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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Classical Civilisation and History and Philosophy of Science

Programme code:BA-CLCV&HPSCUCAS code:VV50
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Ingo Cornils Contact address:i.cornils@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

For entry requirements for this course please visit www.leeds.ac.uk/coursefinder

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

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

Students on this programme will benefit from contact with leading scholars in their field in both of the partner subjects. The Schools of PRHS and LCS are both internationally recognised research leaders in their fields, with long-established reputations for excellence in research and teaching.

The programme begins with structured foundational study across a small number of compulsory modules, but also offers a high degree of module choice at levels 2 and 3. Students are exposed to a broad range of different fields of study within the two disciplines, innovative assessment methods (e.g. online discussion forums, wikis, student surveys, posters) and a considerable element of research-based learning culminating in an independent research project at level 3.

Students on this programme may apply for transfer to an International Degree. The opportunity to apply for a work placement degree is also available. Those students who are accepted may participate in one of our Erasmus/Socrates schemes or go to one of a range of universities with which the University of Leeds has established links.


Year 1 - View timetable

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

In Level 1 students must study 120-125 credits. Students are required to take 40 credits in History and Philosophy of Science, 40-45 credits in Classical Civilisation and 40 credits of Discovery modules. The discovery credits may take the form of either further modules in one or both main subjects or of one or more modules chosen from other subject areas.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

HPSC1015Magic, Science and Religion10 creditsSemester 2
HPSC1045Introduction to the History of Science10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC1050Darwin, Germs and the Bomb10 creditsSemester 1
PHIL1109How Science Works10 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

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

CLAS1300The Greek World: an Introduction20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS1610After Troy: Homecoming in Greek Epic and Tragedy20 creditsSemester 1

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

CLAS1400The Roman World: An Introduction20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS1620Latin Literature: Republic and Empire20 creditsSemester 2

In addition, candidates may choose to take up to 20 credits of the following optional modules:

CLAS1200Intermediate Ancient Greek20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1250Intermediate Latin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1650Introduction to Classical Archaeology20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS1810Beginners Ancient Greek20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1910Beginners Latin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students may choose to study additional credits from the following optional modules:

HPSC1030History of Psychology10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC1070Living with Technology10 creditsSemester 2
HPSC1080History of Modern Medicine10 creditsSemester 2

As part of your induction to academic work, and in order to provide you with additional support in key areas of your programme, students are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to undertake the following 5-credit Study Skills module. This module resides above the required 120 credits students take in Level 1 and as such it is not compulsory, but it draws together key guidance that augments provision elsewhere.

MODL1500LCS Academic Essentials5 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of Discovery Modules in a third subject or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.


Year 2 - View timetable

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

In Level 2 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in each of their main subjects. Of the remaining credits, 20 credits should be taken in one of the named subjects; the final 20 credits may be taken as discovery modules or in either of 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).

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

CLAS2800Evidence and Enquiry in Classics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

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

CLAS2600Virgil's Aeneid20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS2700Homer's Iliad20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates may also choose further modules from among the following:

CLAS3120Traversing Time: The Voyage of Argo20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3250The Athenian Empire20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3350Herodotus and the Beginning of History20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS3360Ovid the Innovator20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3370Satyrs and Donkeys: The Latin Novel20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3380Classics in 20th-21st Century Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3410Classics on Screen: Antiquity through a Modern Lens20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3420Augustus and his Legacy20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3430The Ancient Greek Novel20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3440Understanding Aristotle's Poetics20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3510Pompeii - Past, Present and Future20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS3595Heroines: Representations of Mythological Women from Antiquity to the Present20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3610Greeks and Barbarians20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3630Politics in Ancient Greece20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3650The Image of Sparta20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3660The Art of Persuasion20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3680Greek Art and Society20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3710Plato on Love20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS3740Greek Religion20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3790Greek Tragedy20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3800Greek Cultural Values20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3820Plato: Three Dialogues20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3850Transforming Myth20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3860How to be human: Aristotle's anthropology20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3880Society and Culture under Nero20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3890The City in the Roman World20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3900Roman Comedy20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3910Plato's Republic20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3920Living the Religious Experience at Rome20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3940Making Athens Laugh: Aristophanes & Comedy20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3970Ancient Magic20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3980Should We Ban Homer? Philosophers & Poetry in the Ancient World20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3990Edge of Empire20 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL3045Introduction to Dante's Comedy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NB. Not all modules will run in every year.

In addition, candidates may choose to take up to 20 credits of the following special skills modules:

CLAS1200Intermediate Ancient Greek20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1250Intermediate Latin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1810Beginners Ancient Greek20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1910Beginners Latin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students are required to study at least 40 credits from the following list of optional modules:

HPSC2150History of Science in 10 Objects20 creditsSemester 1
HPSC2304Western Medicine from Antiquity to the Renaissance20 creditsNot running in 201718
HPSC2307Science, Culture and Society in the Industrial Age20 creditsSemester 2
HPSC2400History of Psychiatry and Mental Illness20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2402Topics in Epistemology: Theory and Evidence20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2600Philosophical Issues in Biology20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2611How Biology Works10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of discovery modules in a third subject or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.


Year 3 - View timetable

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

In Level 3 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in each of their main subjects, plus at least 40-credits as a Final Year Project which can be taken in and count towards either subject. Any remaining credits can be taken in either of the named subjects or as discovery modules. A maximum of 20 credits of discovery modules may be taken in level 3. Finalists may only take level 1 modules which are listed as discovery skills modules (skd) and only to the value of 20 credits.

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 one of the following Final Year Project modules:

CLAS3200Major Research Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PRHS3000Independent Research Project in Philosophy, Religion or History of Science40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PRHS3001Integrated Research Project in Philosophy, Religion or History of Science40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PRHS3700External Placement: Beyond the University40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates will be required to study between 20-60 credits from the following modules:

CLAS3120Traversing Time: The Voyage of Argo20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3250The Athenian Empire20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3350Herodotus and the Beginning of History20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS3360Ovid the Innovator20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3370Satyrs and Donkeys: The Latin Novel20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3380Classics in 20th-21st Century Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3410Classics on Screen: Antiquity through a Modern Lens20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3420Augustus and his Legacy20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3430The Ancient Greek Novel20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3440Understanding Aristotle's Poetics20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3510Pompeii - Past, Present and Future20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS3595Heroines: Representations of Mythological Women from Antiquity to the Present20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3610Greeks and Barbarians20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3630Politics in Ancient Greece20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3650The Image of Sparta20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3660The Art of Persuasion20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3680Greek Art and Society20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3710Plato on Love20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS3740Greek Religion20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3790Greek Tragedy20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3800Greek Cultural Values20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3820Plato: Three Dialogues20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3850Transforming Myth20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3860How to be human: Aristotle's anthropology20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3880Society and Culture under Nero20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3890The City in the Roman World20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3900Roman Comedy20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3910Plato's Republic20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3920Living the Religious Experience at Rome20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3940Making Athens Laugh: Aristophanes & Comedy20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3970Ancient Magic20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3980Should We Ban Homer? Philosophers & Poetry in the Ancient World20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3990Edge of Empire20 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL3045Introduction to Dante's Comedy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NB. Not all modules will run in every year.

In addition, candidates may choose to take up to 20 credits of the following special skills modules:

CLAS1200Intermediate Ancient Greek20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1250Intermediate Latin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1810Beginners Ancient Greek20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1910Beginners Latin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3050Advanced Ancient Language20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students may choose some or all of their remaining credits from the following optional modules:

HPSC3200Science Communication: History & Theory20 creditsSemester 1
HPSC3313Medicine, Disease and the Body after 170020 creditsNot running in 201718
PHIL3311Introduction to Philosophy of Biology10 creditsNot running in 201718
PHIL3320Philosophy of Biology20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3851Introduction to Philosophy of Modern Physics10 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3852Philosophy of Modern Physics20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3855Philosophical Issues in Technology20 creditsSemester 2
PRHS3100Existentialism and Phenomenology20 creditsSemester 2

PHIL3311 and PHIL3320 are mutually exclusive. PHIL3851 and PHIL3852 are mutually exclusive.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of Discovery modules or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.

Last updated: 11/08/2017

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