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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Classical Literature and English

Programme code:BA-CLAS&ENGLUCAS code:QQ38
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:

Classical Literature and English:
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/subject-benchmark-statements/sbs-english-15.pdf?sfvrsn=4f9df781_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 125 credits. Students are required to take between 40 and 45 credits in each of their two main subjects 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 (Sep to Jan)
CLAS1620Latin Literature: Republic and Empire20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL1000Studying and Researching English5 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL1350Foundations of English Studies20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)


Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study one of the following core modules:

ENGL1261Poetry: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL1282Drama: Reading and Interpretation20 credits 

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 (Jan to Jun)
CLAS1200Intermediate Ancient Greek (Level 1)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS1250Intermediate Latin (Level 1)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS1810Beginners Ancient Greek (Level 1)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS1910Beginners Latin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ENGL1250Prose: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study at least 20 credits from the following core modules:

CLAS2600Virgil's Aeneid20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS2700Homer's Iliad20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS2250The Athenian Empire20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CLAS2260Intermediate Latin (Level 2)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS2350Herodotus and the Beginning of History20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS2360Ovid the Innovator20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CLAS2390The Rise of Rome: Myth and History20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CLAS2410Roman Comedy20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS2420Augustus and his Legacy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CLAS2430The Ancient Greek Novel20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS2450Screening Antiquity20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CLAS2510Pompeii: Past, Present and Future20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS2595Heroines: Representations of Mythological Women from Antiquity to the Present20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS2650The Image of Sparta20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS2660The Art of Persuasion20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS2710Plato on Love20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS2790Greek Tragedy20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CLAS2810Beginners Ancient Greek (Level 2)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS2890The City in the Roman World20 creditsNot running in 202021
CLAS2900Ancient Empires: Power and Control20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS2910Beginners Latin (Level 2)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ITAL3045Introduction to Dante's Comedy (in Translation)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL2015Black Europe20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

NB. Not all modules will run in every year.

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 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 credits 
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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

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, 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.

Optional modules:

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

CLAS3200Major Research Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ENGL3041Final Year Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Candidates who choose to study ENGL3041 will be required to choose at least 40 credits from the following optional modules:

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

NB. Not all modules will run in every year.

Candidates who choose to study CLAS3200 will be required to choose at least 40 credits of English modules which must include at least 20 credits from the options below:

ENGL3024Modern Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3025Postcolonial Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3026Contemporary Literature20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3027Shakespeare20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Candidates who choose to study CLAS3200 will be required to study 40 credits of English modules. At least 20 credits must be from the list above. Candidates may then choose from the options below:

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 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2024Language in Society20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 credits 
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3208Arthurian Legend: Chivalry and Violence20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32113The Wild: Literature and the Environment20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32120Sex and Suffering in the Eighteenth-Century Novel20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32146Queens, Vikings, poets and dragons: Old English and early medieval Britain20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32147Contemporary Postcolonial Texts20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32158Aesthetic Movements of the Nineteenth Century20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32163Milton20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3227Surrealism and the French Stage20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
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 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3299World Theatre20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
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 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3339Lost in Fiction: The Metafictional Novel from "Don Quixote" to "House of Leaves"20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3342Millennial Fictions20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3365Theatricalities: Beckett, Pinter, Kane20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3386Telling Lives: Reading and Writing Family Memoir20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3394Bowie, Reading, Writing20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3396Fictions of the End: Apocalypse and After20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
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 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3439States of Mind: Disability, Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health in Contemporary Culture20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3680Postcolonial London20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3999Literature of the 1890s20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Discovery modules:

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

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