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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Philosophy and Sociology

Programme code:BA-PHIL&SOCIUCAS code:LV35
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, plus GCSE Mathematics at Grade C.

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 45 credits in Philosophy and 40 credits in Sociology. The further 40 credits may consist of Discovery 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:

PHIL1250How to Think Clearly and Argue Well20 creditsSemester 1
PRHS1025Introduction to Academic Skills5 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1200Sociology of Modern Societies20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1210Formations of Modernity20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates must take 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 choose to study up to 20 credits from the following optional modules:

SLSP1110Introduction to Race and Ethnicity20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP1160Understanding and Researching the City20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP1170Understanding and Researching Contemporary Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1180Crime and Deviance20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP1190Identities, Inequalities and Policy in Contemporary Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1200Sociology of Modern Societies20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1210Formations of Modernity20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP1220Social Policy: Poor Laws to the Present20 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)
- Sociology: 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). Students must pass at least 100 credits at Level 2 and all core modules to proceed to the next level of the programme.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

SLSP2730Central Problems in Sociology20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

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.

Students are required to study at least 20 credits from the following optional modules:

SLSP2010Sociology and Social Policy Research Methods20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
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 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)
- Sociology: 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). Students must pass at least 100 credits at Level 3 and all core modules to proceed to gain the degree.

Optional modules:

Candidates must take a final year research project in one of the named subjects.

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
SLSP3041Sociology Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates may choose some or all of their remaining credits from the following list of Philosophy modules:

PHIL3111Schopenhauer and Nietzsche20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3121Advanced Topics in the Philosophy of Language20 creditsNot running in 201718
PHIL3123Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3220Hume20 creditsNot running in 201718
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

Candidates may choose some or all of their remaining credits from the following list of Sociology modules:

SLSP3055Critical Mixed Race Studies - Global Perspectives20 credits 
SLSP3065Quantitative Social Research20 creditsSemester 1
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
SLSP3500Gender, Technologies and the Body20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3930Sociology of Consumerism20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3940Class in Everyday Life20 creditsNot running in 201718
SLSP3961Protest and Social Movements20 creditsSemester 1
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 or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.

Last updated: 10/05/2017

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