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BA French and History

Programme code:BA-FREN&HISTUCAS code:RV11
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Martin Thomas Contact address:m.thomas@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 485

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:

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]

In Level 1 students must study 120-125 credits. Students are required to take 40 credits in each of their two main subjects, a 20 credit cornerstone module and 20 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:

FREN1010French Language Awareness and Skills
Pre-requisite for: FREN2010/15
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN1020Introduction to French Studies (Resistance and Desire)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST1055Historiography and Historical Skills20 creditsSemester 1
HIST1300Primary Sources for the Historian: An Introduction to Documentary study20 creditsSemester 2
MODL1070World Histories20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

In addition, candidates may choose to take the following optional module:

FREN1070Introduction to Skills in French Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 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 will be required to study up to 20 credits of discovery modules.


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:

FREN2010French Language in Contexts
Pre-requisite for: FREN9001
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

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

FREN2060Aspects of French History 1789-191420 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2080Laughter, Love and Chivalry: Society and Culture in the French Middle Ages20 creditsNot running in 201819
FREN2090Politics and Society in France since 194520 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2120The Foundations of Modern French Thought20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2160Francophone Africa20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2190The Age of Extremes: Culture, Crisis and Commitment between the Wars20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2200The Seventh Art - Cinema in France20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2260Black Atlantic: African and Caribbean Culture in French20 creditsNot running in 201819
FREN2290The Short Form in French and Francophone Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2320The Pleasures of French Poetry20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2340Twentieth and Twenty-First Century French Fiction20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2350Introduction to Professional French Translation and Interpreting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2001Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2015Black Europe20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Students wishing to choose MODL2001 as one of their French options must take a minimum of 60 credits in French in level 2 including FREN2010.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Candidates are required to study at least 40 credits of History modules, to include 20 credits from each group, across different semesters.

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

HIST2005Rule and Reform under Charlemagne and his Successors, 768-98720 creditsNot running in 201819
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
HIST2035Medieval Masculinities: Sex, Violence and Learning 1000-120020 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 201819
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 201819
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 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST2120Environment and Environmentalism in Britain, c. 1750-197220 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST2121Fraternity, Skill and the Politics of Labour, 1660-187020 creditsSemester 2
HIST2125Britain and the Atlantic World20 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST2135Britain and the Industrial Revolution20 creditsSemester 2
HIST2160Queens and Queenship in Medieval Europe, 11th - 15th Centuries20 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST2170Patient Voices: Medicine and Healthcare in the Middle Ages20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2180Heretics, Witches and Conspirators: Toleration and Persecution in Early Modern Europe20 credits 
HIST2210English History 1066-1216: Creation and Destruction of the Anglo-Norman Kingdom20 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST2220The Body, Disease and Society in Europe, 1500-175020 creditsSemester 2
HIST2305Mughals, Merchants and Mercenaries: 'Company Raj' in India 1600-185720 creditsSemester 1
HIST2308Life and Death in British India, 1690-187120 creditsSemester 1
HIST2421Southeast Asia, c. 1350-1880: from Commerce to Conquest20 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST2433The Global Caribbean, 1756-184820 creditsSemester 1

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

HIST2077Colonial Encounters: France and its Empire, 1830-194520 creditsSemester 2
HIST2079The Republic in Crisis: Conflict and Identity in France since 187020 creditsSemester 1
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 201819
HIST229020th Century Britain: The Burdens of Conflict 1900-194520 creditsSemester 1
HIST229120th Century Britain: Progress and Uncertainty 1945-199020 creditsSemester 2
HIST2293Britain in the Shadow of the Second World War, 1938-195420 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST2301The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union, 1921-199320 creditsSemester 2
HIST2309Communist Eastern Europe, 1945-8920 creditsSemester 2
HIST2310Russia under the Romanovs, 1812-191720 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST2320The Lucky Country? The Social History of Australia in the Twentieth Century20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2351The American Century, 1941-198020 creditsSemester 2
HIST2420Nationalism, Colonialism and 'Religious Violence' in India, 1857-194720 creditsSemester 2
HIST2422Southeast Asia c.1880-1970: From Colonial Rule to Cold War20 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST2430The History of Africa since 190020 creditsSemester 1
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 creditsNot running in 201819
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 201819
HIST2535Historical Research Project20 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST2540History Students in Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST2550Research Collaboration, Communication and Enterprise20 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST2557Thinking about History20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2560History on the High Street20 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
HIST2570History in the Media20 creditsSemesters 1 & 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]

Candidates will spend the third year in France or a Francophone country.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

FREN9001French Year Abroad
Pre-requisite for: FREN3010
120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2


Year 4 - 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 20-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).

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

FREN3010Advanced French Language Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study ONE of the following Final Year Project modules.

HIST3500History Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3300Final Year Project: Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3310Final Year Project: Extended Essay20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3320Final Year Project: Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3340Final Year Project: Extended Translation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3350Final Year Project: Digital Documentary40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

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

FREN3045Antiracism in France since 194520 creditsSemester 2
FREN3070French Bilingual Liaison Interpreting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3460The Art of Romance: Love, Marriage and Gender in Medieval France20 creditsNot running in 201819
FREN3480Twentieth Century French Literature and the Visual Arts20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3585Camera Lucida: Theory, Practice and Writing of Photography20 creditsSemester 2
FREN3591Heroines: Representations of Mythological Women from Antiquity to the Present20 creditsNot running in 201819
FREN3611Francophone Cinema - Postcolonial Images20 creditsNot running in 201819
FREN3620Mémoires de guerre: France and the First World War20 creditsNot running in 201819
FREN3632Representing Empire20 creditsSemester 1
FREN3641The Algerian War of Independence: From the Colonial to the Post-Colonial20 creditsSemester 1
FREN3680The French Novel in the Nineteenth Century: From the Mill to the Mine20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3691Representations of the City20 creditsNot running in 201819
FREN3711Francophone Voices - Textual and Cultural Analysis20 creditsSemester 2
FREN3730French as a Professional Language20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3751Gender, Sex and Cinema in France20 creditsSemester 1
FREN3770Theory and Practice in French-English Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3835Surrealism to Slam. Modern French Poetry and Protest20 creditsSemester 1
FREN3860French Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 2
FREN3865Paris in Revolt. The May 1968 events, past and present20 creditsSemester 2
FREN3880Introduction to Professional French Translation and Interpreting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3800Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Please note:
- The following modules are mutually exclusive: FREN3070, FREN3730 and FREN3770. Candidates may only enrol on one of these modules.
- Students wishing to choose MODL3800 as one of their French options must take a minimum of 60 credits in French in the final year including FREN3010.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

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

HIST3001Conquest, Convivencia and Conflict: Christian and Muslim Spain, 711-121240 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3030The Norman Kingdom of Sicily40 creditsNot running in 201819
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 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 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST3300Chartism: Popular Politics and Authority in Northern England, 1838-185840 creditsNot running in 201819
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
HIST3352Cultural Encounters: Spain, Portugal and the Wider World in the Late Middle Ages40 credits 
HIST3382The Cultural History of Venice, 1509-179740 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3385Gendering the Raj: Women, Imperialism and Nationalism in Colonial and Postcolonial India40 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST3387The Transformation of the Soviet Union, 1945-197040 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST3388Teaching & Learning in Early Modern England: Skill, Knowledge, and Education40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3390The Soviet Sixties: Politics and Society in the USSR, 1953-196840 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST3391De Tocqueville and the Democratic Regime40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3392Eastern Subjects: British Attitudes to India, 1757-185740 creditsNot running in 201819
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
HIST3498Early Modern Media: Printing and the People in Europe c.1500-c.180040 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3580Empire, State and Society: Britain's Imperial Experience, c. 1870-191440 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3590White Africans: Intimacy, Race and Power40 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST3650Stalin and Stalinism40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3665France and Algeria from 1830 to the Present40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3685Georgians at War40 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST3686The Tudor Discovery of Russia, 1553-160340 credits 
HIST3687The Later Elizabethan Age: Politics and Empire40 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST3688The French Wars of Religion40 credits 
HIST3695The Korean War40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3697Colonising Animals: More-than-Human Histories of Empire in Asia40 creditsNot running in 201819
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 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3746War on Tribe or War on Terror? Historicizing Afghanistan and Pakistan40 creditsNot running in 201819
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 credits 
HIST3785Europe on the Move: Refugees and Resettlement, 1919-5940 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST3888The Global Vietnam War40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates may study up to 20 credits from the following optional modules:

HIST3455Consumer Society in Historical Perspective20 creditsSemester 1
HIST3460Inventing the Barbarians20 credits 
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 201819
HIST3497Printing and Books in Early Modern Europe20 credits 
HIST3510Pastors and Prelates: Bishops in England, France and Germany, 950-110020 creditsSemester 1
HIST3515The Baltic Crusades: The Conquest and Conversion of North-Eastern Europe, 1180-141020 creditsSemester 1
HIST3689Order and Disorder in Early Modern France: Understanding the French Wars of Religion20 creditsSemester 1
HIST3708Britain, The Empire and the Wider World, c. 1815-1914 (Part 2)20 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST3710Nazism, Stalinism and the Rise of the Total State20 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST3726In the Shadow of Franco: Terror and its Legacy in Spain, 1936-Present Day20 creditsSemester 2
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 2
HIST3735Crime and Punishment in Colonial Southern Asia20 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST3736Caste and Politics in 20th Century India20 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST3737Afterlives of Empire: A History of the Present20 creditsNot running in 201819
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

Candidates may study up to 20 credits from the following optional modules. These 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.

HIST2540History Students in Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST2550Research Collaboration, Communication and Enterprise20 creditsNot running in 201819
HIST2557Thinking about History20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2560History on the High Street20 creditsSemester 1, Semester 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.

Last updated: 09/11/2018

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