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UCAS Y000

Arts and Sciences BASc 3 years

The three-year programme of core courses, major and minor pathway and internship.

UCAS Y001

Arts and Sciences with Study Abroad BASc 4 years

The three-year programme plus an additional year abroad.

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Cultures

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What we believe and what we create

In each year, an Arts and Sciences student chooses 3 modules in their major and 1 in their minor. In year 1 students have a free choice of three modules in their major from the list offered, though some modules in year 1 may have certain A level requirements. Students have a free choice of one module in their minor, subject to timetabling constraints and A level requirements. Students choose major and minor modules in the first week of the course as part of the induction process.


Year 1

The 10 modules listed below are designated as best encapsulating the conception of the Cultures Pathway and are chosen to allow progression to the most number of higher level courses. Whilst every effort has been made to timetable these modules so that there are no clashes between any of them, we cannot guarantee that every combination is 100% clash-free.

Please note: module availability and content may be subject to change.

Designated Modules

code title units prerequisite taught
ANTH1001A Material Culture and Visual Culture I
0.5   Term 1
ANTH1017
Ethnographic & Documentary Film-Making
0.5
  Term 1
CLAS1301 Introduction to the Study of Language 0.5   Terms 1 & 2
CLAS1207
Politics Ancient and Modern 0.5   Term 2
ENGL1004 Introduction to English Literature 0.5   Term 2
ENVS1026 Looking, Making and Communicating 0.5   Term 1
FINA6606
Methodologies of Drawing
0.5
  Term 1
HART1305
History of European Art (2): High Renaissance to the Present Day 0.5
  Term 2
HART1306
History of European Art (1): Classical to Early Renaissance 0.5
  Term 1
HEBR1007 Religion, State, and Society
0.5   Not running in 2014/15
HIST1008B
Concepts and Categories in early Modern and Modern History 0.5
  Term 2 (from Reading week)
PHIL1012 Knowledge and Reality 0.5   Term 1

The UCL European Language, Culture and Society (ELCS) offer a wide range of modules in the humanities. Please see their webpages for more information at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/selcs/interdepartmental-modules/intermediate-modules

Please note: these modules are only available if they do not clash with the designated Cultures modules above, or with other modules on the Arts and Sciences timetable.


Years 2 and 3

Arts and Sciences is designed to offer you the maximum choice of modules at UCL and to encourage interdisciplinarity. To achieve this, in years 2 and 3 you will be offered a free choice of modules available at UCL across the entire university, so long as the choice is consistent with the Pathway objectives, and subject to the following important constraints:

  1. The student meets the prerequisites for a module. E.g. you could not do year 2 modules in History of Art without HART1305. Please note that although we aim to prepare you for a very wide range of choices in each department, there may be some modules at 2nd and 3rd year level which are not available due to prerequisites.
  2. The modules chosen fit in with the other modules on the student's timetable.
  3. The Programme Director (in consultation with the Pathway Representatives) approves the choice of modules. This is to ensure that the student works towards a coherent selection of modules which complement each other and which allow for the best academic progression of the student.
  4. The class has sufficient space to accept you.

Please note the selection below is only indicative. A much wider range of modules throughout UCL is available subject to the constraints above.

code title units prerequisite taught
ANTH2006 Introduction to Theoretical Perspectives in Social Anthropology and Material Culture 0.5 ANTH1001 Term 1
CLAS7115 Classics and Literary Theory 0.5   Term 1
CLAS7107 Greek Comedy 0.5   Term 2
CLAS7110 Ancient Greek Historiography 0.5   Term 1
CLAS7401B Greek Authors: Homer 0.5   Term 2
CLAS7112 Roman Authors:Roman Love Poetry 0.5   Term 1
CLAS7113 World of Latin Letters 0.5   Term 2
CLAS7116 Ancient Greek Religion 0.5   Term 2
DUTC1101 Born Out of Rebellion: The Netherlands from the Dutch Revolt to the Eve of WW1 0.5   Term 1
DUTC2101 At The Crossroads of Europe: Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourgh in the 20th and 21 Centuries 0.5   Term 2
DUTC2300 Multiculturalism and Identity 0.5   Term 2
ELCS6*** A range of options in Comparative Literature and Film are available 0.5/1.0   Term 1 or Term 2. Or Terms 1 & 2 (depending on the module selected)
ENGL3003
Renaissance Literature
1.0
60% in ENGL1004
Terms 1 & 2
ENGL3007
The Victorian Period
1.0
60% in ENGL1004 Terms 1 & 2
ENGL3009
Old English Literature I: Stories from the heroic age 1.0
60% in ENGL1004 Terms 1 & 2
ENGL3013
London in Literature
1.0
60% in ENGL1004 Terms 1 & 2
ENGL3022
Middle English I
1.0
60% in ENGL1004 Terms 1 & 2
ENGL3025
Modern Literature I
1.0
60% in ENGL1004 Terms 1 & 2
ENGL3027
Literary Linguistics
1.0
60% in ENGL1004 Terms 1 & 2
ENVS1015 Planning History and Thought 0.5
ENVS**** Term 1
ENVS2006 Urban Design: Theory to Practice 0.5   Term 1
ENVS2018 Project X 0.5
ENVS**** Terms 1 & 2
ENVS2036 Urban Form and Formation 0.5   Term 2
FREN2*** A range of options in French are available 0.5   Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
GERM2*** A range of options in German are available 0.5   Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
HART200* If HART2103, HART2002 are chosen, a wide range of further History of Art modules are available 0.5   Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
HART2002 Methodologies of Art History 0.5   Term 2
HART2227 Gateway Course, Architecture and Modernity: Europe 1900-1945 0.5   Term 1
HIST7101 Women in Antiquity 0.5 HIST1002 Terms 1 & 2
HIST7104 Slavery in the Classical World 0.5 HIST1002 Terms 1 & 2
HPSC2017A Action for Global Citizenship 0.5
  Term 1
HPSC2017B
Action for Global Citizenship 0.5
  Term 2
ITAL2*** A range of options in Italian are available 0.5   Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
PHIL2030 Aesthetics 0.5 PHIL1012 Term 2
PHIL2032 Applied Ethics 0.5 PHIL1012 Term 1
PHIL2033 Metaphysics 0.5 PHiL1012 Term 2
PHIL2035 Knowledge 0.5 PHIL1012 Term 2
SCAN2*** A range of options in Scandinavian Studies are available 0.5   Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
SCAN2222 Scandinavian Literature in Context
0.5   Term 2
SCAN2401 Viking Age Scandinavia 0.5   Terms 1 & 2
SEEE2005
Cinema in Eastern Europe
1.0
  Terms 1 & 2
SEEE2006
How Words Work: Sounds and Sense, Linguistics and Verbal Art
0.5
  Term 1
SEEE2007
How Words Work: Meaning and Modularity
0.5
  Term 2
SEEE2010
Tales of the Unexpected: the supernatural and fantastic in literature, 1800-1930
0.5
  Term 2
SPAN2*** A range of options in Spanish and Latin America are available 0.5   Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)

Year 3

code title units prerequisite taught
AMER3001
Environmental Issues, Movements and Policies in the Americas 0.5
Useful prerequisites would include any of: GEOG1007, SESS1202, SESS1203, ANTH1005, GEOG2009, GEOG2014, PHIL2032, POLS6009, SESS2105 etc. but any Year 3 Cultures students could attend if they have an interest in environmental issues and policy.  
ANTH30** A range of options in Anthropology are available 0.5   Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
ANTH7*** A range of options in Anthropology are available 0.5   Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
DUTC4*** A range of options in Dutch are available 0.5   Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
DUTC4205 Contemporary History and Culture of the Low Countries 0.5   Term 1
ELCS6*** A range of options in Comparative Literature and Film are available 0.5/1.0   Term 1 or Term 2. Or Terms 1 & 2 (depending on the module selected)
ENGL6006 Shakespeare 1   Terms 1 & 2
ENGL6008 The Romantic Period 1   Terms 1 & 2
ENGL6011 Restoration and the Eighteenth Century 1   Terms 1 & 2
ENGL6012 American Literature to 1890 1   Terms 1 & 2
ENGL6018 Modern Literature 2 1   Terms 1 & 2
FREN4*** A range of options in French are available 0.5   Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
GERM4*** A range of options in German are available 0.5   Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
HART2****   0.5    
HIST7101 Women in Antiquity 0.5   Terms 1 & 2
HIST7104 Slavery in the Classical World 0.5   Terms 1 & 2
ITAL4*** A range of options in Italian are available 0.5   Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
PHIL30** A range of options in Philosophy are available 0.5   Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
SCAN4*** A range of options in Scandinavian Studies are available 0.5   Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
SCAN4402 The Vikings in Europe 0.5   Term 1
SCAN7006 Nordic Landscapes 0.5   Term 1
SPAN4*** A range of options in Spanish and Latin America are available 0.5   Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)