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2008/09 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA History & Philosophy of Science and Politics

Programme code:BA-HPSC&POLIUCAS 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.

International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall.

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.
egree programmes provide.

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 module:

PIED1600Freedom, Power and Democracy: An Introduction to Political Ideas20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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

Optional modules:

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

PIED1100British Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED1300European Politics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED1511International Politics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED1512International Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED1541Globalisation20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED1542Globalisation20 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 combined students must take:

History and Philosophy of Science - a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
Politics - 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 20 credits from the following political theory modules:

PIED2600The Age of Ideology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2640Theories of Justice20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2650Theories of Political Morality20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Candidates are required to study 20 credits from the following comparative politics and governments modules:

PIED2305Governing the European Union20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2328Making the European Union20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2420Government and Politics in India20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2428Politics and International Relations of Pacific Asia20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2430Politics in Japan20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2440Politics in Russia20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2450The Politics of Mediterranean Europe20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2463United States Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Candidates may choose to study additional credits from the following optional modules:

PIED2160Spin Doctors and Electioneering20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2211Development and Social Change20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2220North-South Linkages20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2305Governing the European Union20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2328Making the European Union20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2420Government and Politics in India20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2428Politics and International Relations of Pacific Asia20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2430Politics in Japan20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2440Politics in Russia20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2450The Politics of Mediterranean Europe20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2455State and Politics in Africa20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2463United States Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2520Foreign Policy Analysis20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2535History of Strategic Thought I20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2536History of Strategic Thought II20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2555International Organisations and World Order20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2600The Age of Ideology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2610Nationalism in the Modern World20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2640Theories of Justice20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2650Theories of Political Morality20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2720Approaches to Political Science20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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)
Politics - 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: Please speak to your Programme Director if you are unsure as to whether your module choices form part of a coherent package.

PIED3155British Political Parties20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3160Prime Ministers and British Politics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3170The End of British Politics?20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3200Rural Development: Theoretical and Policy Issues20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3220Gender and Development20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3225Health and Human Security: Approaches to HIV/AIDS20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3310Britain and the EU20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3315Contemporary West European Socialist Parties20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3325Europe in the World20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3333EU Environmental Policy20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3335Extreme Right Parties in Contemporary Western Europe20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3370Organised Crime in Europe20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3402American Foreign Policy20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3410Political Corruption20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3430Political Leadership in the Contemporary West20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3505Dirty War: Insurgency, the State and Cities20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3535Terrorism and Security20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3602Critical Theory20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3604Culture and Community: Theoretical Perspectives20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3615Gramsci and the Theory of Modern Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3750Dissertation40 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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