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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA English and Theology and Religious Studies

Programme code:BA-ENGL&TRSUCAS code:QV36
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Jonathan Topham Contact address:J.R.Topham@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

ABB at A-level including A in English, but excluding General Studies/Critical Thinking.

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

School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Theology & Religious Studies
English

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.

The programme will enable students to understand scholarship and recent research in both English Literature and Theology and Religious Studies. They will have the opportunity to deploy various techniques of analysis and enquiry within both English Studies and Theology and Religious Studies. Students will be offered a breadth of awareness of the intellectual disciplines through which religions may be approached, and will develop an understanding of theoretical, methodological, contextual, ethical and other debates within the broad field of Theology and Religious Studies. After a Level 1 based on studies of genre, the English side of the programme allows students a high degree of choice within a structure which ensures that all students are exposed to a range of periods of English literature, and a range of genres and geographies including postcolonial literatures and North American literature and culture. All teaching is informed by the research strengths of staff, and students will have opportunities for research-based learning throughout their programme, culminating in the opportunity to undertake a significant work of independent study.

Study in the programme is structured in ways that provide depth and opportunities for demonstrating proficiency in the application of method and theory in both subjects. Opportunities will be provided for students to develop their interests and an informed perspective on key issues within their disciplines. Modules in both English and TRS develop students’ critical thinking skills and contribute to the development of other skills valuable to employers.

The Industrial variant of the programme allows students to spend a year on placement in an appropriate graduate setting. The International variant allows students to spend a year studying abroad as part of their degree programme.


Year 1 - View timetable

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

Students must study 125 credits.

In level 1, students are required to pass a minimum of 40 credits in TRS and 45 credits in English. The further 40 credits may consist of discovery modules in a third subject or may consist of further modules in one or both main subjects. Students must pass 100 credits and all core modules as identified in the programme.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ENGL1000Studying and Researching English5 creditsSemester 1
THEO1930Introduction to the Study of Religion/s10 creditsSemester 1
THEO1970Introducing Theology10 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study ONE of the following core modules:

ENGL1191Writing Critically20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1250Prose: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates are required to study ONE of the following core modules:

ENGL1261Poetry: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1282Drama: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2

Candidates 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
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

Discovery modules:

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


Year 2 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits in Level 2.

Over levels 2 and 3 combined students must pass:

- English: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- Theology and Religious Studies: 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). Students must pass at least 100 credits at Level 2 and all core modules to proceed to the next level of the programme.

Compulsory modules:

THEO2300Studying Religion in Context20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

CORE MODULES
Candidates are required to study at least TWO of the following core modules. In addition candidates may also opt to study one or two further core modules (up to 40 credits) or choose up to 40 credits from the list of option modules below.

ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2

OPTION MODULES
Candidates may study further credits (up to 40 credits) from the following list of option modules, in accordance with the credit rules.

ENGL2023Power of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2024Language in Society20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32110Students into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32131Shakespearean Comedy20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32150Planes, Trains and Automobiles: US Narratives of Air, Rail, Road and Water20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32164Colonial and Postcolonial Migrations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32165Text is a Technology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3245Jacobean Drama20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3284Trial Discourse - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 - 191320 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3286Fictions of Fallen Women, 1850-192220 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3294The Politics of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32980African Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32994Shakespeare's Histories20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32996Byron and the Shelleys20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates 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
THEO2251Sociology of Religion20 creditsSemester 1
THEO2295Humanity in Christian Thought: Theological Anthropology20 creditsSemester 1
THEO2450A Key Thinker in Philosophy of Religion: In Dialogue20 creditsSemester 2
THEO2720Religion, Gender and Society20 creditsSemester 2
THEO2780Pentecostalism as a Public Religion in Africa20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of Discovery 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]

Students must study 120 credits in Level 3.
Over levels 2 and 3 combined students must pass:
- English: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- Theology and Religious Studies: 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). Students must pass at least 100 credits at Level 3 and all core modules to proceed to gain the degree.

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study ONE of the following modules:

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

CORE MODULES
Candidates must take a minimum of 40 credits in English at Level 3. Candidates are required to study at least ONE of the following core modules and can also opt to study up to three further core modules:

ENGL3024Modern Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3025Postcolonial Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3026Contemporary Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3027Shakespeare20 creditsSemester 2

OPTION MODULES Candidates must take a minimum of 40 credits in English at Level 3. 20 of these credits must be taken from the list of core modules above. Candidates may study further credits from the following list of option modules, in accordance with the credit rules. NB Candidates may only choose a Level 2 core English module (modules beginning ENGL2XXX) from the list below if all of their remaining final year credits (100) are at Level 3, ie. SUBJ3XXX.

ENGL2023Power of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2024Language in Society20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3022English Language Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32150Planes, Trains and Automobiles: US Narratives of Air, Rail, Road and Water20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32164Colonial and Postcolonial Migrations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32165Text is a Technology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3245Jacobean Drama20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3284Trial Discourse - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 - 191320 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3286Fictions of Fallen Women, 1850-192220 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3294The Politics of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32980African Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32994Shakespeare's Histories20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32996Byron and the Shelleys20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3314Imagining Posthuman Futures20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3321Angry Young Men and Women: Literature of the Mid-Twentieth Century20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3342Millennial Fictions20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3365Theatricalities: Beckett, Pinter, Kane20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3384ExtraOrdinary Bodies: Disability, Medicine and Normalcy in Contemporary Literatures20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3386Telling Lives: Reading and Writing Family Memoir20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3394Bowie, Reading, Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3395T.S. Eliot20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL3396Fictions of the End: Apocalypse and After20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3398Medical Humanities: Representing Illness, Disability, and Care20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3410Modernist Sexualities20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3439States of Mind: Disability, Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health in Contemporary Culture20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3560James Joyce's "Ulysses"20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3680Postcolonial London20 creditsSemester 2

Candidates are required to study at least 40 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 40 credits of Discovery modules over both Level 2 and 3 or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.

Last updated: 08/05/2017

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