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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA English and History

Programme code:BA-ENGL&HISTUCAS code:QV31
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Professor Malcolm Chase Contact address:m.s.chase@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

- AAA at A-level, including Grade A in English and History. General Studies is not accepted.
- International Baccalaureate: 36 points overall, including a minimum of 17 at the Higher Level and a minimum of 6 in History and English at Higher Level.

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

School of History

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Joint Honours

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]

Students must study 130 credits.

At level 1, students are required to pass a minimum of 85 credits split between their two main subjects. The further 40 credits may consist of elective modules in a third subject or further modules in one or both main subjects. Students must pass 100 credits and all core modules as identified in the programme.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ENGL1000Studying and Researching English5 creditsSemester 1
HIST1055Historiography and Historical Skills20 creditsSemester 1
HIST1300Primary Sources for the Historian: An Introduction to Documentary study20 creditsSemester 2
ODLM1002Studying in a Digital Age (Arts)5 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study ONE of the following core modules:

ENGL1191Writing Critically20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1250Prose: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates are required to study ONE of the following core modules:

ENGL1261Poetry: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1282Drama: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 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]

Over levels 2 and 3 combined students must pass:

- English: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- History: a minimum of 100 credits (at least 60 credits must be at level 3)

The remaining 60 credits can be used for 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). Students must pass at least 100 credits at level 2 and all core modules to proceed to the next level of the programme.

Optional modules:

CORE MODULES

Candidates are required to study at least TWO of the following core modules. In addition candidates can also opt to study one or two further core modules (up to 40 credits) or choose 40 credits from the list of option/discovery modules below.

ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2

OPTION MODULES

Candidates may study further credits from the following list of option/discovery modules, in accordance with the credit rules. Candidates may choose to study additional Level 2 core modules in lieu of option/discovery modules at Level 2.

ENGL2023Power of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2024Language in Society20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32110Students into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32150Planes, Trains and Automobiles: US Narratives of Air, Rail, Road and Water20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32164Colonial and Postcolonial Migrations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32165Text is a Technology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3245Jacobean Drama20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3284Trial Discourse - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 - 191320 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3286Fictions of Fallen Women, 1850-192220 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3294The Politics of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32980African Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32994Shakespeare's Histories20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32996Byron and the Shelleys20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1

Please note that ENGL32110 is mutually exclusive with HIST2540.

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following History option modules, including at least one module from each group. These MUST be taken in different semesters.

GROUP A

Candidates are required to study 20 credits from the list below:

HIST2006Small Change and Big Changes: Money and Power in Europe, 284-100020 creditsSemester 2
HIST2030The Crusades and the Crusader States in the 12th Century20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2031The Crusades and Medieval Christendom20 creditsSemester 2
HIST2065The Tudors: Princes, Politics, and Piety, 1485-160320 creditsSemester 2
HIST2073Most Christian Kings: France, 1515-171520 creditsSemester 2
HIST2075Urban Experience and Identity in Early Modern Europe20 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST2080Voices of the People: Speech, Language and Oral Culture in Early Modern Europe20 creditsSemester 2
HIST2110The Cult of Saints in Medieval Europe c.400-c.150020 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST2112Jewish Communities in Medieval Europe20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2115Charles the Great to Alfred the Great: Franks, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in the Ninth Century20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2117Conquerors and Conquered: England, 1000-113520 creditsSemester 2
HIST2120Environment and Environmentalism in Britain, c. 1750-197220 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST2121Fraternity, Skill and the Politics of Labour, 1660-187020 creditsSemester 1
HIST2125Britain and the Atlantic World20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2135Britain and the Industrial Revolution20 creditsSemester 2
HIST2170Patient Voices: Medicine and Healthcare in the Middle Ages20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2220The Body, Disease and Society in Europe, 1500-175020 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST2305Mughals, Merchants and Mercenaries: 'Company Raj' in India 1600-185720 creditsSemester 1
HIST2308Life and Death in British India, 1690-187120 creditsSemester 2
HIST2433The Global Caribbean, 1756-184820 creditsSemester 1


GROUP B

Candidates are required to study 20 credits from the list below:

HIST2077Colonial Encounters: France and its Empire, 1830-194520 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST2079The Republic in Crisis: Conflict and Identity in France since 187020 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST2100Victorian England: Old England and Industrial Society 1837-186520 creditsSemester 1
HIST2101Victorian England: Aristocracy and Democracy, 1865-190120 creditsSemester 2
HIST2140Imperial Germany 1871-191820 creditsSemester 1
HIST2152Spain, 1898-1936: Disaster, Reaction and Reform20 creditsSemester 2
HIST2195Britain and Decolonisation - from the Western Front to the Present Day20 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST229020th Century Britain: The Burdens of Conflict 1900-194520 creditsSemester 1
HIST229120th Century Britain: Progress and Uncertainty 1945-199020 creditsSemester 2
HIST2301The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union, 1921-199320 creditsSemester 2
HIST2309Communist Eastern Europe, 1945-8920 creditsSemester 1
HIST2310Russia under the Romanovs, 1812-191720 creditsSemester 2
HIST2351The American Century, 1941-198020 creditsSemester 2
HIST2420Nationalism, Colonialism and 'Religious Violence' in India, 1857-194720 creditsSemester 2
HIST2430The History of Africa since 190020 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST2435The Popular Caribbean: A History20 creditsSemester 2
HIST2441Race, Gender and Cultural Protest in the US since 186520 creditsSemester 2
HIST2442Black Politics from Emancipation to Obama20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2600Brazil and Cuba from Colonies to Republics20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2645The Rise of Modern Japan: From the Meiji Restoration to the Present Day20 creditsSemester 2
HIST2653American Business History20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2654Global Business History20 creditsSemester 2
HIST2658Mao Zedong and Modern China, 1949-Present20 creditsSemester 1

The following modules offer you the chance to explore the diversity of approaches to the study of the past. Some of the modules give you the chance to research and practise History in collaboration with others, both within and outside the University.

These modules are excellent preparation for the final year dissertation.

FOAR2000Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST2500Students as Scholars20 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST2535Historical Research Project20 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST2540History Students in Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST2550Research Collaboration, Communication and Enterprise20 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST2557Thinking about History20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2560History on the High Street20 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
HIST2570History in the Media20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students cannot take level 3 modules at level 2. Students are only permitted to take a maximum of 20 credits below their year of study at levels 2 and 3, with the exception of skills discovery modules.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 60 credits of discovery modules over levels 2 and 3 or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.


Year 3 - View timetable

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

Over levels 2 and 3 combined students must pass:

- English: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- History: a minimum of 100 credits (at least 60 credits must be at level 3)

The remaining 60 credits can be used for 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). Students must pass at least 100 credits at level 3 and all core modules to proceed to gain the degree.

Optional modules:

CORE MODULES

Candidates must have a minimum of 40 credits in English at Level 3. Candidates are required to study at least ONE of the following core modules and can also opt to study up to three further core module if they wish to:

ENGL3024Modern Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3025Postcolonial Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3026Contemporary Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3027Shakespeare20 creditsSemester 2

OPTION MODULES
Candidates must take a minimum of 40 credits in English at Level 3. 20 of these credits must be taken from the list of core modules above. Candidates may study further credits from the following list of option modules, in accordance with the credit rules. NB Candidates may only choose a level 2 core English module (modules beginning ENGL2XXX) from the list below if all of their remaining final year credits (100) are at level 3, i.e. SUBJ3XXX.

ENGL2023Power of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2024Language in Society20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32150Planes, Trains and Automobiles: US Narratives of Air, Rail, Road and Water20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32164Colonial and Postcolonial Migrations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32165Text is a Technology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3245Jacobean Drama20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3284Trial Discourse - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 - 191320 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3286Fictions of Fallen Women, 1850-192220 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3294The Politics of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32980African Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32994Shakespeare's Histories20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32996Byron and the Shelleys20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3314Imagining Posthuman Futures20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3321Angry Young Men and Women: Literature of the Mid-Twentieth Century20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3342Millennial Fictions20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3365Theatricalities: Beckett, Pinter, Kane20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3384ExtraOrdinary Bodies: Disability, Medicine and Normalcy in Contemporary Literatures20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3386Telling Lives: Reading and Writing Family Memoir20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3394Bowie, Reading, Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3395T.S. Eliot20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL3396Fictions of the End: Apocalypse and After20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3398Medical Humanities: Representing Illness, Disability, and Care20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3410Modernist Sexualities20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3439States of Mind: Disability, Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health in Contemporary Culture20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3560James Joyce's "Ulysses"20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3680Postcolonial London20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3999Literature of the 1890s20 creditsSemester 2

Candidates will be required to take one of the following final year projects:

ENGL3041Final Year Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3500History Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following Special Subject modules:

HIST3220Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3235Dividing India: The Road to Democracy in South Asia, 1939-195240 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3240The Harlem Renaissance: Black Culture and Politics 1919-194040 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3260Tradition and Modernity in Colonial Africa: Uganda's Kingdoms 1862-196440 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST3270The Third Reich, 1933-194540 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3287Caribbean Mobilities: Travel, Culture and Politics, 1838-193940 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3290Popular Belief in the Medieval West 1000-c.150040 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3300Chartism: Popular Politics and Authority in Northern England, 1838-185840 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3315Citizens of the World: British Merchants in the Long Eighteenth Century40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3330Europe in an Age of Total Warfare40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3332The Spanish Civil War, 1936-193940 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3382The Cultural History of Venice, 1509-179740 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST3388Teaching & Learning in Early Modern England: Skill, Knowledge, and Education40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3390The Soviet Sixties: Politics and Society in the USSR, 1953-196840 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3391De Tocqueville and the Democratic Regime40 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST3392Eastern Subjects: British Attitudes to India, 1757-185740 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3395The Troubles: The Northern Ireland Conflict, 1968-Present40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3396The Hidden Atlantic: Pirates, Sailors, and the Slave Traders, 1807-186740 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3580Empire, State and Society: Britain's Imperial Experience, c. 1870-191440 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3590White Africans: Intimacy, Race and Power40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3650Stalin and Stalinism40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3665France and Algeria from 1830 to the Present40 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST3685Georgians at War40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3686The Tudor Discovery of Russia, 1553-160340 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST3688The French Wars of Religion40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3695The Korean War40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3697Colonising Animals: More-than-Human Histories of Empire in Asia40 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST3740Alliance Without Backbone: Germany, its Allies and Satellites Before and During World War Two40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3743From Byron to Bin Laden: Transnational War Volunteers40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3745Secret Service: The World of British Intelligence40 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST3746War on Tribe or War on Terror? Historicizing Afghanistan and Pakistan40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3747The Iron Lady Abroad: Margaret Thatcher and UK Foreign Policy from 197940 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3785Europe on the Move: Refugees and Resettlement, 1919-5940 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

The following modules offer you the chance to explore the diversity of approaches to the study of the past. Some of the modules give you the chance to research and practise History in collaboration with others, both within and outside the University.

HIST2500Students as Scholars20 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST2540History Students in Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST2550Research Collaboration, Communication and Enterprise20 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST2557Thinking about History20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2560History on the High Street20 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
HIST2570History in the Media20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students are only permitted to take a maximum of 20 credits below their year of study at levels 2 and 3, with the exception of special skills Discovery modules.

Candidates will be required to study up to 20 credits from the following optional modules, depending on the choice of final year project. (Students are required to study 60 credits of History modules in level 3.)

HIST3455Consumer Society in Historical Perspective20 creditsSemester 1
HIST3460Inventing the Barbarians20 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST3470Memories: Autobiographies and Memoirs as Historical Sources20 creditsSemester 2
HIST3480Emperor and Authority in Medieval Germany, 900-127320 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST3493War, Regicide and Republic: England, 1642-166020 creditsSemester 2
HIST3495Read All About It! Understanding News, c.1500-Present20 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST3497Printing and Books in Early Modern Europe20 creditsSemester 1
HIST3510Pastors and Prelates: Bishops in England, France and Germany, 950-110020 creditsSemester 2
HIST3515The Baltic Crusades: The Conquest and Conversion of North-Eastern Europe, 1180-141020 creditsSemester 1
HIST3708Britain, The Empire and the Wider World, c. 1815-1914 (Part 2)20 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST3709The Breakdown of Liberal Democracy in Europe, 1890-194520 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST3710Nazism, Stalinism and the Rise of the Total State20 creditsSemester 2
HIST3723Apartheid in South Africa: Origins, Impact and Legacy20 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST3724Caribbean Identity, Society and Decolonisation20 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST3725Heathens and Slaves: Evangelicalism, Race and Empire, 1765-178520 credits 
HIST3726In the Shadow of Franco: Terror and its Legacy in Spain, 1936-Present Day20 creditsSemester 1
HIST3728The Breaking of Contemporary Britain: Challenges from the Post-War Period20 creditsSemester 1
HIST3732Men and Masculinity in Britain, c.1860-1960: War, Work and Home20 creditsSemester 1
HIST3735Crime and Punishment in Colonial Southern Asia20 creditsSemester 1
HIST3736Caste and Politics in 20th Century India20 creditsSemester 1
HIST3737Afterlives of Empire: A History of the Present20 creditsSemester 2
HIST3880'Parasites' and 'Cockroaches': Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide in the Modern World20 creditsSemester 1
HIST3887Changing Enemies: Germany Occupied and Divided, 1945-5520 creditsSemester 2
HIST3891Sweet Enemies? Britain and France from Waterloo to the Present20 creditsSemester 1
HIST3900The Soviet Union in World Politics, 1917-199120 creditsSemester 2
HIST3999Doomed to Failure? European Great Power Politics from Bismarck to the Outbreak of World War I20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 60 credits of discovery modules over levels 2 and 3 or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.

Last updated: 20/04/2017

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