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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages and Cultures - Common Courses

Undergraduate Course: Modern European Languages Year Abroad Work (ELCC10007)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
Course typeYear Abroad AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryAll SINGLE HONS STUDENTS STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED to return 40 UoE credits of assessed work to DELC as specified below:

Students studying abroad for 2 semesters at one of our partner universities are required to return a minimum of 30 ECTS (two semesters' worth) for suitable courses at a partner university abroad. Marks for the best 30 ECTS (= 40 UoE credits) will count as two Units of Assessment in the Final Year.

Students who study abroad but not at partner universities and students who are working abroad for the whole year are required to submit TWO year abroad projects (40 UoE credits).

Students studying abroad at a partner university for 1 semester and who for the other semester - are also studying abroad but not at a partner university, or working abroad for the remainder of the time are required to return a minimum of 15 ECTS (one semester's worth) for suitable courses at the partner university abroad. Marks for the best 15 ECTS (= 20 UoE credits) will count. These students will also write ONE year Abroad Project.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Placement Study Abroad Hours 400, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Returned ECTS or in some cases year abroad project.

The Year Abroad Project consists of a 2000-word essay accompanied by a 5-minute video assignment.

You will be provided with a list of essay topics and corresponding bibliography.
You will submit the essay and the video at the same time (details tbc).

You video assignment: You will record yourself facing the camera during a 5-minute presentation which must expand on the following points related to the completion of your essay and the research skills you developed during the course of this YA Project

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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate analytical and organisational skills in a particular area.
  2. Appraise a variety of source materials to compare and contrast ideas, concepts and issues and select those most appropriate.
  3. Engage with and interpret primary research material and present ideas clearly in written form.
  4. Have gained an insight into the world of research and scholarship.
  5. Demonstrate self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to work independently.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsStudy abroad
Course organiserDr Emmanuelle Lacore-Martin
Tel: (0131 6)51 1148
Course secretaryMiss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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