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CENTRE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING - CHRISTIAN STUDIES

> Level 1
KL 100Y / KL 150Y
INTRODUCTION TO WORSHIP
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13 as KL 100Y.

This course gives a historical overview of the ways in which the church's worship practice has grown and evolved since the first century AD. It will consider how tradition and doctrine have moulded worship, particularly the impact of the Reformation on worship, and the problems faced by the church in contemporary worship.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): 2 equally weighted essays of 2,000 words.

Resit: 2 essays if both original essays CAS 5 or below. If 1 original essay CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for that essay. New essay questions will be supplied.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Chronology to be submitted week 4.

Short assignment of 500 words on key concepts to be submitted week 6.

Students will be required to prepare notes on study questions for discussion at each class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 101G / KL 151G
ST MATTHEW'S GOSPEL
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course will examine the background, authorship, and literary and theological importance of St Matthew's Gospel.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): 2 equally weighted essays of 2,000 words.

Resit: 2 essays if both original essays CAS 5 or below. If 1 original essay CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for that essay. New essay questions will be supplied.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Short assignment of 500 words on Matthew's sources to be submitted week 2.

Short assignment of 500 words on the genealogy of Jesus to be submitted week 4.

Students will be required to prepare notes on study questions for discussion at each class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 1021
GREEK LANGUAGE (NEW TESTAMENT) 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course is an introduction to the grammar and vocabulary of New Testament Greek. Students will gain experience in handling the New Testament in its original language, and will translate portions of the New Testament.

Textbook and guidance notes for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 one-hour written examination (40%); continuous assessment (60%).

Resit: 1 one-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will prepare grammar exercises and translations for each class. Some of these will be formally marked and the marks recorded for summative asessment.Some will be informally marked and some will be discussed in class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 1025
ECCLESIASTICAL LATIN 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course covers chapters 1-20 of John F. Collins A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin (Catholic University of America Press, 1985). In addition to introducing the most frequently encountered Ecclesiastical Latin words (vocabulary), these chapters introduce the five declensions of Latin nouns, indicative verbs in every tense, the Latin noun case system and common uses of each noun case.

Textbook and guidance notes for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 one-hour written examination (40%); continuous assessment (60%).

Resit: 1 one-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will prepare grammar exercises and translations for each class. Some of these will be formally marked and the marks recorded for summative asessment.Some will be informally marked and some will be discussed in class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 102A / KL 152A
CHRISTOLOGY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/2013 as KL 102A.

This course will introduce students to some of the classic debates from early Christianity concerning the person and work of Jesus. It will look at the developments of Christology from the conception based on Jewish traditions to the later developments based on classical thought.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): 2 equally weighted essays of 2,000 words.

Resit: 2 essays if both original essays CAS 5 or below. If 1 original essay CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for that essay. New essay questions will be supplied.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Chronology to be submitted week 4.

Short assignment of 500 words on key concepts to be submitted week 6.

Students will be required to prepare notes on study questions for discussion at each class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 102B
BIBLICAL HEBREW 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/2013.

This course offers students the chance to acquire an introduction to Biblical Hebrew. It is aimed at complete beginners and does not assume any prior knowledge. The course covers basic Hebrew grammar and sentence structure and, by the end, students will be able to read aloud and translate short biblical texts.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 one-hour written examination (60%); continuous assessment (40%).

Resit: 1 one-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will prepare grammar exercises and translations for each class. Some of these will be formally marked and the marks recorded for summative asessment.Some will be informally marked and some will be discussed in class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 102D
INTRODUCTION TO MODERN NEPALI 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

Introduction to the Devanagari script. Correct pronunication of Nepali. Introduction to Nepalese grammatical forms. Nepali conversation and reading. Course will follow Hutt and Subhedi, Teach Yourself Nepali.

Textbook and guidance notes for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 one-hour written examination (40%); continuous assessment (60%).

The continious assessment (60%) consists of 1- 5 short grammar or translation execrises each of 300-500 words.

Resit: 1 one-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will prepare grammar exercises and translations for each class. Some of these will be formally marked and the marks recorded for summative asessment. Some will be informally marked and some will be discussed in class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 102E
SANSKRIT 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

Introduction to the Devanagari script. Correct pronunication. Introduction to Sanskrit grammatical forms. Prose reading. Course will follow Maurer's The Sanskrit Language

Textbook and guidance notes for self-study.

1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 one-hour written examination (40%); continuous assessment (60%).

The continuous assessment (60%) consists of 1- 5 short grammar or translation exercises of 300-500 words.

Resit: 1 one-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will prepare grammar exercises and translations for each class. Some of these will be formally marked and the marks recorded for summative asessment. Some will be informally marked and some will be discussed in class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 102L / KL 152L
WESTERN RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/2013.

This course will introduce students to three monotheistic religions and will look at their common origins in the Middle East. It will discuss similarities and divergences in their beliefs and practices.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): 2 equally weighted essays of 2,000 words.

Resit: 2 essays if both original essays CAS 5 or below. If 1 original essay CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for that essay. New essay questions will be supplied.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Chronology to be submitted week 4.

Short assignment of 500 words on key concepts to be submitted week 6.

Students will be required to prepare notes on study questions for discussion at each class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 102M / KL 152M
CRITICISM AND DEFENCE OF CHRISTIANITY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13 as KL 102M.

The course will consider the range of criticisms advanced against the central elements of Christian Belief from the Enlightenment to the present day. Attention will be devoted to criticism of the traditional arguments for the existence of God, historical scepticism, the problem of evil, Freudian challenges and the secularisation thesis.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): 2 equally weighted essays of 2,000 words.

Resit: 2 essays if both original essays CAS 5 or below. If 1 original essay CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for that essay. New essay questions will be supplied.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Chronology to be submitted week 4.

Short assignment of 500 words on key concepts to be submitted week 6.

Students will be required to prepare notes on study questions for discussion at each class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 102N / KL 152N
INTRODUCTION TO NEW TESTAMENT THEOLOGY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13 as KL 152N.

This course will introduce students to the distinctive features of Jesus? teaching. It will by examine the main theological themes in each of the four gospels and the theology of Paul. Paul?s theology will be considered from two perspectives; the theology of his mission to the gentiles and his understanding of the cross and resurrection.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): 2 equally weighted essays of 2,000 words.

2 essays if both original essays CAS 5 or below. If 1 original essay CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for that essay. New essay questions will be supplied.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Short assignment of 500 words on the evangelists' sources to be submitted week 2.

Short assignment of 500 words on St Matthew and Judaism to be submitted week 4.

Students will be required to prepare notes on study questions for discussion at each class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 102P / KL 152P
READING THE HEBREW BIBLE
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course will introduce the main narrative books of the Hebrew Bible. It will provide a survey of what constitutes the books of the Hebrew Bible, noting how it differs from the Old Testament, and consider the sources of these books.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): 2 equally weighted essays of 2,000 words.

Resit: 2 essays if both original essays CAS 5 or below. If 1 original essay CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for that essay. New essay questions will be supplied.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Chronology to be submitted week 2.

Short analysis of selected biblical verses to be submitted week 4.

Students will be required to prepare notes on biblical verses for discussion at each class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 102R / KL 152R
OLD TESTAMENT HEROINES
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course introduces students to the role and contribution of notable women in the Old Testament. It will compare the differing portrayals of a variety of different women in the Israelite world.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): 2 equally weighted essays of 2,000 words.

2 essays if both original essays CAS 5 or below. If 1 original essay CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for that essay. New essay questions will be supplied.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Hierarchical tree showing significance of women within different texts to be submitted week 2.

Short exercise of 500 words to be submitted week 4.

Students to prepare notes on biblical verses for discussion at each class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 102S / KL 152S
HOMILETICS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course will present the student with the discipline of homiletics and the challenge of communicating the Gospel in the contemporary world. We will begin by looking at the sermons and rhetorical delivery in Scripture and will continue by discussing the development of the sermon from the Church Fathers to the present day. The use of scripture, themes and the liturgical year will also be discussed.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): 2 equally weighted essays of 2,000 words.

2 essays if both original essays CAS 5 or below. If 1 original essay CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for that essay. New essay questions will be supplied.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Short assignment of 500 words on the importance of contemporary issues in preaching to be submitted week 2.

Short assignment of 500 words on the role of preacher in the Christian community.

Students will be required to prepare notes on study questions for discussion at each class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 10A2 / KL 15A2
EXODUS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13 as KL 15A2.

This course will be based on the text of Exodus. This book is made up of two main types of material, narrative and law. Selections from each will be considered from a variety of approaches.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): 2 equally weighted essays of 2,000 words.

Resit: 2 essays if both original essays CAS 5 or below. If 1 original essay CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for that essay. New essay questions will be supplied.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Chronology to be submitted in week 2.

Short exegesis of selected biblical verses to be submitted week 4.

Students to prepare notes on biblical verses for discusion at each class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 10A3 / KL 15A3
JESUS OF NAZARETH: THE MAN AND THE MYTHS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course will study the life and teaching of Jesus within the first century historical context. Material from outside the New Testament will be used to construct a fuller picture of the broad historical and cultural context of Jesus' ministry.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): 2 equally weighted essays of 2,000 words.

Resit: 2 essays if both original essays CAS 5 or below. If 1 original essay CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for that essay. New essay questions will be supplied.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Chronology to be submitted week 2.

Short assignment of 500 words on the criteria for the assessment of traditions about the Historical Jesusto be submitted week 4.

Students will be required to prepare notes on study questions for discussion at each class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 10A4 / KL 15A4
THE EARLY CHURCH
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course will investigate the early development of the Christian church and traces the rise of Christianity from its origins as a Jewish sect to a position of dominance in the Roman Empire. It will also look at the development of theology in the early church.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): 2 equally weighted essays of 2,000 words.

Resit: 2 essays if both original essays CAS 5 or below. If 1 original essay CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for that essay. New essay questions will be supplied.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Chronology to be submitted week 2.

Short assignment of 500 words on the ideal of martyrdom to be submitted week 4.

Students will be required to prepare notes on study questions for discussion at each class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 1521
GREEK LANGUAGE (NEW TESTAMENT) 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): Greek Language (New Testament) 1 or equivalent

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course introduces further study of the grammar and vocabulary of New Testament Greek. Students will translate portions of the New Testament and will consider questions of interpretation and contextualisation of the text.

Textbook and guidance notes for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 one-hour written examination (40%); continuous assessment (60%).

Resit: 1 one-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will prepare grammar exercises and translations for each class. Some of these will be formally marked and the marks recorded for summative asessment. Some will be informally marked and some will be discussed in class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 1522
BIBLICAL HEBREW 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): Biblical Hebrew 1 or equivalent

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/2013.

This course will build on the knowledge of grammar, syntax and vocabulary gained in Biblical Hebrew 1 by working on the translation of 1 Kings 17-18 with attention to grammatical points.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 one-hour written examination (40%); continuous assessment (60%).

Resit: 1 one-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will prepare translations for each class. Some of these will be formally marked and the marks recorded for summative asessment.Some will be informally marked and some will be discussed in class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 1525
ECCLESIASTICAL LATIN 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): Ecclesiastical Latin 1 or equivalent

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/2013.

This course covers chapters 21-35 of John F. Collins A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin (Catholic University of America Press, 1985). In addition to introducing the students to more Latin words (vocabulary), these chapters cover more advanced aspects of Latin grammar/syntax such as subjunctive verbs, dependent clauses, comparative adjectives, participles, periphrastic constructions, and further uses for each noun case.

Textbook and guidance notes for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 one-hour written examination (40%); continuous assessment (60%).

Resit: 1 one-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will prepare grammar exercises and translations for each class. Some of these will be formally marked and the marks recorded for summative asessment. Some will be informally marked and some will be discussed in class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 152D
SANSKRIT 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): Sanskrit 1 or equivalent

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/2013.

This course introduces further study of the grammar and vocabulary of Sanskrit. Students will translate Sanskrit texts and will consider questions of interpretation and contextualisation.

Textbook and guidance notes for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 one-hour written examination (40%); continuous assessment (60%).

The continuous assessment (60%) consists of 2-4 short transaltion exercises of 500 words.

Resit: 1 one-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will prepare grammar exercises and translations for each class. Some of these will be formally marked and the marks recorded for summative asessment. Some will be informally marked and some will be discussed in class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 152E
INTRODUCTION TO MODERN NEPALI 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): Introduction to Modern Nepali 1 or equivalent

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course introduces further study of the grammar and vocabulary of Nepali. Students will translate Nepali texts and will consider questions of interpretation and contextualisation.

Textbook and guidance notes for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 one-hour written examination (40%); continuous assessment (60%).

The continuous assessment (60%) consists of 2-4 short translation exercises of 500 words.

Resit: 1 one-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will prepare grammar exercises and translations for each class. Some of these will be formally marked and the marks recorded for summative asessment. Some will be informally marked and some will be discussed in class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL100D / KL 150D
ST MARK'S GOSPEL
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13 as KL 100D.

This course will examine the background, authorship, and literary and theological importance of St Mark's Gospel.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): 2 equally weighted essays of 2,000 words.

Resit: 2 essays if both original essays CAS 5 or below. If 1 original essay CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for that essay. New essay questions will be supplied.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Short assignment of 500 words on who wrote the Gospel to be submitted week 2.

Short assignment of 500 words on the 'Parable of the Sower' to be submitted week 4.

Students will be required to prepare notes on study questions for discussion at each class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL100Z / KL 150Z
INDIAN RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13 as KL 100Z.

This course will introduce students to the main religious traditions of the Indian sub-continent, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. Each religion will be considered in its historical context and as a lived tradition.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): 2 equally weighted essays of 2,000 words.

Resit: 2 essays if both original essays CAS 5 or below. If 1 original essay CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for that essay. New essay questions will be supplied.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Chronology of either Hinduism, Buddhism or Sikhism of to be submitted week 4.

Short assignment of 500 words on key concepts to be submitted week 6.

Students will be required to prepare notes on study questions for discussion at each class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

 

> Level 2
KL 200S/ KL 250I
MEDIEVAL CHRISTIANITY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Leigh Clayton

Pre-requisite(s):

From the very beginnings of Christianity the question has been asked: can the Christian life be led in the world; is it compatible with earthly joys and pleasures. Or must it, in its highest and truest forms, involve renunciation, stern discipline, an ascetic life, and celibacy (Christopher Brooke, 2003). The power of the medieval Church was founded upon the survival of religious institutions and personnel from the Roman era - churches, monasteries, bishops and popes - and the willingness of secular rulers (kings, princes, lords etc.) to cooperate with these and to express their power through the Christian language, imagery and symbolism provided by those very institutions. The hegemonic power of a single Christian church therefore provides the key continuity in the years between the fall of the Roman Empire in the West and the rise of Reformed churches in the sixteenth century. However, Christianity was also open to conflicting interpretations and it would therefore be a mistake to think that medieval religion was somehow unified and monocratic. Rapid economic, social and political change between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries led to the development of new religious movements that challenged and defended existing structures of religious power. This course takes a thematic approach. It begins by examining origins and functions of early medieval Christianity, the nature of the religious life and its transformation between the 11th and 13th centuries the roles of popular religion, religious violence and ultimately, a 'war on a heresy'. Medieval Christianity is transformed over the course of this period from a religion of elites to what became - amongst other things - a system of mass control.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced seminar per week.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment 1x 2500 word essay (60%) and Two hour examination (40%).

Resit: One two hour exam: 100%, provided each element of assessment is CAS 6 or above.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Formative assessment principally takes the form of conversation amongst instructors and students during seminar sessions, and this will form an essential part of the work of the seminar.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 200W / KL 250W
RELIGION IN SCOTLAND
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course will look at religious practice in Scotland from the nineteenth century to the present. It will consider the development of a multi faith society and its impact on the Christian Church.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (40%): 1 essay of 2,500 words. 1 two-hour examination (60%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%), provided each element of assessment is CAS 6 or above.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 200Y / KL 250Y
THEOLOGY OF THE REFORMERS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13 as KL 250Y.

This course will introduce the context and theology of the Reformation with a particular emphasis on the Scottish Reformers.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced seminar per week.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment one 2,500 word essay (40%) and 1 two-hour examination (60%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%), provided each element of assessment is CAS 6 or above.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 20A1 / KL 25A1
CELTIC CHRISTIANITY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course will introduce students to Celtic Christianity through study of its history, theology, organisation and practices. It will look particularly at the Celtic Church in Scotland and Ireland and will consider its similarities and differences from other Christian churches.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (40%): 1 essay of 2,500 words. 1 two-hour examination (60%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%), provided each element of assessment is CAS 6 or above.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 20A3 / KL 25A3
AN INTRODUCTION TO PSALMS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13 as KL 20A3.

This course will look at the origin and development of the psalms. Their form and function within Judaism and Christianity will be considered. Students will be asked to make a close study of selected psalms and to examine the application of modern literary criticism to them.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (40%): 1 essay of 2,500 words. 1 two-hour examination (60%).

1 two-hour examination (100%), provided each element of assessment is CAS 6 or above.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 20A4 / KL 25A4
APPROACHING ISLAM
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

The course introduces students to an understanding of Islam through a classical approach. An introduction to the history and doctrine of Islam is provided, including the study of primary sources, such as the Qur'an, hadith, and scholars' commentaries. One focus is on some of the ways in which Scriptural premises and regulations have been, and continue to be, interpreted and translated into various local and historical contexts.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (40%): 1 essay of 2,500 words. 1 two-hour examination (60%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%), provided each element of assessment is CAS 6 or above.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 20A5 / KL 25A5
BUDDHISM
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13 as KL 25A5.

This course will focus on and explore the tradition of Theravada Buddhism from its formation to its place in the modern world. It will specifically cover historical foundation, scriptural and literary traditions, philosophy, regional transitions and variations, modern contexts and gender issues.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (40%): 1 essay of 2,500 words. 1 two-hour examination (60%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%), provided each element of assessment is CAS 6 or above.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 20A8 / KL 25A8
I CORINTHIANS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13 as KL 20A8.

This course investigates the origins of I Corinthians and the Christian community for which it was written.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (40%): 1 essay of 2,500 words. 1 two-hour examination (60%).

1 two-hour examination (100%), provided each element of assessment is CAS 6 or above.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 20A9 / KL 25A9
HEBREW PROPHETS: AN INTRODUCTION
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course will introduce prophecy and prophets in ancient Israel and the Hebrew Bible. It will look at the prophets of the Assyrian Period, Amos and Hosea, the Babylonian Period, Jeremiah and Ezekiel, and the Persian Period, Haggai and Zechariah.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (40%): 1 essay of 2,500 words. 1 two-hour examination (60%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%), provided each element of assessment is CAS 6 or above.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 20B1 / KL 25B1
HEBREW PROPHETS: THE BOOK OF ISAIAH
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course will focus on a critical and interpretive reading of the book of Isaiah. It will cover questions of diversity and unity within the text.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (40%): 1 essay of 2,500 words. 1 two-hour examination (60%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%), provided each element of assessment is CAS 6 or above.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 20B2 / KL 25B2
INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

Initially the course will explore the concept of Christian spirituality and how it relates to theology. It will then take a historical look, from the use of Hebrew Bible, through the New Testament and the two millennia which follow, at the ways in which Christians have expressed and practiced their spirituality. This shall involve not only looking at broad movements, but also at specific individuals. At the end of the course exploration shall be made of the contemporary situation, and the broad range of approaches to Christian spirituality which are in practice today.

Workbook for self-study
10 weekly one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): 2 equally weighted essays of 2,500 words.

Resit: All coursework if all original CAS 5 or below. If 1 original piece of coursework CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for that piece. New essay questions will be supplied.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 20B3
INTRODUCTION TO PASTORAL CARE
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course will explore the concept of pastoral care as it can be used within the context of a parish church. The ways of using oneself in the context of a pastoral care visit will be explored and discussed. Participants will bring their own pastoral situations to the table to be discussed using verbatim from their own experiences. Each verbatim will include a theological reflection. Issues of imminent death, bereavement, loss, suffering, physical and mental illness, learning disabilities and family issues will be discussed and reflected on from a pastoral care perspective. Awareness will be raised about ethical issues that may arise from a pastoral care visit.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%) made up of: one 2,500 word essay on a personal integrative approach to pastoral care (60%), two faith journey papers of 700-1,000 words each (40%).

Resit: All coursework if all original CAS 5 or below. If 1 original piece of coursework CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for that piece. New essay questions will be supplied.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 20B4 / KL 25B4
ST JOHN'S GOSPEL
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course investigates the fascinating origins of John's Gospel and the Christian community for which it was written; the relationships between John, other early Christian groups, and 'the Jews'; and the gospel's distinctive ideas about Christ and salvation. The gospel's striking symbolism will also be explored, along with the background to some of the most well-known images in the whole New Testament.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (40%): 1 essay of 2,500 words. 1 two-hour examination (60%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%), provided each element of assessment is CAS 6 or above.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 20B5 / KL 25B5
ST LUKE'S GOSPEL
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course will introduce the gospel of St Luke and it will look at some of the important debates about its the context of its writing, its meaning and its place within the canon.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (40%): 1 essay of 2,500 words. 1 two-hour examination (60%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%), provided each element of assessment is CAS 6 or above.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 20B6 / KL 20B6
THEOLOGICAL QUESTIONS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13 as KL 20B6.

This course will focus on some of the central doctrines of Christianity and will explore the ways in which they have been handled in the past and in contemporary theological writings. It will look at the ways in which a variety of theoretical methodologies and themes have been applied to theological questions. These will include feminism, psychoanalysis, critical theory, postmodernism and philosophical approaches such as Existentialism.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): 2 equally weighted essays of 2,500 words.

Resit: All coursework if all original CAS 5 or below. If 1 original piece of coursework CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for that piece. New essay questions will be supplied.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 20C1 / KL 25C1
WOMEN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course examines the portrayal of women in the New Testament and assesses the roles of women in the early Christian communities.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnightly.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%) / one 2,000 word essay (40%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit (level 2/3): 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL 20C2 / KL 25C2
SACRAMENTAL THEOLOGY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13 as KL 20C2 and KL 25C2.

This course will take a historical perspective on the theology of the sacraments and will consider the chief debates in the early church and the changes in definition of the sacraments brought about by the Reformation. It will also consider the role and significance of the sacraments in the Protestant tradition today.

Workbook for self-study. 1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): 2 equally weighted essays of 2,000 words.

Resit: 2 essays if both original essays CAS 5 or below. If 1 original essay CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for that essay. New essay questions will be supplied.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Two short assignments of 500 words on key concepts to be submitted in weeks 4 & 6.

Students will be required to prepare notes on study questions for discussion at each class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 20C3 / KL 25C3 / KL 30M4 / KL 35M4
RELIGION IN ANCIENT ROME
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None. Available to students at level 2 and 3 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course co-ordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

Religion in ancient Rome is not a pale copy of religion in ancient Greece but has traditions of its own. This course will focus on the history and the major aspects of religion in ancient Rome.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Level 2:
1 two-hour written examination (60%); continuous assessment, one 2,000 word essay (40%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.
1st Attempt: Level 3:
1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 2,500 word essay, 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 2:
1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 3: 1-two hour written examination (100%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL 20C4 / KL 25C4 / KL 30M5 / KL 35M5
PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None. Available to students at level 2 or 3 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13 as KL 20C4 / KL 30M5.

From William James' 1902 publication of The Varieties of Religious Experience on the young field of psychology of religion has become important well beyond academic circles. The course will examine the main thinkers and ideas of the discipline.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Level 2: 1 two-hour written examination (60%) and one 2,000 word essay (40%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

1st Attempt: Level 3: 1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 2,500 word essay, 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 2: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 3: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL 20C5
GREEK LANGUAGE (NEW TESTAMENT) 3
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): Greek Language (New Testament) 2 or equivalent.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course introduces further study of the grammar and vocabulary of New Testament Greek. Students will translate portions of the New Testament and will consider questions of interpretation and contextualisation of the text. It will build on the skills gained in Greek Language (New Testament) 1 & 2.

Textbook and guidance notes for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 one-hour written examination (40%); continuous assessment, 6 short translations (60%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: 1 one-hour written examination (100%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will prepare grammar exercises and translations for each class. Some of these will be formally marked and the marks recorded for summative assessment. Some will be informally marked and some will be discussed in class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 20SH / KL 25SH
SPIRITUALITY AND HEALTH
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

The course will explore the role of spirituality within contemporary health care. The concept of spirituality will be explored and discussed along with its relevance to modern medicine. As the course is multi-disciplinary (aimed at doctors, nurses, carers, chaplains, divinity students, etc) it will aim to consider a multi-disciplinary approach to health focusing on the role spirituality plays in healing those with: physical ailments, and mental health issues, as well as caring for the elderly, the disabled (of whatever age), and caring for the dying and their loved ones. A variety of approaches to topics will be explored and evaluated.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%) made up of: one 2,500 word essay on a set topic (50%) and one 3,000 word essay on a topic of the student?s choosing (50%).

All coursework if all original CAS 5 or below. If 1 original piece of coursework CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for that piece. New essay questions will be supplied.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 25A6
BIBLICAL HEBREW 3
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): Biblical Hebrew 2 or equivalent

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course introduces students to the translation of a narrative text, Genesis 1-3, and of some poetic, wisdom and liturgical Psalms. This course will also enable students to explore the different writing genres, textual issues and theology of a selection of Hebrew Bible texts. Students will be expected to prepare sections of text for translation and comment in class.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will prepare translations for each class. Some of these will be formally marked and the marks recorded for summative assessment. Some will be informally marked and some will be discussed in class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 25A7
BIBLICAL HEBREW 4
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): Biblical Hebrew 3 or equivalent

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course introduces students to the translation of a whole narrative book, Jonah 1-3, some prophetic literature Amos 3-7.

This course will also enable students to explore the different writing genres, textual issues and theology of a selection of Hebrew Bible texts. Students will be expected to prepare sections of text for translation and comment in class.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will prepare translations for each class. Some of these will be formally marked and the marks recorded for summative assessment. Some will be informally marked and some will be discussed in class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 25C5
GREEK LANGUAGE (NEW TESTAMENT) 4
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): Greek Language (New Testament) 3 or equivalent.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course introduces further study of the grammar and vocabulary of New Testament Greek. Students will translate portions of the New Testament and will consider questions of interpretation and contextualisation of the text. It will apply the skills gained in Greek Language (New Testament) 1-3.

Textbook and guidance notes for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 one-hour written examination (40%); continuous assessment, 6 short translations (60%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: 1 one-hour written examination (100%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will prepare grammar exercises and translations for each class. Some of these will be formally marked and the marks recorded for summative asessment. Some will be informally marked and some will be discussed in class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 30P2 / KL 35P2 / KL 20C6 / KL 25C6
RELIGION IN ANCIENT GREECE
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None. Available to students at level 2 and 3 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13 as KL 35P2 / KL 25C6.

Religion in ancient Greece encompasses the beliefs and practices of several epochs and places. This course will focus on the common aspects of ancient Greek religion and its historical evolution.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Level 2:
1 two-hour written examination (60%); continuous assessment, one 2,000 word essay (40%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

1st Attempt: Level 3:
1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 2,500 word essay, 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 2: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 3: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL2023 / KL 2523
THEORIES OF RELIGION
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13 as KL 2023.

This course will give a survey of leading theories of religion from the fields of anthropology, sociology, psychology, and religious studies. The main issues to be considered will be: what aspects of religion is each theory trying to explain; what aspects does the theory succeed in explaining; how does the theory reflect the discipline from which it comes?

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (40%): 1 essay of 2,500 words. 1 two-hour examination (60%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%), provided each element of assessment is CAS 6 or above.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

 

> Level 3
KL 20N9 / KL 25N9 /KL 30N9 / KL 35N9
ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): Available to students at level 2 and 3 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13 as KL 25N9 / KL 35N9.

Anthropology of religion has become an important field of study, which explores both indigenous and tribal religions as well as the mainstream and more recently has incorporated new age spiritualities. This course will focus on the theoretical categories that have been key in defining religion within anthropology, using ethnographic case studies to broaden understanding of both that category and various religious experiences throughout a range of geographical and historical contexts. Students will also be given the opportunity to reflect on the ways in which we approach different cultures and the relationship between ourselves and the 'other'.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Level 2: 1 two-hour written examination (60%) and one 2,000 word essay (40%).
Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

1st Attempt: Level 3: 1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 2,500 word essay, 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%)
Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 2: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).
Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 3: 1 two-hour written examination (100%)
Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).
Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.
Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL 300B / KL 400B / KL 350B/ KL 4526
Shamanism
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Leigh Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None. Available to students at level 3 and 4 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

This course intends to give a broad understanding of shamanic practice in diverse regions as a way to identify the contentions of the term itself. Tracing historically the term's first use in Siberia the course will discuss the competing ideas of whether shamanism exists as a reality or as a Western construct. Shamanic practice will be contrasted and compared in diverse geographies including Siberia, Korea and will include discussion of the Zar cults in Sudan. Exploration of differing shamanic practice will provide understanding of animism, the role of gender, the relationship between shamanic practice and the state, in addition to an introduction to possession theory.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt Level 3: 1 two hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 2500 word essay (30%), 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

1st Attemp Level 4:
1 two hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 3500 word essay (30%), 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit Level 3: 1 two hour written examination (100%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit Level 4: No resit.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Formative assessment principally takes the form of conversation amongst instructors and students during tutorial sessions, and this will form an essential part of the work of the seminar.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL 30M1 / KL 35M1
SPECIAL SUBJECT
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): Available to students in programme year 3.

An intensive study of a specific area in Divinity or Religious Studies, based on primary sources and other relevant material to allow students to pursue a programme of reading and analysis of a subject area with the support, guidance and direction of an academic well-versed in the subject. It may be used to develop themes encountered in previous study, but will also allow wide reading around the subject, which may provide the focus for the dissertation. Precise subjects available will be determined annually by the department, in consultation with available staff and identified student interest.

Students are to meet for an initial orientation session at the beginning of the half-session, and on 3-4 occasions with their supervisor.

1st Attempt: One 2,500 word literature review (30%), one 1,000 word essay plan (20%), and one 5,000 word essay(50%).

All continuous assessment if all original essays CAS 5 or below. If 1or 2 original essays CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for those essays.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will receive feedback, comments, and advice from their supervisor.

Detailed feedback for the literature review and essay plan will given in written form with advice for improvement prior to the submission of the final essay.

Students will receive prompt and detailed feedback for the final long essay.

KL 30M2 / KL 35M2 / KL 40M2 / KL 45M2
MYSTICISM
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None. Available to students at level 3 and 4 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course will look at some of the key issues in the study of mysticism.

  • What is mysticism?

  • How does mysticism differ from religion?

  • Is there secular mysticism?

  • Is mysticism universal?

  • How much does mysticism vary from culture to culture and from period to period?

  • Are the claims of mystics true?

  • Why do persons and peoples practice mysticism?

  • Is mystical experience spontaneous or induced?

Readings will be drawn from biblical, ancient Greek, medieval, Eastern, and nonreligious cases of mysticism, and from philosophical assessments and social scientific explanations of mysticism.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Level 3: 1 two-hour written examination (50% and one 2,500 word essay (50%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

1st Attempt: Level 4:
1 two-hour written examination (50%) and one 3,500 word essay (50%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 3: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 4: No resit.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL 30M3
BIBLICAL HEBREW 5
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): Biblical Hebrew 3 or 4 or equivalent.

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13.

This course introduces students to the translation of selections of a prophetic text, Jeremiah, and selections of a wisdom text, Qohelet. It will enable students to explore the different writing genres, textual issues and theology of a selection of Hebrew Bible texts.

Students will be expected to prepare sections of text weekly for translation and comment in class.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (100%).

Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will prepare translations for each class. These will be informally marked and some will be discussed in class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for the exam will given in written form.

KL 30M6 / KL 35M6 / KL 4013 / KL 4514
BIBLICAL THEOLOGIES
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None. Available to students at level 3 and 4 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

The course will explore two major biblical theologies: monotheism and theodicy. It will define, examine & discuss monotheism, polytheism, henotheism and monolatry within the Old Testament. It will examine the place and role of Satan, death and the underworld in the Old Testament. It will also explore issues such as theodicy, views of an oppressive God, theophanies and appearance of God, as well as God's limitations & feminine side.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Level 3: 1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 2,500 word essay, 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

1st Attempt: Level 4:
1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 3,500 word essay (30%), 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 3: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit Level 4: No resit.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL 30M7 / KL 35M7 / KL 4014 / KL 4515
REFORMATIONS AND REVOLUTIONS
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None. Available to students at level 3 or 4 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course examines radical changes and continuities in Scottish religious life and thought between c1450 and the revolutions of the 17th century. Students will be introduced to a range of primary sources relating to the following topics: Scottish religious life and thought on the eve of the Reformation; Christian Humanism in Scotland; martyrdom; poetry and drama in the service of reform; Catholic reformers and controversialists; the Reformed confessions of faith; fasting and communion seasons; discipline and repentance; recusancy and exile; Episcopacy and Presbyterianism; theologies of resistance and obedience; the National Covenant and the Covenanting revolution; the Sectaries.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Level 3:
1) One essay 2,500 words (40%)
2) Chronology of significant dates (10%)
3) 1 three-hour exam (50%).

1st Attempt: Level 4:
1) One essay 3,500 words (40%)
2) Chronology of significant dates (10%)
3) 1 three-hour exam (50%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 3: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Resit: Level 4: No resit

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Formative assessment occurs orally throughout the course based on the students' participation in the seminars, their preparation and contribution to the discussions.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL 30M8 / KL 35M8 / KL 4516 / KL 4015
COMPARATIVE RELIGIOUS ETHICS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None. Available to students at level 3 and 4 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13 as KL 35M8 / KL 4516.

The ethical dimension of any religion is key in understanding its doctrine as well as its history. Comparative religious ethics is a relatively new field that allows us to not only understand an individual religion in these terms but to begin to draw links between religious traditions. This course will focus on the ethical developments across the major world religions, using scripture to illustrate key aspects of the individual ethics of each religion as well as drawing out comparisons between them. Students will also be given the opportunity to reflect on the ways in which the world religions have reacted to modern events and evaluate their ethical responses.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Level 3:
1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 2,500 word essay, 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

1st Atttempt: Level 4:
1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 3,500 word essay (30%), 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 3:
1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 4: No resit.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL 30M9 / KL 35M9 / KL 4016 / KL 4517
ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN AND HEBREW MYTH
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None. Available to students at level 3 and 4 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course will introduce the main categories of myth in the Ancient Near East. This will include, cosmological and chaoskampf, flood, tree of life, royal and theogony myth.It will also look at myths concerned with sacral locations and places of destruction.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Level 3: 1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 2,500 word essay (30%), 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

1st Attempt: Level 4:
1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 3,500 word essay (30%), 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit:Level 3: 1 two-our written examination (100%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit Level 4: No resit.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL 30N1 / KL 35N1 / KL 4017 / KL 4518
PAUL'S LETTER TO THE GALATIONS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None. Available to students at level 3 and 4 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course will examine Paul's letter to the churches in Galatia, with particular emphasis on understanding its historical, cultural and religious background. It will explore Paul's responses to the Galatian situation in light of his own Jewish background, and will consider the relevance of the epistle for the church in the twenty-first century.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Level 3:
1 two-hour written examination (50%) and one 2,500 word essay.

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

1st Attempt: Level 4:
1 two-hour written examination (50%) and one 3,500 word essay (50%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit Level 3:
1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit Level 4:
No resit.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL 30N2 / KL 35N2 / KL 4018 / KL 4519
UNDERSTANDING DAOISM
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None. Available to students at level 3 and 4 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course will focus on the main concepts and the history of Daoism from Laozi to contemporary phenomena.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Level 3:
1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 2,500 word essay, 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

1st Attempt: Level 4:
1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 3,500 word essay (30%), 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 3:
1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 4
No resit.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL 30N3 / KL 35N3 / KL 4019 / KL 4520
RELIGION AND THE SELF
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None. Available to students at level 3 and 4 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13 as KL 30N3 / KL 4019.

Identity is a key study within the anthropology of religion, which looks to understand religious experience through its relationship to the self. This course will study various perceptions of the self and identity throughout a range of geographical contexts and use ethnographical material to illustrate a broad array of pertinent topics and challenges to the notion of the self. Students will be given the opportunity to study unique religious experiences such as spirit possession and rites of passage as well as theoretical approaches to this study from embodiment theory to negotiating multiple identities.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Level 3:
Continuous assessment (100%): one 3,500 word project (50%), one 2,500 word essay (40%) and 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%).

1st Attempt: Level 4:

Continuous assessment (100%) one 4,500 word project (50%), one 3,500 word essay (40%), and 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%).

Resit: Level 3:
Essay and project if all original work CAS 5 or below. If original essay or project CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for those essays. New essay questions will be provided.

Resit: Level 4:
No resit.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL 30N4 / KL 35N4 / KL 4020 / KL 4521
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN RELIGION
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None. Available to students at level 3 and 4 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course will introduce a selection of deities, their theology, iconography and mythology in historical context. It will also explore aspects of the cult and royalty. The mortuary cult, beliefs in rituals concerning death, will be explored. Finally it will consider the so-called monotheistic revolution of the Aten.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Level 3:
1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 2,500 word essay, 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

1st Attempt: Level 4:
1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 3,500 word essay (30%), 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 3:
1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 4:
No resit.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL 30N5 / KL 35N5 / KL 4021 / KL 4522
ESOTERICISM
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None. Available to students at level 3 and 4 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

The academic study of esotericism extends beyond the fields of religion and philosophy that are traditionally associated with it to include the visual arts music and literature, but, as a recently developed discipline, it still offers the challenge of defining its borders and methods. This course will focus on the methodological tools that have been proposed by the theorists and historians of esotericism to understand what should be included in the study of interrelated trends and currents in Western culture from the Early Modern period until the present day.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Level 3:
1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 2,500 word essay, 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

1st Attempt: Level 4:
1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 3,500 word essay (30%), 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 3:
1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.


Resit: Level 4:
No resit.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL 30N6 / KL 35N6 / KL 4022 / KL 4523
RELIGION IN FILM
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None. Available to students at level 3 and 4 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

Religion in film is more than simply a study of the narrative, it includes an understanding of film as a unique medium through which to visualise the religious and the spiritual. This course will study various aspects of film production to give a comprehensive approach to religion in film and allow understanding of spiritual experiences produced through cinema. Students will be given the opportunity to study theories in relation to specific films/ film clips as well as to explore the the ways we use the terms religious and spiritual in relation to the cinematic experience.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Level 3:
Continuous assessment (100%): one 3,500 word project (50%), one 2,500 word essay (40%) and 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%).

1st Attempt: Level 4:
Continuous assessment (100%) one 4,500 word project (50%), one 3,500 word essay (40%), and 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%).

Resit: Level 3:
Essay and project if all original work CAS 5 or below. If original essay or project CAS 6 or above mark carried forward for those essays. New essay questions will be provided.

Resit: Level 4:
No resit.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL 30N7 / KL 35N7 / KL 4023 / KL 4524
WISDOM LITERATURE
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None. Available to students at level 3 and 4 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course will introduce the Wisdom tradition in Ancient Israel These books differ from the historical books of the Old Testament in discussing questions concerning the nature of God, human existence, and evil and suffering.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Level 3:
1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 2,500 word essay, 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

1st Attempt: Level 4:
1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 3,500 word essay (30%), 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 3:
1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 4:
No resit.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL 30N8 / KL 35N8 / KL 4024 / KL 4525
TRAVELLING MERCIES: SPIRITUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): Available to students at level 3 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course will provide students with the opportunity to read accounts of the lives of spiritually committed people. It will consider a wide range of spiritual autobiographies, journals and memoirs with the intention of developing an understanding of how social context and language mold experience. In addition the course will look at the ways in which God is perceived to intervene in people's lives and the responses that are made by those who perceive God as acting in their life. The course will be loosely chronological in the ordering of material but the emphasis will be on reading from a broad range of Christian material.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 2,500 word essay, 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL 30P1 / KL 35P1 / KL 4026 / KL 4527
WOMEN, GOD AND THE BIBLE
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None. Available to students at level 3 and 4 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13 as KL 35P1 / KL 4527.

Over the last few decades, feminism has had a great impact on society. Christianity has also felt its challenge, both from those on the inside and those on the outside.

  • How has the Church responded to feminism?

  • Should we continue to call a being as central and all important as God 'he'?

  • Does the Bible itself offer us any alternatives?

  • What was Jesus' attitude towards women?

  • How can we read biblical texts written in a patriarchal society distant in time two millennia and more in a way that is meaningful to women today?

These are just some of the questions that this course will begin to explore.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Level 3:
1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment one 2,500 word essay, 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

1st Attempt: Level 4:
1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 3,500 word essay (30%), 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 3:
1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Resit: Level 4:
No resit.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL 35M3
BIBLICAL HEBREW 6
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): Biblical Hebrew 3 or 4 or equivalent.

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13.

This course introduces students to the translation of selections of a prophetic text, Ezekiel, and selections of a narrative text, Joshua 1- 4. It will enable students to explore the different writing genres, textual issues and theology of a selection of Hebrew Bible texts.

Students will be expected to prepare sections of text weekly for translation and comment in class.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (100%).

Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will prepare translations for each class. These will be informally marked and some will be discussed in class.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in written form (individual) and class discussion (general).

Feedback for the exam will given in written form.

 

> Level 4

PLEASE NOTE: Resit: (for Honours students only): Candidates achieving a CAS mark of 6-8 may be awarded compensatory level 1 credit. Candidates achieving a CAS mark of less than 6 will be required to submit themselves for re-assessment and should contact the Course Co-ordinator for further details.

KL 4009 / KL 4510
WRITERS WITHOUT FACES: GOD IN LITERATURE 1950-2000
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None. Available to students at 4 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course will offer students the opportunity to read widely in the late twentieth century literature which grapples with the conceptualisation of a Christian God in a secular world. The attempts of various writers to conceptualise the presence or absence of God will be discussed using insights from literary critics, philosophers and theologians.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Two equally weighted 3,000 word essays (60%) and one 3,500 word project (40%).

Resit: No resit at Level 4.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

KL 4010 / KL 4511
MYTH
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None. Available to students at 4 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

A survey of eight leading theories of myth from the fields of anthropology, sociology, psychology, and religious studies. The focus will be on the differing answers the theories give to the questions of the origin, the function, and the subject matter of myth. Each theory will be applied to a familiar myth.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%); one essay of 3,000 words (50%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: No resit at Level 4.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL 4011 / KL 4512
PSEUDEPIGRAPHA
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None. Available to students at 4 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will not run in 2012/13.

This course will look at the five main categories of the Pseudepigrapha literature, apocalyptic literature, testaments, expansions of the Old Testament, wisdom and philosophical Literature, and prayers, psalms and odes. At least two texts will be studied from each category.

Workbook for self-study. 1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%), one (Level 4) 3,500 word essay (30%), one class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and one handout (10%).

Resit: No resit at Level 4.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Continuous informal assessment of performance in class, unmarked.

Feedback on formative assessment will be given in class discussion (general).

Feedback for summative assessment will given in written form: detailed comments on an essay feedback form for each student plus class discussion for general errors and advice for improvement.

Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.

KL 4012 / KL 4513
HONOURS DISSERTATION
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): Available to students in programme year 4.

This course involves the writing of a 10,000 word dissertation in one of the sub-disciplines in Divinity and Religious Studies. Independent Research work is done under the supervision of a member of staff.

Students are to meet for an initial orientation session at the beginning of the half-session, and on 3-4 occasions with their supervisor.

1st Attempt: One 10,000 word dissertation (100%).

Resit: No resit at Level 4.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will receive feedback, comments, and advice from their supervisor.

The students will obtain prompt and detailed written feedback on the dissertation they submit for assessment.