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BA Classical Civilisation and English

Programme code:BA-CLCV&ENGLUCAS code:QQ83
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:E.E.Pender@leeds.ac.uk Contact address:Dr Elizabeth Pender

Total credits: 370

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 Classical Civilisation 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 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:

ENGL1350Foundations of English Studies20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

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

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

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

CLAS1300The Greek World: an Introduction20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CLAS1610After Troy: Homecoming in Greek Epic and Tragedy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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

CLAS1400The Roman World: An Introduction20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CLAS1620Latin Literature: Republic and Empire20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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)
CLAS1650Introduction to Classical Archaeology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CLAS1810Beginners Ancient Greek (Level 1)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS1910Beginners Latin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Discovery modules:

Students can choose to study up to 40 credits of Discovery modules or take additional modules in either of their 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 must study at least 20 credits from the following core optional modules:

CLAS2400Invisible Greeks and Romans20 creditsNot running in 202122
CLAS2600Virgil's Aeneid20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS2700Homer's Iliad20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS2900Ancient Empires: Power and Control20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Candidates may also choose further modules from among the following:

CLAS2120Traversing Time: The Voyage of Argo20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS2200Intermediate Ancient Greek (Level 2)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS2250The Athenian Empire20 creditsNot running in 202122
CLAS2260Intermediate Latin (Level 2)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS2350Herodotus and the Beginning of History20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CLAS2360Ovid the Innovator20 creditsNot running in 202122
CLAS2390The Rise of Rome: Myth and History20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CLAS2410Roman Comedy20 creditsNot running in 202122
CLAS2420Augustus and his Legacy20 creditsNot running in 202122
CLAS2430The Ancient Greek Novel20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CLAS2450Screening Antiquity20 creditsNot running in 202122
CLAS2460Subversive Desires: Roman Love Elegy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CLAS2595Heroines: Representations of Mythological Women from Antiquity to the Present20 creditsNot running in 202122
CLAS2650The Image of Sparta20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CLAS2660The Art of Persuasion20 creditsNot running in 202122
CLAS2680Greek Art and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS2710Plato on Love20 creditsNot running in 202122
CLAS2790Greek Tragedy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CLAS2810Beginners Ancient Greek (Level 2)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS2890The City in the Roman World20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan 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 can also opt to study one or two further core modules (up to 40 credits) or choose 40 credits from the list of option modules below.

ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2026Restoration and Eighteenth Century Writing20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
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 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL2202Imaginary Friends: the consolations and consequences of story20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL2203Medieval Poetry: Translation and Creative Rewriting20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL2204Shakespeare and Global Cinema20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2206African American Narrative: Eight Major Works20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2207Dialect and Heritage20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL2209Where the Wild Things Are: Animals in Children’s Literature20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2214All the Single Ladies: Fictions of Female Autonomy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2284ExtraOrdinary Bodies: Physical Disability in Contemporary Literature and Film20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2288Writing for Fame: Nineteenth-Century Literature and the Culture of Celebrity20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2300Environmental Literature20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2345Imagining Revolution: Literature of the English Civil Wars20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32110Students into Schools20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32120Sex and Suffering in the Eighteenth-Century Novel20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32146Queens, Vikings, poets and dragons: Old English and early medieval Britain20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32147Contemporary Postcolonial Texts20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsNot running in 202122
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)
ENGL32163Milton20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3227Surrealism and the French Stage20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32763Children, Talk and Learning20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3299World Theatre20 creditsNot running in 202122
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 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Students may also choose to study the below module as long as they are not already enrolled onto Linguists into Schools

FOAH2020Towards the Future: Skills in Context20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of discovery modules in a third subject, pursue additional modules in the two named subjects or take the above FOAH module


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)

If ENGL3041 is taken, students will be required to take at least 40 credits from the modules below:

CLAS3120Traversing Time: The Voyage of Argo20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS3230Intermediate Ancient Greek (Level 3) 20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS3250The Athenian Empire20 creditsNot running in 202122
CLAS3260Intermediate Latin (Level 3)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS3350Herodotus and the Beginning of History20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CLAS3360Ovid the Innovator20 creditsNot running in 202122
CLAS3390The Rise of Rome: Myth and History20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CLAS3420Augustus and his Legacy20 creditsNot running in 202122
CLAS3430The Ancient Greek Novel20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CLAS3450Screening Antiquity20 creditsNot running in 202122
CLAS3460Subversive Desires: Roman Love Elegy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CLAS3595Heroines: Representations of Mythological Women from Antiquity to the Present20 creditsNot running in 202122
CLAS3650The Image of Sparta20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CLAS3660The Art of Persuasion20 creditsNot running in 202122
CLAS3680Greek Art and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS3710Plato on Love20 creditsNot running in 202122
CLAS3740Greek Religion20 creditsNot running in 202122
CLAS3790Greek Tragedy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CLAS3815Beginners Ancient Greek (Level 3)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS3835Advanced Ancient Greek20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS3890The City in the Roman World20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CLAS3900Roman Comedy20 creditsNot running in 202122
CLAS3915Beginners Latin (Level 3)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CLAS3935Advanced Latin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ITAL3045Introduction to Dante's Comedy (in Translation)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL3600Material Cultures and Cultures of Consumption20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
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.

If CLAS3200 is taken, students will be required to take at least 40 credits from the modules 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)

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 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2024Language in Society20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2026Restoration and Eighteenth Century Writing20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3035Current Practice in Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3050States of Mind: Disability, Neurodiversity and Mental Health in Contemporary Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3208Arthurian Legend: Chivalry and Violence20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32120Sex and Suffering in the Eighteenth-Century Novel20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32146Queens, Vikings, poets and dragons: Old English and early medieval Britain20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32147Contemporary Postcolonial Texts20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsNot running in 202122
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)
ENGL32163Milton20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3227Surrealism and the French Stage20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32763Children, Talk and Learning20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32941‘Global English’: Colonialism, Postcolonialism, and Decolonisation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3299World Theatre20 creditsNot running in 202122
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 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3314Imagining Posthuman Futures20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
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 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3365Theatricalities: Beckett, Pinter, Kane20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3386Telling Lives: Reading and Writing Family Memoir20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3391September 11 in Fact and Fiction20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3394Bowie, Reading, Writing20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3396Fictions of the End: Apocalypse and After20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3398Medical Humanities: Representing Illness, Disability, and Care20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3402Home Bodies: Domestic Animals in Contemporary Literature20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3410Modernist Sexualities20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3680Postcolonial London20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3999Literature of the 1890s20 creditsNot running in 202122

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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