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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Ancient History and Philosophy

Programme code:BA-AHIS&PHILUCAS code:V150
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Bev Back Contact address:b.back@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

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:

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 Philosophy is published by QAA as 'Philosophy 2007', and is available online at: http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/Philosophy.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 PRHS 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 40 credits in Philosophy, 40 credits in Ancient History 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

CLAS1300The Greek World: an Introduction20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS1400The Roman World: An Introduction20 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
CLAS1650Introduction to Classical Archaeology20 creditsSemester 1
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 Theme 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 modules

CLAS2800Evidence and Enquiry in Classics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS2900Ancient Empires: Power and Control20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

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 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 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2221Ancient Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2232History of Modern Philosophy: Locke and Berkeley20 creditsNot running in 202021
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 creditsNot running in 202021
PRHS2333Thinking About Race10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study 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
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 creditsNot running in 202021

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits of the following modules if they have taken PRHS3000, PRHS3001 or PRHS3700:

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 run in every year.

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits of the following modules if they have taken CLAS3200:

PHIL3112Kant20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3123Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3320Philosophy of Biology20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3321Metaethics20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3322Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3421Philosophy of Mind20 creditsSemester 1
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 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3865Philosophy of the Social Sciences20 creditsSemester 2
PRHS3100Existentialism and Phenomenology20 creditsSemester 1
PRHS3200Moral, Rational Selves: Perspectives on Human Nature20 creditsNot running in 202021
THEO3390Philosophy and the Spiritual Life20 creditsNot running in 202021

Discovery modules:

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

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