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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Geography and Sociology

Programme code:BA-GEOG&SOCIUCAS code:LL37
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Myles Gould Contact address:m.i.gould@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

- AAB at A-level plus GCSE Mathematics at Grade C.
- International Baccalaureate: 36 points overall, including 17 at the Higher Level.

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

School of Geography

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]

Students must study 120 credits.

In level 1, students are required to pass 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. 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:

GEOG1031Local to Global: Geographies of a Changing World (Joint Honours)20 creditsSemester 1
GEOG1315People, Place and Politics (Joint Honours)20 creditsSemester 2
ODLM1005Studying in a Digital Age (Environment)5 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1200Sociology of Modern Societies20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1210Formations of Modernity20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Students may choose to additionally register for:

GEOG1065Nature, Society and Environment20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates may take 0-20 credits of the following optional modules:

SLSP1160Understanding and Researching the City20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP1170Understanding and Researching Contemporary Society20 creditsSemester 1

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]

Students must study 120 credits.

Over levels 2 and 3 students must pass:

- Geography: a minimum of 80 credits (40 credits in each year of level 2 and level 3)
- Sociology: a minimum of 80 credits (40 credits in each year of level 2 and level 3)

The remaining 80 credits must be used to ensure that a sufficient total of credits at the appropriate level for award are taken; by taking further modules in the named subjects, or by taking up to 40 credits of discovery modules.

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 pass for progression modules to proceed to the next level of the programme.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SLSP2730Central Problems in Sociology20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study ONE of the following research training pathways to prepare them for their final year project:
EITHER

GEOG2561Research Methods: Ideas and Practice in Human Geography30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

OR

GEOG2762Research in Human Geography: Ideas, Methods and Tutorial10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP2010Sociology and Social Policy Research Methods20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students should seek advice from JH tutors before selecting their research training pathway to ensure that they receive the appropriate training for their final year project.

Depending on the research training pathway selected candidates should normally take 20-60 credits from the following two lists of Geography optional or discovery modules:

GEOG2015Career Skills in Geography10 creditsSemester 1
GEOG2020Political and Development Geographies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2025Service analysis and planning20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2035Geographies of Economies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2041Helsinki: urban growth and sustainability20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG2042Montpellier: urban and rural development20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG2043Belgrade: urban and social geographies of a Balkan city20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2046The Making of the Modern City20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2055Citizenship and Identity: Comparative Perspectives20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2060Living within limits: natural resource management for sustainable development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Please note: GEOG2041, GEOG2042 and GEOG2043 are mutually exclusive.

NOTE 10-credit variants of some of the above Geography modules are available to students as discovery modules:

GEOG2038Geographies of Economies (international and discovery students)10 creditsSemester 1
GEOG2051The Making of the Modern City: European and Colonial Capitals10 creditsSemester 1
GEOG2052The Making of the Modern City: In Search of Utopia10 creditsSemester 2
GEOG2140Political and Development Geographies: The shaping of the world10 creditsSemester 1

Depending on the research training pathway selected candidates should take 20-60 credits from the following optional modules:

SLSP2020Crime, Law and Regulation20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2040Disability Studies: An Introduction20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2050The Sociology of Gender20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2062Health and Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2145Crime, Race and Ethnicity20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2150Debates in Childhood and Youth20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2180The Sociology of Culture20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2675Sociology of Work20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2690Racism, ethnicity, migration and decolonial studies20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2953Urban Disorders, Social Divisions and Social Control20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study a total of up to 40 credits of Discovery modules over both Level 2 and 3.

Candidates may choose to study a total of up to 40 credits of Discovery modules over both Level 2 and 3.


Year 3 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits.
Over levels 2 & 3 students must pass:
-Geography: a minimum of 80 credits (40 credits in each year of L2 & L3)
-Sociology: a minimum of 80 credits (40 credits in each year of L2 & L3)
-At L3 all candidates must take 40 credits of Dissertation/Final Year Project modules
The remaining 80 credits must be used to ensure that a sufficient total of credits at the appropriate level for award are taken; by taking further modules in the named subjects, or by taking up to 40 credits of discovery modules.
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 & by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at L2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at L3). Students must pass at least 100 credits at L3 & all pass for progression modules to proceed to gain the degree.

Compulsory modules:


Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to take 40 credits from the following list of final year project/dissertation modules (note: students must seek guidance if choosing a Dissertation alongside a Research, Workplace or School placement project):

GEOG3520Workplace Co-operative Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3530Geographers into Teaching: School Placements20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3600Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3601Dissertation (Concise)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3820Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP3041Sociology Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Depending on their choice of Final Year Project candidates will normally study 20-60 credits from the following optional modules:

NOTE: students who wish to take GEOG3600 (above) and any one from GEOG3042 GEOG3046, or GEOG3550 as their only L3 Geography modules must secure the permission of the Geography JH Tutor or the Geography Director of Student Education before confirming their module choices.

GEOG3042Urban and Regional Development: A Case Study of Athens20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3046Global Cities: Buenos Aires20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG3085Contested Cities20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3121Creating Alternative Futures20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3140Advanced Population & Health Geographies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3191Geocomputation and Location Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3290Geographies of Global Insecurities20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3550Global Cities: Miami20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3981Spaces of Migration and Encounter20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

GEOG3042, GEOG3046 and GEOG3550 are mutually exclusive

Depending on their choice of Final Year Project candidates will normally study 20-60 credits from the following optional modules:

SLSP3071Sexualities and Society20 credits 
SLSP3085Governing Cultures, Identities and Emotions20 credits 
SLSP3090Citizenship, Identity and Social Change20 credits 
SLSP3101Postcolonialism and Critical Muslim Studies20 creditsNot running in 201718
SLSP3120Disability Rights and the International Policy Context20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3160Education, Culture and Society20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3211State Crime and Immorality20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3220Contemporary Children, Young People and Families20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3230Global Terrorism and Violence20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3242The Social Life of Data20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3930Sociology of Consumerism20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3940Class in Everyday Life20 creditsNot running in 201718
SLSP3961Protest and Social Movements20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3991Understanding Interpersonal Violence20 credits 
SLSP3995Ethnicity and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of Discovery modules over both Level 2 and 3.

Last updated: 08/11/2017

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