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BA Italian/Sports Science

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Year 2 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • JXH-2016: Research Methods (20) Core
    The purpose of this module is for students to understand research processes in sport, health, and exercise sciences covering Computational Statistics and Research Methods.
    or
    JXC-2016: Dulliau Ymchwill (20) Core
  • LZI-2040: Italian Language 1 (40) Core
    This course intends to consolidate and expand the students' knowledge of grammar and vocabulary through exposure to a variety of texts ranging from newspaper articles to literary extracts, differing in register and style (to include very colloquial and very formal examples). Oral and aural skills will also be emphasised through special classes in which students watch/listen to extracts from films/TV or radio programmes and are encouraged to discuss and analyse their content. Students will also study materials that provide insight into Italian civilisation in the target language. Key Text: De Rome, Denise, Soluzioni: A Practical Grammar of Contemporary Italian, (London&New York: Routledge, 2010). Webpages: www.rainews.it www.repubblica.it Any other learning resources: Writing classes dossier; Self-study portfolio.
  • JXH-2041: Project Proposal (20) or
    JXC-2041: Cynnig Prosiect Ymchwil (20)

Semester 2

  • LZI-2040: Italian Language 1
    This course intends to consolidate and expand the students' knowledge of grammar and vocabulary through exposure to a variety of texts ranging from newspaper articles to literary extracts, differing in register and style (to include very colloquial and very formal examples). Oral and aural skills will also be emphasised through special classes in which students watch/listen to extracts from films/TV or radio programmes and are encouraged to discuss and analyse their content. Students will also study materials that provide insight into Italian civilisation in the target language. Key Text: De Rome, Denise, Soluzioni: A Practical Grammar of Contemporary Italian, (London&New York: Routledge, 2010). Webpages: www.rainews.it www.repubblica.it Any other learning resources: Writing classes dossier; Self-study portfolio.
  • JXH-2041: Project Proposal or
    JXC-2041: Cynnig Prosiect Ymchwil

Optional Modules

20 credits from:

  • LXI-2010: Making of the Italian Nation (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    This course intends to analyse literary and cinematic representations of the Risorgimento, the controversial movement that led to the unification of Italy in 1860. Through the study of three contemporary literary works (two of which to be read in English) and two films set during the Risorgimento, students will be encouraged to reflect not only on this particular historical movement but also on issues relating to the development of an Italian national identity with the aim of gaining a better understanding of contemporary Italy. Primary Sources: Boito, Camillo, ‘Senso’ (Lecce: Manni, 2002). Di Lampedusa, Giuseppe Tomasi, Il Gattopardo, (Milano: Feltrinelli, 2001). Cutrufelli, Maria Rosa, ‘La briganta’, (Palermo: La Luna, 1990). Secondary Sources: Bedani, Gino and Bruce Haddock (eds), The Politics of Italian National Identity: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000). Clark, Martin, The Italian Risorgimento (London: Longman, 1998). Hearder, Harry, Italy in the age of the Risorgimento (London: Longman, 1983). Journals/articles: Bryce, Judith, ‘Authoritarianism and Sexual Identity in the Protagonist of Il Gattopardo”, Association of Teachers of Italian Journal, vol. 46, (Humberside, Spring 1986), pp. 47-55. Grindon, Leger, ‘Risorgimento History and Screen Spectacle: Visconti’s Senso’, in Resisting Images: Essays on Cinema and History, ed. by Robert Sklar and Charles Musser (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990), pp.225-250. Lucente, Gregory, ‘Lampedusa’s Il Gattopardo: Figure and Temporality in an Historical Novel’, MLN, vol. 93 (1978), pp. 82-108. Rossi, Monica, ‘Rethinking History: Women’s Transgression in Maria Rosa Cutrufelli’s La briganta’, in Gendering Italian Fiction. Feminist Revisions of Italian History, ed. by Maria Ornella Marotti and Gabriella Brooke, (London: Associated University Press, 1999). Saccone, Eduardo, ‘Nobility and Literature: Questions on Tomasi di Lampedusa’, MLN, vol. 106, n.1 (Jan. 1991), pp. 159-178. Any other learning resources: Films Visconti, Luchino, Senso (1954) Faenza, Roberto, I Vicerè (2007) Soldati, Mario, Piccolo Mondo Antico (1941)

20 credits from:

  • JXH-2020: Motor Control & Learning (10) (Semester 1)
    The purpose of the module is to provide students with an understanding of the processes undelying the control and learning of human movement from a behavioural perspective. This module will cover research and theoretical issues on various topics in motor control and learning such as information processing and factors affecting reaction time; attention and movement control; central and sensory contributions in motor control; multi-limb coordination; stages of learning; organization of practice sessions; and the frequency and form of augmented feedback. The application of research findings and theoretical constructs to practical situations will be discussed.
  • JXH-2022: Psychology of Sport Perf (10) (Semester 1)
    This module we will consider factors that may affect sport performance and how these may be assessed. Lectures, with small group work will form the basis for the module. Theoretical content will be presented and discussed along with the practical significance of specific theories for performacne enhancement. Group work will be used in a variety of ways including problem solving in relation to set scenarios and solution generation. Regular use of the module's Blackboard site (e.g., MCQs, reading) will be advantageous to effective learning as would consistent lecture attendance. Lectures will be on Tuesday 9 - 11am in the Main Hall except week 2 (see schedule). Lectures start Tuesday 27th September. They will normally last approx. one and a half hours. In order to foster a deeper level of understanding of the material covered in the module you will be asked to submit personal reflections related to the topics covered within the module. Each of the 3 reflections should be no more than one page (approx. 300 words) and include references (and a bibliography on a separate page). Reflections are to be submitted by noon one week following the completion of the respective topics. For the specific topics and deadlines please refer to the table at the end of this outline. A personal reflection should express your ideas and thoughts relevant to the topic under consideration. That is, you should include information dealing with: (a) whether your own experiences with the topic are inline with theory/research, (b) if they are not in agreement with theory/research, (b) if they are not in agreement with theory/research, how so and/or why?, (c) is the topic even applicable to your (sporting) life?, (d) if not, why not?, (e) are there any issues/points raised that you can make use of in the future? and (f) any interesting/eye-opening/doubtful issues/points raised? Each reflection will be no more than one page double line spaced (font size 12) of written text with an accompanying reference section (refer to your Student Handbook concerning correct reference style). A title for each reflection should inform the reader of the topic reflected upon. Given the limited space for your reflections it may help not to attempt to reflect, at a more general level, on overall topics (e.g., anxiety) but rather, at a much more specific level (e.g., catastrophic drops in performance, MAT's predictions for cognitive anxiety), as this will provide you with much greater focus.
  • JXH-2024: Sport & Exercise Physio (20) (Semester 1)
    This module aims to develop students understanding of acute and chronic physiological adaptations of the body to exercise.
    or
    JXC-2024: Ffisioleg Chwaraeon ac Ymarfer (20) (Semester 1)
  • JXH-2027: Sport Nutrition (10) (Semester 2)
    This module will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the role that nutrition plays in sports performance. This will include nutrition and digestion - covering the major macro and micronutrients; specific nutritional demands of the exercising individual including the role of carbohydrate and fluid availability; the effect of various dietary strategies on energy metabolism and exercise performance; practical nutrional advice for pre-event, during event and recovery; nutrional ergogenic aids, 'do any work?' to include creatine, carnitine, medium chain triglycerides, caffeine, vitamin supplements and glutamine; dietary practices of elite performers ' mars bars and coke?'; use of dietary analysis, weighted food intake. Learning outcomes: students who successfully complete this module will be able to: utilise and apply previously acquired biochemical and physiological knowledge to understand digestion of macro/micro nutrients and their fate in energy metabolism; demonstrate a clear understanding on how diet influences sports performance and how different events have different nutritional demands; understand the specific role of carbohydrate and fluid availability in endurance performance; determinte the effects of ergogenic aids on sports performance and their efficacy; demonstrate a clear understanding of the appropriate use of dietary analysis with sports performers.
  • JXH-2036: Applied Sport Psych (10) (Semester 2)
    This module aims to introduce issues that are apparent in applied sport psychology. As well as mental skills sessions, this module will also focus on some of the processes involved in applied sport psychology (e.g., approaches to consultancy and performance profiling).
    or
    JXC-2036: Seicoleg Chwaraeon Cymhwysol (10) (Semester 2)
  • JXH-2037: Exercise Psychology (10) (Semester 2)

Year 4 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • LZI-3030: Italian Language 2 (30) Core
    This 30 credit module running throughout the year promotes appropriate use of style and register in all written and oral work and ensures that students can deal with variations in register and idiomatic expression in a confident and accurate manner. Through exposure to selected texts, complex grammatical structures and audiovisual materials, students acquire reading, writing, aural and oral skills which match the required standard of final year linguists. Webpages: www.rainews.it www.repubblica.it Any other learning resources: Writing classes dossier; Translation classes dossier.
  • JXH-3031: Stress & Performance (10)
    The module explores research and theoretical standpoints within the field of stress and performance. Real life stress and performance case studies that the lecturer has encountered with athletes will be explored at depth within the module content. Class time will consist of a combination of lectures, individual exercises, group discussions and formative assignment practice.
    or
    JXC-3031: Straen a Pherfformiad (10)

Semester 2

  • LZI-3030: Italian Language 2
    This 30 credit module running throughout the year promotes appropriate use of style and register in all written and oral work and ensures that students can deal with variations in register and idiomatic expression in a confident and accurate manner. Through exposure to selected texts, complex grammatical structures and audiovisual materials, students acquire reading, writing, aural and oral skills which match the required standard of final year linguists. Webpages: www.rainews.it www.repubblica.it Any other learning resources: Writing classes dossier; Translation classes dossier.
  • JXH-3037: App Sport Sci of Elite Perf (10)
    This module will include: Training theory and advanced training techniques of the elite performer; Physiological assessment of performers; Issues in doping in elite performance; Preparation for competition.

20 to 40 credits from:

  • JXH-3001: Research Project (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
    The aim of this module is to allow studnets to complete a research project in an area of mutual agreement with their supervisor in the school of sport, health and exercise sciences. Students will have the opportunity to produce an original piece of research work and integrate knowledge and skills developed previously durning the course at undergraduate level (e.g. research methods).
    or
    JXC-3001: Prosiect Ymchwil (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • JXH-3053: Dissertation (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    The aim of this module is to allow students to produce an in-depth and critical review of relevant research literature in the area of mutual agreement with their supervisor in the School of Sport. Health and Exercise Sciences. The topic covered in the module will be negotiated between the student and his/her supervisor. It is thought that the student will work in an area that is closely linked to their Levl 2 Project Proposal, but this is by no means compulsory.
    or
    JXC-3053: Traethawd (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • JXH-3054: Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    JXC-3054: Traethawd (40) (Semester 1 + 2)

Optional Modules

30 credits from:

  • LXI-3011: Adaptations in European Cinema (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    During this course you will be introduced to issues relating to the re-use of tradition through the study of adaptations and/or recreations of literary texts, historical events or historical figures in Spanish and Italian cinema. You will thus become familiar with the socio-historical and ideological concerns that characterise contemporary Spain and Italy and you will reflect on the importance of film as a cultural medium. Primary sources: Films - Bernardo Bertolucci, 'Spider's Stratagem' (1969) - Vittorio De Sica, 'The Garden of the Finzi-Continis' (1970) - Francesco Rosi, 'Carmen' (1984) - Carlos Saura, 'Carmen' (1983) - Film and literary adaptions of the myth of Pygmalion - David Trueba, 'Soldados de Salamina' (2003) Primary sources: Texts ** A Dossier with all compulsory reading material (including short primary sources and required critical reading for seminars) will be made available from SMLC office in week 1. - Borges, Jorge Luis, "Theme of the Traitor and the Hero" in 'Labyrinths' (Penguin Books, 1970) [in dossier] - Bassani, Giorgio, 'The Garden of the Finzi-Continis' (Quartet Books, 1997) or Bassani, Giorgio 'Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini' (Einaudi, 1999) - Bizet, Georges, 'Carmen', libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy with English [in dossier] - Mérimée, Prosper, 'Carmen' trans. by Nicholas Jotcham (Oxford: Oxford UP, 1998) [in dossier] - Quim Monzó, ‘Pigmalió’, in El perquè de toto plegat (Quaderns Crema, 1993). - Javier Cercas, 'Soldados de Salamina' (Tusqusts Editores, 2003); 'Soldiers of Salamis' (Bloomsbury, 2003)
  • LXI-3023: The Other Italies (20) (Semester 2)
  • LXE-3101: Approaching Translation (10) (Semester 2)
    This module aims to further develop and consolidate translation skills students have acquired in their language courses. By approaching translation as a process, it examines translation at different textual levels, from the lexico-grammatical level such as words and grammar, to the textual-pragmatic level such as cohesion, register and text types. It provides students with a framework to reflect on the translational difficulties in their chosen language pairs and explore strategies and their implications. Key texts Baker, Mona. In Other Words: A Coursebook on Translation, 2nd edition (London: Routledge, 2011). Hatim, Basil and Munday, Jeremy. Translation: an Advanced Resource Book (London: Routledge, 2004). Students will also require language specific resources such as a bilingual and monolingual dictionaries.
    or
    LCE-3101: Trin a Thrafod Cyfieithu (10) (Semester 2)
    Bwriad y modiwl hwn yw datblygu ac atgyfnerthu ymhellach sgiliau cyfieithu a enillwyd gan fyfyrwyr yn eu cyrsiau iaith. Trwy ystyried cyfieithu fel proses, mae'n craffu ar gyfieithu ar wahanol lefelau testunol, o lefel geiriau a gramadeg, i'r lefel destunol a phragmataidd sy'n ystyried cydlyniad, cywair a mathau o destun. Mae'n rhoi fframwaith i'r myfyrwyr i ystyried yr anawsterau cyfieithu yn y parau iaith a ddewiswyd ganddynt ac i ymchwilio i strategaethau a'u goblygiadau. Key texts Baker, Mona. In Other Words: A Coursebook on Translation, 2nd edition (London: Routledge, 2011). Hatim, Basil and Munday, Jeremy. Translation: an Advanced Resource Book (London: Routledge, 2004). Students will also require language specific resources such as a bilingual and monolingual dictionaries.
  • LXE-3102: Culture and the Body (10) (Semester 1)
  • LXE-3210: Press Dossier (10) (10) (Semester 1)
    This module provides students with the opportunity to examine a topical issue relevant to one or more countries/regions in which the target language is spoken. The chosen issue will be examined through the prism of the press and media, in order to develop an understanding not only of the specific issue in question, but also of the media landscape of the relevant society. The resulting dossier will comprise the analysis of contrasting media and press types in their coverage of the chosen topic, as well as an assessment of their importance in influencing public opinion. The dossier will be written in the target language, and should contain an appendix of materials which have been examined. Busà, M. Grazia, Introducing the Language of the News: a Student's Guide (London: Routledge, 2014) Stevenson, Nick, Understanding Media Cultures: Social Theory and Mass Communication (London; Thousand Oaks: Sage, 1995) Harrison, Martin, TV news, Whose Bias? : a Casebook Analysis of Strikes, Television and Media Studies (Hermitage, Berks.: Policy Journals, 1985) Stocchetti Matteo and Karin Kukkonen, Critical Media Analysis: an Introduction for Media Professionals (Frankfurt am Main ; New York: Peter Lang, 2011) Van Dijk, Teun A., Discourse and Communication: New Approaches to the Analysis of Mass Media Discourse and Communication (Berlin; New York: W. de Gruyter, 1985) Websites: This section of SMLC website lists some of the major newspaper, TV and radio sites in German, French, Spanish and Italian media: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/ml/uglinks.php
    or
    LCE-3210: Astudio'r Cyfryngau (S1) (10) (Semester 1)
    Mae'r modiwl hwn yn rhoi cyfle i fyfyrwyr astudio pwnc cyfoes sy'n berthnasol i un neu fwy o wledydd/rhanbarthau lle y siaredir yr iaith darged. Gwyntyllir y pwnc a ddewisir drwy brism y wasg a'r cyfryngau, er mwyn magu dealltwriaeth o'r pwnc penodol ond hefyd o'r cyhoeddiadau a chyfryngau sydd ar gael yn y gymdeithas dan sylw. Bydd yr adroddiad terfynol yn cynnwys dadansoddiad o sut y mae mathau cyferbyniol o gyhoeddiadau a chyfryngau yn ymdrin â'r pwnc, yn ogystal ag asesiad o'u pwysigrwydd wrth ddylanwadu ar farn y cyhoedd. Ysgrifennir yr adroddiad yn yr iaith darged, ac atodir y deunyddiau a drafodir wrtho. Busà, M. Grazia, Introducing the Language of the News: a Student's Guide (London: Routledge, 2014) Stevenson, Nick, Understanding Media Cultures: Social Theory and Mass Communication (London; Thousand Oaks: Sage, 1995) Harrison, Martin, TV news, Whose Bias? : a Casebook Analysis of Strikes, Television and Media Studies (Hermitage, Berks.: Policy Journals, 1985) Stocchetti Matteo and Karin Kukkonen, Critical Media Analysis: an Introduction for Media Professionals (Frankfurt am Main ; New York: Peter Lang, 2011) Van Dijk, Teun A., Discourse and Communication: New Approaches to the Analysis of Mass Media Discourse and Communication (Berlin; New York: W. de Gruyter, 1985) Websites: This section of SMLC website lists some of the major newspaper, TV and radio sites in German, French, Spanish and Italian media: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/ml/uglinks.php
  • LXE-3400: Joint Hons Diss (English) (10) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    LCE-3400: Traethawd Hir Cyd-A (Cym) (10) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • LXE-3444: Joint Hons Diss (Target Lang) (10) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • Joint Honours Students may only take ONE LXE module (does not include dissertation). A Dissertation must be taken in one Joint Honours subject.

0 to 20 credits from:

  • JXH-3033: Research in Psychological Skil (10) (Semester 1) or
    JXC-3033: Ymchwil mewn Sgiliau Seicolego (10) (Semester 1)
  • JXH-3034: Personality & Ind Diffs (10) (Semester 2)
    Early theories (psychodynamic theories and derivaties) and later theories of personality, including different methods of assessment and application, self theories (e.g., self determination, self discrepancy), the Big Five, the Giant Three; specific personality traits (e.g., neuroticism, narcissism, perfectionism, optimism) in relation to sport and exercise performance; body-centre personality theories and their relation to sprot and exercise performance and health; "high-risk" sports, including affect/emotion regulation and individual differences in sensation seeking and risk-taking.
  • JXH-3039: Environmental Physiology (10) (Semester 1)
    This module aims to develop students¿ understanding of the effect of environmental extremes on the physiological responses to exercise and the effects of environmental extremes on exercise performance. The module will focus particularly on physiological responses to exercise performed in hot, cold, deep sea and microgravity (space flight) conditions.
  • JXH-3047: Disability Sport & Rehab (10) (Semester 2)
  • JXH-3048: Exercise for Clinical Populati (10) (Semester 1)
  • JXH-3050: Skill Acquisition (10) (Semester 2)
    Class time will consist of a combination of lectures, individual exercises and group discussions.
  • Students only choose modules from this section if they are taking JXH-3053.