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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA History and Philosophy

Programme code:BA-HIST&PHILUCAS code:VVC5
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Jonathan Topham Contact address:J.R.Topham@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

AAB at A-level, including A in History, but excluding General Studies/Critical Thinking.

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

School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

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 125 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:

HIST1055Historiography and Historical Skills20 creditsSemester 1
HIST1300Primary Sources for the Historian: An Introduction to Documentary study20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1250How to Think Clearly and Argue Well20 creditsSemester 1
PRHS1025Introduction to Academic Skills5 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates must choose at least one of the following modules:

PHIL1080The Good, the Bad, the Right, the Wrong20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1090Knowledge, Self and Reality20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1120Great Philosophical Thinkers20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates may spend some or all of their discovery credits on the following optional modules:

HPSC1015Magic, Science and Religion10 creditsSemester 2
HPSC1030History of Psychology10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC1045Introduction to the History of Science10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC1050Darwin, Germs and the Bomb10 creditsSemester 1
PHIL1005The Mind10 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1007Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion10 creditsSemester 1
PHIL1109How Science Works10 creditsSemester 2

Candidates may spend some or all of their discovery credits on the following optional modules:

HIST1045Empire and Aftermath: The Mediterranean World from the Second to the Eighth Centuries20 creditsSemester 2
HIST1060Faith, Knowledge and Power, 1500-175020 creditsSemester 1
MEDV1090Introducing Medieval European Literature20 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 taken combined students must pass:

- Philosophy: 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 40 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:

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

GROUP A

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
HIST2210English History 1066-1216: Creation and Destruction of the Anglo-Norman Kingdom20 creditsNot running in 201718
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

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

Candidates are required to study at least 40 credits in Philosophy at Level 2, which must include at least one of the following modules:

PHIL2121Introduction to the Philosophy of Language
Pre-requisite for: PHIL3121, PHIL3123
20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2122Formal Logic
Pre-requisite for: PHIL3121, PHIL3123
20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2402Topics in Epistemology: Theory and Evidence20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2422Topics in Epistemology: Knowledge and Justification20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2542Introduction to Metaphysics20 creditsSemester 2

Candidates may select further credits from the following modules:

PHIL2221Ancient Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2232History of Modern Philosophy: Locke and Berkeley20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2295Ethics of Life and Death10 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2321Political Philosophy20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2322Moral Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2532Philosophy of Religion20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2600Philosophical Issues in Biology20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2611How Biology Works10 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2999Philosophy Students into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

PHIL2600 and PHIL2611 are mutually exclusive.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of Discovery 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]

Students must study 120 credits.

Over levels 2 and 3 taken combined students must pass:

- Philosophy: 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 40 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:

Candidates will be required to study one of the following modules:

HIST3500History Dissertation40 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 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
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
HIST3385Gendering the Raj: Women, Imperialism and Nationalism in Colonial and Postcolonial India40 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST3387The Transformation of the Soviet Union, 1945-197040 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
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
HIST3750Canada, America and the Origins of the Cold War 1945 - 194940 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST3785Europe on the Move: Refugees and Resettlement, 1919-5940 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates who are NOT studying the History dissertation (HIST3500) will be required to study sufficient additional credits from the following optional modules in order to fulfil the programme requirements

HIST3455Consumer Society in Historical Perspective20 creditsSemester 1
HIST3460Inventing the Barbarians20 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST3470Memories: Autobiographies and Memoirs as Historical Sources20 creditsSemester 2
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
HIST3721Europe's Communist Dictatorships: Totalitarianism and its Consequences, 1945-200020 creditsNot running in 201718
HIST3722Harold Wilson and the Meaning of Politics in Modern Britain20 creditsNot running in 201718
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

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

Candidates are required to select at least sufficient credits from the following modules to fulfil the programme requirements.

PHIL3111Schopenhauer and Nietzsche20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3123Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3320Philosophy of Biology20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3321Metaethics20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3322Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3421Philosophy of Mind20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3424Advanced Topics in Knowledge, Mind and Action20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3522The Structure of Reality20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3690Medieval Philosophy20 creditsNot running in 201718
PHIL3700Feminist Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3723War, Terror and Justice20 creditsSemester 1
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
THEO3390Philosophy and the Spiritual Life20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

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

Last updated: 08/05/2017

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