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2008/09 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Economics and History

Programme code:BA-ECON&HISTUCAS code:
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Mrs. P.E.A. Robinson Contact address:jhas@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

ABB at A-level, including A in History, plus Grade A in GCSE Mathematics. General Studies is not accepted.

International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall, including a minimum of 6 in History at Higher Level and a minimum of 5 in Mathematics at Standard Level.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

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.

Year 1 - View timetable

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

Students must study 130 credits.

In level 1, students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in each of their two main subjects. The further 40 credits may consist of elective modules in a third subject or may consist of further modules in one or both main subjects.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS1150Information Technology and Communication Skills I10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS1240Mathematics and Statistics for Business and Economics 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LUBS1950Economic Theory and Applications 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

LUBS1150 may be replaced by ACOM1010 or any equivalent or more advanced computing skills module.
A pass in LUBS1150 or the replacement module is required for progression to Year 3 on any Joint Honours programme including Economics.

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

HIST1050Introduction to Historical Skills20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST1300Primary Sources for the Historian: An Introduction to Documentary Study20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Elective modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of Elective modules in a third subject or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.

Year 2 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits.

Over levels 2 and 3 taken combined students must take:

Economics - a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
History - a minimum of 100 credits (at least 60 credits must be at level 3)

Plus 20 credits in the named subjects and used to ensure that credits at the appropriate level for award are taken

Plus 40 credits in elective modules or further modules in the named subjects.

No more than 20 level 1 elective credits may be taken in level 2.

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).


NOTE: candidates are reminded that a pass in LUBS1150 or a replacement module is required for progression into level 3.

Candidates are required to take at least 100 credits in History over levels 2 and 3 combined. This must include at least 40 credits in level 2 and 60 credits in level 3.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS2140Intermediate Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS2610Intermediate Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

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

LUBS2040Theories of Growth, Value and Distribution10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS2050Industrial Economics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS2230Mathematics for Business and Economics 2
Pre-requisite for: LUBS3005; LUBS3505; LUBS3525
10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS2280Macroeconomic Policy and Performance in Britain10 creditsNot running in 200809
LUBS2300Explanation in Economics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS2400The International Economic Environment10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS2420Business Economics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS2500Applied Economics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS2570Introduction to Econometrics
Pre-requisite for: LUBS3325; LUBS3525
10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS2590Labour Economics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS2670Statistics for Business and Economics 2
Pre-requisite for: LUBS3005; LUBS3505; LUBS3525
10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN2010Transport Economics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN2030Project Appraisal10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

If students are interested in studying Economics at postgraduate level, BA students are recommended to choose LUBS2230, LUBS2570 and LUBS2670 which are often seen as pre-requisites for entry to postgraduate courses in Economics at leading UK Universities.

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following optional modules, at least one module from each semester:

HIST2000Barbarians in the Dark Ages: Goths, Huns, Burgundians, Franks and Lombards20 creditsNot running in 200809
HIST2001Barbarians in the Dark Ages: Anglo-Saxons, Slavs and Scandinavians20 creditsNot running in 200809
HIST2010Rome, Carthage and the Hellenistic World 338-31 BC: the Building of an Empire20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2030The Crusades and the Crusader States in the 12th Century20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2031The Crusades and Medieval Christendom20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2070The Counter-Reformation c1500-157020 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2071Catholic Europe c1570 - c164820 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2100Victorian England: Old England and Industrial Society 1837-186520 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2101Victorian England: Aristocracy and Democracy, 1865-190120 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2110The cult of saints in medieval Europe c.400-c.150020 creditsNot running in 200809
HIST2120Environment and environmentalism in Britain, c. 1750-197220 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2121Fraternity, Skill and the Politics of Labour, 1660-187020 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2130Ireland: Conflict and Resolution 1885-198520 creditsNot running in 200809
HIST2140Imperial Germany 1871-191820 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2150France since 194420 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2151Germany 1919-194520 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2160Queens and Queenship in Medieval Europe, 11th - 15th Centuries20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2170Patient Voices: Medicine and Healthcare in the Middle Ages20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2180Heretics, Witches and Conspirators: Toleration and Persecution in Early Modern Europe20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2190British Imperial Culture, 1914 to the present day20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2200The Roman Empire in the Early Principate, 44 BC - AD 11720 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2210English History 1066-1216: Creation and Destruction of the Anglo-Norman Kingdom20 creditsNot running in 200809
HIST2220The Body, Disease and Society in Europe, 1500-175020 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST229020th Century Britain: the Burdens of Conflict 1900-4520 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST229120th Century Britain: Progress and Uncertainty 1945-199020 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2300Tsarist Russia Modernisation and Revolution20 creditsNot running in 200809
HIST2301The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union, 1921-199320 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2350An 'Empire for Liberty'? The United States in the Long Nineteenth Century20 creditsNot running in 200809
HIST2351The American Century, 1941-198020 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2370The Archaic Age of Greece, c 750-478 B.C.20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2380The Greek World 478-338 BC; Political and Intellectual Developments20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2410Russia in the Age of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great20 creditsNot running in 200809
HIST2420Nationalism, colonialism and 'religious violence' in India, 1857-194720 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2430The History of Africa since 190020 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2440African American Thought, Culture and Politics: 1900-194020 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2441Race, Gender and Cultural Protest in the US since 186520 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2451England in the 16th Century: Society, Culture and Politics20 creditsNot running in 200809
HIST2510Introduction to Historiography20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2520Sources and Approaches to British History20 creditsNot running in 200809
HIST2530Web Research for Historians20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2540History Students in Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST2610Britain in the Long Eighteenth Century: The Nation Transformed?20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2611Britain in the Long Eighteenth Century: Revolutionary or Incremental Change?20 creditsNot running in 200809
HIST2640Western Europe: from the Dictatorships to European Integration, 1930-199220 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2645The Rise of Modern Japan: From the Meiji Restoration to the Present Day.20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2702Seventeenth-Century England, 1603-171420 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2840The States System Between Two World Wars, 1919-193920 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2850The Modern States System in War and Peace, 1939-6020 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2870Contemporary International Politics, 1960-89 - I20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2880Contemporary International Politics since 1990 - II20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Elective modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of Elective modules over both Level 2 and 3 or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.

Year 3 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits.

Over levels 2 and 3 taken combined students must take:

Economics - a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
History - a minimum of 100 credits (at least 60 credits must be at level 3)

Plus 20 credits in the named subjects and used to ensure that credits at the appropriate level for award are taken

Plus 40 credits in elective modules or further modules in 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).

NOTE: candidates are reminded that they can only progress into level 3 if they have already passed LUBS1150 or a replacement module.

Candidates are required to take at least 100 credits in History over levels 2 and 3 combined. This must include at least 40 credits in level 2 and 60 credits in level 3.

Optional modules:

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

LUBS3005Advanced Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS3011Contemporary Issues in Economic Growth10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS3150International Banking and Finance 110 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS3250Transnational Corporations in the World Economy10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS3330Economic Development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LUBS3340Economics of Famines20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LUBS3365Environmental Economics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS3430Modern Theories of Money and Monetary Policy10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS3435Public Enterprise and Regulation10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS3505Advanced Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS3525Macro-Econometrics10 creditsNot running in 200809
LUBS3785The Economics of Unions10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS3800Transition Economies in the New International Business Environment10 creditsNot running in 200809
LUBS3925The Political Economy of Work10 creditsNot running in 200809
LUBS3930Economics of Business and Corporate Strategy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 3 credits for the award of Bachelor (Hons)

Candidates will be required to study one of the following long essay/dissertation modules:

HIST3333Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3430History Long Essay20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3500History Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Candidates may only take HIST3333 if they are reading JH History/History of Art.

Candidates may only take HIST3500 if 20 elective credits are available to apply to it.

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following Special Subject modules:

HIST3010Macedon in the 4th Century BC: the work of Philip II and Alexander III (The Great)40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3030The Norman Kingdom of Sicily40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3220Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3230Gandhi and Gandhism in India and the wider world, 1915 - 194840 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3240The Harlem Renaissance: Black Culture and Politics 1919-194040 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3260Tradition and Modernity in Colonial Africa: Uganda's Kingdoms 1862-196440 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3270The Third Reich, 1933-194540 creditsNot running in 200809
HIST3280Citizens and Subjects: Urban Citizenship in England, 1540-169040 creditsNot running in 200809
HIST3290Popular Belief in the Medieval West 1000-c.150040 creditsNot running in 200809
HIST3300Chartism: Popular Politics and Authority in Northern England, 1838-185840 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3310Policing and the State, Northern Ireland, 1921-200040 creditsNot running in 200809
HIST3330Europe in an Age of Total Warfare40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3340European Cities in the Twentieth Century40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3350Before Columbus: Conquest, Culture and Exploration in Late Medieval Spain and Portugal40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3381Modern Social Criticism40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3382The Cultural History of Venice, 1509-179740 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3391De Tocqueville and the Democratic Regime40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3580Empire, State and Society: Britain's Imperial Experience, c. 1870-191440 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3610Consumers and a New World of Goods c1700-c191440 creditsNot running in 200809
HIST3620Harmony and Discord: Making of Gender in Early Industrial England40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3640Empire, War and Occupation: the Transformation of Japan, 1930-5240 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3650Stalin and Stalinism40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3660The Contemporary Theory of War40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3680The French Revolution40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3701William of Orange and James II, 1678-169140 creditsNot running in 200809
HIST3702Redefining Russia in Literature, Music and Art, 1836-188140 creditsNot running in 200809
HIST3714Charlemagne and his Biographer40 creditsNot running in 200809
HIST3730Chemical and Biological Warfare 1915 - 194540 creditsNot running in 200809
HIST3740Alliance Without Backbone: Germany, its Allies and Satellites Before and During World War Two40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3750Canada, America and the Origins of the Cold War 1945 - 4940 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3770Mussolini and Fascist Expansion, 1932-194040 creditsNot running in 200809
HIST3780Germany Occupied and Divided 1945-6340 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Elective modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of Elective modules over both Level 2 and 3 or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.

Last updated: 05/03/2009

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