2021/2022

BA (Hons) (International) - CK108

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The BA (Hons) International is a four-year full-time programme which enables students to study for one year in an approved overseas university. Its aim is to offer students the experience of living and studying for a year at a University in another country.

To be eligible for the award of the BA (Hons) International degree a student will be required to have achieved 240 credits by obtaining 60 credits in each of First, Second, Third and Fourth Arts. A student may not register for more than 60 credits in one academic year.

Students choose four subjects (taking 15 credits in each) in First Arts (International). See CK101 - The BA (Hons) programme for more details.

CHINESE STUDIES
Students taking Chinese Studies take Chinese Studies plus three other subjects permitted by the timetable. See CK101 - The BA (Hons) programme for more details.

EUROPEAN STUDIES
Students taking European Studies take four subjects: European Studies plus three subjects permitted by the timetable. Preferably, students may choose one or two of the following languages/subjects: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish or English and one or two other subjects permitted by the timetable. See CK101 - The BA (Hons) programme for more details.

Transfer between programmes
Students wishing to transfer must make an application by completing the online 'Student Request Form' on the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences website.

The closing date for receipt of these applications for students who entered in 2020/21 is 3rd September 2021*. For students who enter in 2021/22, the closing date for receipt of transfer applications is normally one week before the start of the academic term 2022 (except for students wishing to transfer from CK101 Arts to CK108 Arts International - see below for further details).

Transfer from CK101 Arts to CK108 Arts International:
As well as the conditions outlined above, students who wish to transfer from the BA CK101 (Arts) to BA CK108 (Arts International) will need to have attained in their first year summer examinations a mark of 60% in one of the two subjects in which they wish to continue their studies in Year 2, with at least 58% in the other subject. Students registered for First year in 2020/21 must submit their transfer application by 30 August 2021. Students who entered in 2021/22 must submit their applications by 29 August 2022. Applications can be made online using the 'BA International transfer form'.

Subject to places being available, students who do not meet these criteria may be considered for transfer based on the merits of their academic statement, which addresses the potential for academic benefit (e.g. opportunity to continue to study language which they had taken as a beginner in Year I, or other, significant, benefits to their academic development) during the year abroad in Year III. Students will be assessed by the Course Director and the Vice Head of College Teaching and Learning on the submission of an application form accompanied with a strong letter of support which outlines the academic benefits of the Year Abroad to the student in question from the relevant academic unit.

Note: As the transfer details outlined above apply only in the case of admission to Second Arts programmes, students are also advised to apply for, and secure a place in the first year of the programme through the CAO. The Admissions Office should be contacted for the relevant closing date.

Note: Students taking the BA (Hons) (International) and who take Chinese Studies, or continental languages as a Single, Major or Joint subject in second year, should note that they cannot also register for Béaloideas in second year.

Programme Requirements

Students choose four subjects (taking 15 credits in each) in First Arts (International). See Programme Requirements for First Arts CK101 - The BA (Hons) detailed here.

ASIAN STUDIES

Students take 60 credits as follows:
AS1001 (15 credits)
plus three other First Arts subjects (15 credits each) permitted by the timetable.

See Programme Requirements for First Arts CK101 - The BA (Hons) detailed here.

CHINESE STUDIES

Students will be assessed by a language tutor and directed to the class most appropriate to their level of proficiency

Students take 60 credits as follows:
CH1000 (5 credits), CH1001 (Beginners) or CH2107 (Non-beginners must have achieved a minimum HSK Level II or equivalent) (10 credits each)
plus three other First Arts subjects (15 credits each) permitted by the timetable.

See Programme Requirements for First Arts CK101 - The BA (Hons) detailed here.

EUROPEAN STUDIES
Students take 60 credits as follows:
ES1002, ES1003, ES1004 (5 credits per module)
plus three subjects permitted by the timetable. Preferably, students may choose one or two of the following languages/subjects: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish or English and one or two other subjects permitted by the timetable.

See Programme Requirements for First Arts CK101 - The BA (Hons) detailed here.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations

Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book.

No student may register for Second Arts (International) until s/he has passed the First University Examination in Arts. The selection of any module is conditional on the Professor or Lecturer concerned and the College being satisfied that s/he is capable of profiting by attendance thereat. A student may not select modules which involve a timetable clash.

In Second Arts (International) students continue with two of their four subjects. Students register for either a Single Subject (50 credits of one subject and 10 credits of their second subject) or a Major Subject (40 credits of one subject and 20 credits of their second subject) or a Joint Subject (30 credits in each of their subjects).

See CK101 - The BA (Hons) programme for more details (except see below for specific curriculum for students taking German and Italian). In addition all students taking the BA (Hons) (International) take LL2108 (5 credits) in place of another 5 credit elective module. (Only where no elective modules are offered in both subjects which the student is taking, can LL2108 be substituted for a core module, with the agreement of the Head of Department concerned). Major and Single Honours students should replace LL2108 with a 5 credit elective module in their 40 or 50 credit subject). LL2108 can only be taken once, in second year.

CHINESE STUDIES
Students wishing to take Chinese Studies in Second Year must have passed four subjects in First Year, one of which must be Chinese Studies. Students who take Chinese Studies as a Major Subject (40 credits) or a Joint Subject (30 credits) spend their Third Year studying at a Chinese University.

Major Subject, Chinese Studies:
Students take 60 credits by combining 40 credits of Chinese Studies with 20 credits from one of the following subjects continued from first year: Asian Studies, Celtic Civilisation, Economics, English, French, Gaeilge/Irish, Geography, Greek and Roman Civilisation, History, History of Art, Italian, Portuguese, Religions and Global Diversity, Sociology, Spanish (for notes regarding specific subjects see Table 2).

Joint Subject, Chinese Studies:
Students take 60 credits by combining 30 credits of Chinese Studies with 30 credits from one of the following subjects continued from first year: Applied Mathematics, Asian Studies, Celtic Civilisation, Economics, English, French, Gaeilge/Irish, Geography, Greek and Roman Civilisation, History, History of Art, Italian, Philosophy, Religions and Global Diversity, Sociology, Spanish (for notes regarding specific subjects see Table 2).

EUROPEAN STUDIES
Students wishing to take European Studies in Second Year must have passed European Studies in First Year. Students must also have passed the languages/subjects in First Year which they wish to continue to Second Year. Students select 30 credits of European Studies and 30 credits of one other subject continued from First Year. In the case of students selecting French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish or English, students can select either 30 credits of European Studies and 30 credits of the permitted language/subject continued from first year, or 30 credits of European Studies, 20 credits of one permitted language/subject (French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish or English) and 10 credits of a second permitted language/subject (French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish or English) continued from first year, to total 60 credits. The 20 credit language/subject will determine the country in which the students will spend third year.


Programme Requirements

In Second Arts (International) students continue with two of their four subjects. Students register for either a Single Subject (50 credits of one subject and 10 credits of their second subject) or a Major Subject (40 credits of one subject and 20 credits of their second subject) or a Joint Subject (30 credits in each of their subjects). See Programme Requirements for Second Arts CK101 - The BA (Hons) detailed here (except see below for specific curriculum for students taking German and Italian).

ASIAN STUDIES

40-credit Subject
Students take 40 credits as follows:
AS2000 (10 credits)

plus at least 10 credits from one of the following Asian Languages:

Japanese
Students will be assessed on entry and directed to the appropriate class**:
AS1501, AS1502, AS1503, AS1504 (10 credits per module)

Korean
Students will be assessed on entry and directed to the appropriate class**:
AS1601, AS1602, AS1603, AS1604 (10 credits per module)

plus 20 credits from the following:

Asian Studies
AS2002 or AS2010 (10 credits per module)

Chinese Studies
CH2000, CH2010 (10 credits per module)
CH2020, GV3212 (5 credits per module)

Languages and Literatures
LL2108 (5 credits)

**Asian Languages
Asian Studies Joint and Major students may take a maximum of 20 credits of language per year in year 2 of the programme. NOTE: Students must take 10 credits of language.
At UCC, students will be assessed by a language tutor and directed to the class most appropriate to their level of proficiency.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

30-credit Subject
Students take 30 credits as follows:
AS2000 (10 credits)

plus at least 10 credits from one of the following Asian Languages:

Japanese
Students will be assessed on entry and directed to the appropriate class**:
AS1501, AS1502, AS1503, AS1504 (10 credits per module)

Korean
Students will be assessed on entry and directed to the appropriate class**:
AS1601, AS1602, AS1603, AS1604 (10 credits per module)

plus 10 credits from the following:

Asian Studies
AS2002 or AS2010 (10 credits per module)

Chinese Studies
CH2000, CH2010 (10 credits per module)
CH2020, GV3212 (5 credits per module)

Languages and Literatures
LL2108 (5 credits)

Asian Languages
Asian Studies Joint and Major students may take a maximum of 20 credits of language per year in year 2 of the programme. NOTE: Students must take 10 credits of language.
At UCC, students will be assessed by a language tutor and directed to the class most appropriate to their level of proficiency.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

CHINESE STUDIES

Students will be assessed by a language tutor and directed to the class most appropriate to their level of proficiency.

Students take 60 credits as follows:

40-credit Subject
CH2107 (Beginner students must have passed CH1001 in first year) or CH3021 (non-beginner students must have passed CH2107 in first year) (10 credits per module)
plus 30 credits to be taken from the following:
CH2020, GV3212 (5 credits per module)
AS2000, AS2002, AS2010, CH2000, CH2010 (10 credits per module)

plus one other 20-credit subject from those available (see here) continued from First Year.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
30-credit Subject
CH2107 (Beginner students must have passed CH1001 in first year) or CH3021 (non-beginner students must have passed CH2107 in first year)
plus 20 credits from the following:
CH2020, GV3212 (5 credits per module)
AS2000, AS2002, AS2010, CH2000, CH2010 (10 credits per module)

plus one other 30-credit subject from those available (see here) continued from First Year.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

See Programme Requirements for Second Arts CK101 - The BA (Hons) detailed here for details of the other subject.

Note: Students taking Italian as part of the BA (International) please follow the curriculum below:

50-credit Subject
Students take 50 credits as follows:
²IT2101 (10 credits), IT2105 (5 credits)
plus 35 credits from: IT2304, IT2306, IT2309, IT2310, IT2311, IT2401, ¹LL2003 (5 credits per module)

Note:
• ¹Students taking a module in the LL2000 series may not include the same module in the 10 credits taken in the other subject
• ²In addition to the general regulations for passing the year, students must pass IT2101 (10 credits)

40-credit Subject
Students take 40 credits as follows:
²IT2101 (10 credits), IT2105 (5 credits)
plus 25 credits from: IT2304, IT2306, IT2309, IT2310, IT2311, IT2401, ¹LL2003 (5 credits per module)

Note:
• ¹Students taking a module in the LL2000 series may not include the same module in the 20 credits taken in the other subject
• ²In addition to the general regulations for passing the year, students must pass IT2101 (10 credits)

30-credit Subject
Students take 30 credits as follows:
²IT2101 (10 credits)
plus 20 credits from:
IT2105, IT2304, IT2306, IT2309, IT2310, IT2311, LL2003 (5 credits per module)

Note:
• ¹Students taking a module in the LL2000 series may not include the same module in the 30 credits taken in the other Joint Subject
• ²In addition to the general regulations for passing the year, students must pass IT2101 (10 credits)

20-credit Subject
Students take 20 credits as follows:
IT2101 (10 credits)
plus 10 credits from:
IT2105, IT2304, IT2306, IT2309, IT2310, IT2311 (5 credits per module)

Note: In addition to the general regulations for passing the year, students must pass IT2101 (10 credits).

10-credit Subject
Students take 10 credits as follows:
IT2101 (10 credits)

Note: In addition to the general regulations for passing the year, students must pass IT2101 (10 credits).

EUROPEAN STUDIES
Students take 30 credits as follows:

ES2031, ES2033 (5 credits per module)
and 20 credits from the following:
ES2022, ES2027, ES2032, ES2036, GG2010, GG2014, GG2023, GG2024, GG2041, HI2048, HI2103 (5 credits per module)

Students take 30 credits of a language continued from first year, or 20 credits of one language and 10 credits of a second language continued from first year. The 20 and 10 credit option must be selected from French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish or English. The 20 credit language will determine the country in which the students will spend third year.

See Programme Requirements for Second Arts CK101 - The BA (Hons) detailed here for details of the languages, except see specific curriculum requirements for Italian and German as follows:

1. ITALIAN (for students taking Italian as part of European Studies only)

30-credit Language

Students take 30 credits as follows:
IT2101 (10 credits), IT2105 (5 credits)
plus
15 credits from:
IT2304, IT2311, IT2306, IT2309, IT2310, LL2003 (5 credits per module)

Note: In addition to the general regulations for passing the year, students must pass IT2101.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

20-credit Language

Students take 20 credits as follows:
IT2101 (10 credits), IT2105 (5 credits)
plus 5 credits from:
IT2304, IT2311, IT2306, IT2309, IT2310 (5 credits per module).

Note: In addition to the general regulations for passing the year, students must pass IT2101.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

10-credit Language

Students take 10 credits as follows:
IT2101 (10 credits)

Note: In addition to the general regulations for passing the year, students must pass IT2101.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

2. GERMAN (for students taking German as part of the BA (International), (including European Studies))

40-credit Subject

Students take 60 credits as follows:

40 credits of German:
¹GE2101 (10 credits), GE2126 (5 credits per module)
plus
25 credits from: GE2002, GE2100, GE2102, GE2113, GE2805, either GE2106 or GE2902 (not both), LL2003 (5 credits per module)

Note:

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

30-credit Subject

Students take 60 credits as follows:

30 credits of German:
¹GE2101 (10 credits), GE2126 (5 credits per module)
plus
15 credits from: GE2002, GE2100, GE2102, either GE2106 or GE2902 (not both), GE2113, GE2805, LL2003 (5 credits per module)

Note:

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

20-credit Language

Students take 20 credits as follows:
GE2101 (10 credits)
plus 10 credits chosen from:
GE2002, GE2100, GE2102, GE2113, GE2126, GE2805, either GE2106 or GE2902 (not both) (5 credits per module)

Note: In addition to the general regulations for passing the year, students must pass GE2101.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

10-credit Language

Students take 10 credits as follows:
GE2101 (10 credits)

Note: In addition to the general regulations for passing the year, students must pass GE2101.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

Examinations

Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book.

2021-22: Due to the exceptional circumstances, Options 2 and 3 below relate to the academic year 2021/22 only.

Students can complete the Third Year of BA (International) by choosing one of the following options:

1. Students spend the Third Year Abroad
2. Students spend the Third Year at UCC
3. Students spend One Semester Abroad and One Semester at UCC

Students are reminded that if they wish to transfer from the BA (International) - CK108 to the BA - CK101, they may do so at the start of Semester 1 by submitting a transfer application to the Office of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences. Transfers are not available for students in European Studies.

1. Students spending Third Year Abroad

Third Year (International) is spent in an approved foreign university where students study courses/modules to the equivalent value of 60 credits approved by the Programme Board of Studies. All courses are assessed by the approved Host University.

All students of a foreign language (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese) who successfully passed their second year examinations spend third year in an approved foreign university in the country of the student's chosen foreign language where students take courses to the equivalent of 60 credits. Single-Subject students (NB ONLY French and Italian and Spanish are offered as Single Subjects) may take a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 credits in the second subject or a cognate subject, with the balance of credits to be taken in the foreign language. Major-Subject and Joint-Subject take a minimum of 10 credits and a maximum of 30 credits in the second subject or in a cognate subject, with the balance of credits to be taken in the foreign language. All courses are assessed by the approved Host University.

ASIAN STUDIES
This year is spent pursuing approved courses of study to the value of 60 credits (or ECTS Equivalent) at a University in Japan or Korea.

CHINESE STUDIES
This year is spent pursuing approved courses of study to the value of 60 credits (or ECTS Equivalent) at a University in China. In some cases students may be able to opt for a work placement at the discretion of the programme directors and subject to availability of places. In this case the year abroad would consist of academic study at a partner university (50 credits) and placement in China (one day a week over 4 month period and assessed by UCC) under the supervision of a business mentor and an academic mentor (10 credits, CH3012 Work Placement in China).

EUROPEAN STUDIES
This year is spent pursuing approved courses of study to the value of 60 credits at an approved university in a country of the student's major language/subject. Students take 30 credits in approved courses in European Studies and 30 credits in their second subject. Alternatively, students can take 30 credits in European Studies with 20 credits in their major language/subject and 10 credits in their minor language/subject continued from Second Year.

2. Students spending Third Year in UCC

In Third Arts (International) students continue with their two chosen subjects from Second Arts (International), taking the same credit weightings for each subject as in Second Arts (International). Students must take a total of 60 credits for the Year in agreement with their Departments and Programme Director.

No electives may be repeated from Second Year modules (i.e. if these modules have already been taken), or if modules are chosen from Final Year, they may not be taken again in the future.

3. Students spending One Semester Abroad and One Semester in UCC

In some instances, students may complete one semester in UCC and one semester abroad taking a total of 60 credits for the year, in agreement with the Programme Director.

This option is available to students (1) who are unable to travel to their host university as a result of Covid-19 or (2) whose host university is no longer able to accept international students as a result of Covid-19.

Where students spend one semester in UCC they will be required to take modules to the value of 30 credits. These must be agreed with the relevant Department(s) and the Programme Director.

Students studying in UCC in Semester 2 may not select modules for which they do not have the relevant pre- and co-requisites.

No electives may be repeated from Second Year modules (i.e. if these modules have already been taken), or if modules are chosen from Final Year, they may not be taken again in the future.

Examinations

Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book.

No student may register for the Fourth Arts (International) programme until s/he has passed the Third University Examination in Arts (International). The selection of any module is conditional on the Professor or Lecturer concerned and the College being satisfied that a student is capable of profiting by attendance thereat. Students may not select modules which involve a timetable clash.

In Fourth Arts (International) students continue with their two chosen subjects from Second Arts (International), taking the same credit weightings for each subject as in Second Arts (International).

CHINESE STUDIES
Students taking Chinese Studies take modules to the value of 60 credits combining 40 credits of Chinese Studies with 20 credits of their other subject or 30 credits of Chinese Studies with 30 credits of their other subject.

EUROPEAN STUDIES
Students taking European Studies either combine 30 credits of European Studies with 30 credits of their chosen Language(s) or subject to complete a Joint Subject degree. Alternatively, students take 30 credits of European Studies with 20 credits in their major language and 10 credits in their minor language continued from Second Year.


Programme Requirements

In Fourth Arts (International) students continue with their two chosen subjects from Second Arts (International), taking the same credit weightings for each subject as in Second Arts (International). See Programme Requirements for Third Arts CK101 - The BA (Hons) detailed here.

ASIAN STUDIES

40-credit Subject
Students take 40 credits as follows:

AS3015 or AS3009 (10 credits per module)
plus at least 10 credits from one of the following Asian Languages:

Japanese
Students will be assessed on entry and directed to the appropriate class**:
AS1501, AS1502, AS1503, AS1504 (10 credits per module)

Korean
Students will be assessed on entry and directed to the appropriate class**:
AS1601, AS1602, AS1603, AS1604 (10 credits per module)

plus 20 credits from the following:

Asian Studies
AS3006, AS3008, AS3009, AS3015 (10 credits per module)

Chinese Studies
CH3107, CH3108, CH3304 (10 credits)

Asian Languages
Asian Studies Joint and Major students may take a maximum of 20 credits of language per year in the final year of the programme. NOTE: Students must take 10 credits of language. Students will be assessed by a language tutor and directed to the class most appropriate to their level of proficiency.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

30-credit Subject
Students take 30 credits as follows:

AS3015 or AS3009 (10 credits per module)
plus at least 10 credits from one of the following Asian languages:

Japanese
Students will be assessed on entry and directed to the appropriate class**:
AS1501, AS1502, AS1503, AS1504 (10 credits per module)

Korean
Students will be assessed on entry and directed to the appropriate class**:
AS1601, AS1602, AS1603, AS1604 (10 credits per module)

plus 10 credits from the following:

Asian Studies
AS3006, AS3008, AS3009, AS3015 (10 credits per module)

Chinese Studies
CH3107, CH3108, CH3304 (10 credits)

**Asian Languages
Asian Studies Joint and Major students may take a maximum of 20 credits of language per year in year 2 of the programme. Students must take 10 credits of language. Students will be assessed by a language tutor and directed to the class most appropriate to their level of proficiency from the following Asian language modules:

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

CHINESE STUDIES
Students take 60 credits as follows:

40 credit subject
CH3005 (5 credits), CH3017 (15 credits)
plus 20 credits from:
AS3009, AS3015, CH3101, CH3107, CH3108, CH3304 (10 credits per module)

plus 20 credits from the chosen Arts subject continued from Second Arts (International).


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
30 credit subject
CH3005 (5 credits), CH3017 (15 credits)
plus 10 credits from:
AS3009, AS3015, CH3101, CH3107, CH3108, CH3304 (10 credits per module)

plus 30 credits from the chosen Arts subject continued from Second Arts (International).

See Programme Requirements for Third Arts CK101 - The BA (Hons) detailed here for details of the other subject.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

EUROPEAN STUDIES
Students take 30 credits as follows:
ES4022 (10 credits)
and 20 credits from the following:
ES4025, ES4027, ES4029, GG3027, GG3037, GG3043, GG3046, HI3024, HI3028, HI3044, HI3116, LW2100, LW2102 (5 credits per module)

Students take a further 30 credits of their chosen Language to complete a Joint Subject degree. Alternatively, students take a further 20 credits in their major language and 10 credits in their minor language continued from Second Year.

See Programme Requirements for Third Arts CK101 - The BA (Hons) detailed here for details of the languages.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations

Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book.


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