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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Ancient History and Theology and Religious Studies

Programme code:BA-AHIS&TRSUCAS code:V160
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Ingo Cornils Contact address:i.cornils@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

For entry requirements for this course please visit www.leeds.ac.uk/coursefinder

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

The relevant benchmark statement for Ancient History is published by QAA as 'Classics and ancient history
(including Byzantine studies and Modern Greek) 2007', and is available online at: http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/classics.pdf

The relevant benchmark statement for Theology and Religious Studies is published by QAA as 'Theology and Religious Studies 2007', and is available online at: http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/Theology.pdf

Programme specification:

Students on this programme will benefit from contact with leading scholars in their field in both of the partner subjects. The Schools of PRHS and LCS are both internationally-recognised research leaders in their fields, with long-established reputations for excellence in research and teaching.

The programme begins with structured foundational study across a small number of compulsory modules, but also offers a high degree of module choice at levels 2 and 3. Students are exposed to a broad range of different fields of study within the two disciplines, innovative assessment methods (e.g. online discussion forums, wikis, student surveys, posters) and a considerable element of research-based learning culminating in an independent research project at level 3.

Students on this programme may apply for transfer to a European or an International Degree. The opportunity to apply for a work placement degree is also available. Those students who are accepted may participate in one of our Erasmus/Socrates schemes or go to one of a range of universities with which the University of Leeds has established links.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

In Level 1 students must study 120-125 credits. Students are required to take 40 credits in Theology and Religious Studies, 40-45 credits in Ancient History and 40 credits of Discovery modules. The discovery credits may take the form of either further modules in one or both main subjects or of one or more modules chosen from other subject areas.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules

CLAS1300The Greek World: an Introduction20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS1400The Roman World: An Introduction20 creditsSemester 2
THEO1930Introduction to the Study of Religion/s10 creditsSemester 1
THEO1970Introducing Theology10 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Students are required to study in addition a minimum of 20 credits from the following list:

ARAB1030Introduction to Arab and Islamic Civilisation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HPSC1015Magic, Science and Religion10 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1007Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion10 creditsSemester 1
PRHS1000Visions of Humanity: Philosophical, Religious and Scientific Perspectives20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
THEO1015Introduction to the Study of Islam10 creditsSemester 2
THEO1030Introduction to the Study of Judaism10 creditsNot running in 201718
THEO1350Introduction to the Bible10 creditsSemester 2
THEO1760Studying Christianity10 creditsSemester 1
THEO1900Introduction to South Asian Religions10 creditsSemester 2
THEO1910Religion in Modern Africa10 creditsSemester 2
THEO1920Religion, Politics and Society in the Modern World10 creditsSemester 1
THEO1960Religion in Modern Britain10 creditsSemester 1

In addition, candidates may choose to take up to 20 credits of the following optional modules:

CLAS1200Intermediate Ancient Greek20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1250Intermediate Latin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1650Introduction to Classical Archaeology20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS1810Beginners Ancient Greek20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1910Beginners Latin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

As part of your induction to academic work, and in order to provide you with additional support in key areas of your programme, students are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to undertake the following 5-credit Study Skills module. This module resides above the required 120 credits students take in Level 1 and as such it is not compulsory, but it draws together key guidance that augments provision elsewhere.

MODL1500LCS Academic Essentials5 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of the Discovery Theme modules or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.


Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

In Level 2 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in each of their main subjects. Of the remaining credits, 20 credits should be taken in one of the named subjects; the final 20 credits may be taken as discovery modules or in either of 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).

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules

CLAS2800Evidence and Enquiry in Classics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS2900Ancient Empires: Power and Control20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
THEO2300Studying Religion in Context20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Students are required to study at least 20 credits from the following optional modules:

FOAR2000Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PHIL2532Philosophy of Religion20 creditsSemester 2
PRHS2000Human Rights and Religion20 creditsSemester 2
THEO2000Theology and Religious Studies Students into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
THEO2201Hindu Traditions20 creditsSemester 2
THEO2250Sociology of Religion I20 creditsNot running in 201718
THEO2251Sociology of Religion20 creditsSemester 1
THEO2295Humanity in Christian Thought: Theological Anthropology20 creditsSemester 1
THEO2450A Key Thinker in Philosophy of Religion: In Dialogue20 creditsSemester 2
THEO2651Reading New Testament Texts20 creditsNot running in 201718
THEO2720Religion, Gender and Society20 creditsSemester 2
THEO2780Pentecostalism as a Public Religion in Africa20 creditsSemester 1
THEO2900The Sikh tradition20 creditsNot running in 201718

Candidates may also choose further modules from among the following:

CLAS3120Traversing Time: The Voyage of Argo20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3250The Athenian Empire20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3350Herodotus and the Beginning of History20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS3360Ovid the Innovator20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3370Satyrs and Donkeys: The Latin Novel20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3380Classics in 20th-21st Century Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3410Classics on Screen: Antiquity through a Modern Lens20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3420Augustus and his Legacy20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3430The Ancient Greek Novel20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3440Understanding Aristotle's Poetics20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3510Pompeii - Past, Present and Future20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS3595Heroines: Representations of Mythological Women from Antiquity to the Present20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3610Greeks and Barbarians20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3630Politics in Ancient Greece20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3650The Image of Sparta20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3660The Art of Persuasion20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3680Greek Art and Society20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3710Plato on Love20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS3740Greek Religion20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3790Greek Tragedy20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3800Greek Cultural Values20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3820Plato: Three Dialogues20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3850Transforming Myth20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3860How to be human: Aristotle's anthropology20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3880Society and Culture under Nero20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3890The City in the Roman World20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3900Roman Comedy20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3910Plato's Republic20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3920Living the Religious Experience at Rome20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3940Making Athens Laugh: Aristophanes & Comedy20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3970Ancient Magic20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3980Should We Ban Homer? Philosophers & Poetry in the Ancient World20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3990Edge of Empire20 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL3045Introduction to Dante's Comedy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NB. Not all modules will run in every year.

In addition, candidates may choose to take up to 20 credits of the following special skills modules:

CLAS1200Intermediate Ancient Greek20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1250Intermediate Latin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1810Beginners Ancient Greek20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1910Beginners Latin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of Discovery modules or pursue additional modules in either of the two named subjects.


Year 3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

In Level 3 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in each of their main subjects, plus at least 40 credits as a Final Year Project which can be taken in and count towards either subject. Any remaining credits can be taken in either of the named subjects or as discovery modules. A maximum of 20 credits of discovery modules may be taken in level 3. Finalists may only take level 1 modules which are listed as discovery skills modules (skd) and only to the value of 20 credits.

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).

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study one of the following Final Year Project modules:

CLAS3200Major Research Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PRHS3000Independent Research Project in Philosophy, Religion or History of Science40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PRHS3001Integrated Research Project in Philosophy, Religion or History of Science40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PRHS3700External Placement: Beyond the University40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
THEO3880The Religious Mapping of Leeds40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

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

CLAS3120Traversing Time: The Voyage of Argo20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3250The Athenian Empire20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3350Herodotus and the Beginning of History20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS3360Ovid the Innovator20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3370Satyrs and Donkeys: The Latin Novel20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3380Classics in 20th-21st Century Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3410Classics on Screen: Antiquity through a Modern Lens20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3420Augustus and his Legacy20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3430The Ancient Greek Novel20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3440Understanding Aristotle's Poetics20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3510Pompeii - Past, Present and Future20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS3595Heroines: Representations of Mythological Women from Antiquity to the Present20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3610Greeks and Barbarians20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3630Politics in Ancient Greece20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3650The Image of Sparta20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3660The Art of Persuasion20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3680Greek Art and Society20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3710Plato on Love20 creditsSemester 2
CLAS3740Greek Religion20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3790Greek Tragedy20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3800Greek Cultural Values20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3820Plato: Three Dialogues20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3850Transforming Myth20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3860How to be human: Aristotle's anthropology20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3880Society and Culture under Nero20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3890The City in the Roman World20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3900Roman Comedy20 creditsSemester 1
CLAS3910Plato's Republic20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3920Living the Religious Experience at Rome20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3940Making Athens Laugh: Aristophanes & Comedy20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3970Ancient Magic20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3980Should We Ban Homer? Philosophers & Poetry in the Ancient World20 creditsNot running in 201718
CLAS3990Edge of Empire20 creditsNot running in 201718
ITAL3045Introduction to Dante's Comedy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NB. Not all modules will run in every year.

In addition, candidates may choose to take up to 20 credits of the following special skills modules:

CLAS1200Intermediate Ancient Greek20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1250Intermediate Latin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1810Beginners Ancient Greek20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS1910Beginners Latin20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS3050Advanced Ancient Language20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students may choose some or all of their remaining credits from the following optional modules:

ARTF3042Cultural Diversity in Museum and Material Culture - Case Study20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3707Buddhism: A Lived Tradition20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3690Medieval Philosophy20 creditsNot running in 201718
PRHS3100Existentialism and Phenomenology20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3021Muslims in Britain: Transnational Communities and Multicultural Politics20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3040Ideologies of Hebrew Bible Texts and Readers20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3190Religions and Global Development20 creditsSemester 1
THEO3220Sin20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3280Religion, Politics and the Future20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3295Humanity in Christian Thought: Theological Anthropology20 creditsSemester 1
THEO3390Philosophy and the Spiritual Life20 creditsSemester 1
THEO3780Pentecostalism as a Public Religion in Africa20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of Discovery modules or pursue additional modules in either of the two named subjects.

Last updated: 10/08/2017

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