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2008/09 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Geography and History & Philosophy of Science (No longer recruiting)

Programme code:BA-GEOG&HPSCUCAS 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:

BBB at A-level including Geography, plus Grade C in GCSE Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate: 32 points overall, including a minimum of 6 in Geography 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 125 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 Geography modules:

GEOG1200Changing Worlds, Changing Places20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG1260Geography of the UK10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG1270GIS for Human Geography10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

HPSC1010The Scientific Revolution10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC1020Science in the Modern World: Darwin, Germs and The Bomb10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HPSC1200How Science Works10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HPSC1400Technology in the Modern World10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

ACOM1066Introduction to IT for Humanities Students5 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

With permission from the parent department candidates may study a maximum of 20 credits from the following optional Geography modules

GEOG1210Environmental Systems and Processes20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG1220Geography, Environment and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG1240Geographical Scholarship and Fieldwork20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep 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 combined students must take:

Geography - a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
History and Philosophy of Science - a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)

Plus 40 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).

Optional modules:

Candidates will normally study between 40 and 80 credits from the following lists of optional Geography modules:

Sub-set A -
BA Joint Honours Geography candidates should take 20 - 40 credits from the following skills-based optional modules:

GEOG2670Approaching Human Geography20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG2680Research Methods in Human Geography20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG2730Human Geography European Field Class20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG2960Career Preparation for Geographers10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Sub-set B - BA Joint Honours Geography candidates should take at least 20 credits from the following optional modules:

GEOG2002Population, Health and Wellbeing10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG2690Geographies of International Development and Rebellion10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG2710Retail Geography10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG2810Spaces of Citizenship and Belonging10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG2820Cities and Regions; Analysis and Planning10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG2890Water Resources10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG2910Political Geography10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG2920The Geography of Resources: Securing Future Supplies10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG2930The Modern City10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Candidates will be required to study at least 40 credits of History and Philosophy of Science modules in level 2.

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

HPSC2101Scientific Texts in Context20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC2202Theories and Observations in Science20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HPSC2302Technological Change in History20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

If candidates choose only 20 credits of core modules, they must study at least 20 credits from the following optional modules::

HPSC2105Introduction to Scientific Texts in Context10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC2201Progress and Revolutions in Science20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC2205Introduction to Theories and Observations in Science10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HPSC2301History of the Body 120 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC2305Introduction to Technological Change in History10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HPSC2320Progress and Revolutions in Science10 credits 
HPSC2821Genetics, Eugenics and Society20 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 combined students must take:

Geography - a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
History and Philosophy of Science - a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)

Plus 40 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).

Optional modules:

Candidates will normally study 40 - 80 credits from the following optional modules:
BA Joint Honours candidates should take no more than one module from the following: GEOG 3600, GEOG 3520, GEOG 3820.

The following three modules are mutually exclusive: GEOG 3032, GEOG 3051 and GEOG 3980

GEOG3010Advanced Retail Planning20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG3031Population Analysis20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG3032Radical Geographies: Engagement, Theory, Praxis20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG3042Urban and Regional Development: A case study of Athens20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG3051Research Frontier: Citizenship and Belonging20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG3052Media Geographies20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG3061Geographies of 'Britishness'20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG3081Borders and Boundaries: Constructing Social Space20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG3090GIS for Urban and Regional Planning20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG3190Society and Space20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG3340Environment and Development in South East Asia20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG3520Workplace Co-operative Project20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG3600Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG3820Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG3920Autonomous Geographies, Sustainable Futures20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG3980Research Frontier: Urban Culture and Consumption20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Joint Honours candidates should only take GEOG3600 with permission from the BA Dissertation convenor and this should not be the only geography module that they take.

Candidates will be required to study at least 40 credits of History and Philosophy of Science modules in level 3.

Candidates will be required to study at least ONE of the following core modules:

HPSC3151Methods and Themes in History of Science20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HPSC3201Realism and Truth in Science20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HPSC3301Science, Technology and Society20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

If candidates choose only 20 credits of core modules, they must study at least 20 credits from the following optional modules::

HPSC3111Science and Religion20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC3112Advanced Topic in the History of Science20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HPSC3140Gender, Science and Technology10 creditsNot running in 200809
HPSC3310Philosophy of Biology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC3312History of the Body 220 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HPSC3600History and Philosophy of Science: Dissertation (short)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HPSC3700Philosophy of Technology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC3850Philosophy of Modern Physics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC3910Independent Study10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HPSC3920Independent Study20 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: 23/03/2009

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