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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Sociology and Theology and Religious Studies

Programme code:BA-SOCI&TRSUCAS code:LV36
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 C in GCSE Mathematics.

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
Sociology

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 Sociology and Theology and Religious Studies. They will have the opportunity to deploy various techniques of analysis and enquiry within both Sociology and Theology and Religious Studies. Students will develop a conceptual understanding of Sociological debates in and describe and comment on particular aspects of scholarship and recent research in Sociology. 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. All teaching is informed by the research strengths of staff, and students will have opportunities for research-based learning throughout their programme.

Study in the programme is structured in ways that provide both breadth and depth, and opportunities for demonstrating proficiency in the application of method and theory in both subjects. Opportunities will be provided for students to develop interests and skills develop their own informed opinions and to undertake autonomous study.

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 each of their two main subjects, plus a 5-credit Academic Skills module. 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:

PRHS1025Introduction to Academic Skills5 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1200Sociology of Modern Societies20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1210Formations of Modernity20 creditsSemester 2
THEO1930Introduction to the Study of Religion/s10 creditsSemester 1
THEO1970Introducing Theology10 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

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

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits from the following optional modules:

SLSP1110Introduction to Race and Ethnicity20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP1160Understanding and Researching the City20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP1170Understanding and Researching Contemporary Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1180Crime and Deviance20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP1190Identities, Inequalities and Policy in Contemporary Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1220Social Policy: Poor Laws to the Present20 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.

Over levels 2 and 3 taken combined students must pass:

- Sociology: 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:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SLSP2730Central Problems in Sociology20 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:

SLSP2010Sociology and Social Policy Research Methods20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP2020Crime, Law and Regulation20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2040Disability Studies: An Introduction20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2050The Sociology of Gender20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2062Health and Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2145Crime, Race and Ethnicity20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2150Debates in Childhood and Youth20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2180The Sociology of Culture20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2675Sociology of Work20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2690Racism, ethnicity, migration and decolonial studies20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2953Urban Disorders, Social Divisions and Social Control20 creditsSemester 2

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
THEO2651Reading New Testament Texts20 creditsNot running in 201718
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.

Over levels 2 and 3 taken combined students must pass:

- Sociology: 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 will be required to take 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
SLSP3041Sociology Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
THEO3880The Religious Mapping of Leeds40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

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

SLSP3055Critical Mixed Race Studies - Global Perspectives20 credits 
SLSP3065Quantitative Social Research20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3120Disability Rights and the International Policy Context20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3160Education, Culture and Society20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3211State Crime and Immorality20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3220Contemporary Children, Young People and Families20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3230Global Terrorism and Violence20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3242The Social Life of Data20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3500Gender, Technologies and the Body20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3930Sociology of Consumerism20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3940Class in Everyday Life20 creditsNot running in 201718
SLSP3961Protest and Social Movements20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3995Ethnicity and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates may choose some or all of their remaining credits from the following list of 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
THEO3306Hindu Traditions20 creditsSemester 2
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: 10/05/2017

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