Art

Art

AH100 History of Western Art I
A survey of Western art and architecture from Greek and Roman times to the present.

AH141 History of Photography
An introduction to the early development of photography and tracing the growth of its many aspects in an historical context. The possibilities of the medium and the role of the photographic image in daily life.

AH200 History of Western Art II
A survey of Western art and architecture from about 1660 to the present.

AH225 British Art and Architecture
A review of the major monuments of British painting, sculpture, and architecture from the age of Elizabeth I to modern times.

AH230 The English Collections
Studies of the historic collections contained in public and private art galleries and museums.

AH240 English Crafts
A study of the rural crafts from the 16th century to the present.

AH245 Gardens and Landscapes
An examination of two of the most significant aspects of the English cultural heritage.

AH250 Stained Glass of English Churches and Cathedrals
A study of stained glass windows and their historical significance.

AH252 Baroque Art
A study of art in Europe from 1590 to 1710 and its relation to politics and the European culture.

AH252 Rococco Art
The major thrusts of European art and architecture from circa 1710 to 1830.

AH300 Medieval Art
Christian art and iconography in the Middle Ages. Studies will be made of manuscript illumiination, wall painting, mosaics, ivories and sculpture.

AH302 The Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer
Art of the Dutch Republic in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, concentrating on painting, prints and drawings.

AH315 Wren’s Masterpieces
A special study of Sir Christopher Wren and of his architectural masterpieces.

AH340 English Painters and the Origin of Impressionism
A study of the works of Constable and Turner and of this aspect in the impressionist movement.

AH360 Studies in the Art and Architecture of Britain and the USA
Comparative studies of art and architecture in both countries and the aesthetics underlying the visual arts in each culture.

AH400 Criticism
The history and practice of art criticism with special reference to the ideas and writings of the major English critics.

AH415 Movements in Modern Art
A study of the major exponents of the more influential movements in art in the twentieth century, from Cubism to Op and Pop.

AH430 Comparative Art Studies
Students have to contrast history, styles, movements of art/history from around the world.

AH430 Special Studies
Specialised study of a painter or group of painters, to be chosen according to student and faculty interest.

Business

Business

BU100 Introduction to Business
The organisation and operation of business; management processes, corporate strategy and typical business functions such as finance.

BU115 Organisational Behaviour
Behavioural aspects of management in organisations, with emphasis on leadership, motivation, communication, conflict resolution, group dynamics, and organisation.

BU130 Principles of Accounting I
Basic accounting concepts and the theory and practice of financial accounting will be covered.

BU145 Principles of Marketing
An examination of the basic principles of marketing in relation to competition, with a study of the behaviour patterns of buying and the importance of the customer.

BU160 Economics I
A general study of price determination; production and cost; supply and demand; market structures; factor markets and wage theories; nature and role of profit; competition; monopoly. Course is non-theoretical, practical look at the usefulness of economics in business.

BU175 Quantitative Methods
The population, frequency distribution; data; graphical displays; descriptive analysis; relative and cumulative frequency distributions; population parameters; mean, median, mode, variability, variance, standard deviation; probability; addition law; the multiplication law; statistical independence, counting techniques, the factorial permutations and combinations; random variables, binomial distribution, normal distribution, sampling distributions and theory.

BU200 Business Finance I
A study of capital formation through equity and debt transfers; the functioning of stock markets; the sale and transfer of stocks and bonds; and the use of futures and options. Characteristics of the capital market; valuation of companies; acquisitions and mergers; dividends, taxes and financing decisions

BU215 Principles of Accounting II
An advanced course to include company accounting, ethics, and capital budgeting.

BU230 Economics II
Financial institutions; externalities and market failures, money, interest and the price-level; monetarism; aggregate supply and demand, inflation, unemployment and economic growth.

BU245 Business Law
Principles of the law of contract, sales and agency, tort and criminal law are looked at. A logical approach to the legal factors that affect business decisions. The law of trusts, partnerships, corporations, real property, personal property and hardware is also discussed.

BU260 Business Information Systems
Information technology has revolutionised many industries including the way business is done. Managing information is now a management science. The aim of this course is to make students aware of how technology is used in business, the benefits it can bring, the pitfalls to look out for, and how to leverage this for competitive advantage.

BU275 Business Finance II
The financial market; discounted cash flow; appraisal of capital projects; rate of return on company assets; risk-adjusted discount rates; finance-planning; international capital projects. Characteristics of the capital market; valuation of companies; acquisitions and mergers; dividends, taxes and financing decisions.

BU300 Communication and Management Skills
A practical course looking at the skills involved in managing a business successfully. Communication, interpersonal & negotiation skills, time management, planning, listening skills, how to handle antagonistic situations are some of the areas covered.

BU330 Management of Diversity
Focuses on the diversification of business, the people, cultural and experiential differences, work and product aspects, and the ways in which to manage these challenges.

BU335 Integrated Marketing Communications
This course looks at the development, implementation and evaluation of marketing communication activities. It takes into account the need to marry traditional marcom practices with non-traditional tools (e.g., social media and mobile marketing), comparing their similarities and differences, and discussing how they can complement each other and work together for achieving the marketer’s objectives

BU345 International Marketing
The role of product development, distribution, pricing policy and promotion in the international environment. Case studies should include global giants like Coca-Cola, Microsoft and Disney.

BU360 Human Resource Management
The HR function; planning; recruitment and training; salary and wage structures; health and safety at work; motivation and job satisfaction of the work force; relationships; trade unions; legislation; development planning.

BU375 Logistics and Operations Management
Production and ancillary systems; forecasting; inventory management; quality control; environmental problems.

BU380 Motivation and Leadership
Looks at the skills required to inspire greater commitment and motivation from employees, as well as personally. Includes goal and target setting for self and others, coaching, praising and providing constructive criticism, attitude development, assertiveness, and effectiveness under pressure, change.

BU415 Small Business Management
Looks at the small business, decision-making, and the role it plays in idea generation, conception, implementation and growth.

BU430 Entrepreneurship and Startups
An exploration of the entrepreneurial process addressing the skills, concepts and knowledge relevant for creating, building and operating new business ventures. Case studies of recent entrepreneurs, successes and failures.

BU445 Strategic Management
Basics of techniques used to analyse the internal and external environments, strategy at different functional levels and its integration at corporate and global levels; development, implementation and evaluation of strategy.

BU460 Senior Business Seminar
The focus will be on examining current trends in business and discussions on special areas of interest to participants

BU475 Final Project
This module is to incorporate a project and a short thesis. The subject matter may vary yearly and should be designed by the administrator of the programme with the various lecturers of each course.

Communication

Communication

CM400 Mass Media
An examination of communication theory as related to current practice of the mass media.

CM415 Psychology of Communication
Discussion of man as a manipulator; introduction to transactional analysis; impact of verbal and non-verbal forms of communication as modes of persuasion. Study includes the various cultural features which influence communication between different cultural groups – age, education, economics, politics, and religion.

CM430 Communication Theory
An introduction to communication theories and the use of such theories in interpreting and evaluating actual communication transaction in politics, business, education, family and other daily settings.

CM445 Journalism – News Writing
Designed to teach principles of writing about events and ideas. Attention is given to the application of principles from the social sciences to journalism evaluating and analysing news.

Drama & Theatre

Drama and Theatre

DT231 Shakespeare: The Comedies
Analysis of the comic plays of Shakespeare, including Twelfth Night and A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Includes a trip to the theatre in London or Stratford-upon-Avon.

DT232 Shakespeare: The Tragedies
Analysis of the tragic plays of Shakespeare, including Macbeth, Hamlet, and Richard III. Includes a trip to the theatre in London or Stratford-upon-Avon.

DT300 Twentieth Century Drama
Studies among dramatists before the watershed of the mid-1950s – Shaw, Synge, Coward, and Eliot – and after – Osborne, Pinter, Stoppard and Storey. This will be expanded to incorporate American and other playwrights and cover briefly, other forms of theatre like dance, musicals, pantomimes, etc.

DT350 The Musical Theatre
Studies of the relationship between music and drama as seen in operetta and the modern musical. Special attention will be given to the work of certain composers such as Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Economics

Economics

EC250 Industrial Economics
Industrial structure; forms of business organisations; the goals of the firm; the growth of firms; integration; multinationals. Market power, monopoly, legislation and policies; investment policies; location of industry.

EC300 Economics and Social Policy
The role of government in a modern economy; the size of the public sector and forms of public expenditure; market failures; the distribution and redistribution of income and wealth; taxation and social welfare; social welfare systems.

EC340 Managerial Economics
Market demand and its determinants, demand estimation; cost analysis and scale effects; market structures; business objectives; pricing policies; investment appraisal; wage and profit policies; tax and business decisions.

EC350 Economics of Developing Countries
The economic aspects of development in Third World countries with special reference to the main issues arising from the experience of development policies and strategies in these countries in recent years.

EC390 Public Finance
Government in the modern economy and the growth of the public sector; public expenditure, its nature and effects; taxation, principles and tax systems; the distribution of taxes; public borrowing and the public debt; state and local fiscal systems and relations.

EC400 Micro-Economics, Analysis and Policy
An intermediate treatment of price determination; consumer demand; production and cost; supply and demand; market structures; factor markets and wage theories; nature and role of profit; externalities and market failures.

EC415 Macro-Economics, Analysis and Policy
An intermediate treatment of the national income and its determinants dealing with the classical and Keynesian theories and policies; money, interest and the price-level; monetarism; inflation, unemployment and economic growth.

EC430 The History of Economic Thought
The content and nature of the main streams of economic thought, classical, Marxist, neo-classical and Keynesian, and their relevance to contemporary economics and economic policies.

EC445 Econometrics
The main techniques and problems of statistical measurement in economics with special reference to consumer demand, production and cost, income distribution, macro-economic models and policies.

Literature

English and Literature

EN150 Survey of English Literature I
An exploration of some of the greatest literature in English drama, poetry and prose, from the medieval period through to about 1660, including such writers as Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton. Methods of literacy criticism, as well as the human values that literature embodies, will be discussed.

EN200 Survey of English Literature II
A survey of English literature from the Restoration through to the modern period, including the work of such writers as Pope, Blake, Keats, Tennyson, Eliot and Auden.

EN230 The Genius of Shakespeare
A variety of subjects concerning the greatest English poet and playwright, providing insight into the sixteenth and seventeenth century theatre; life in the courts of Elizabeth I and James I; the problem plays, comedies, histories, and tragedies.

EN240 The Genius of Dickens
Charles Dickens: prison reformer, journalist, amateur actor, tourist, humorist, and arguably England’s greatest novelist. Focus on various novels such as David Copperfield, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, Martin Chuzzlewit and A Christmas Carol.

EN250 English Lore and Legend
The course will survey some national and local customs such as Morris dancing, Mummers’ plays; Celtic and Norse mythologies with some investigations into the origin and purpose of mythology; the Robin Hood ballads; and the legend of Arthur.

EN305 Medieval Literature
Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde; Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; examples from Arthurian romance; all studied against a background of Middle Ages art and culture.

EN315 The English Renaissance
A survey of English poetry in the Tudor, Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, including the works of Spenser, Shakespeare, Marlowe and Johnson.

EN320 The Plays of William Shakespeare
The comedies, the histories, or the tragedies of the greatest English dramatist are studied in depth.

EN322 Christopher Marlowe
Learn about the Canterbury playwright, his mysterious death and his plays.

EN325 English Literature of the Seventeenth Century
Cavalier and Puritan poetry and prose, including the Metaphysicals and Milton, to the Restoration dramatists and satirists.

EN330 English Literature of the Eighteenth Century
Exploration of the poets, novelists and playwrights of the age, including Richardson, Fielding, Pope and Swift.

EN335 Literature of the Romantic Period
A study of the poets and novelists of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, including Blake, Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats and Byron.

EN340 Victorian Literature
Analysis of the major Victorian novelists and poets, including Dickens, Tennyson, Arnold, the Pre-Raphaelites and Hardy.

EN345 Masterpieces of 20th Century British Literature
A study of major figures including Yeats and Joyce; the Bloomsbury Group and Virginia Woolf; poets of the thirties and forties, such as T.S. Eliot and W.H. Auden; and others such as Osborne, Pinter and Hughes.

EN350 Women Novelists and the Feminine Character
How the great English women writers, including Jane Austen, the Brontes, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf, view women in their writings.

EN349 Modern British Writers
Looks at writers such as Rowling, Fielding, Amis and Rushdie.

EN360 The Works of D. H. Lawrence
An examination of the spiritual insight and artistic power of Lawrence.

EN400 Poetry
A survey of the formal structure and creative content of poetry, from ancient times to the present.

EN410 Literary Theory
Literary criticism and theory from its beginnings in Plato through the early twentieth century including the theory and background in New Criticism, structuralism, and phenomenology.

EN430 Creative Writing
Study and practice of traditional forms of poetry, narrative and dramatic writing.

EN445 Special Studies
Students study in depth either a chosen author, a specific period, or a movement in English literature.

History

History

HS100 Introduction to History
An introductory survey of the development of Western civilization from its origins to the present. The course will cover the nature of history and the historian’s work, and discuss problems in the discipline such as causality, relativism, and the relationship between history and the social sciences.

HS210 Highlights of British History
This course will examine some of the events of British history from Roman times to the present day, using the landscape and the built environment to illustrate the themes.

HS230 Medieval History
Deals with the rise of the Church, the development of medieval institutions, the High Middle Ages, the Papacy and the Church, literature and culture, the rise of nation states, and the coming of the Renaissance.

HS240 The Renaissance and the Reformation
The achievements of the Renaissance and the Reformation; an examination of the social and economic environment in which the far-reaching cultural transformation of the period was effected.

HS250 The Industrial Revolution in Britain
An investigation into the Industrial Revolution, its causes, development and consequences. The impact of the Revolution on British history and economics, and social problems in the 19th century it gave rise to.

HS300 European History – 18th Century
The study of Europe from 1715 to 1815, concentrating on the social, cultural and intellectual developments during the Age of the Enlightenment, the decline of the Old Regime, the French Revolution, and the Napoleonic era.

HS305 European History – 19th Century
The study of Europe from 1815 to 1914, concentrating on the ideological movements of Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism, Nationalism, and Imperialism, their causes and consequences. Concludes with the developments leading to the First World War.

HS308 The Crusades
A study of the events leading to the Crusades, key players, events, and how the Crusades changed the Western world.

HS310 Elizabethan England
The general political, religious, intellectual and economic history of the Elizabethan period.

HS315 Georgian England
Life, style, politics and the making of modern Britain. From beautifully furnished homes to raucous gambling dens, discover the reality in Georgian Britain.

HS330 Modern History
A study of our history in the twentieth century, covering politics, sociology and economics.

HS375 Women’s Place in History
An examination of the changing role(s) of women in history from medieval times through the Victorian period to the present age.

HS415 Choice Areas of Specialisation
Allows students to focus on an area of history.

HS420 Historic Canterbury
Traverse 2000 years of this historical city from the Romans to the Anglo-Saxons to the Tudors to Second World War.

Law

Law

LW320 The English Legal System
The history of the law of the land, contract and tort; sources of legal history; development of the judicial system.

LW370 The European Union
Structure and function of the EU; the Court of Justice; legislation; community norms; etc.

LW400 Jurisprudence
Subjects covered may include legal obligation; law and morals; legal validity; concepts of justice; legitimacy; authority; theory of adjudication; judicial discretion; evidence and proof; legislation.

LW415 International Law
The theory of law between nationals. The limits of law over against sovereign nations. (Prerequisites: L201 or its equivalent).

LW430 Contract
Formulation of contract; consideration; terms of contract; unenforceable contracts; mistake and misrepresentation; void and illegal contracts; capacity of parties; privity of contract; assignment; breach on contract; frustration; remedies for breach.

LW445 Tort
Tortious liability and remedies in tort.

Mathematics

Mathematics

MA150 Elementary Statistics
Basic principles, including descriptive methods and empirical status. Probability. Statistical tests and estimation. Inference, correlation, and regression.

MA210 Advanced Calculus
Vector and scalar fields, line integrals, surface and volume integrals; theorems of Green, Gauss and Stokes (prerequisite: MA112 or equivalent).

Politics

Political Science and International Relations

PS101 Introduction to Politics
An introduction to the study and context of politics, the nature and features of the links between people and government, the agencies involvedin making and implementing policies, and aspects of politics within and between countries.

IR215 International Relations
An examination of the major factors underlying international relations: methods of presentation; policies; world power conflicts.

PS225 Basic Concepts in Political Theory
An examination of some fundamental ideas in political theory, including liberty, freedom and rights; authority, power and the state; political obligation and protest; social justice and equality.

PS240 Comparative Politics and Government I
An introduction to comparative politics (using Britain, Germany, the USA, Russia and China as case studies) focusing upon constitutions, elections, party systems, parliamentary politics, executive government, pressure groups and political culture.

IR275 The Reemergence of Nationalism
A study in recent trends towards regional and ethnic conflicts with particular reference to Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

PS330 Ideologies in Modern Politics
A study of the concept of ‘ideology’ and of the leading ‘ideologies’ in modern politics: Liberalism, Conservatism, Democracy, Socialism, Marxism, Anarchism, Fascism, Nationalism and Feminism will be examined.

IR375 Theory of International Relations
A study of different theories of international relations; a survey of the international environment, states and foreign policies, organisations and forces; the nature and functions of the international system.

PS430 Political Thought I
A study, through their writings, of six political thinkers, from ancient times to the early sixteenth century: Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Augustine, Aquinas and Machiavelli.

PS445 Political Thought II
Six political thinkers and their works, from the late sixteenth to the late eighteenth centuries: Hobbes, Cocke, Montesquieu, Hume, Rousseau and Burke.

IR450 War and Peace
Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince and Karl von Clausewitz’s On War are studied for their analyses of the causes, prosecution, and prevention of war (IR375 pre-requisite).

PS460 Basic Concepts in Political Theory
An examination of some fundamental ideas in political theory, including liberty, freedom and rights; authority, power and the state; political obligation and protest; social justice and equality.

PS475 Political Thought III
Six political thinkers and their works, from the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth centuries: Paine, Bentham, Hegal, Marx, Mill and Green. Thinkers from the twentieth century: Lenin, Hayek, Oakeshott, Rawls and Nozick.

PS480 The UK and the European Union
A study of the UK’s relationship with the European Union, examining the historical roots of the EU, the ramifications of EU decisions on national interests, and the road ahead.

 

Psychology

Psychology

PY205 Psychology
Basic introduction to psychology as a science. Emphasis is placed on behavioural phenomena such as learning, motivation, perception, cognition, personality and adjustment.

PY220 Theories of Personality
A study of the nature of personality, with special reference to methodologies, findings, and theories in personality research.

PY230 Motivation and Learning
An analysis of the concept of motivation in relation to behaviour, learning and performance.

PY252 Social Psychology
Current theory and research on the individual in society, small groups, interpersonal interaction, socialisation, social structure, attitude formation and group structure.

PY303 A Study of the Dream
An analysis of the general functions of the dream; symbolic aspects of the dream; the dream in primitive and technological society; the dream in psychotherapy; daydreams and nightdreams contrasted.

 

PY340 Psychology and Artistic Creativity
Art and the creative unconscious examined. The process of artistic development in its genealogical and environmental aspects; particular reference to Jungian psychology and the work of critics in the examination of works of art, literary and plastic.

PY350 Abnormal Psychology
A general analysis of behaviour pathology, with particular attention to theories and treatment of the major personality disorders, neurosis, psychosis, reactions to stress and other dysfunctions.

PY360 The Analytical Psychology
An introduction to the non-pathological psychology of Carl Jung and his school, concerning introverted and extroverted types, function behaviour and the individuation process.

PY370 Adolescence
An overview of the development process covering physical, intellectual and emotional factors, with an examination of the social and moral aspects.

 

BA415 Sociology: Perspectives and Reflections
A general course covering principles of sociology and anthropology, with lots of discussions using modern-day examples.

Religion

Religious Studies

The Religious History of Britain: An Overview
This course is designed as an introduction to Britain’s long and winding religious history. It travels from the pagan past to the multi-confessional present and will be an ideal, context-providing starting point for students who plan to take more specialised modules.

The Coming of Christianity to Britain
The arrival of Augustine in 597 marked the beginning of an astonishing era. Missionaries ventured far and wide in their attempt to convert the island’s rulers to the Christian faith. We travel with them to explore this formative period in Britain’s religious history.

The Age of Bede
From the mid-seventh to the mid-eighth century, England was arguably the most dynamic centre of religious art and scholarship in Western Europe. The so-called Dark Ages were luminous on these shores. This course explores the leading cultural figures of the period and the many treasures that survive.

Life in the Medieval Monastery
The monasteries of Britain were crucibles of scholarly endeavour and devotional practice. They also played vital economic roles in their local communities. Discover what daily life was like inside these remarkable institutions.

Becket and Canterbury
The murder of Thomas Becket in 1170 sent shockwaves across Europe. In this course we sort fact from fiction in a tale of scandal, political intrigue, and saint-making.

Religious Pilgrimage in Britain
England has long been home to some of Christendom’s most sacred religious sites (Canterbury included). In this course students will discover what life was like for medieval pilgrims and learn about the impact the practice of pilgrimage had on England’s literary tradition. There is more to the story than Chaucer.

Medieval Heresies
Between the 11th and 15th centuries Europe experienced an unprecedented explosion of heretical activity. This course looks at the movements that challenged many aspects of established religious belief and practice, and at how the Church responded.

The Reformation in Britain
Britain’s Reformation began with the marital problems of Henry VIII but developed into one of the most complex and fascinating episodes in the country’s religious history. This course provides a panoramic overview of events between the 1520s and the 1640s but also asks how the people in the pews negotiated this turbulent period.

The Dissolution of the Monasteries
Henry VIII’s assault on the monasteries changed Britain’s religious landscape forever. This course examines the motivations behind the dissolution, the ways in which the leaders of the monasteries reacted, and the long-term consequences for religious life in England.

Religion and the English Civil War
Historians argue passionately about the causes of the English Civil War, but religion was a defining factor in determining how events unfolded. We will meet those who sought to preserve the status quo and those who sought to turn the religious world upside down.

The Church Music of Britain
Over long centuries, religious music has been the jewel in the crown of British music. This course traces the story from the 12th to the 21st century with a strong emphasis on the choral tradition.

The Great British Cathedrals
Britain can boast some of the world’s finest religious buildings. Students will learn about the master craftsmen who created these architectural splendours and about how the nation’s cathedrals were shaped by centuries of religious change.

English Religious Radicals
This course looks at three figures famous (or infamous) for their bold religious thinking: John Wyclif (whose musings lay behind the Lollard movement), William Penn (one of the founding fathers of Quakerism), and John Wesley and the Methodists.

English Catholicism from Reformation to Emancipation
After a moment of respite and recovery during the reign of Mary Tudor (1553-1558), English Catholicism entered an extended period of persecution and prosecution. How did the faith attempt to survive and why, in the nineteenth century, did historical tides turn in Catholicism’s favour?

Religion in Contemporary Britain
The religious landscape of modern Britain is both puzzling and vibrant. This course focuses on two crucial questions. What, exactly, is the state of play and what does the future hold in terms of inter-religious dialogue, co-operation and tension?

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