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Programme Specification for the 2023/4 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
Part Time
Academic year2023/4
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

This programme will give you a thorough grounding in two languages, Arabic and one language from the Modern Languages department. This Combined Honours degree enables you to divide your time equally between these subject areas. While at the University of Exeter, you will study half of your modules from the BA Modern Languages programme and the other half from Arabic. Please note, that you may only study one language from Beginners’ level and you will therefore need to have studied French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish to A level standard; please note Chinese and Portuguese are only available from Beginners’ level and therefore cannot be taken as part of this 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), 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.

The Arabic component is language-based and will provide you with a thorough understanding of the culture and literature of the Arab peoples. Compulsory Arabic language modules are followed over the four years of the degree, and there are also modules on Arab literature and on Islam and Arab history. These are taught by experienced Arabic-language teaching specialists and leading academics.

As a whole, BA Modern Languages and Arabic offers you a coherent programme of study, balancing core elements with a choice of specialist topics to suit your individual aspirations and requirements.

Study abroad provides a great way to demonstrate to employers your adaptability, cultural awareness, independence and resourcefulness. Experiencing the differences and similarities of education and people in another culture will increase your confidence and broaden the ways in which you see and relate to the world. Like the University of Exeter, our partner universities offer an outstanding and renowned education across the arts, humanities, social sciences and beyond.

Advice and guidance on your programme can be sought from your personal tutor and programme director. All staff offer regular office hours that you can drop into without a prior appointment for this purpose.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

This programme aims to develop your competence in the subject-specific and research skills required in both Arabic and Modern Languages 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 Arabic and Modern Languages through study which engages you imaginatively in the process of understanding and analysing 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 four years of the degree, and there are also 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. Arabic and Modern Languages 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. Arabic and Modern Languages encourage you to become a global citizen, a questioning member of society, and provides 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

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.

http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/ 

http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/iais/current/undergraduatemodules/ 

The BA Modern Languages and Arabic is a four-year full-time programme of study at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 6 (as confirmed against the FHEQ). This programme is divided into four stages. Each stage is normally equivalent to an academic year.

In 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.

The University’s rules on modularity include a provision that students may take up to 30 credits per year outside their degree programme. However, for Combined Honours Arabic and Modern Languages students would be incapable of reaching a satisfactory standard in the chosen area if they took fewer than 60 credits per year in it. This view is supported by the Joint Board of Studies for the degree.

Stage 1


60 credits of compulsory Arabic modules, 30 credits of compulsory Modern Languages modules, 30 credits of optional Modern Languages modules

 

 

Compulsory Modules

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

a select 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ARA1033A Elementary Arabic Language I 30Yes
ARA1033B Elementary Arabic Language II 30Yes
MLX S1 Compulsory Language Modules 2023-4 [See note a above]
MLF1001 French Language 30 Yes
MLF1052 French Language for Beginners 30 Yes
MLG1001 German Language 30 Yes
MLG1052 German Language for Beginners 30 Yes
MLI1001 Italian Language 30 Yes
MLI1052 Italian Language for Beginners 30 Yes
MLM1052 Beginners Chinese 30 Yes
MLP1052 Portuguese Language for Beginners 30 Yes
MLR1001 Contemporary Russian Written and Oral 30 Yes
MLR1030 Russian Language for Beginners 30 Yes
MLS1001 Spanish Language 30 Yes
MLS1056 Spanish Language for Beginners 30 Yes

Optional Modules

b select 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language; on the Modern Languages side of your programme, you may select a maximum of 15 credits of either the SML- or HUM-coded modules for the year. Please note that certain modules may only be available to students on Single Honours programmes, or to students who have taken a particular language module. This information will be given in the pre-requisites or co-requisites section of the relevant module descriptor. Please note for students of Modern Languages Portuguese (Single Honours or Combined Honours) MLP1002 is compulsory. For FLC students or other non-Modern Language students, it remains optional.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
MLX S1 Chinese Option Modules 2023-4 [See note b above]
MLM1010 China of the Senses: Approaching Chinese Culture and Environments 15 No
MLM1013 A Brief History of Modern China (1861-Present) 15 No
MLX S1 French Option Modules 2023-4 [See note b above]
MLF1017 The Making of Modern France 15 No
MLF1103 The French Language, Present and Past 15 No
MLF1105 An Introduction to French Thought 15 No
MLF1121 French Visual History 15 No
MLF1018 The Devil is in the Detail: An Introduction to the Short Story in French 15 No
MLX S1 German Option Modules 2023-4 [See note b above]
MLG1014 A Nation Remembers: Issues in German Cultural Memory 15 No
MLG1017 Turning Points in German History 1200 - 2000 15 No
MLG1021 Outside In: An Introduction to Outcasts and Outsiders in German-language Literature and Film 15 No
MLX S1 Italian Option Modules 2023-4 [See note b above]
MLI1016 Italy Inside Out: Popular Visual Narratives about Italy 15 No
MLI1121 A Thousand Faces: Cultures and History in 19th-Century Italy 15 No
MLX S1 Portuguese Option Modules 2023-4 [See note b above]
MLP1002 Introduction to the Lusophone World 15 No
MLX S1 Russian Option Modules 2023-4 [See note b above]
MLR1023 Russia: Empire and Identity 15 No
MLR1006 An Emotional Experience: Russian Literature and the Expression of Feeling 15 No
MLX S1 Spanish Option Modules 2023-4 [See note b above]
MLS1067 Ideology in the Hispanic World 15 No
SML1067 Ideology in the Hispanic World 15 No
MLS1068 An Introduction to the Literature and Film of Spain 15 No
MLS1064 An Introduction to the Hispanic World: Texts in Context 15 No
MLS1066 The Making of Modern Latin America: History Through Literature and Culture 15 No
MLS1164 A Journey of Discovery: Hispanic Global Culture 15 No
MLX S1 Neutral Option Modules 2023-4 [See note b above]
SML1207 Introduction to Film 15 No
SML1208 Language, Culture, and International Relations 15 No
SML1002 Constructing Nature: Stories we Live By 15 No
SML1018 The Devil Is in the Detail: An Introduction to the Short Story in French 15 No

Stage 2


120 credit compulsory year abroad Arabic placement.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ARA2000 Year Abroad 120Yes

Stage 3


30 credits of compulsory Arabic modules, 30 credits of compulsory Modern Languages modules, 30 credits of optional Arabic modules and 30 credits of optional Modern Languages modules

 

 

Compulsory Modules

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

c You must select 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ARA2139 Intermediate Arabic Language II 30Yes
MLX S2 Compulsory Language Modules 2023-4 [See note c above]
MLF2001 French Language, Written and Oral 30 Yes
MLF2152 Intermediate French 30 Yes
MLG2001 German Language, Written and Oral 30 Yes
MLG2052 Intermediate German 30 Yes
MLI2001 Italian Language, Written and Oral 30 Yes
MLI2051 Italian Language 30 Yes
MLM2052 Intermediate Chinese (One) 30 Yes
MLP2052 Intermediate Portuguese 30 Yes
MLR2001 Contemporary Russian Written and Oral I 30 Yes
MLR2030 Intermediate Russian 30 Yes
MLS2001 Spanish Language, Written and Oral 30 Yes
MLS2156 Spanish Language (ex-beginners) 30 Yes

Optional Modules

d select 30 credits of Arabic modules from this list.

e select 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language; on the Modern Languages side of your programme, you may select a maximum of 15 credits of either the SML- or HUM-coded modules listed below for the year. It is your responsibility to ensure that credit for SML modules can be counted towards the language of your study, where this is necessary for your credit count

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ARA S2 Option Modules 2023-4 [see note d above]
ARA2016 Magic and the Abrahamic Religions 15 No
ARA2118 Gender-Identity and Modernity in the Middle East 15 No
ARA2132 Islamic Law and Society 15 No
ARA2134 Ethnography of the Middle East 15 No
ARA2141 Intermediate Persian 15 No
ARA2146 Islamic Theological Traditions 15 No
ARA2150 Muslims in Britain 15 No
ARA2151 Intermediate Persian II 15 No
ARA2161 The Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 15 No
ARA2162 Political Economy of Development in the Middle East 15 No
ARA2164 Intermediate Turkish I 15 No
ARA2165 Intermediate Turkish II 15 No
ARA2166 Revolution, Reform or Status Quo 15 No
ARA2174 Year Abroad with Work Placement 120 No
ARA2170 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 15 No
ARA2171 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 30 No
MLX S2 Chinese Option Modules 2023-4 [see note e above]
MLM2002 Politics of Contemporary China 15 No
MLM2003 Chinoiserie and Europeenerie: Artistic and cultural exchanges between China and Europe 15 No
MLX S2 French Option Modules 2023-4 [see note e above]
MLF2076 Subversive Texts: Baudelaire and Rachilde 15 No
MLF2005 Classical myth in French and francophone cinema 15 No
MLF2069 East is East? Cross-Cultural Encounters in Medieval French Literature 15 No
SML2209 Music in Medieval Europe 15 No
MLF2070 Violence and Virtue: Early Modern French Theatre 15 No
MLF2074 Translating Exile: Contemporary Francophone Women Writers 15 No
MLF2029 Varieties of French 15 No
MLF2056 Provoking Thoughts - French Literature and Philosophy from the Renaissance to the 20th Century 15 No
MLX S2 German Option Modules 2023-4 [see note e above]
MLG2003 Youth and Age: Generations in German Fiction and Film 15 No
MLG2019 Gender, Race and Migration in 20th and 21st-century German Literature 15 No
MLG2018 Berlin - Culture, History and Politics 15 No
MLX S2 Italian Option Modules 2023-4 [see note e above]
AHV2208 Ideal Cities? Urban Cultures of Renaissance Italy 15 No
MLI2019 Italian(s) in the World 15 No
MLI2018 Love (and Marriage?) in Contemporary Italian Film Comedy 15 No
MLX S2 Portuguese Option Modules 2023-4 [see note e above]
SML2004 Contemporary Latin American Cinema 15 No
SML2002 Cultural Connections in Southern Africa: Literature and Film 15 No
MLP2002 Portuguese as a Global Language 15 No
MLX S2 Russian Option Modules 2023-4 [see note e above]
MLR2021 Understanding Russia 15 No
MLR2024 Exploring Revolution: The Making of Soviet Society and Culture in the 1920s 15 No
MLX S2 Spanish Option Modules 2023-4 [see note e above]
MLS2070 Catalonia Is Not Spain? Modern Catalan Culture in Context 15 No
MLS2158 "What is Love? And Do I Need It?" An Introduction to Spanish Renaissance Love Poetry 15 No
MLS2072 Place and Identity in Contemporary Venezuelan Culture 15 No
SML2004 Contemporary Latin American Cinema 15 No
MLS2061 The Latin American Short Story 15 No
MLS2045 Federico Garcia Lorca: Theatre and Poetry 15 No
MLS2073 Literary Non-Fiction in Argentina: When Writing Meets the Real 15 No
MLX S2 Neutral Option Modules 2023-4 [see note e above]
HUM2005 Tales of Freedom, Necessity and Providence 15 No
SML2246 Intercultural Communication 15 No
SML2244 Multilingualism in Society 15 No
SML2003 Research Skills in Languages and Cultures 15 No

Stage 4


30 credits of compulsory Arabic, 30-60 credits of optional Arabic modules, 30-60 credits of compulsory Modern Languages modules, 30-60 credits of optional Modern Languages modules

Compulsory Modules

Subject to selecting 120 credits in the stage you must:

f select 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ARA3103 Advanced Arabic Language 30Yes
MLX Final Stage Compulsory Language Modules 2023-4 [see note f above]
MLM3111 Advanced Chinese Language Skills 30 Yes
MLF3111 Advanced French Language Skills 30 Yes
MLG3111 Advanced German Language Skills 30 Yes
MLI3111 Advanced Italian Language Skills 30 Yes
MLP3111 Advanced Portuguese Language Skills 30 Yes
MLR3111 Advanced Russian Language Skills 30 Yes
MLS3111 Advanced Spanish Language Skills 30 Yes

Optional Modules

g select 30 credits of optional Arabic modules from this list

h select 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language; These are additional to SML3015. You may, alternatively, take SML3030. On the Modern Languages side of your programme, you may select a maximum of 15 credits of either the SML- or HUM-coded modules listed below for the year. Please note you may only select one dissertation module across the two programmes: either ARA3106 or SML3030

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ARA Final Stage Option Modules 2023-4 [See note g above]
ARA3045 War, Violence and Revolution in the Modern Middle East 30 No
ARA3106 Dissertation 30 No
ARA3108 The Politics of Authoritarian Rule 30 No
ARA3129 Nationalisms in the Middle East 15 No
ARA3140 The Kurds: History and Politics 15 No
ARA3158 Armed Islamist Movements: Jihadism and Beyond 15 No
ARA3162 Britain in the Middle East, 1798-1977 15 No
ARA3163 Politics and Reform in the Gulf 15 No
ARA3196 Independent Research 30 No
ARA3047 Oral History: Principles and Practice 15 No
ARA3136 The History and Political Development of Iraq 15 No
MLX Final Stage Chinese Option Modules 2023-4 [See note h above]
MLM3009 China through the Lens: Cultural Translation and Self-Presentation 15 No
MLM3008 Introduction to Modern Chinese Literature 15 No
MLM3011 China and the Third World: Foreign Relations and Nation Building in China in the Cold War Era 15 No
HUM3002 Aliens Abroad: Science Fiction in Global Literature 15 No
HUM3015 The Place of Meaning: Gardens in Britain and China 15 No
MLX Final Stage French Option Modules 2023-4 [See note h above]
MLF3034 Sociolinguistics of French 15 No
MLF3078 Philosophers, Prophets, and Mystics in French Culture 15 No
MLF3050 Music, Poetry, and Society at the Late Medieval French Court 15 No
MLF3079 Sex, Subversion and Censorship: Libertine Literature in Seventeenth-Century France 15 No
MLF3080 Les Miserables from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day 15 No
MLF3046 Dialectology in France 15 No
MLF3075 First-Person Outsiders in Modern French Literature 15 No
MLF3081 Sexual Politics: Gender Dynamics in Early Modern France 15 No
EAF3520 Beyond Sex and the City: Becoming a Woman in Contemporary Western Cinema 15 No
MLX Final Stage German Option Modules 2023-4 [See note h above]
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
MLG3040 Sex, Sciences and the Arts 15 No
MLX Final Stage Italian Option Modules 2023-4 [See note h above]
MLI3199 Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend 15 No
AHV3002 Understanding Space in Renaissance Italy 15 No
MLI3033 Multicultural Italy 15 No
HUM3002 Aliens Abroad: Science Fiction in Global Literature 15 No
EAF3520 Beyond Sex and the City: Becoming a Woman in Contemporary Western Cinema 15 No
MLX Final Stage Portuguese Option Modules 2023-4 [See note h above]
MLP3009 Afro-Brazil: Transatlantic Identities in Culture 15 No
SML3014 Socialist Thought and Practice in Latin America and Africa 15 No
MLX Final Stage Russian Option Modules 2023-4 [See note h above]
MLR3027 The Making of Underground Russia, 1825-1917 15 No
MLR3026 The Deceptive City: The Creation of St Petersburg in Russian Literature 15 No
HUM3002 Aliens Abroad: Science Fiction in Global Literature 15 No
MLX Final Stage Spanish Option Modules 2023-4 [See note h above]
MLS3037 Women and Feminism in 20th Century Spain 15 No
MLS3057 Cross Currents: Memory, Myth and Modernity in Latin America 15 No
MLS3112 Spanish Modernists: Narratives of Identity, Gender and Nation 15 No
MLS3071 The Chilean Road to Socialism (1970-1973): What Happened and Why? Elements for a Debate 15 No
MLS3067 "Monster of Nature and Phoenix of Wits." An Introduction to the Work of Lope de Vega 15 No
SML3031 Advanced Translation Skills 15 No
MLS3066 Almodovar's Spain: Cinema and Society 15 No
SML3014 Socialist Thought and Practice in Latin America and Africa 15 No
HUM3002 Aliens Abroad: Science Fiction in Global Literature 15 No
MLX Final Stage Neutral Option Modules 2023-4 [See note h above]
SML3013 Through the Language Lens: the Relationship between Language, Culture and the Mind 15 No
SML3015 Dissertation 15 No
SML3043 Migration and Multilingualism 15 No
SML3041 Green Matters in Modern Languages and Cultures 15 No
SML3042 Transcultural Devon: Creating, Analysing and Subtitling Interviews in the Context of Migration 15 No
SML3009 Intercultural Communication in a Global World 15 No
SML3030 Extended Dissertation 30 No

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 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 organisational 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

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for all taught programmes can be found in the TQA Manual, specifically in the Credit and Qualifications Framework, and the Assessment, Progression and Awarding: Taught Programmes Handbook. Additional information, including Generic Marking Criteria, can be found in the Learning and Teaching Support Handbook.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Please refer to the University Academic Policy and Standards guidelines regarding support for students and students' learning.

10. Admissions Criteria

Undergraduate applicants must satisfy the Undergraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Postgraduate applicants must satisfy the Postgraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Specific requirements required to enrol on this programme are available at the respective Undergraduate or Postgraduate Study Site webpages.

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.

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13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

The University and its constituent Colleges review the quality and standard of teaching and learning in all taught programmes against a range of criteria through the procedures outlined in the Teaching Quality Assurance (TQA) Manual Quality Review Framework.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

BA (Hons) Modern Languages and Arabic

19. UCAS Code

RT60

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

19/01/2023