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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Classical Literature and Philosophy

Programme code:BA-CLAS&PHILUCAS code:QV8M
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Martin Thomas Contact address:m.thomas@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

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:

Classical Literature:
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/subject-benchmark-statements/sbs-english-15.pdf?sfvrsn=4f9df781_12
Philosophy:
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/subject-benchmark-statements/sbs-philosophy-15.pdf?sfvrsn=6294f781_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 Philosophy, 40-45 credits in Classical Literature and 40 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
PHIL1250How to Think Clearly and Argue Well20 creditsSemester 1


Optional modules:

Students 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

In addition, students may spend some or all of their Discovery credits on 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
HPSC1015Magic, Science and Religion10 creditsSemester 2
HPSC1030History of Psychology10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC1045Introduction to the History of Science10 credits 
HPSC1050Darwin, Germs and the Bomb10 creditsSemester 1
PHIL1005The Mind10 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1007Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion10 creditsSemester 1
PHIL1109How Science Works10 creditsSemester 2

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.


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 module:

CLAS2800Evidence and Enquiry in Classics20 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
CLAS2260Intermediate Latin (Level 2)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS2350Herodotus and the Beginning of History20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS2390The Rise of Rome: Myth and History20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS2410Roman Comedy20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS2430The Ancient Greek Novel20 creditsSemester 2
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
CLAS2710Plato on Love20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
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
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.

Students will be required to study a minimum of 40 credits of the following optional modules, including at least one module from each list.

List A

PHIL2121Introduction to the Philosophy of Language20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2122Formal Logic20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2405Introduction to Epistemology20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2542Introduction to Metaphysics20 creditsSemester 2

List B

PHIL2212History of Modern Philosophy: Leibniz and Hume20 creditsNot running in 201920
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
PRHS2333Thinking About Race10 creditsNot running in 201920

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of Discovery modules or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.


Year3 - 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 40-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).

Optional modules:

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

CLAS3200Major Research Project40 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 between 20-60 credits from the following modules:

CLAS3050Advanced Ancient Language20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3120Traversing Time: The Voyage of Argo20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3230Intermediate Ancient Greek (Level 3) 20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3260Intermediate Latin (Level 3)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3350Herodotus and the Beginning of History20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3390The Rise of Rome: Myth and History20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3430The Ancient Greek Novel20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS3440Understanding Aristotle's Poetics20 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
CLAS3710Plato on Love20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3815Beginners Ancient Greek (Level 3)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3890The City in the Roman World20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3900Roman Comedy20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3915Beginners Latin (Level 3)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3940Making Athens Laugh: Aristophanes & Comedy20 creditsNot running in 201920
ITAL3045Introduction to Dante's Comedy (in Translation)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NB. Not all modules will run in every year.

Students may select credits from the following modules to arrive at a total of at least 40 credits at Level 3 in Philosophy overall:

PHIL3112Kant20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3123Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3220Hume20 creditsNot running in 201920
PHIL3320Philosophy of Biology20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3321Metaethics20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3322Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3421Philosophy of Mind20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3522The Structure of Reality20 creditsNot running in 201920
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 creditsNot running in 201920
PHIL3865Philosophy of the Social Sciences20 creditsSemester 2
PRHS3100Existentialism and Phenomenology20 creditsSemester 1
PRHS3200Moral, Rational Selves: Perspectives on Human Nature20 creditsNot running in 201920
THEO3390Philosophy and the Spiritual Life20 creditsNot running in 201920

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of Discovery modules or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.

Last updated: 28/06/2019

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