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2008/09 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA History & Philosophy of Science and Social Policy (No longer recruiting)

Programme code:BA-HPSC&SLSPUCAS code:
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Mrs. P.E.A. Robinson Contact address:p.e.a.robinson@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

BBB at A-level, plus GCSE Mathematics at Grade C.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

The programme will:
- enable students to work across more than one discipline by providing the flexibility to study three disciplines at level one;
- allow the study of two disciplines to the same depth as any single honours student but with less breadth in each discipline;
- provide a basis for further advanced study in either of the disciplines or in a cognate interdisciplinary area.

General
- The distinctiveness, appeal and strength of University of Leeds joint honours programmes lie in the unusual combination of depth, breadth and flexibility which they offer, as well as in the exceptional range of degree combinations available.
- They permit students to study two disciplines, in depth and to degree level while acquiring a broader range of skills than is typically possible within a single honours degree.
- They are emphatically joint honours programmes, rather than integrated programmes: students can therefore make the links they choose from the wide choice of optional modules available within each discipline. Within certain parameters, they thus effectively make connections and devise pathways according to their own preferences, rather than being faced with a prescribed combination of modules chosen for them by others.
- The students must acquire the flexibility of mind and variety of learning techniques needed to switch between the two disciplines.
- A further element of distinctiveness is the flexibility of the programme structure, which allows joint honours students to change direction more easily, and more radically, than single honours students.
- Many of these programmes also allow the opportunity to undertake a work placement, field work or study abroad.

Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment, Learning Context]

Students must study 125 credits.

In level 1, students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in each of their two main subjects. The further 40 credits may consist of elective modules in a third subject or may consist of further modules in one or both main subjects.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

HPSC1010The Scientific Revolution10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC1020Science in the Modern World: Darwin, Germs and The Bomb10 creditsSemester 2
HPSC1200How Science Works10 creditsSemester 2
HPSC1400Technology in the Modern World10 creditsSemester 1

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SLSP1120Central Debates in Welfare20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP1130Social Welfare and Social Change20 creditsSemester 1

ACOM1066Introduction to IT for Humanities Students5 creditsSemester 1

Elective modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of Elective modules in a third subject or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.

Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment, Learning Context]

Students must study 120 credits.

Over levels 2 and 3 combined students must take:

History and Philosophy of Science - a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
Social Policy - a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)

Plus 40 credits in the named subjects and used to ensure that credits at the appropriate level for award are taken

Plus 40 credits in elective modules or further modules in the named subjects.

No more than 20 level 1 elective credits may be taken in level 2.

In order to be eligible for an honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3).

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study at least 40 credits of History and Philosophy of Science modules in level 2.

Candidates will be required to study at least 20 credits from the following core mdules:

HPSC2101Scientific Texts in Context20 creditsSemester 1
HPSC2202Theories and Observations in Science20 creditsSemester 2
HPSC2302Technological Change in History20 creditsSemester 2

If candidates choose only 20 credits of core modules, they must study at least 20 credits from the following optional modules::

HPSC2105Introduction to Scientific Texts in Context10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC2201Progress and Revolutions in Science20 creditsSemester 1
HPSC2205Introduction to Theories and Observations in Science10 creditsSemester 2
HPSC2301History of the Body 120 creditsSemester 1
HPSC2305Introduction to Technological Change in History10 creditsSemester 2
HPSC2320Progress and Revolutions in Science10 credits 
HPSC2821Genetics, Eugenics and Society20 creditsSemester 2

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following Key Debates in Social Policy modules:

SLSP2015Globalization: Equality and Diversity20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2040Disability Studies: An Introduction20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2414New Labour and Welfare Reform20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2952Urban Disorders, Social Divisions and Social Control20 creditsSemester 2

Candidates will be required to study at least 20 credits from the following optional modules:

SLSP2010Sociology and Social Policy Research Methods
Pre-requisite for: SLSP 3051
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP2015Globalization: Equality and Diversity20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2020Crime, Law and Regulation20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2040Disability Studies: An Introduction20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2060Sociology of Health and Illness20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2082Racism and Ethnicity Studies20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2414New Labour and Welfare Reform20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2952Urban Disorders, Social Divisions and Social Control20 creditsSemester 2

Elective modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of Elective modules over both Level 2 and 3 or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.

Year 3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment, Learning Context]

Students must study 120 credits.

Over levels 2 and 3 combined students must take:

History and Philosophy of Science - a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
Social Policy - a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)

Plus 40 credits in the named subjects and used to ensure that credits at the appropriate level for award are taken

Plus 40 credits in elective modules or further modules in the named subjects.

In order to be eligible for an honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3).

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study at least 40 credits of History and Philosophy of Science modules in level 3.

Candidates will be required to study at least ONE of the following core modules:

HPSC3151Methods and Themes in History of Science20 creditsSemester 2
HPSC3201Realism and Truth in Science20 creditsSemester 2
HPSC3301Science, Technology and Society20 creditsSemester 1

If candidates choose only 20 credits of core modules, they must study at least 20 credits from the following optional modules::

HPSC3111Science and Religion20 creditsSemester 1
HPSC3112Advanced Topic in the History of Science20 creditsSemester 2
HPSC3140Gender, Science and Technology10 creditsNot running in 200809
HPSC3310Philosophy of Biology10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC3312History of the Body 220 creditsSemester 2
HPSC3600History and Philosophy of Science: Dissertation (short)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HPSC3700Philosophy of Technology10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC3850Philosophy of Modern Physics10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC3910Independent Study10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
HPSC3920Independent Study20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following Key Debates modules:

SLSP3010Approaches to Social Exclusion in Later Life20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3431Housing in Urban Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3950The Family, Work and Welfare in Britain and the United States20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates will be required to study at least 20 credits from the following optional modules:

SLSP3010Approaches to Social Exclusion in Later Life20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3051Social Policy Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP3090Citizenship, Identity and Social Change20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3112Gender, Generation and the Life Course20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3120Disability Rights and the International Policy Context20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3431Housing in Urban Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3910Discipline and Punish20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3950The Family, Work and Welfare in Britain and the United States20 creditsSemester 1

Elective modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of Elective modules over both Level 2 and 3 or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.

Last updated: 27/04/2008

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