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Durham University

Faculty Handbook 2022-2023

Module Search Results

Please ensure you check the module availability box for each module outline, as not all modules will run in each academic year. Each module description relates to the year indicated in the module availability box. Please be aware that modules may change from year to year, and may be amended to take account of, for example: changing staff expertise, disciplinary developments, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback. Current modules are subject to change in light of the ongoing disruption caused by Covid-19.

  • ANTH2051 - Politics and Economics
  • ANTH2061 - Evolution, Variation and Adaptation
  • ANTH2071 - Our Place in Nature
  • ANTH2111 - Sex, Reproduction and Love
  • ANTH2141 - Global Health and Disease
  • ANTH2161 - Kinship and Religion
  • ANTH2241 - Environment, Climate, and The Anthropocene
  • ARAB2002 - Arabic Language 2b
  • ARAB2011 - Arabic Literature
  • ARAB2041 - Persian I
  • ARAB2051 - Middle Eastern Cinema
  • ARCH2041 - Scientific Methods in Archaeology 2*
  • ARCH2081 - Prehistoric Europe: From Foragers to State Formation
  • ARCH2091 - Becoming Roman: From Iron Age to Empire in Italy and The West
  • ARCH2131 - Archaeology of Medieval and Post-medieval Britain in Its European Context
  • ARCH2141 - The East Mediterranean in The Bronze Age
  • ARCH2161 - Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations: East and West
  • ARCH2181 - Developing Archaeological Research*
  • ARCH2191 - Professional Training*
  • ARCH2212 - Advanced Skills in Archaeology (40 Credits)*
  • ARCH2221 - Advanced Skills in Archaeology (20 Credits)*
  • ARCH2231 - Debating and Doing Historical Archaeology
  • BIOL2421 - Immune Systems
  • BIOL2431 - Microbiology
  • BIOL2441 - Molecular Biology
  • BIOL2451 - Evolution
  • BIOL2461 - Ecology
  • BIOL2471 - Development
  • BIOL2481 - Cell Biology
  • BIOL2491 - Biochemistry
  • BIOL2501 - Cell Signalling
  • BIOL2511 - Behaviour
  • BIOL2521 - Integrated Physiological Systems
  • BIOL2571 - Plant and Algal Physiology
  • BUSI2141 - Entrepreneurship
  • BUSI2331 - Consumer Behaviour
  • BUSI2341 - Innovation Management
  • CHEM2012 - Core Chemistry 2
  • CHEM2051 - Biological Chemistry
  • CHEM2061 - Computational Chemistry
  • CHEM2077 - Chemistry of The Elements
  • CHEM2087 - Structure and Reactivity in Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM2097 - Properties of Molecules
  • CHEM2107 - Practical Chemistry 2 - Inorganic
  • CHEM2117 - Practical Chemistry 2 - Organic
  • CHEM2127 - Practical Chemistry 2 - Physical
  • CHNS2012 - Chinese Language 2b
  • CHNS2021 - Chinese Cinema
  • CHNS2031 - Classical Chinese I
  • CHNS2041 - Chinese Language 2a
  • CLAS2032 - Beginners' Latin 2
  • CLAS2062 - Beginners' Greek 2
  • CLAS2121 - Advanced Latin 2b
  • CLAS2131 - Crisis of The Roman Republic
  • CLAS2151 - Traditions of Epic
  • CLAS2171 - Advanced Greek 2a
  • CLAS2181 - Advanced Greek 2b
  • CLAS2191 - Advanced Latin 2a
  • CLAS2521 - Intermediate Latin 2a
  • CLAS2531 - Intermediate Latin 2b
  • CLAS2541 - Intermediate Greek 2a
  • CLAS2551 - Intermediate Greek 2b
  • CLAS2601 - Greek Literature & The Near East
  • CLAS2621 - Interpreting Greek Tragedy Today
  • CLAS2631 - Roman Buildings & Their Decoration
  • CLAS2641 - Creation & Cosmology
  • CLAS2661 - Emperors & Dynasties: From The Julio-claudians to Diocletian's Tetrarchy
  • CLAS2721 - Latin Literature of The Early Empire
  • CLAS2731 - Ancient Epistolography
  • CLAS2761 - Ancient Political Thought & Action
  • CLAS2781 - The Hellenistic World
  • CLAS2791 - Stoicism
  • CLAS2801 - Classical Theories of Soul
  • CLAS2811 - Dialogues With Antiquity: The Classical Past in The Visual Arts From The Middle Ages to Modernity
  • CLAS2831 - Living in The Classical World
  • CLAS2841 - Alexandria
  • CLAS2851 - Advanced Latin 2c
  • CLAS2861 - Death in The Classical World
  • CLAS2871 - Theatre & Spectacle in Ancient Rome
  • CLAS2881 - Myths of Transformation in Ovid's Metamorphoses
  • CLAS2891 - Classical Receptions & Contemporary Culture
  • CLAS2901 - Ancient Science
  • CLAS2911 - Roman Religion
  • CLAS2921 - The Literature & Language of Ancient Babylon: An Introduction
  • CLAS2931 - Beauty and Goodness
  • CLAS2941 - The City of Athens
  • COMP2181 - Theory of Computation
  • COMP2211 - Networks and Systems
  • COMP2221 - Programming Paradigms
  • COMP2261 - Artificial Intelligence
  • COMP2271 - Data Science
  • COMP2281 - Software Engineering
  • ECON2011 - Macroeconomics
  • ECON2021 - Microeconomics
  • ECON2061 - Economic Data Analysis
  • ECON2071 - European Economics
  • ECON2091 - Economics of Social Policy
  • ECON2101 - Intermediate Finance
  • ECON2121 - Intermediate Methods for Economics and Finance
  • ECON2141 - Behavioural and Experimental Economics
  • EDUC2321 - Learning and Development in Childhood
  • EDUC2351 - Higher Education: Issues of Exclusion and Inclusion
  • EDUC2361 - Cultural Identity, Interculturality and Education
  • EDUC2401 - Constructing Childhood and Youth
  • EDUC2411 - Assessing Education
  • EDUC2421 - Learning Lives
  • EDUC2431 - Disability and Educational Needs: Impairment, Empowerment and Education
  • ENGL2011 - Theory & Practice of Literary Criticism
  • ENGL2021 - Shakespeare
  • ENGL2041 - Renaissance Literature Level 2
  • ENGL2071 - Victorian Literature
  • ENGL2081 - Literature of The Modern Period
  • ENGL2091 - Old English Level 2
  • ENGL2101 - Old Norse Level 2
  • ENGL2111 - Old French Level 2
  • ENGL2121 - Chaucer
  • ENGL2141 - American Poetry
  • ENGL2151 - The Literature of Emotion, 1740-1814 (Special Topic)
  • ENGL2181 - The Short Story (Special Topic)
  • ENGL2191 - Modern Poetry
  • ENGL2211 - Virginia Woolf
  • ENGL2291 - Fin-de-siecle Fiction
  • ENGL2321 - Irish Poetry Since Yeats
  • ENGL2371 - Germanic Myth and Legend
  • ENGL2381 - Arthurian Literature
  • ENGL2421 - The Brontes (Special Topic)
  • ENGL2471 - George Eliot: Novelist of Ideas (Special Topic)
  • ENGL2501 - The Australian Legend, 1890s - 1990s
  • ENGL2521 - Toni Morrison: Texts and Contexts
  • ENGL2531 - Literature in England and Wales, 1066-1300
  • ENGL2551 - Landscape and 'the Condition-of-england' (Special Topic)
  • ENGL2561 - The Domestic Object: Home and Identity in Edwardian and Modern Fiction (Special Topic)
  • ENGL2601 - Literature Under Charles I and Cromwell
  • ENGL2611 - John Milton (1608-74)
  • ENGL2621 - Modern Literature and The British Secret State
  • ENGL2641 - Poetry and Poetics
  • ENGL2691 - Evelyn Waugh
  • ENGL2701 - English Plays Before Shakespeare
  • ENGL2711 - Shakespeare's Problem Plays
  • ENGL2751 - Shakespeare's History Plays
  • ENGL2761 - Jane Austen
  • ENGL2771 - Contemporary Us Fiction & The Question of Genre
  • ENGL2781 - Writing Women: Gendering Literature, C.800-1600
  • ENGL2791 - Romantic Plays and Players
  • ENGL2801 - Postcolonial World Literatures
  • ENGL2811 - Reading The Digital - Digital Humanities and Literary Studies
  • FREN2011 - Modernity & Disenchantment: 19th and 20th C French Literature and Culture
  • FREN2031 - Sex, Gender and Identity in The Middle Ages and The Renaissance
  • FREN2051 - French Language 2
  • FREN2061 - The Francophone Imaginary: Legacies of Colonialism in Literature and Culture
  • FREN2091 - Revolutionary Works in French Politics
  • FREN2101 - The Canon in Context: French Theatre of The 17th and 18th Centuries
  • FREN2111 - French Language 2b
  • GEOG2511 - Urban Geography
  • GEOG2521 - Managing River Catchments
  • GEOG2531 - Glaciers and Glaciation
  • GEOG2541 - Geographies of Development
  • GEOG2551 - Contested Environments
  • GEOG2561 - Social and Cultural Geography
  • GEOG2571 - Reconstructing Environmental Change
  • GEOG2581 - Political Geography
  • GEOG2591 - Handling Geographic Information
  • GEOG2611 - Mountain Landscapes
  • GEOG2631 - People and Environment - Pattern and Process
  • GEOG2641 - Economic Geography
  • GEOG2651 - Carbon and Biogeochemical Cycles
  • GEOG2661 - Climate Change: Geographical Perspectives
  • GEOL2011 - Structural Geology and Tectonics
  • GEOL2031 - Sedimentary Environments
  • GEOL2081 - Geophysical Methods for Geoscientists
  • GEOL2171 - Isotopes and Climate
  • GEOL2191 - Fieldwork (Geological)
  • GEOL2201 - Fieldwork (Environmental)
  • GEOL2231 - Igneous and Metamorphic Processes
  • GEOL2241 - Fieldwork (Geophysical)
  • GEOL2251 - Modelling Earth Processes
  • GEOL2291 - Geophysical Data Applications
  • GEOL2301 - Ancient Life and Its Environment
  • GERM2021 - German Language 2a
  • GERM2121 - Sex and Identity in Germanic Cultures
  • GERM2131 - Negotiating The Past in The German-speaking Countries
  • GERM2141 - Violence in German Literature, Film and Visual Art
  • GERM2152 - German Language 2b
  • HIST20A1 - Constructing Identities: Gender, Sexuality and Age in England
  • HIST20B1 - Crime and Culture in Early Modern Europe
  • HIST20C1 - Gender and Sexuality During Britain's Long Twentieth Century
  • HIST20D1 - The Nazi Dictatorship: Culture and Society
  • HIST20F1 - Modern Russia From Emancipation to Revolution: A Cultural History
  • HIST20G1 - The Habsburg Empire: From Enlightenment to Collapse, C.1740-1918
  • HIST20H1 - International Human Rights Since 1945
  • HIST20I1 - Gregory of Tours and The Early Merovingians, C. 500 - 600
  • HIST20J1 - Themes in Modern British History: Religion, Magic and Multiculturalism
  • HIST20K1 - Science & Technology in History: Who is A Scientist?
  • HIST20L1 - Christianity and Conflict in Late Antique Italy and North Africa
  • HIST20M1 - New Histories of American Prisons and Policing
  • HIST20N1 - From Raiders to Rulers: The Creation of The Norman Kingdom of Sicily (C.1000-c.1200)
  • HIST20P1 - Wildlife Conservation in African History
  • HIST20Q1 - The Early Modern Western Indian Ocean Seascape of Mobilities?
  • HIST20R1 - Photographic Histories
  • HIST20S1 - Black British History
  • HIST20T1 - Rice, Race, Religion and Revolt in Colonial Myanmar
  • HIST20U1 - Sex, Gender, and The Body in South Asian History
  • HIST20V1 - The “vast” Early Modern Americas
  • HIST20W1 - Occupied Europe, 1938-1947
  • HIST20X1 - Cross-cultural Iberia: Identity and Diversity Ca. 600-950 Ce
  • HIST20Y1 - Apocalypse Now: Early Christian Approaches to The End of The World
  • HIST20Z1 - Food and Culinary History of Southern Africa, The Past and Present.
  • HIST21A1 - Living The French Revolution and Napoleonic Empire
  • HIST21B1 - Socialising The Household in Late Medieval Cities
  • HIST21C1 - Early Modern Hospitality in Global Comparative Perspective
  • HIST21D1 - Oral History
  • HIST21E1 - Law and Order in The Barbarian Kingdoms C.500-800ad
  • HIST21F1 - Economic History of Sub-saharan Africa
  • HIST21G1 - Political Authority and Community in Medieval Egypt C.900-c.1500
  • HIST21H1 - A ‘pure’ Land? Gender, Caste and Community in South Asia, C. 1750-1950
  • HIST2201 - Modern China's Transformations
  • HIST2211 - Hard Times
  • HIST2291 - Soviet Socialism in The Cold War: The Ussr, 1945-1991
  • HIST2321 - Inventing France, 1300-1500: Kings and Communities
  • HIST2351 - Memory and Conflict in Europe Since 1918
  • HIST2411 - The Romantic Revolution in Europe, 1770-1840
  • HIST2431 - Civilising Peoples: Progress, Governance and The British Empire
  • HIST2441 - Selling The Tudor Monarchy
  • HIST2471 - The United States and The Cold War
  • HIST2481 - The Golden Age of Northumbria, C. 600–c. 800
  • HIST2501 - The World We Have Lost? Family and Household in Europe, C.1600-1914
  • HIST2521 - From Vikings to Crusaders: The Formation of The Scandinavian Kingdoms, C. 900-1200
  • HIST2541 - Elders, Despots, Modernisers: Reimagining The State in Northeast Africa
  • HIST2621 - Political Culture in Japan Since 1688
  • HIST2631 - Treasure in Heaven: Medieval Monasticism C.1000-c.1300
  • HIST2641 - China, The West and The Rest: Exchanges, Ideology, and Practice in Late Imperial China
  • HIST2721 - The Court: Art and Power in Early Modern Europe
  • HIST2741 - Protest, Terrorism and Revolution 1953-1989/90
  • HIST2871 - Native Americans and Minority Rights in The Us, 1914-2000
  • HIST2922 - Conversations With History
  • HIST2931 - The Book of Hours in Medieval Life and Art
  • HIST2951 - Robin Hood
  • HIST2971 - Regions and Peoples in The Atlantic Isles and North America 1500-1800
  • ITAL2031 - Italian Language 2b
  • ITAL2041 - The World of Dante
  • ITAL2061 - Narratives of Fascist and Post-war Italy
  • ITAL2081 - The Languages of Italy
  • ITAL2111 - Italian Language 2a
  • ITAL2121 - The Making of Modern Italy
  • ITAL2131 - Renaissance and Baroque in Image and Word
  • JPNS2012 - Japanese Language 2b
  • JPNS2041 - The Body and The Extremity of The Senses: Through Japanese Literature, Performance and Media Arts
  • JPNS2161 - Japanese Language 2a
  • JPNS2171 - Science and Technology in Modern Japan: A Cultural History
  • JPNS2181 - Introduction to Anime: Aesthetic, Technology, Seriality
  • LANG2161 - Everyday English Discourse
  • LANG2171 - English Language Teaching
  • LAW2021 - Advanced Issues in Public Law
  • LAW2031 - Administrative Law
  • LAW2061 - Religion and Law
  • LAW2081 - Contemporary Issues in The Law of The European Internal Market
  • LAW2111 - Employment Law
  • LAW2121 - Law of Family Relationships
  • LAW2131 - Public International Law
  • LAW2201 - Law Gender and Society
  • LAW2241 - Commercial Law
  • LAW2271 - Legal Frontiers
  • LAW2281 - Evidence and Criminal Process
  • LAW2291 - Contemporary Issues in Biolaw
  • LAW2311 - Legal Philosophy
  • LAW2321 - Financial Law
  • LIBA2001 - Arts & Humanities in The Workplace
  • LIBA2011 - Programming for Students of Arts and Humanities
  • MATH2011 - Complex Analysis Ii
  • MATH2031 - Analysis in Many Variables Ii
  • MATH2051 - Numerical Analysis Ii
  • MATH2071 - Mathematical Physics Ii
  • MATH2581 - Algebra Ii
  • MATH2617 - Elementary Number Theory Ii
  • MATH2627 - Geometric Topology Ii
  • MATH2637 - Mathematical Modelling Ii
  • MATH2647 - Probability Ii
  • MATH2657 - Special Relativity and Electromagnetism Ii
  • MATH2687 - Data Science and Statistical Computing Ii
  • MATH2697 - Statistical Modelling Ii
  • MATH2707 - Markov Chains Ii
  • MATH2711 - Statistical Inference Ii
  • MLAC2001 - Mediterranean Sexualities: Cultural Stereotypes and Transcultural Exchanges
  • MUSI2541 - Orchestration
  • MUSI2581 - Conducting
  • MUSI2601 - Advanced Historical Composition Techniques
  • MUSI2611 - Theory and Analysis
  • MUSI2651 - Studies in The History of Opera
  • MUSI2661 - World Music Traditions
  • MUSI2671 - Studies in Popular Music
  • MUSI2691 - Historical Studies 2
  • MUSI2711 - Performance 2: Practice As Research
  • MUSI2751 - Philosophy, Music and Improvisation
  • MUSI2771 - The Music of India
  • MUSI2781 - Psychology of Music
  • PHIL2011 - Philosophy of Mind
  • PHIL2021 - Language, Logic and Reality
  • PHIL2031 - Early Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL2041 - Moral Theory
  • PHIL2081 - Political and Social Philosophy
  • PHIL2091 - Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL2151 - Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL2171 - The Philosophy of Economics and Politics: Theory, Methods, and Values
  • PHIL2181 - Fundamentals of Logics
  • PHIL2191 - History, Science and Medicine
  • PHYS2581 - Foundations of Physics 2a
  • PHYS2591 - Foundations of Physics 2b
  • PHYS2611 - Mathematical Methods in Physics
  • PHYS2621 - Stars and Galaxies
  • PHYS2631 - Theoretical Physics 2
  • PHYS2641 - Laboratory Skills and Electronics
  • PHYS2651 - Physics in Society
  • PSYC2241 - Cognitive and Biological Psychology
  • PSYC2251 - Differential and Clinical Psychology
  • PSYC2271 - Social and Developmental Psychology
  • RUSS2012 - Russian Language 2b
  • RUSS2191 - Russian Language 2a
  • RUSS2231 - Reading Russian Literature
  • RUSS2241 - Russian and Soviet Cinema
  • RUSS2261 - St Petersburg-petrograd-leningrad: Culture, Memory, Mythology
  • RUSS2271 - Russia’s Linguistic Journey Through Texts and Patterns
  • SGIA2131 - International Theory
  • SGIA2161 - The Politics of Pacific Asia
  • SGIA2171 - Foundations of Western Political Thought
  • SGIA2231 - German Politics and Society
  • SGIA2261 - International Organisatons
  • SGIA2281 - Sovereignty, State and Empire
  • SGIA2301 - Global Political Economy
  • SGIA2311 - Middle East in The International System
  • SGIA2321 - Debates in Political Theory
  • SGIA2331 - Politics and Identity in Contemporary Germany
  • SGIA2341 - Research Project
  • SGIA2351 - Class, Nation and British Politics
  • SGIA2361 - Analytical Politics
  • SGIA2371 - Challenges and Conflict in European Politics
  • SGIA2381 - Democracy, Conflict and American Politics
  • SOCI2111 - Self, Identity and Society
  • SOCI2221 - Policing and Police
  • SOCI2231 - Contemporary Criminological Theory
  • SOCI2252 - Research Methods in Action
  • SOCI2261 - Modern and Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • SOCI2271 - Sociology of Education
  • SOCI2311 - Crime, Power and Social Inequalities
  • SOCI2321 - Sociology of Health and Medicine
  • SPAN2011 - Spanish Language 2a
  • SPAN2061 - Catalan (Beginners)
  • SPAN2071 - Latin American Texts
  • SPAN2081 - Spanish Texts
  • SPAN2111 - Spanish Language 2b
  • SPAN2151 - Icons and Myths of The Hispanic World
  • SPAN2161 - Race and Gender in Latin American Cinema
  • SPAN2171 - Love and Death in Spanish Texts
  • SPAN2181 - Nature and Culture Across The Atlantic
  • SPRT2231 - Sports Development
  • SPRT2271 - Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • SPRT2441 - Sport, Health and The Environment
  • SPRT2451 - Nutrition for Sport and Health
  • SPRT2461 - Advanced Sociology of Sport
  • THEO2011 - Literature & Theology of The Old Testament
  • THEO2051 - New Testament Theology
  • THEO2061 - Syriac
  • THEO2171 - Hebrew Prose Texts
  • THEO2231 - Death, Ritual and Belief
  • THEO2241 - Creation and New Creation: Imaging God
  • THEO2271 - Reading The New Testament in Greek
  • THEO2291 - Science and Theology: Exploring The Interface
  • THEO2321 - Religion in Contemporary Britain
  • THEO2361 - Atheism, Belief, and The Edge of Reason
  • THEO2381 - Topics in Christian Ethics
  • THEO2391 - Early Christian Doctrine: Trinity And christology
  • THEO2401 - Christ and The Human Mystery: Imaging God
  • THEO2451 - Myth and Meaning. The Structural Analysis of Mythology
  • THEO2461 - Research Project and Colloquium in Theology and Religion
  • THEO2471 - God and The Universe of Faiths
  • THEO2491 - Catholic Theology in The Modern World
  • THEO2501 - Sacred India: Land, Politics & Identity
  • THEO2511 - The Reformation and Its Legacy
  • THEO2521 - Medieval Theology and Spirituality
  • THEO2531 - Sects, Prophets and Gurus
  • THEO2541 - Jewish Religion in Antiquity: Belief Systems, Ethics, Political Conflicts
  • THEO2551 - Create, Image, Enact: Christian Theology and The Arts
  • THEO2561 - Augustine of Hippo
  • THEO2571 - Faith, Identity and Power in Latin America
  • THEO2591 - The Thought of St Bonaventure
  • THEO2601 - Emotion, Religion and Identity
  • THEO2611 - Issues in Old Testament Study
  • THEO2621 - Theology and Culture in Atlantic History
  • THEO2631 - Jews and Judaism in The Contemporary World
  • TMMC2217 - Developing Preaching
  • TMMC2227 - Integrative Learning for Collaborative Practice B
  • TMMC2231 - Corporate Engagement With Context A
  • VISU2001 - Digital Skills for Visual Culture Research
  • VISU2011 - Introduction to Museums and Curating
  • VISU2021 - The Art of The Moving Image 2: Theories and Contexts
  • VISU2031 - Objects of Desire: Making Sense of The Collections At The Oriental Museum
  • VISU2041 - Thinking Through Art Objects


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