Programme Specification for the 2017/8 academic year

BA (Hons) Modern Languages and Arabic

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) Modern Languages and Arabic Programme codeUFA4SMLIAI06
Study mode(s)Full Time
Academic year2017/8
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
Programme start date

09/2017

NQF Level6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

The Modern Languages side of the programme offers choice between the study of one of five major languages (French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish; please note Chinese and Portuguese are only available from Beginners’ level), taught by language specialists including native speakers and academic staff at the cutting edge of research in their particular discipline. Progression through the programme will combine the acquisition of language with the study of the literature, history, film and linguistics of the language disciplines as well as advanced translation practice. You will develop a high level of proficiency in reading, writing, understanding and speaking your selected language, providing you with valued skills for future careers. Cultural modules cover topics as broad as history, politics, philosophy, literature and cinema; they complement the language study within the programme and further ground your understanding of the language of your choice.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

This programme aims to develop your competence in the subject-specific and research skills required in both Modern Languages and Arabic, through extended engagement with your chosen languages and through relevant methodological, critical and theoretical contexts. As you progress through the programme, you will acquire a thorough grounding in the core principles of Modern Languages and Arabic through study which engages you imaginatively in the process of understanding and analyzing language and culture. In Modern Languages modules, you will train towards a high level of proficiency in reading, speaking, writing and listening, with the aim of enabling you to communicate readily in personal and professional arenas. In Arabic, you will gain a thorough understanding of the culture and literature of the Arab peoples. Compulsory language modules are followed over the three years of the degree, and there are modules on Arab literature and on Islam and Arab history. You can expect to achieve high standards of competency in all aspects of the Arabic language (reading, writing, listening and speaking). Modern Languages and Arabic offer in depth language training, broad coverage and a wide range of choice.

 

You will also acquire advanced competence in core academic, personal and key skills, providing a basis for career progression in the academic and professional worlds. You will be exposed to a variety of teaching and assessment methods within appropriate learning environments, supported by feedback and monitoring of your progress. You will also be able to develop your independent study skills through individual research.

 

The programme provides an intellectually stimulating, satisfying experience of learning and studying, and forms a sound basis for further study in these or in related disciplines. It aims to develop a range of subject-specific, academic and transferable skills, including high order conceptual literacy and communication skills of value in graduate employment. Modern Languages and Arabic encourage you to become a global citizen, a questioning member of society, and provide thorough training for further study or a specialist career. You may utilise the skills you develop in a range of sectors, including Translation, Museums, Consultancy, Market Research, the Civil Service, Education, Teaching, New Media Industries, Journalism and Publishing, Research, Charities, Information Science, Advertising and Public Relations.

4. Programme Structure

The BA Modern Languages and Arabic programme is a four year full time programme when studied at National Qualification Framework level 6 (as confirmed against the FHEQ) which is divided into ‘stages’. Each Stage is normally equivalent to an academic year. You will be allocated to the Streatham Campus of the University of Exeter for the duration of your studies.

Your programme is divided into units of study called ‘modules’ which are assigned a number of ‘credits’. The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload, with 1 credit being nominally equivalent to 10 hours of work. You will get on average six to eight contact hours per week with tutors; you are also expected to invest a considerable amount of time in independent study outside of these teaching hours.

The programme is normally studied in four stages, one for each year of study; the second year is spent abroad in an Arabic speaking country. Stages 1, 3 and 4 are identical, with a compulsory 30-60 credit core language module.

At Stages 1, 3 and 4 you will take modules which at each Stage amount to 120 credits in total. The availability of all modules as options during these stages is subject to timetable and staffing constraints, and to permission from the relevant Director of Education. At stage 2 you will spend a year abroad in an Arabic-speaking country studying in an accredited Arabic language study centre.

In each stage excepting the year abroad your study will be split equally between the two sides of the degree programme, with 60 credits taken from Arabic and 60 credits from Modern Languages.

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme. Details of the modules currently offered may be obtained from the College web site

You may take option modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the College web site.

For Arabic:

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme.

You may take Option Modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the College web site: 

http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/socialsciences/student/undergraduate/modules/

For Modern Languages:

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme.

You may take Option Modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the College web site:

http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/student/undergraduate/modules/ 

 

 

 

Stage 1


60 credits of Arabic; 60 credits of Modern Languages.

Two 15-credit modules related to your chosen language (e.g., for French, two 15-credit MLF1xxx-coded modules). The full list of Modern Languages optional modules can be accessed at: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

Compulsory Modules

 

 

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ARA1033 Elementary Arabic Language 60Yes
MLF1001 French Language 30Yes
MLG1001 German Language Written and Oral 30No
MLI1001 Italian Language 30No
MLM1052 Beginners Chinese 30No
MLP1002 Introduction to the Lusophone World 15No
MLR1001 Contemporary Russian Written and Oral 30No
MLS1001 Spanish Language 30No

Optional Modules

30 credits of optional modules to be chosen from:

Two 15-credit modules related to your chosen language (e.g., for French, two 15-credit MLF1xxx-coded modules). The full list of Modern Languages optional modules can be accessed at: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ML stage 1 15c

ML modules, 15 credits stage one

MLF1014 Love and Death in French Culture 15 No
MLF1015 War and Conflict in French Literature 15 No
MLF1103 The French Language, Present and Past 15 No
MLF1105 Reason and Existence: An Introduction to French Thought 15 No
MLF1119 French Cinema from the New Wave to the Present Day 15 No
MLF1121 French Visual History 15 No
MLG1014 A Nation Remembers: Issues in German Cultural Memory 15 No
MLG1015 Representations of Education in German Literature and Film: Satire, Trauma, Melodrama 15 No
MLG1017 Turning Points in German History 1200 - 2000 15 No
MLG1018 Nature and the City in German Literature, Visual Arts and Film 15 No
MLI1055 Introduction to Italian Linguistics 15 No
MLI1056 Italian Cinema: an introduction 15 No
MLI1121 A Thousand Faces: Cultures and History in 19th-Century Italy 15 No
MLM1010 China of the senses: Approaching Chinese culture and environments 15 No
MLM1012 Modern China, A Brief History: 18th to 20th Century 15 No
MLP1002 Introduction to the Lusophone World 15 No
MLR1005 Chekhov's Major Plays 15 No
MLR1023 Russia Empire and Identity 15 No
MLS1016 Gender Perspectives 15 No
MLS1021 The Generation of 1898: Imagining Spain 15 No
MLS1026 The Making of Modern Latin America: History, Culture and Society 15 No
MLS1027 Spanish History and Culture: Crisis and Change 15 No
MLS1064 An Introduction to the Hispanic World: Texts in Context 15 No
Total Credits for Stage 1

120

Stage 2


Students will spend the second year of their studies in an Arabic-speaking country.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ARA2000 Year Abroad 120Yes
Total Credits for Stage 2

120

Stage 3


60 credits of Arabic; 60 credits of Modern Languages

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ARA2139 Intermediate Arabic Language II 30Yes
MLF2001 French Language, Written and Oral 30Yes
MLG2001 German Language Written and Oral 30No
MLI2001 Italian Language (ex-advanced) 30No
MLM2052 Intermediate Chinese (One) 30No
MLP2052 Intermediate Portuguese 30No
MLR2001 Contemporary Russian Written and Oral I 30No
MLS2001 Spanish Language 30No

Optional Modules

30 credits of optional modules to be chosen from:

Two 15-credit Arab and Islamic Studies optional modules. The full list of Arabic and Islamic optional modules can be accessed at: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/socialsciences/student/undergraduate/modules/

30 credits of optional modules to be chosen from:

Two 15-credit modules related to your chosen language (e.g., for French, two 15-credit MLF1xxx-coded modules). The full list of Modern Languages optional modules can be accessed at: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ML stage 2 15c modules

ML stage one, 15 credit modules.

MLF2003 Freedom and French Realism 15 No
MLF2004 Dread and Delight: Portraying Passions in Early Modern French Literature 15 No
MLF2012 Evolution of the French Language 15 No
MLF2029 Varieties of French 15 No
MLF2056 Provoking Thoughts: French Literature and Philosophy from the Renaissance to the 20th Century 15 No
MLF2063 Crime and Punishment in French Fiction 15 No
MLF2065 Contemporary French Film: Issues and Debates 15 No
MLF2066 Intimate Spaces of the French Enlightenment 15 No
MLF2068 Telling Stories: Narrative Strategies in 19th- and 20th-century Fiction in French 15 No
MLF2069 East is East? Cross-Cultural Encounters in Medieval French Literature 15 No
MLG2002 Reformation and Rupture, the Sinner and the Saved: An Introduction to Germany in the Early Modern Period 15 No
MLG2018 Berlin - Culture, History and Politics since 1933 15 No
MLG2038 Comic Perspectives on German History in Literature and Film 15 No
MLG2047 Language in the Goethezeit 15 No
MLI2024 Love (and Marriage?) in Italian Film Comedy 15 No
MLI2207 Narratives of Child Sexual Abuse 15 No
MLI2220 Politics and Religion in Alessandro Manzoni The Betrothed 15 No
MLM2010 Reading China: from Mandarins to Revolutionists 15 No
MLM2011 Encounters and Entanglements: Chinese Art in Global Perspective 15 No
MLP2002 Portuguese as a Global Language 15 No
MLP2004 How to Talk about Africa? Literature, Photography and Film from Portuguese Speaking Africa 15 No
MLR2019 Russian Cinema in Five Films 15 No
MLR2021 Understanding Russia 15 No
MLR2022 Soviet History from the Revolution to the Death of Stalin 15 No
MLS2045 Federico Garcia Lorca: Theatre and Poetry 15 No
MLS2053 Franco's Spain: Narratives under Dictatorship 15 No
MLS2060 Love and Death in Spanish Theatre 15 No
MLS2064 Modern Spanish Poetry: The Search for Meaning 15 No
MLS2067 Spain from Democracy to Dictatorship: Republic, Civil War and Francoism, 1931 - 1953 15 No
MLS2070 Catalonia is not Spain? Modern Catalan culture in context 15 No
MLS2157 The Short Story of the Spanish Golden Age 15 No
SML2246 Intercultural Communication 15 No
ARA2013 Religion and Politics in the Middle East: Literary Perspectives 15No
ARA2014 Regions and Empires in Islamic Archaeology 15No
ARA2118 Gender-Identity and Modernity in the Middle East 15No
ARA2122 Themes in Modern Arabic Poetry 15No
ARA2132 Islamic Law and Society 15No
ARA2134 Ethnography of the Middle East 15No
ARA2135 Conflict and Peace making Palestine/Israel 15No
ARA2141 Intermediate Persian 15No
ARA2144 Reading Qur'anic Arabic 15No
ARA2145 Sufism and Islamic Devotional Life 15No
ARA2146 Islamic Theological Traditions 15No
ARA2150 Muslims in Britain 15No
ARA2151 Intermediate Persian II 15No
ARA2160 Islamic Movements: From the Muslim Brothers to Al-Qa'ida 15No
ARA2161 The Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 15No
ARA2162 Political Economy of Development in the Middle East 15No
ARA2164 Intermediate Turkish I 15No
ARA2165 Intermediate Turkish II 15No
ARA2166 Revolution, Reform or Status Quo 15No
ARA2170 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 15No
ARA2172 From Holy Text to Sex Manuals in Classical Arabic Literature 15No
Total Credits for Stage 3

120

Stage 4


60 credits of Arabic; 60 credits of Modern Languages

Compulsory Modules

Students must take a dissertation in either Arabic or Modern Languages but NOT in both.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ARA3103 Advanced Arabic Language or Advanced Language Skills MLx311130Yes
ARA3106 Dissertation or SML303030No
SML3030 Extended Dissertation or ARA310630No
MLF3111 Advanced French Language Skills or ARA310330Yes
MLG3111 Advanced German Language Skills or ARA310330No
MLI3111 Advanced Italian Language Skills or ARA310330No
MLM3111 Advanced Chinese Language Skills or ARA310330No
MLP3111 Advanced Portuguese Language Skills or ARA310330No
MLR3111 Advanced Russian Language Skills or ARA310330No
MLS3111 Advanced Spanish Language Skills or ARA310330No

Optional Modules

If you choose to complete your dissertation in Arabic, you can choose two 15-credit optional modules in your Modern Language. The full list of Modern Languages optional modules can be accessed at: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/.

If you choose to complete your dissertation in your chosen Modern Language, you can choose two 15-credit modules in Arab and Islamic Studies. The full list of Arabic and Islamic optional modules can be accessed at: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/socialsciences/student/undergraduate/modules/.

 

 

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ML stage 3 15c modules
MLF3004 The Invention of Modern Love in the Middle Ages 15 No
MLF3005 Evolution and Revolutions In Nineteenth-Century Painting in France: From Jacques-Louis David to Calude Monet 15 No
MLF3034 Sociolinguistics of French 15 No
MLF3046 Dialectology in France 15 No
MLF3053 Looking Awry: Exploring the Unorthodox in Early Modern France 15 No
MLF3066 Contemporary French Visual Culture 15 No
MLF3069 'Writing Women and Strange Monsters': Classical Myth and Fairytale in Contemporary Women's Writing 15 No
MLF3072 Sex and the Text: Gender and Authority in Late Medieval France 15 No
MLF3073 Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu 15 No
MLF3075 First-Person Outsiders in Modern French Literature 15 No
MLF3077 Unhappy families? Deviance and Order in Early Modern French Literature 15 No
MLG3022 The Foundation of Modern Germany 1860-1900 15 No
MLG3028 Violence, Gender and Nationhood in the Work of Heinrich von Kleist 15 No
MLG3036 Dictatorships on Display: History Exhibitions in Germany and Austria 15 No
MLG3037 Coping with Catastrophe: German Culture, Literature and Politics in the Interwar Years 15 No
MLI3028 Italian Varieties and Dialects 15 No
MLI3029 Italian Film Through Stardom 15 No
MLI3199 Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend 15 No
MLM3009 China through the lens: cultural translation and self-presentation 15 No
MLM3010 Ritual and Power: Text and Image of Chinese landscapes 15 No
MLM3011 China and the Third World: Foreign Relations and Nation Building in China in the Cold War Era 15 No
MLP3002 Afro-Brazil: Ideas of Africa in Brazilian Fiction 15 No
MLP3004 Portugese Through Time 15 No
MLR3019 Pushkin's Evgenii Onegin 15 No
MLR3025 Apocalypse/Utopia: The Russian Roots of Revolution 15 No
MLS3037 Women and Feminism in 20th Century Spain 15 No
MLS3045 Spanish Romantic Drama 15 No
MLS3057 Cross Currents: Memory, Myth and Modernity in Latin America 15 No
MLS3064 Varieties of Love in Golden Age Spanish Poetry 15 No
MLS3065 Spain and 1898: from Disaster to Modernity 15 No
MLS3066 Almodovar's Spain: Cinema and Society 15 No
SML3009 Intercultural Communication in a Global World 15 No
SML3015 Dissertation 15 No
SML3031 Advanced Translation Skills 15 No
SML3035 The Fantastic in 19th and 20th Century Literature 15 No
ARA3129 Nationalisms in the Middle East 15No
ARA3136 The History and Political Development of Iraq 15No
ARA3138 Foundational Islamic Texts: Qur'an and Hadith 15No
ARA3144 Advanced Persian Language I 15No
ARA3145 Advanced Persian Language II 15No
ARA3146 Iranian History, 1500 - the Present 15No
ARA3149 Ethno-Politics: Theoretical Considerations and Case Studies 15No
ARA3158 Armed Islamist Movements: Jihadism and Beyond 15No
ARA3159 The Orientalist Debate 15No
ARA3162 Britain in the Middle East, 1798-1977 15No
ARA3163 Politics and Reform in the Gulf 15No
ARA3197 The Arabian Nights: Perception and Reception 15No
ARA3200 Gender, Sexuality and Violence in Palestine/Israel 15No
Total Credits for Stage 4

120


6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and fluency in the production and comprehension of Arabic and the relevant modern language, both orally and in writing.
2. Communicate effectively and appropriately with native and other competent speakers of Arabic and relevant modern language in an academic context, both orally and in writing.
3. Demonstrate understanding of and ability to analyse the structures and registers of Arabic and the relevant modern language.
4. Show detailed knowledge of chosen aspects of the history and cultures of the Arabic-speaking world and that of the relevant modern language, and ability to evaluate them critically, using appropriate methodologies.
5. Analyse and interpret texts in Arabic and the relevant modern language (including non-literary texts and other media, e.g. film) in relation to their cultural, historical and generic contexts, and articulate his/her understanding orally and in writing.
6. Show ability to use the target language to undertake and present the results of an extended project, while living and working in the target-language environment.

1-3: Core language modules at Stage 1 include an introduction to language-learning strategies, with subsequent stages requiring you to make systematic use of the self-access material available in the library, in the Foreign Language Centre, and via web-based resources. Language modules at each stage use authentic materials in the chosen language/s, both written (texts in a variety of styles and registers) and spoken (oral classes with native speakers, together with use of electronic media). These forms of target-language material are used in a variety of ways, including reading or listening comprehension, translation, and production of related material in the chosen language/s through exercises such as summarising, essay-writing and oral presentations. Instruction is reinforced by regular formative assessment. Formal grammar is usually taught, both in seminars and through guided study of a textbook, at a level appropriate to each stage of the programmes and to level of achievement at the outset of the programme.

Classroom instruction is reinforced by regular formative assessment of students' work, including comment on appropriateness of style, register, presentation, etc., as well as correction of grammatical and other errors.

The familiarity with the target language acquired in the core language modules is reinforced by the study in optional modules of a wide range of literary and other texts in Arabic and the relevant modern language. In addition, a significant amount of teaching in optional modules is delivered in the relevant modern language, especially at the higher levels.

4 & 5: Knowledge of the relevant aspects of Arab and the relevant modern language culture is acquired through lectures and seminars, guided reading of primary and secondary texts (including those in non-printed media, e.g. film), and directed independent study.

Students learn to use the critical methodologies appropriate to the options chosen (literary criticism, linguistic or philological study, political or social history, film studies, etc) through writing essays and preparing seminar presentations, following initial guidance from lecturers and through feedback on work submitted.

1 & 2 are assessed explicitly, and 3 implicitly, by coursework marked throughout the year at stage 1, and by end-of-year written and oral exams at stages 2, 3 and 4 for the respective languages.

3 is also explicitly assessed in optional modules in linguistics.

4 is assessed by a combination of essays written during the module and end-of-year written examinations.

5 is assessed through coursework and exams.6 is assessed through the year abroad.

 

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

7. Demonstrate understanding of the linguistic principles required to assimilate and analyse the structure of a foreign language.
8. Examine critically any form of discourse arising from the close reading and analysis of texts.
9. Demonstrate understanding of generic conventions and the shaping effects upon communication of circumstances, authorship, textual production and intended audience.
10. Show understanding of the variety of approaches to research in the field of languages and related studies, and of the reasons why such approaches may change.
11. Demonstrate receptiveness to foreign cultures and ability to see the relativity of one's own cultural perspective.
12. Show ability to plan and manage his/her own language learning through an extended period of independent study.

7 is developed through the core language modules throughout the programme, in students' language work and in feedback from lecturers (in the form of both written comments and explanation in subsequent classes).

8-10 are developed through lectures and seminars in optional modules, with progression from a relatively high level of input from lecturers at stage 1, to greater student autonomy at later stages. Modules at stages 3 and 4 are related to the research of the staff teaching the modules, giving students an insight into relevant research issues.

11 is implicit in all study of the language and culture of another country, and all modules challenge students to reflect critically on their receptiveness to foreign cultures. 

12 is developed through the year abroad and in the dissertation.

 

7 is assessed by the strategies described for the core language modules.

8-11 are assessed by course essays and end-of-year examinations, also as described.

12 is assessed through the dissertation

 

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

13. Identify and analyse problems and appropriate strategies for resolving them.
14. Achieve effective communication in English of information, ideas and arguments, both orally and in writing.
15. Gather, select and organize material from a variety of sources and critically evaluate its significance.
16. Demonstrate skills of time-management and organization in planning and executing a project to a prescribed length and deadline.
17. Exercise independent thought and judgement.
18. Be an effective and self-aware independent learner.
19. Work flexibly and creatively with others and engage in rational debate.
20. Demonstrate library and bibliographical research skills.
21. Demonstrate ability to use IT effectively both as a learning tool and as a means of communication.
22. Show ability to adapt to the working practices of a foreign country.

13 & 17 are essential elements in all academic study, and are developed by teaching strategies which require progressively more initiative from students as they progress through the programme, at each stage building on the skills which they have acquired at earlier stages. Typically, stage 1 modules are largely lecture-based while those at stage 4 are based predominantly on seminar-style teaching.

18 is similarly developed throughout the programme but is specifically the focus of the year abroad / independent language-learning modules.

14, 19 oral communication and interpersonal skills are developed in seminars, in both giving and responding to presentations. Skills of written communication are developed in essays and other exercises such as book reviews and dissertations.

15, 16 & 20 are organizational skills which are developed through the experience of preparing essays and presentations. Both Colleges have standard essay feedback sheets which provide for evaluation and comment on these skills, along with other aspects of the essay.

21 is developed through the requirement, in the core language modules at stages 1 and 2, for students of Modern Languages to use specially created departmental web sites; these are also used for a significant number of optional modules. IT skills are also developed in both Colleges through word-processing essays and dissertations. Guidance on responsible use of the internet is given in the SML Undergraduate Student Handbook and is reinforced in feedback given on students' essays.

22 is developed through the year abroad.

 

 

 

13 & 17 are skills which underpin successful performance in virtually all academic assessments, whether written or oral, seen or unseen. Skills in 2 are assessed by oral and written exams, by assessed essays and dissertations.

 

15 & 20 are assessed in essays and other written assignments.

 

16 is assessed by the requirement to meet deadlines and observe word lengths in submitting work for assessment, with penalties if these are not met.

 

18 is assessed specifically in the modules taken during the year abroad, and in the Independent language-learning module on the 3-year programme in Modern Languages.

 

19 Group presentations are assessed in some optional modules; in those where team working skills are not explicitly assessed, these skills nonetheless contribute to the successful outcome of oral and written presentations.

 

21 is reflected in the marks awarded for presentation in essays and dissertations.

 

22 is assessed through the year abroad.

 

13 & 17 are skills which underpin successful performance in virtually all academic assessments, whether written or oral, seen or unseen. Skills in 2 are assessed by oral and written exams, by assessed essays and dissertations.

15 & 20 are assessed in essays and other written assignments.

16 is assessed by the requirement to meet deadlines and observe word lengths in submitting work for assessment, with penalties if these are not met.

18 is assessed specifically in the modules taken during the year abroad, and in the Independent language-learning module on the 3-year programme in Modern Languages.

19 Group presentations are assessed in some optional modules; in those where team working skills are not explicitly assessed, these skills nonetheless contribute to the successful outcome of oral and written presentations.

21 is reflected in the marks awarded for presentation in essays and dissertations.

22 is assessed through the year abroad.

7. Programme Regulations

University Regulations on the number of credits to be taken and at what level for each stage of the programme can be found in the Credit and Qualifications Framework.

Progression

Condonement is the process that allows you to be awarded credit (and so progress to the next stage or, in the final stage, receive an award), despite failing to achieve a pass mark at a first attempt. You are not entitled to reassessment in condoned credit. Regulations on condonement can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

Assessment and Awards

For undergraduate degrees assessment at stage one does not contribute to the summative classification of the award. Details of the weightings for each year of all programme lengths can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes and the classification of awards can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

You can also read details of Generic Marking Criteria.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

Personal and Academic Tutoring

It is University policy that all Colleges should have in place a system of academic and personal tutors. The role of academic tutors is to support you with individual modules; the role of personal tutors is to provide you with advice and support fo the duration of your programme, and this support extends to providing you with details of how to obtain support and guidance on personal difficulties such as accommodation, financial difficulties and sickness. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff.

Information on the College Personal Tutoring system, library provision, ELE resources and access to College support services can be found on the College webpages for current students.

Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)

SSLCs enable students and staff to jointly participate in the management and review of the teaching and learning provision.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Learning Resources

The University Library maintains its principal collections in the main library buildings on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, together with a number of specialist collections in certain Colleges. The total Library collection comprises over a million volumes and 3000 current periodical subscriptions.

IT Services

A wide range of IT services are provided throughout the Exeter campuses, including open-access computer rooms, some of which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Helpdesks are maintained on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, while most study bedrooms in halls and flats are linked to the University's campus network.

Student Support Services

The University provides many support services including health and wellbeing, multifaith chaplaincy, family support, the Students' Guild and international student support.

10. Admissions Criteria

All applications are considered individually on merit. The University is committed to an equal opportunities policy with respect to gender, age, race, sexual orientation and/or disability when dealing with applications. It is also committed to widening access to higher education to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience.

Candidates for undergraduate programmes must satisfy the undergraduate admissions requirements of the University of Exeter.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

Certain programmes are subject to accreditation and/or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

The University and its constituent Colleges draw on a range of data to review the quality of education provision. The College documents the performance in each of its tuaght programmes, against a range of criteria on an annual basis through the Annual Student Experience Review (ASER).

Subject areas are reviewed every five years through a College Academic Audit scheme that includes external contributions.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

College of Humanities (CHUM)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

College of Social Sciences and International Studies (CSSIS)

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

Not applicable to this programme.

18. Final Award

BA (Hons) Modern Languages and Arabic

19. UCAS Code

Not applicable to this programme.

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits

480

ECTS credits

240

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

[Honours] Languages and related studies

23. Dates

Origin Date

31/01/2016

Date of last revision

31/10/2016