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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Linguistics and Philosophy

Programme code:BA-LING&PHILUCAS code:QV15
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Leendert Plug Contact address:l.plug@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:

Linguistics:
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/subject-benchmark-statements/sbs-linguistics-15.pdf?sfvrsn=ad99f781_12
Philosophy:
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/subject-benchmark-statements/sbs-philosophy-15.pdf?sfvrsn=6294f781_12

Programme specification:

This Joint Honours programme aims to:

1. give students an understanding of the nature and structure of language, and its use by individuals and in society
2. give students an understanding of central theories and arguments in general philosophy, applied philosophy and the history of philosophy
3. introduce students to a range of approaches to the study of language and philosophy, in order that the students may evaluate these approaches for themselves
4. familiarize students with the concepts of theory, theory testing and argumentation
5. give students experience of working with language data, and introduce common methods of linguistic analysis
6. give students first-hand experience of the writings of some major philosophers
7. give students the opportunity to study modules from across the disciplines, and to engage with scholarship at the forefront of research
8. give students the opportunity to plan, carry out and write up an independent research project within a supportive environment
9. give students the opportunity to develop as independent learners and effective communicators

Students will have the opportunity to apply for participation in one of our Erasmus schemes or for spending a period of study at one of the partner institutions with which the University of Leeds has established links (International programme variant). Students will also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their degree (Industrial programme variant).


Year1 - View timetable

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

In Level 1 Students must study 120 credits. Students are required to study 40 credits in each of their two main subjects, a 20 credit cornerstone module and 20 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:

LING1100Language: Meaning and Use20 creditsSemester 2
MODL1060Language: Structure and Sound20 creditsSemester 1
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

Students will be required to study 20 credits from the following cornerstone modules:

MODL1100Politics, Culture and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1150Worlds of Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1401Discourse, Culture and Identity20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students may spend some or all of their Discovery credits on the following optional modules:

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
LING1060Language Projects20 creditsSemester 2
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 20 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 modules:

LING2330Phonetics20 creditsSemester 2
LING2340Syntax20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates may choose to study one of the following optional modules:

LING2005Languages In Contact20 creditsNot running in 202021
LING2131Psycholinguistics20 creditsSemester 2
LING2360The Life Cycle of Languages20 creditsSemester 2
LING2370Representation, Identity and Control20 creditsSemester 1
LING2380Language and Gender20 creditsSemester 2
LING2390Language Acquisition20 creditsSemester 1
LING2410Language Change20 creditsSemester 2
LING2420Interactional Linguistics20 creditsSemester 1
LING2500How Texts Work20 creditsNot running in 202021

- Not all modules will be available 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 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:

LING3200Linguistics 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 creditsNot running in 202021

If PRHS3000, PRHS3001 or PRHS3700 has been taken, candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following modules:

LING3005Languages in Contact20 creditsSemester 1
LING3030Syntactic Theory20 creditsSemester 1
LING3180Language and Gender20 creditsSemester 2
LING3181Language and Gender20 creditsNot running in 202021
LING3190Language Acquisition20 creditsSemester 1
LING3250The Life Cycle of Languages20 creditsSemester 2
LING3290Language Change20 creditsSemester 2
LING3310Interactional Linguistics20 creditsSemester 1
LING3350Language Processing20 creditsSemester 1
LING3600Sociophonetics20 creditsSemester 1

- Not all modules will be available every year.

If LING3200 has been taken, candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following modules:

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 the two named subjects.

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