Modules for European Studies

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Course Structure

The Course of Study normally extends over a period of four years; year 3 is spent at a partner academic institution abroad, normally in a country whose language the student studies; years 1,2 and 4 correspond to the three stages of study. Students will study a combination of double, single and linked core and optional units, which may include up to a total of 30 credits chosen from units offered by other Departments within the University (electives).

Stage 1 modules   -   Stages 2 & 3 modules

Language Modules - Social Science Modules - Economics - Geography - History - Politics - Sociology


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Stage One

Students must study units amounting to 120 credits (normally 60 in each semester), including at least 100 at Level 1 or above. All units offered within the Department in Stage One are at Level 1.

Stage One offers a general introduction to the Social Sciences, qualifying students to choose one from a number of major disciplinary options in Stages 2 and 4 and to select courses from other disciplines if desired. It also provides the opportunity for students to develop their skills and competence in one of the following foreign languages: French, German, Russian or Spanish, and to build on their 'A' level (or equivalent) grades. In the case of Russian studied ab initio, students are offered the opportunity to acquire and develop skills and competence in the Russian language, and / or build on any previous knowledge of it ( pre-A level).

In detail:

All students are required to take 40 credits or their equivalent in their specialist foreign language: French, German or Spanish.

Students of Russian ab initio are required to take 60 credits or their equivalent in the Russian language.

In the Social Sciences, the units Introduction to Modern European History: from Division to Unity and Modern European Ideologies (totalling 20 credits) are compulsory for all students. Students then select 60 credits (six single unit equivalents) from the remaining Social Sciences units.

Languages in Stage One
All students will take the following units in their chosen language (French, German or Spanish), totalling 40 credits, 20 in each semester:
Code Unit Title Credits Lvl/Sem
ML0125K Written and Spoken Skills I (French) 20 L1S1
ML0125K Written and Spoken Skills II (French) 20 L1S2
ML0230K Written and Spoken Skills I (German) 20 L1S1
ML0230K Written and Spoken Skills II (German) 20 L1S2
ML0432K Written and Spoken Skills I (Spanish) 20 L1S1
ML0432K Written and Spoken Skills II (Spanish) 20 L1S2

Students of Russian ab initio will take the following units in the Russian language, totalling 60 credits, 30 in each semester:
Code Unit Title Credits Lvl/Sem
ML0331D Written Skills I (Russian ab initio) 20 L1S1
ML0332D Written Skills II (Russian ab initio) 20 L1S2
ML0333L Spoken Skills I (Russian ab initio) (linked) 10 L1S1
ML0333L Spoken Skills II (Russian ab initio) (linked) 10 L1S2


Social Sciences in Stage One
All students will take the following units, totalling 20 credits:
Code Unit Title Credits Lvl/Sem
ESH005M Introduction to Modern European History: From Division to Unity 10 L1S1
ESH006M Modern European Ideologies 10 L1S2

Students of French, German or Spanish will then choose units totalling 60 credits (normally 30 in each semester) from the following list of options:
Students of Russian ab initio will choose units totalling 40 credits (normally 20 in each semester) from the following list of options.
Code Unit Title Credits Lvl/Sem
ESP003M Introduction to Political Science 10 L1S2
ESP004M Comparative Politics I 10 L1S1
SEE003M Principles of Economics (Micro) 10 L1S1
SEE004M Principles of Economics (Macro) 10 L1S2
EN1303M Human Geography 10 L1S2
ES0306M Introduction to European Geography 10 L1S2
SES002D Introduction to Sociology 20 L1S1
ESH007M Historiography of Modern Europe I 10 L1S1
ESH008M Historiography of Modern Europe II 10 L1S2

Note:
Students are not permitted to take as options a combination of double units and/or linked units which comprise more than 80 credits. Students should seek the advice of their tutor in order to ensure that their choice of optional units meets this specification.


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Stages Two and Three

Students will study units amounting to 120 credits at each Level, a total of 240 units (equivalents to 24 single units) All units offered in Stages Two and Three are at Level 2 or above.

Of the total 240 credits, 100 will be in their specialist language (French, German, Russian or Spanish) and 140 in the Social Sciences.

At Stage Two, all students will also take two compulsory Social Sciences units (totalling 40 credits) entitled Modern Europe I and Modern Europe II.

Of the remaining 100 Social Sciences credits, 60 credits (equivalent to six single units) must be taken from one of the majors of Economics , Geography, History, Politics and Sociology. In each major, with the exception of History and Geography, core units have been designated which must be selected by students taking that major. The remaining 40 credits (equivalent to four single units) may be selected from any of the core or optional units available in any of the majors, subject to the constraints of timetabling.

Hence students may select the core units from their chosen major discipline, plus options from the same discipline giving them a significant element of specialisation. Alternatively, at the other extreme, they may select options (up to the value of 40 credits) from the other majors, achieving a more broadly-based Social Sciences component in their degree.

With the agreement of both departments and subject to the constraints of timetabling students may take a number of appropriate units (not more than 30 credits) from other departments in the University (Electives). These will be in lieu of units taught by European Studies. Students will be advised as to what constitutes an acceptable degree profile.
In detail:

Core Units for Stages 2 and 3
All students should take the following compulsory core units amounting to 40 credits:
Code Unit Title Credits Lvl/Sem
ESH102D Modern Europe I 20 L2S1
ESH103D Modern Europe II 20 L2S2

Compulsory Language Units
100 credits (equivalent to 10 single units) will be available in the specialist foreign language (French, German or Spanish)
Code Unit Title Credits Lvl/Sem
ML0127L Spoken Skills I in French 10 L2S1
ML0127L Spoken Skills II in French 10 L2S2
ML0126L Written Skills I in French 10 L2S1
ML0126L Written Skills II in French 10 L2S2
ML0236L Spoken Skills I in German 10 L2S1
ML0236L Spoken Skills II in German 10 L2S2
ML0235L Written Skills I in German 10 L2S1
ML0235L Written Skills II in German 10 L2S2
ML0438L Spoken Skills I in Spanish 10 L2S1
ML0438L Spoken Skills II in Spanish 10 L2S2
ML0437L Written Skills I in Spanish 10 L2S1
ML0437L Written Skills II in Spanish 10 L2S2
ES0514D French Language IVA 20 L3S1
ES0515D French Language IVB 20 L3S2
ES0522D French Language IVC 20 L3S2
ES0516D German Language IVA 20 L3S1
ES0517D German Language IVB 20 L3S2
ES0518D German Language IVC 20 L3S2
ES0519D Spanish Language lVA 20 L3S1
ES0520D Spanish Language IVB 20 L3S2
ES0521D Spanish Language IVC 20 L3S2

Students of Russian ab initio will also study units amounting to 100 credits (equivalent to 10 single units) in their specialist foreign language (Russian), of which the following units totalling 80 credits will be compulsory
Code Unit Title Credits Lvl/Sem
ML0338L Spoken Skills III (Russian ab initio) 10 L3S1
ML0338L Spoken Skills III (Russian ab initio) 10 L3S2
ML0337L Written Skills IV (Russian ab initio) 10 L3S1
ML0337L Written Skills IV (Russian ab initio) 10 L3S2
ML0320M Core Language Skills II (Russian) 10 L3S1
ML0325M Core Language Skills III (Russian) 10 L3S2

The remaining 20 credits will be chosen from the following units:
Code Unit Title Credits Lvl/Sem
ML0323M Russian Economy III: economic history of Perestroika 10 L3S1
ML0328M Russian Economy IV: Russia's road to market 10 L3S2
ML0324M Russian Literature III 10 L3S1
ML0329M Russian Literature IV 10 L3S2
ML0322M Russian Politics III 10 L3S1
ML0327M Russian Politics IV 10 L3S2


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Economics
Students choosing the major in Economics will be required to take the following core units (totalling 60 credits):

Core Units for Economics
Code Unit Title Credits Lvl/Sem
SEE101D Microeconomic Theory 20 L2S1
SEE102D Macroeconomic Theory 20 L2S1
ESE218M Political Economy of the Single European Market 10 L3S2
ESE236M Macroeconomics for Open Economies 10 L3S1

Students will then select additional optional units, equivalent to 40 credits, from the list of Economics units (below) or from units in the majors in Geography, History, Politics or Sociology (below).
Code Unit Title Credits Lvl/Sem
SEE103D Quantitative Economics I * 20 L2S2
SEE213M Industrial Organisation 10 L3S1
SEE207M International Trade 10 L3S1
SEE201M Economics of Public Expenditure 10 L3S2
SEE202M Economics of Taxation 10 L3S1
SEE203M Economic Policy 10 L3S2
ESE219M Economics of Labour 10 L3S2
ESE233M European and International Integration 10 L3S1
ESE237M Economic Interaction between North and South 10 L3S1
ESE238M Europe of the Regions 10 L2S2


* Only available to students who have taken Mathematics at Advanced Level.


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Geography
Students choosing the major in Geography will select 60 credits (equivalent to six single units) from the list of Geography units below, not all of which will be available each academic year. They will then choose additional units, either from the remaining Geography units or from the majors in Economics, History, Politics and Sociology, equivalent to 40 credits.

Geography Units
Code Unit Title Credits Lvl/Sem
EN2309M Historical Geography 10 L3S2
EN3308M Political Geography: Origins and Perspectives 10 L3S2
EN2302M Geography and Planning (Econ) 10 L3S1
EN2308M Geography and Planning (Urban) 10 L3S2
EN3311M Regional Development and Planning (prerequisite Geography & Planning (Econ)) 10 L3S2
EN3323L Urban Planning (prerequisite Geography & Planning (Urban)) 10 (linked) L3S1 and L3S2
EN2311M Geography and Planning Field Course (Easter) (prerequisite Geography & Planning (Urban) 10 L2S2 and L3S2
EN3320L Rural Planning and Countryside Planning 20 (linked) L3S1 and L3S2
EN3312M Environmentalism and Conservation 10 L3S1
EN2106M Weather and Climate 10 L3S1
EN1107M Principles of Geology 1 10 L2S2
1 Note: this is a Level I unit for Environmental Science but can be available for ES students in Level II
EN2307M Geomorphology 10 L3S2
EN2312M Physical Geography Field Course (Easter) (prerequisite: students must be taking Geomorphology) 10 L3S2


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History
Students choosing the major in History will select units of 60 credits from the list of History units below, not all of which will be available each academic year. They will then choose additional units, either from the remaining History units or from the majors in Economics, Geography, Politics and Sociology, equivalent to 40 credits.

History Units
Code Unit Title Credits Lvl/Sem
ESH207D History of European Integration 20 L3S1
ESH209D Modern Germany 20 L3S1
ESH245M Britain in the Age of Revolution and Reform, 1760-18322 10 L3S2
2 Note: Alternates with ESH246M Aristocracy, Democracy and Empire: Britain 1832-1914.
ESH246M Aristocracy, Democracy and Empire: Britain 1832-1914 10 L3S2
ESH247M Revolutionary France 1789-18483 10 L3S2
3 Note: Alternates with ESH248M Revolution, Empire and Republic, France 1848-1914.
ESH248M Revolution, Empire and Republic, France 1848-1914 10 L3S2
ESH224D History of South East Europe 20 L3S2
ESH242M Imperial Russia, 1801-1917 10 L3S2
ESH243D Soviet Russia, 1917-1991 20 L3S2
ESH236D History of North-East Europe 20 L3S2
ESH237M Intellectual History in Germany, 1800 to the Present 10 L3S1
ESH238M German Foreign Policy since 1914 10 L3S1
ESH239M Britain and Central and Eastern Europe 1919-45 10 L3S1
ESH240M The Holocaust 10 L3S1
ESH241M Reform and Revolution in France, 1774-1794 10 L3S2
ESH244M Soviet Russia, 1917-1991 (Advanced) 10 L3S2


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Politics
Students choosing the major in Politics will be required to take the following core units totalling 30 credits:

Politics Core Units
Code Unit Title Credits Lvl/Sem
ESP106M Political Theory 10 L3S2
ESP107M Comparative Politics II 10 L3S2
ESP108M Public Policy 10 L3S1

They will then choose 30 additional credits from the following list of Optional Core Politics units:
Code Unit Title Credits Lvl/Sem
ESP109M Politics and Policies of the UK 10 L3S1
ESP110M Contemporary French Politics 10 L3S1
ESP111M Politics and Policies of Germany 10 L3S1
ESP203M Politics and Policies of the EU 10 L3S2
ESP225M Politics and Policies of Greece 10 L3S2
ESP223M Politics and Policies of Italy 10 L3S1
ESP210M Politics and Policies of Spain 10 L3S1
ESP227M Advanced Political Theory 10 L3S2
ESP228M Advanced Comparative Politics 10 L3S2
ESP229M Advanced Public Policy 10 L3S1
ESP230M Politics and Policies of the UK (advanced) 10 L3S1
ESP231M Contemporary French Politics (advanced) 10 L3S1
ESP232M Politics and Policies of Germany (advanced) 10 L3S1
ESP233M Politics and Policies of the EU (advanced) 10 L3S2
ESP235M Politics and Policies of Greece (advanced) 10 L3S2
ESP234M Politics and Policies of Italy (advanced) 10 L3S1

Students will then choose additional optional units, the equivalent of 40 units, either from the list of optional units above, or from the list of optional units in Politics below, or from the majors in Economics, Geography, History or Sociology:
Code Unit Title Credits Lvl/Sem
ESP201M International Political Economy 10 L3S2
ESP226M Politics and Government of the US 10 L3S2
ESP213M International Relations 10 L3S2
ESP215M Latin American Politics 10 L3S1
ESP219M State, Economy & Industry in Western Europe 10 L3S1




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Sociology
Students choosing to major in Sociology will be required to take the following core units (60 credits)

Sociology Core Units
Code Unit Title Credits Lvl/Sem
SES101D Classical Debates in Sociological Theory 20 L2S1
SES108D Contemporary Debates in Social Theory 20 L3S2
SES109D Social Divisions 20 L2S2

Students will then choose additional optional units, to the value of 40 credits (equivalent to 4 single units), either from the list of Sociology units below or from the majors in Economics, Geography, History and Politics.
Code Unit Title Credits Lvl/Sem
SES215M School and Society 10 L3S1 or L3S2
SES223M Family and Household in Modern Britain 10 L3S1
SES206M Modernism and Post-Modernism 10 L3S1 or L3S2
SES228M Race and Ethnicity in Modern Britain 10 L3S2
SES205M Marxism and Marxist Thought 10 L3S1
SEM227M Literature and Alienation 10 L3S1
SES214M Economic Sociology 10 L3S1
SEM201M Literature, Politics and Society I4 10 L3S2
4 Note: Alternates with SEM202M Literature, Politics and Society II
SEM202M Literature Politics & Society II5 10 L3S2
5 Note: Alternates with SEM201M Literature, Politics and Society I


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