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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA History and History and Philosophy of Science

Programme code:BA-HIST&HPSCUCAS code:VV15
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:victor dura-vila Contact address:v.dura-vila@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

ABB at A-level, including A in History, but excluding General Studies/Critical Thinking.

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.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Students must study 125 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 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:

HIST1055Historiography and Historical Skills20 creditsSemester 1
HIST1300Primary Sources for the Historian: An Introduction to Documentary study20 creditsSemester 2
HPSC1015Magic, Science and Religion10 creditsSemester 2
HPSC1046Introduction to the History of Science10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC1050Darwin, Germs and the Bomb10 creditsSemester 1
PHIL1109How Science Works10 creditsSemester 2
PRHS1025Introduction to Academic Skills5 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates may study further credits from the following list of optional modules:

HPSC1030History of Psychology10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC1070Living with Technology10 creditsSemester 2
HPSC1080History of Modern Medicine10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 40 credits of discovery modules.

Candidates may spend some or all of their discovery crfedits on the following optional modules:

Candidates may spend some or all of their discovery credits on the following optional modules:

HIST1045Empire and Aftermath: The Mediterranean World from the Second to the Eighth Centuries20 creditsSemester 2
HIST1060Faith, Knowledge and Power, 1500-175020 creditsSemester 1
MEDV1090Introducing Medieval European Literature20 creditsNot running in 201920


Year2 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits.

Over levels 2 and 3 taken combined students must pass:

- History and Philosophy of Science: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- History: a minimum of 100 credits (at least 60 credits must be at level 3)

The remaining 40 credits can be used for Discovery 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.

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study at least 40 credits from the following History option modules, including at least one from each of Group A and Group B. These MUST be taken in different semesters.

GROUP A

HIST2006Small Change and Big Changes: Money and Power in Europe, 284-100020 creditsNot running in 201920
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 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST2065The Tudors: Princes, Politics, and Piety, 1485-160320 creditsSemester 1
HIST2073Most Christian Kings: France, 1515-171520 creditsSemester 2
HIST2075Urban Experience and Identity in Early Modern Europe20 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST2080Voices of the People: Speech, Language and Oral Culture in Early Modern Europe20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2110The Cult of Saints in Medieval Europe c.400-c.150020 creditsSemester 2
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 creditsSemester 2
HIST2120Environment and Environmentalism in Britain, c. 1750-197220 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST2121Fraternity, Skill and the Politics of Labour, 1660-187020 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST2125Britain and the Atlantic World20 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST2135Britain and the Industrial Revolution20 creditsSemester 2
HIST2170Patient Voices: Medicine and Healthcare in the Middle Ages20 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST2210English History 1066-1216: Creation and Destruction of the Anglo-Norman Kingdom20 creditsNot running in 201920
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 201920
HIST2433The Global Caribbean, 1756-184820 creditsSemester 1
MEDV2085Medieval Narratives in the Modern World: Nationalism, Terrorism, Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 2

GROUP B

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 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST2195Britain and Decolonisation - from the Western Front to the Present Day20 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST229020th Century Britain: The Burdens of Conflict 1900-194520 creditsSemester 1
HIST229120th Century Britain: Progress and Uncertainty 1945-199020 creditsSemester 2
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 creditsSemester 1
HIST2320The Lucky Country? The Social History of Australia in the Twentieth Century20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2353America and the Sixties20 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 201920
HIST2430The History of Africa since 190020 creditsSemester 1
HIST2432Lost Colonists: Failure and the Family in Southern Africa, 1880-193920 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 201920
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
HIST2505Archive Intelligence: Unlocking the Archive20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST2540History Students in Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST2557Thinking about History20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2560History on the High Street20 creditsSemester 2
HIST2565Histories of Black Britain20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST2570History in the Media20 creditsNot running in 201920

Candidates will be required to study at least 40 credits from the following modules:

HPSC2150History of Science in 10 Objects20 creditsSemester 1
HPSC2307Science, Culture and Society in the Industrial Age20 creditsNot running in 201920
HPSC2400History of Psychiatry and Mental Illness20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2405Introduction to Epistemology20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2600Philosophical Issues in Biology20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2611How Biology Works10 creditsSemester 2

Modules PHIL2600 and PHIL2611 are mutually exclusive.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year3 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits.

Over levels 2 and 3 combined students must pass:

- History and Philosophy of Science: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- History: a minimum of 100 credits (at least 60 credits must be at level 3)

The remaining 40 credits can be used for Discovery 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 will be required to study ONE of the following modules:

HIST3500History Dissertation40 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 40 credits from the following Special Subject modules:

HIST3001Conquest, Convivencia and Conflict: Christian and Muslim Spain, 711-121240 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3002Back to School in the Middle Ages: Schools, Teachers and Pupils in north-western Europe 700-120040 creditsNot running in 201920
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 creditsNot running in 201920
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 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3290Popular Belief in the Medieval West 1000-c.150040 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3300Chartism: Popular Politics and Authority in Northern England, 1838-185840 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3302Ordinary People: The Everyday Lives of Men, Women and Children in Britain, c. 1920s-50s40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
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 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3362American Consumer Society in Historical Perspective40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
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 201920
HIST3387The Transformation of the Soviet Union, 1945-197040 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3388Teaching & Learning in Early Modern England: Skill, Knowledge, and Education40 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3390The Soviet Sixties: Politics and Society in the USSR, 1953-196840 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3391De Tocqueville and the Democratic Regime40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3392Eastern Subjects: British Attitudes to India, 1757-185740 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3395The Troubles: The Northern Ireland Conflict, 1968-Present40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3396The Hidden Atlantic: Pirates, Sailors, and the Slave Traders, 1807-186740 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3498Early Modern Media: Printing and the People in Europe c.1500-c.180040 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3580Empire, State and Society: Britain's Imperial Experience, c. 1870-191440 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3590White Africans: Intimacy, Race and Power40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3650Stalin and Stalinism40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3665France and Algeria from 1830 to the Present40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3685Georgians at War40 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3687The Later Elizabethan Age: Politics and Empire40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3695The Korean War40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3697Colonising Animals: More-than-Human Histories of Empire in Asia40 creditsNot running in 201920
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 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3745Secret Service: The World of British Intelligence40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3746War on Tribe or War on Terror? Historicizing Afghanistan and Pakistan40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3747The Iron Lady Abroad: Margaret Thatcher and UK Foreign Policy from 197940 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3785Europe on the Move: Refugees and Resettlement, 1919-5940 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3888The Global Vietnam War40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates who are NOT studying the History dissertation (HIST3500) will be required to study sufficient additional credits from the following optional modules in order to fulfil the programme requirements

HIST3453The Body in Australian History, 1788-200720 creditsSemester 1
HIST3455Consumer Society in Historical Perspective20 creditsSemester 1
HIST3470Memories: Autobiographies and Memoirs as Historical Sources20 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3493War, Regicide and Republic: England, 1642-166020 creditsSemester 2
HIST3495Read All About It! Understanding News, c.1500-Present20 creditsNot running in 201920
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 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3689Order and Disorder in Early Modern France: Understanding the French Wars of Religion20 creditsSemester 2
HIST3708Britain, The Empire and the Wider World, c. 1815-1914 (Part 2)20 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3709The Breakdown of Liberal Democracy in Europe, 1890-194520 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3710Nazism, Stalinism and the Rise of the Total State20 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3721Europe's Communist Dictatorships: Totalitarianism and its Consequences, 1945-200020 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3723Apartheid in South Africa: Origins, Impact and Legacy20 creditsSemester 2
HIST3724Caribbean Identity, Society and Decolonisation20 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3726In the Shadow of Franco: Terror and its Legacy in Spain, 1936-Present Day20 creditsNot running in 201920
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
HIST3734Missionaries, Abolitionists and Colonial Philanthropists: Evangelical Attitudes to Empire, 1765-186520 creditsSemester 1
HIST3735Crime and Punishment in Colonial Southern Asia20 creditsSemester 1
HIST3736Caste and Politics in 20th Century India20 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3737Afterlives of Empire: A History of the Present20 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3738The Hungry Empire: Indian Commodities That Built Britain's Global Empire, c.1750s-193020 creditsSemester 2
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 creditsNot running in 201920
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
MEDV3411Medieval Women Mystics: Visionaries, Saints and Heretics20 creditsSemester 1

In addition, the following discovery 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
HIST2557Thinking about History20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2560History on the High Street20 creditsSemester 2
HIST2565Histories of Black Britain20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates will be required to study sufficient additional credits from the following optional modules to fulfil the programme requirements:

HPSC3200Science Communication: History & Theory20 creditsSemester 1
HPSC3315History of the Body20 creditsSemester 2
HPSC3450Mind, Brain & Society20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3320Philosophy of Biology20 creditsSemester 2
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
PRHS3200Moral, Rational Selves: Perspectives on Human Nature20 creditsNot running in 201920

PHIL3851 and PHIL3852 are mutually exclusive.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 20 credits of discovery modules.

Last updated: 02/10/2019

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