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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Ancient History and English

Programme code:BA-AHIS&ENGLUCAS code:V130
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Bev Back Contact address:b.back@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 370

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:

The relevant benchmark statement for Ancient History is published by QAA as 'Classics and ancient history
(including Byzantine studies and Modern Greek) 2007', and is available online at: http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/classics.pdf

The relevant benchmark statement for English is published by QAA as ‘English 2007’, and is available online at: http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/English07.pdf

Programme specification:

Students on this programme will benefit from contact with leading scholars in their field in both of the partner subjects. The Schools of English and LCS are both internationally-recognised research leaders in their fields, with long-established reputations for excellence in research and teaching.

The programme begins with structured foundational study across a small number of compulsory modules, but also offers a high degree of module choice at levels 2 and 3. Students are exposed to a broad range of different fields of study within the two disciplines, innovative assessment methods (e.g. online discussion forums, wikis, student surveys, posters) and a considerable element of research-based learning culminating in an independent research project at level 3.

Students on this programme may apply for transfer to a European or an International Degree. The opportunity to apply for a work placement degree is also available. Those students who are accepted may participate in one of our Erasmus/Socrates schemes or go to one of a range of universities with which the University of Leeds has established links.


Year1 - View timetable

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

In Level 1 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take at least 40 credits in the School of English and at least 40 credits in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, and up to 40 credits of Discovery modules. The Discovery modules may take the form of either further modules in one or both subjects or of one or more modules chosen from other subject areas.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CLAS1300The Greek World: an Introduction20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS1400The Roman World: An Introduction20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1350Foundations of English Studies20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

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

CLAS1100Ancient Lives20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS1200Intermediate Ancient Greek (Level 1)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1250Intermediate Latin (Level 1)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1650Introduction to Classical Archaeology20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS1810Beginners Ancient Greek (Level 1)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1910Beginners Latin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following modules

ENGL1220Twentieth-Century Fiction in English20 credits 
ENGL1221Modern Fictions in English: Conflict, Liminality, Translation20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1250Prose: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1261Poetry: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1282Drama: Reading and Interpretation20 credits 
ENGL1286Drama: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1295Approaches to Theatre and Performance 120 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1310Narratives of Witchcraft and Magic20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1855Race, Writing and Decolonization20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1999The Creative Essay: From Idea to Submission20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of Discovery modules 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
CLAS2900Ancient Empires: Power and Control20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

CORE MODULES
Candidates are required to study at least TWO of the following core modules. In addition candidates may also opt to study one or two further core modules (up to 40 credits) or choose up to 40 credits from the list of option modules below.

ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 credits 
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2

OPTION MODULES
Candidates may study further credits (up to 40 credits) from the following list of option modules, in accordance with the credit rules.

ENGL2023Power of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2024Language in Society20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2041Textual Healing: An Introduction to Scholarly Editing and Publishing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2201Writing Nature: Creative and Critical Practices20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2202Imaginary Friends: the consolations and consequences of story20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2203Medieval Poetry: Translation and Creative Rewriting20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL2204Shakespeare and Global Cinema20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2206African American Narrative: Eight Major Works20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2207Dialect and Heritage20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL2209Where the Wild Things Are: Animals in Children’s Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2284ExtraOrdinary Bodies: Physical Disability in Contemporary Literature and Film20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2345Imagining Revolution: Literature of the English Civil Wars20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32110Students into Schools20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32113The Wild: Literature and the Environment20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32120Sex and Suffering in the Eighteenth-Century Novel20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32146Queens, Vikings, poets and dragons: Old English and early medieval Britain20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32147Contemporary Postcolonial Texts20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32158Aesthetic Movements of the Nineteenth Century20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32163Milton20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3227Surrealism and the French Stage20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32763Children, Talk and Learning20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3286Fictions of Fallen Women, 1850-192220 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3299World Theatre20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32998Writing and Gender in Seventeenth-Century England20 creditsNot running in 202021

Candidates may also choose further modules from among the following:

CLAS2120Traversing Time: The Voyage of Argo20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS2200Intermediate Ancient Greek (Level 2)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS2250The Athenian Empire20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS2260Intermediate Latin (Level 2)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS2350Herodotus and the Beginning of History20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS2360Ovid the Innovator20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS2390The Rise of Rome: Myth and History20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS2410Roman Comedy20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS2420Augustus and his Legacy20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS2430The Ancient Greek Novel20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS2450Screening Antiquity20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS2510Pompeii: Past, Present and Future20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS2595Heroines: Representations of Mythological Women from Antiquity to the Present20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS2600Virgil's Aeneid20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS2650The Image of Sparta20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS2660The Art of Persuasion20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS2700Homer's Iliad20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS2710Plato on Love20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS2790Greek Tragedy20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS2810Beginners Ancient Greek (Level 2)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS2890The City in the Roman World20 creditsNot running in 202021
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 be available every year.

Discovery modules:

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


Year3 - View timetable

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

In Level 3 students must study 120 credits, which includes a 40-credit Final Year Project Module. Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in each of their main subjects: the Final Year Project module can be taken in - and count towards - either of their two subjects. Any remaining credits should be taken as optional modules in either of the named subjects, or as Discovery modules.

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

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

CLAS3200Major Research Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ENGL3041Final Year Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

CORE MODULES
Candidates must take a minimum of 40 credits in English at Level 3.
If CLAS3200 has been taken, candidates will be required to study 40 credits of English modules. Candidates are required to study at least ONE of the following core modules and can also opt to study further core modules:

ENGL3024Modern Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3025Postcolonial Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3026Contemporary Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3027Shakespeare20 creditsSemester 2

OPTION MODULES
Candidates must take a minimum of 40 credits in English at Level 3. 20 of these credits must be taken from the list of core modules above. Candidates may study further credits from the following list of option modules, in accordance with the credit rules. NB Candidates may only choose a Level 2 core English module (modules beginning ENGL2XXX) from the list below if all of their remaining final year credits (100) are at Level 3, ie. SUBJ3XXX.

ENGL2023Power of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2024Language in Society20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 credits 
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3208Arthurian Legend: Chivalry and Violence20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32113The Wild: Literature and the Environment20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32120Sex and Suffering in the Eighteenth-Century Novel20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32146Queens, Vikings, poets and dragons: Old English and early medieval Britain20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32147Contemporary Postcolonial Texts20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32158Aesthetic Movements of the Nineteenth Century20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32163Milton20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3227Surrealism and the French Stage20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32763Children, Talk and Learning20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3286Fictions of Fallen Women, 1850-192220 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3299World Theatre20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32998Writing and Gender in Seventeenth-Century England20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3314Imagining Posthuman Futures20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3321Angry Young Men and Women: Literature of the Mid-Twentieth Century20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3339Lost in Fiction: The Metafictional Novel from "Don Quixote" to "House of Leaves"20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3342Millennial Fictions20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3365Theatricalities: Beckett, Pinter, Kane20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3386Telling Lives: Reading and Writing Family Memoir20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3394Bowie, Reading, Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3396Fictions of the End: Apocalypse and After20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3398Medical Humanities: Representing Illness, Disability, and Care20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3402Home Bodies: Domestic Animals in Contemporary Literature20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3410Modernist Sexualities20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3439States of Mind: Disability, Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health in Contemporary Culture20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3680Postcolonial London20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3999Literature of the 1890s20 creditsSemester 1

If ENGL3041 has been taken, candidates will be required to study at least 40 credits of CLAS modules.

CLAS3050Advanced Ancient Language20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3120Traversing Time: The Voyage of Argo20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS3230Intermediate Ancient Greek (Level 3) 20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3250The Athenian Empire20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS3260Intermediate Latin (Level 3)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3350Herodotus and the Beginning of History20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS3360Ovid the Innovator20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3390The Rise of Rome: Myth and History20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3420Augustus and his Legacy20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3430The Ancient Greek Novel20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS3440Understanding Aristotle's Poetics20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS3450Screening Antiquity20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS3510Pompeii - Past, Present and Future20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS3595Heroines: Representations of Mythological Women from Antiquity to the Present20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3650The Image of Sparta20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS3660The Art of Persuasion20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS3710Plato on Love20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS3740Greek Religion20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3790Greek Tragedy20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS3815Beginners Ancient Greek (Level 3)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3890The City in the Roman World20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS3900Roman Comedy20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS3915Beginners Latin (Level 3)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3940Making Athens Laugh: Aristophanes & Comedy20 creditsNot running in 202021
ITAL3045Introduction to Dante's Comedy (in Translation)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3600Material Cultures and Cultures of Consumption20 creditsSemester 1
MODL3610Adventures of the Imagination: Crime and the Fantastic Across Continents20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3620Decolonial Approaches20 creditsSemester 1
MODL3630Social Movements across Cultures20 creditsSemester 2

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 one of the two named subjects.

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