do you know what that means? Would you like to give it a try? This is an introduction to second language teaching and learning, where you will explore theoretical and practical approaches to language learning. You will learn what teaching a foreign language means through different methodologies and practical approaches, as well as understanding the peculiarities of both language and culture in second language acquisition, emphasizing factors like context, motivation, first language or individual characteristics. Participation will be in classroom-based activities, often working in pairs and groups exchanging ideas and supporting each other in your exploration of second language learning and teaching. You will be able to observe real language classrooms and deliver language teaching in real contexts, amd also gain a greater understanding of what theoretical and practical aspects of teaching and learning are essential in foreign languages. Note: Taught together with Level 5. Assessment commensurate with level.

PPLL6144B

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Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Further Reading

  • Telling Tales

    It is tempting to think that the way we recount an event is clear and unambiguous, yet tiny differences in our language can reveal - or obscure - the reality of what had happened.

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  • Prepare British children for life after Brexit – teach them another language

    Looking forward, Britain’s new relationship with the EU will necessitate conducting trade and political communications in a new dynamic – one which is unlikely to be done in the medium of English.

    Read it Prepare British children for life after Brexit – teach them another language
  • UEA Award

    Develop your skills, build a strong CV and focus your extra-curricular activities while studying with our employer-valued UEA award.

    Read it UEA Award

Entry Requirements

  • A Level BBB including French, Spanish or Japanese
  • International Baccalaureate 31 points including 5 in HL French, Spanish or Japanese
  • Scottish Advanced Highers CCC including French, Spanish or Japanese
  • Irish Leaving Certificate 2 subjects at H2 and 4 subjects at H3 including French, Spanish or Japanese
  • Access Course An ARTS/Humanities/Social Science pathway preferred. Pass with Merit in 45 credits at Level 3. In addition, evidence of language learning ability with at least A-Level grade B in French, Spanish or Japanese
  • BTEC DDM, excluding BTEC Public Services and Business Administration, alongside a grade B in GCE A-Level or equivalent in French, Spanish or Japanese
  • European Baccalaureate 70% including 70% in French, Spanish or Japanese

Entry Requirement

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

A GCE A-level in French, Spanish or Japanese is required.

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some students an interview will be requested. You may be called for an interview to help the School of Study, and you, understand if the course is the right choice for you.  The interview will cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.  Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a convenient time.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and to contact admissions@uea.ac.uk directly to discuss this further.

Intakes

The School's annual intake is in September of each year.
  • A Level BBB including French, Japanese or Spanish
  • International Baccalaureate 31 overall including HL French, Spanish or Japanese at grade 5 or above. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
  • Scottish Highers Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.
  • Scottish Advanced Highers BBB including French, Japanese or Spanish. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate 3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3 including French, Japanese or Spanish
  • Access Course Distinction in 30 credits at level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at level 3, alongside grade B in A-level French, Spanish or Japanese (or equivalent qualification). Humanities or Social Sciences pathway preferred. Other pathways are acceptable, please contact the University directly for further information.
  • BTEC DDM accepted alongside Grade B in French, Spanish or Japanese A-level (or equivalent qualification). BTEC Public Services is not accepted.

Entry Requirement

Native or near-native speakers can also apply for the French and/or Spanish degree programmes, but please note that the programme followed will be different from the one advertised. It is not possible to undertake a Japanese degree if you are a native or near-native speaker of Japanese. 

 


UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.
 

 

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please click here for further information.

INTO University of East Anglia 

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken a gap year.

We also welcome applications for deferred entry, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.

Special Entry Requirements

It is generally expected that you should have grade A at A-Level, or its equivalent, in one of the languages that you intend to take at honours level.  The other language can be taken from A-level, or from post-GCSE level, or from beginner's level.

Alternative Qualifications

We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please email admissions@uea.ac.uk

 

GCSE Offer

GCSE Requirements:  GCSE English Language grade 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or GCSE English Language grade C and GCSE Mathematics grade C.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

EU Students

Overseas Students

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further Information

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Service prior to applying please do contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions Service
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

Please click here to register your details via our Online Enquiry Form.

International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University's International section of our website.

    Next Steps

    We can’t wait to hear from you. Just pop any questions about this course into the form below and our enquiries team will answer as soon as they can.

    Admissions enquiries:
    admissions@uea.ac.uk or
    telephone +44 (0)1603 591515