Combined Honours Modules for Visiting Students


The Combined Honours Centre hosts four modules which are offered exclusively to visiting students:

HSS1001 Philosophy and Religion (PDF: 87KB)
Semester 1, 10 credits.

There is an increasingly heated debate about the role of religious thought and faith in the modern world. This module aims to enable students to understand that debate by introducing key concepts, arguments and themes as well skills, methodologies and themes from the philosophical understanding and discussion of religion. The focus will be on the Abrahamic religions but reference will also be made to non-Abrahamic and non-theistic religions.

HSS1002 Philosophy and Ethics (PDF: 92KB)
Semester 2, 10 credits.

Where do our moral values come from? How should we behave toward one another? This module will examine some answers to these questions and assess their significance for current ethical debates over issues such as euthanasia, stem cell research, punishment and the environment.

Students will consider the role of reason, religious beliefs, emotion and story-telling in forming and justifying moral beliefs and practices and critically reflect on the implications of these for private and public morality. Major philosophers of the western tradition such as Kant, Hume and Mill will be introduced along with material from postmodern and feminist writers.

HSS2001 British Culture (PDF: 114KB)
Semester 1, 20 credits.

This module explores some major aspects of British culture. It seeks to broaden and deepen students’ awareness of British culture, both historically and in contemporary society. Students will also identify and learn to use the resources for independent research in British culture.

The Art of Theological Reflection (PDF: 131KB)
HSS2004, Semester 1, 10 credits.
HSS2204, Semester 2, 10 credits.

This module seeks to understand what theology is and how to do it by learning from five important theologians throughout key turning points in history. Each lecture and seminar will focus on what each thinker has believed and taught about Christianity, but the goal is to discern from each thinker the art of theological reflection itself.