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2008/09 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA History and History & Philosophy of Science

Programme code:BA-HIST&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:

ABB at A-level, including A in History.

International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall, including a minimum of 6 in History at Higher 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 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)

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)

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:

History and Philosophy of Science - 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).

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 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)

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 taken combined students must take:

History and Philosophy of Science - 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).

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 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)

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: 05/03/2009

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