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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Classical Literature and French

Programme code:BA-CLAS&FRENUCAS code:QR81
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: 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:

Languages Cultures and Societies:
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/subject-benchmark-statements/sbs-languages-cultures-and-societies-15.pdf?sfvrsn=2098f781_12

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.


Year1 - 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:

CLAS1610After Troy: Homecoming in Greek Epic and Tragedy20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS1620Latin Literature: Republic and Empire20 creditsSemester 2
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
MODL1150Worlds of Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2


Optional modules:

In addition, candidates may choose to take up to 20 credits of the following optional modules:

CLAS1100Ancient Lives20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS1200Intermediate Ancient Greek (Level 1)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1250Intermediate Latin (Level 1)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1810Beginners Ancient Greek (Level 1)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1910Beginners Latin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN1070Introduction to Skills in French Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year2 - 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 modules:

CLAS2800Evidence and Enquiry in Classics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2010French Language in Contexts
Pre-requisite for: FREN9001
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study at least 20 credits from the following core modules:

CLAS2600Virgil's Aeneid20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS2700Homer's Iliad20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates may also choose further modules from among the following:

CLAS2120Traversing Time: The Voyage of Argo20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS2200Intermediate Ancient Greek (Level 2)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS2220Classical Receptions in the Brotherton Archives and Special Collections20 creditsNot running in 201920
CLAS2250The Athenian Empire20 creditsNot running in 201920
CLAS2260Intermediate Latin (Level 2)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS2350Herodotus and the Beginning of History20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS2360Ovid the Innovator20 creditsNot running in 201920
CLAS2370Satyrs and Donkeys: The Latin Novel (Level 2 module)20 creditsNot running in 201920
CLAS2390The Rise of Rome: Myth and History20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS2410Roman Comedy20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS2420Augustus and his Legacy20 creditsNot running in 201920
CLAS2430The Ancient Greek Novel20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS2460Subversive Desires: Roman Love Elegy20 creditsNot running in 201920
CLAS2510Pompeii Past, Present and Future20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS2595Heroines: Representations of Mythological Women from Antiquity to the Present20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS2650The Image of Sparta20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS2660The Art of Persuasion20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS2680Greek Art and Society20 creditsNot running in 201920
CLAS2710Plato on Love20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS2790Greek Tragedy20 creditsNot running in 201920
CLAS2810Beginners Ancient Greek (Level 2)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS2890The City in the Roman World20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS2900Ancient Empires: Power and Control20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS2910Beginners Latin (Level 2)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS2920Plato's Republic20 creditsNot running in 201920
CLAS2990Edge of Empire20 creditsNot running in 201920
ITAL3045Introduction to Dante's Comedy (in Translation)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2015Black Europe20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NB. Not all modules will run in every year.

Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 20 and up to 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 201920
FREN2090Politics and Society in France since 194520 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2120The Foundations of Modern French Thought20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2160Francophone Africa20 creditsNot running in 201920
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 201920
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.
- NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

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.


Year3 - View timetable

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

Candidates will spend the third year in France or a French-speaking country.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

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


Year4 - 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.

CLAS3200Major Research Project40 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 at least 40 credits from the following modules:

CLAS3050Advanced Ancient Language20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3120Traversing Time: The Voyage of Argo20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3220Classical Receptions in the Brotherton Archives and Special Collections20 creditsNot running in 201920
CLAS3230Intermediate Ancient Greek (Level 3) 20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3250The Athenian Empire20 creditsNot running in 201920
CLAS3260Intermediate Latin (Level 3)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3350Herodotus and the Beginning of History20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3360Ovid the Innovator20 creditsNot running in 201920
CLAS3370Satyrs and Donkeys: The Latin Novel20 creditsNot running in 201920
CLAS3390The Rise of Rome: Myth and History20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3420Augustus and his Legacy20 creditsNot running in 201920
CLAS3430The Ancient Greek Novel20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS3440Understanding Aristotle's Poetics20 creditsNot running in 201920
CLAS3460Subversive Desires: Roman Love Elegy20 creditsNot running in 201920
CLAS3510Pompeii - Past, Present and Future20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS3595Heroines: Representations of Mythological Women from Antiquity to the Present20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3650The Image of Sparta20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS3660The Art of Persuasion20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3680Greek Art and Society20 creditsNot running in 201920
CLAS3710Plato on Love20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3740Greek Religion20 creditsNot running in 201920
CLAS3790Greek Tragedy20 creditsNot running in 201920
CLAS3815Beginners Ancient Greek (Level 3)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3890The City in the Roman World20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3900Roman Comedy20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3910Plato's Republic20 creditsNot running in 201920
CLAS3915Beginners Latin (Level 3)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3940Making Athens Laugh: Aristophanes & Comedy20 creditsNot running in 201920
CLAS3990Edge of Empire20 creditsNot running in 201920
ITAL3045Introduction to Dante's Comedy (in Translation)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NB. Not all modules will run in every year.

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

FREN3012Monuments20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3045Antiracism in France since 194520 creditsNot running in 201920
FREN3073Theory and Practice of Interpreting (French and English)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3093Iconic Images20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3094The Kaleidoscope: Cultural Perspectives on Contemporary France20 creditsSemester 1
FREN3591Heroines: Representations of Mythological Women from Antiquity to the Present20 creditsNot running in 201920
FREN3611Francophone Cinema - Postcolonial Images20 creditsNot running in 201920
FREN3620Mémoires de guerre: France and the First World War20 creditsNot running in 201920
FREN3632Representing Empire20 creditsNot running in 201920
FREN3641The Algerian War of Independence: From the Colonial to the Post-Colonial20 creditsSemester 2
FREN3691Representations of the City20 creditsNot running in 201920
FREN3711Francophone Voices - Textual and Cultural Analysis20 creditsNot running in 201920
FREN3751Gender, Sex and Cinema in France20 creditsSemester 2
FREN3770Theory and Practice in French-English Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3865Paris in Revolt. The May 1968 events, past and present20 creditsSemester 1
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.

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: 12/06/2019

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