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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Arabic and Theology and Religious Studies

Programme code:BA-ARAB&TRSUCAS code:TV66
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Ingo Cornils Contact address:i.cornils@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 485

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:

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]

In Level 1 students must study 120-125 credits. Students are required to take 60-65 credits in Arabic and 40 credits in Theology and Religious Studies, plus a 20 credit cornerstone module.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ARAB1001Beginning Arabic 1
Pre-requisite for: ARAB1002
20 creditsSemester 1
ARAB1002Beginning Arabic 220 creditsSemester 2
ARAB1100Introduction to Islamic Theology20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
THEO1930Introduction to the Study of Religion/s10 creditsSemester 1
THEO1970Introducing Theology10 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Students are required to study 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

Students will be required to study 20 credits from the following cornerstone modules:

MODL1100Politics, Culture and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1150Worlds of Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1401Discourse, Culture and Identity20 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


Year 2 - View timetable

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

The candidate will spend the second year of the programme in an Arabic-speaking country, approved by the School.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

ARAB9001Year Abroad120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2


Year 3 - View timetable

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

In Level 2 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take 60 credits in Arabic and 40 credits in Theology and Religious Studies. The remaining credits should be taken in either of the named subjects or taken as discovery modules.

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:

ARAB2010Advanced Arabic Grammar and Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB2020Essential Skills in Practical Arabic
Pre-requisite for: ARAB3020
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
THEO2300Studying Religion in Context20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study between 20 and 40 credits from the following optional modules:

ARAB2180Culture and Society in the Arab World20 creditsSemester 1
ARAB2280Islamic Law: Theory and Practice20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB2320The Qur'an: History, Text and Intepretation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

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

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of discovery modules in a third subject or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.


Year 4 - 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 20-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:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ARAB3010Arabic Stylistics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB3020Advanced Skills in Arabic Language20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study ONE of the following Final Year Project modules.

MODL3300Final Year Project: Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3310Final Year Project: Extended Essay20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3320Final Year Project: Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3340Final Year Project: Extended Translation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3350Final Year Project: Digital Documentary40 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 optional modules:

ARAB3050Arab Drama on Stage and Screen20 creditsSemester 1
ARAB3072Islam and Modernity20 creditsSemester 1
ARAB3110Middle Eastern Politics: Regimes, Societies and Conflict20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARAB3140Authoritarianism and Democratisation in the Arab World20 creditsNot running in 201718
ARAB3888Advanced Media Arabic: Translation Skills in Text Typology20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

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 in a third subject or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.

Last updated: 10/08/2017

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