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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Geography and Sociology

Programme code:BA-GEOG&SOCIUCAS code:LL37
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Myles Gould Contact address:m.i.gould@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

- AAB at A-level plus GCSE Mathematics at Grade C.
- International Baccalaureate: 36 points overall, including 17 at the Higher Level.

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

School of Geography

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

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.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 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:

GEOG1450The Urban Age20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG1500Global Geopolitics, Migration and Uneven Development20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1200Sociology of Modern Societies20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1210Formations of Modernity20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates may take 0-40 credits of the following optional modules:

GEOG1000Planet Under Threat20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG1400Digital Geographies20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG1550Population, Society and Space20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates may take 0-40 credits of the following optional modules:

SLSP1160Understanding and Researching the City20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP1170Understanding and Researching Contemporary Society20 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.


Year2 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits.

Over levels 2 and 3 students must pass:

- Geography: a minimum of 80 credits (40 credits in each year of level 2 and level 3)
- Sociology: a minimum of 80 credits (40 credits in each year of level 2 and level 3)

The remaining 80 credits must be used to ensure that a sufficient total of credits at the appropriate level for award are taken; by taking further modules in the named subjects, or by taking up to 40 credits of discovery modules.

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 pass for progression modules to proceed to the next level of the programme.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SLSP2730Central Problems in Sociology20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study ONE of the following research training pathways to prepare them for their final year project:
EITHER

GEOG2000Research Approaches in Human Geography20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2150Social and Spatial Data Analysis with GIS10 creditsSemester 1

OR

GEOG2000Research Approaches in Human Geography20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP2010Sociology and Social Policy Research Methods20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students should seek advice from JH tutors before selecting their research training pathway to ensure that they receive the appropriate training for their final year project.

Depending on the research training pathway selected candidates should normally take 20-60 credits from the following two lists of Geography optional modules:

GEOG2015Career Skills in Geography10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2020Political and Development Geographies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2035Geographies of Economies20 creditsSemester 1
GEOG2041Helsinki: urban growth and sustainability20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG2042Montpellier: urban and rural development20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG2043Belgrade: urban and social geographies of a Balkan city20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2046The Making of the Modern City20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG2055Citizenship and Identity: Comparative Perspectives20 creditsSemester 1
GEOG2060Living within limits: natural resource management for sustainable development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2100Planning Services for Changing Populations20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG2150Social and Spatial Data Analysis with GIS10 creditsSemester 1
GEOG2330Geographies of Protest and Resistance20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG2470Sicily: Exploring the Migration Crisis20 creditsSemester 2

Please note: GEOG2041, GEOG2042, GEOG2043 and GEOG2470 are mutually exclusive.

NOTE 10-credit variants of some of the above Geography modules are available to students as discovery modules (GEOG2140 is mutually exclusive with GEOG2020):

GEOG2140Political and Development Geographies: The shaping of the world10 creditsSemester 1

Depending on the research training pathway selected candidates should take 20-60 credits from the following optional modules:

SLSP2020Crime, Law and Regulation20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2040Disability Studies: An Introduction20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2050The Sociology of Gender20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2062Health and Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2150Debates in Childhood and Youth20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2180The Sociology of Culture20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2675Sociology of Work20 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP2690Racism, ethnicity, migration and decolonial studies20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2953Urban Disorders, Social Divisions and Social Control20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study a total of up to 40 credits of Discovery modules over both Level 2 and 3.

Candidates may choose to study a total of up to 40 credits of Discovery modules over both Level 2 and 3.


Year3 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits.
Over levels 2 & 3 students must pass:
-Geography: a minimum of 80 credits at both (at least 40 credits must be at L3)
-Sociology: a minimum of 80 credits at both (at least 40 credits must be at L3)
-At L3 all candidates must take 40 credits of dissertation modules
The remaining 80 credits must be used to ensure that a sufficient total of credits at the appropriate level for award are taken; by taking further modules in the named subjects, or by taking up to 40 credits of discovery modules.
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 & by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at L2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at L3). Students must pass at least 100 credits at L3 & all pass for progression modules to proceed to gain the degree.

Compulsory modules:


Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following list of final year project modules:

GEOG3615Human Geography Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP3041Sociology Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Depending on their choice of Final Year Project candidates will normally study 20-60 credits from the following optional modules:

NOTE: students who wish to take GEOG3615 (above) and any one from GEOG3520, GEOG3530, GEOG3820, GEOG3042 GEOG3046, or GEOG3550 as their only L3 Geography modules must secure the permission of the Geography JH Tutor or the Geography Director of Student Education before confirming their module choices.

GEOG3042Urban and Regional Development: A Case Study of Athens20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3046Global Cities: Buenos Aires20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG3085Contested Cities20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3121Creating Alternative Futures20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3140Advanced Population & Health Geographies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3191Geocomputation and Location Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3290Geographies of Global Insecurities20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3520Workplace Co-operative Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3530Geographers into Teaching: School Placements20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3550Global Cities: Miami20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3820Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3981Spaces of Migration and Encounter20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

GEOG3042, GEOG3046 and GEOG3550 are mutually exclusive.
GEOG3520, GEOG3530 and GEOG3820 are mutually exclusive

Depending on their choice of Final Year Project candidates will normally study 20-60 credits from the following optional modules:

SLSP3075Disability and Development20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3160Education, Culture and Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3211State Crime and Immorality20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3220Contemporary Children, Young People and Families20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3230Global Terrorism and Violence20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3500Gender, Technologies and the Body20 creditsSemester 2
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.

Last updated: 21/05/2019

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