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2008/09 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA History & Philosophy of Science and Mathematics

Programme code:BA-HPSC&MATHUCAS code:VG5C
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Mrs. P.E.A. Robinson Contact address:p.e.a.robinson@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

ABB at A-level, including A in Mathematics.

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:

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)

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

MATH1035Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MATH1060Introductory Linear Algebra10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH1932Calculus, ODEs and Several-Variable Calculus10 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 combined students must take:

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

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

MATH2015Analysis 2
Pre-requisite for: NATH3024; MATH3215; MATH3224
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MATH2040Mathematical Logic 1
Pre-requisite for: MATH3102; MATH3123
10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2051Geometry of Curves and Surfaces
Pre-requisite for: MATH3112
10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2080Further Linear Algebra10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2090Real and Complex Analysis10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2200Linear Algebra 2
Pre-requisite for: MATH3232
10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2210Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
Pre-requisite for: MATH3032; MATH3142; MATH3163
10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2365Vector Calculus15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2375Linear Differential Equations & Transforms15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2391Nonlinear Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2600Numerical Analysis10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2650Calculus of Variations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2715Statistical Methods
Pre-requisite for: MATH3713; MATH3723; MATH3752; MATH3753; MATH3802
10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2735Statistical Modelling
Pre-requisite for: MATH3743
10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2740Environmental Statistics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2750Introduction to Markov Processes
Pre-requisite for: MATH3733
10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2770Medical Statistics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2800Mathematics into Schools10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

NOTE: You will only be permitted to take Statistics modules if you have taken Statistics modules in Year 1.
NOTE: MATH2800 is only available to candidates taking Education-Mathematics.

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:

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

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

EDUC3060Mathematics Education10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3024Homotopy and Surfaces15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3032Graph Theory10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3044Number Theory15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3071Groups and Symmetry15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3082Project in Pure Mathematics 115 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3112Differential Geometry 110 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3123Set Theory15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3142Combinatorics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3152Coding Theory10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3215Hilbert Spaces and Fourier Analysis15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3224Topology
Pre-requisite for: MATH3263
15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3232Transformation Geometry15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3715Linear Models15 creditsNot running in 200809
MATH3723Statistical Theory15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3733Stochastic Financial Modelling15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3743Design and Analysis of Experiments15 creditsNot running in 200809
MATH3752Project in Statistics 115 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3753Project in Statistics 215 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3772Multivariate Analysis10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3802Time Series10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

NOTE: You will only be permitted to take Statistics modules if you have taken the necessary Statistics prerequisites at level 2.

NOTE: You may take at most one of the Project modules, MATH3082, MATH3752 and MATH3753.

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: 27/04/2008

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