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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Philosophy, Ethics and Religion

Programme code:BA-PERUCAS code:VV5P
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Tasia Scrutton Contact address:t.scrutton@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

AAB at A-level.

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

School of Philosophy, Religion & History of Science

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Philosophy, Religion & History of Science

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Philosophy
Theology & Religious Studies

Programme specification:

The programme will:

- Provide a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to explore 'values' (religious and secular) in the abstract (through Philosophy) and in the particular (through Theology & Religious Studies); and in so doing acquire subject knowledge and methodological approaches within and across two complementary disciplines, Philosophy and Theology & Religious Studies.
- Consolidate complementary expertise in 'values'/ethics from the subject areas of Philosophy and TRS to form a research-led, research-based programme.
- Provide a stimulating and coherent programme of study which supports the development of critical evaluation, research, presentation and problem-solving skills alongside personal development by permitting the pursuit of individual interests through a managed choice of modules focused on 'values'.
- Increase students' Graduate Prospects by providing not only a firm grounding for further interdisciplinary study or further study in either discipline, but also a suitable preparation for various graduate careers involving Human Resources, social awareness or community outreach dimensions, as well as those with ethical or strategic planning dimensions.


Year 1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

PHIL1007Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion10 creditsSemester 1
PHIL1080The Good, the Bad, the Right, the Wrong20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1250How to Think Clearly and Argue Well20 creditsSemester 1
PRHS1025Introduction to Academic Skills5 creditsSemester 1
THEO1930Introduction to the Study of Religion/s10 creditsSemester 1
THEO1970Introducing Theology10 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates may study up to 50 credits from the following optional modules:

HPSC1015Magic, Science and Religion10 creditsSemester 2
HPSC1030History of Psychology10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC1045Introduction to the History of Science10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC1050Darwin, Germs and the Bomb10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC1070Living with Technology10 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1005The Mind10 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1090Knowledge, Self and Reality20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1109How Science Works10 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1120Great Philosophical Thinkers20 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 study up to 40 credits of discovery modules if taking fewer than 60 credits of optional modules (above).


Year 2 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

THEO2300Studying Religion in Context20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study at least one module in Ethics or Political Philosophy, for example:

PHIL2321Political Philosophy20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2322Moral Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1
PRHS2000Human Rights and Religion20 creditsSemester 2

An alternative Level 2 Ethics/Political Philosophy module may be taken with the approval of the Programme Manager.

Candidates will be required to study at least one module in Philosophy of Religion or a closely-related area, for example:

PHIL2532Philosophy of Religion20 creditsSemester 2

An alternative Level 2 Philosophy of Religion module may be taken with the approval of the Programme Manager.

Candidates will be required to study up to 60 credits of optional modules from the following list:

FOAR2000Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HPSC2150History of Science in 10 Objects20 creditsSemester 1
HPSC2304Western Medicine from Antiquity to the Renaissance20 creditsNot running in 201718
HPSC2307Science, Culture and Society in the Industrial Age20 creditsSemester 2
HPSC2400History of Psychiatry and Mental Illness20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2121Introduction to the Philosophy of Language20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2122Formal Logic20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2221Ancient Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2295Ethics of Life and Death10 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2321Political Philosophy20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2322Moral Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2402Topics in Epistemology: Theory and Evidence20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2422Topics in Epistemology: Knowledge and Justification20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2532Philosophy of Religion20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2542Introduction to Metaphysics20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2600Philosophical Issues in Biology20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2611How Biology Works10 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2999Philosophy Students into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
THEO2000Theology and Religious Studies Students into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
THEO2030The Hebrew Scriptures20 creditsNot running in 201718
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
THEO2651Reading New Testament Texts20 creditsNot running in 201718
THEO2720Religion, Gender and Society20 creditsSemester 2
THEO2780Pentecostalism as a Public Religion in Africa20 creditsSemester 1

PHIL2600 and PHIL2611 are mutually exclusive.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 40 credits of discovery modules if taking less than 60 credits of optional modules. Candidates must note that a maximum of 40 credits of discovery modules can be taken over Levels 2 and 3 combined.


Year 3 - View timetable

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

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to choose 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

Candidates must choose between 40 and 80 credits of optional modules from the following list:

ARTF3042Cultural Diversity in Museum and Material Culture - Case Study20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3707Buddhism: A Lived Tradition20 creditsSemester 2
HPSC3315History of the Body20 creditsSemester 2
HPSC3401Science, Objects and the Museum20 creditsNot running in 201718
HPSC3850Philosophy of Modern Physics10 creditsNot running in 201718
PHIL3111Schopenhauer and Nietzsche20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3123Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3311Introduction to Philosophy of Biology10 creditsNot running in 201718
PHIL3320Philosophy of Biology20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3321Metaethics20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3322Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3421Philosophy of Mind20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3424Advanced Topics in Knowledge, Mind and Action20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3522The Structure of Reality20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3700Feminist Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3723War, Terror and Justice20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3851Introduction to Philosophy of Modern Physics10 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3852Philosophy of Modern Physics20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3855Philosophical Issues in Technology20 creditsSemester 2
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
THEO3306Hindu Traditions20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3390Philosophy and the Spiritual Life20 creditsSemester 1
THEO3780Pentecostalism as a Public Religion in Africa20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 40 credits of discovery modules. Candidates must note that a maximum of 40 credits of discovery modules can be taken over Levels 2 and 3 combined.

Last updated: 08/05/2017

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