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2021/22 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA History and Philosophy of Science and Theology and Religious Studies

Programme code:BA-HPSC&TRSUCAS code:VV56
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Victor Dura-Vila Contact address:v.dura-vila@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

AAB at A-Level.

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:

QAA History Benchmark Statement + supplement for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.
Theology and Religious Studies.

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.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits.

In level 1, students are required to pass a minimum of 40 credits of History and Philosophy of Science and 40 credits of Theology and Religious Studies.
The final 40 credits may consist of up to 20 credits 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:

HPSC1015Magic, Science and Religion10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HPSC1046Introduction to the History of Science10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC1050Darwin, Germs and the Bomb10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL1109How Science Works10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO1930Introduction to the Study of Religion/s10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO1970Introducing Theology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study a minimum of 20 credits from the following list:

ARAB1030Introduction to Arab and Islamic Civilisation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
EAST1500Introduction to Religious and Philosophical Texts of East Asia20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST1550Introduction to East Asian Religions20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL1007Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PRHS1000Visions of Humanity: Philosophical, Religious and Scientific Perspectives20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
THEO1015Introduction to the Study of Islam10 creditsNot running in 202122
THEO1350Introduction to the Bible10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO1760Studying Christianity10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO1900Introduction to South Asian Religions10 creditsNot running in 202122
THEO1910Religion in Modern Africa10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO1920Religion, Politics and Society in the Modern World10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO1960Religion in Modern Britain10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Candidates may study further credits from the following list of optional modules:

HPSC1030History of Psychology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC1070Living with Technology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HPSC1080History of Modern Medicine10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Discovery modules:


Year2 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits.

Over levels 2 and 3 combined students must pass:

- History and Philosophy of Science: 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:

THEO2301Studying Religion in Context20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

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

CSER2207Students Into Schools (Arts Humanities and Culture)20 creditsNot running in 202122
PHIL2532Philosophy of Religion20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PRHS2000Human Rights and Religion20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PRHS2333Thinking About Race10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PRHS2450A Key Thinker in Philosophy of Religion: In Dialogue20 creditsNot running in 202122
PRHS2451Augustine of Hippo: A Key Thinker in Philosophy and Theology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO2040Modern Theologians20 creditsNot running in 202122
THEO2201Hindu Traditions20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO2220Buddhism20 creditsNot running in 202122
THEO2251Sociology of Religion20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO2286God, Sex and Gender in Africa20 creditsNot running in 202122
THEO2295Humanity in Christian Thought: Theological Anthropology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO2651Reading New Testament Texts20 creditsNot running in 202122
THEO2720Religion, Gender and Society20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO2780Pentecostalism as a Public Religion in Africa20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO2999Ideologies of Hebrew Bible Texts and Readers20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Candidates will be required to study at least 40 credits from the following list of optional modules:

HPSC2150History of Science in 10 Objects20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC2307Science, Culture and Society in the Industrial Age20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HPSC2400History of Psychiatry and Mental Illness20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL2405Introduction to Epistemology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL2600Philosophical Issues in Biology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL2611How Biology Works10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

PHIL2600 and PHIL2611 are mutually exclusive.

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.

Candidates may also choose to study the following optional module.

CSER2206Developing Your Professional Identity: Preparing for a Career in Within The Arts, Heritage and Creative Industries20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)


Year3 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits.Over levels 2 and 3 combined students must pass:
- History and Philosophy of Science: 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 (Sep to Jun)
PRHS3001Integrated Research Project in Philosophy, Religion or History of Science40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Candidates are required to select at least sufficient credits from the following modules to fulfil the programme requirements. PHIL3311 and PHIL3320 are mutually exclusive. PHIL3851 and PHIL3852 are mutually exclusive.

ARTF3042Cultural Diversity in Museum and Material Culture - Case Study20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST3707Buddhism: A Lived Tradition20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOAH3150Religion and Violence20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PRHS3100Existentialism and Phenomenology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PRHS3170Religion, Belief and Ethics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PRHS3300Religion and Mental Health20 creditsNot running in 202122
THEO3021Muslims in Britain: Transnational Communities and Multicultural Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO3040Ideologies of Hebrew Bible Texts and Readers20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO3190Religions and Global Development20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO3215Modern Theologians20 creditsNot running in 202122
THEO3220Sin20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO3280Religion, Politics and the Future20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO3286God, Sex and Gender in Africa20 creditsNot running in 202122
THEO3295Humanity in Christian Thought: Theological Anthropology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO3306Hindu Traditions20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO3780Pentecostalism as a Public Religion in Africa20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC3200Science Communication: History & Theory20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC3315History of the Body20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HPSC3450Mind, Brain & Society20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL3320Philosophy of Biology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL3851Introduction to Philosophy of Modern Physics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3852Philosophy of Modern Physics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3855Philosophical Issues in Technology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL3865Philosophy of the Social Sciences20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO3000Religion and Media20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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.

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