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BA Geography and Spanish

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the programme students should have provided evidence of having:

- an understanding of human social, economic, political and cultural systems from a spatial perspective;
- an understanding of geography's intellectual development
- an appreciation of the practical contributions made by geographers to debates and policy on societal and environmental issues, and an understanding of their potential for continuing such contributions;
- the skills necessary to engage with ideas in the social sciences and humanities;
- skills in the use of geographical information systems, and/or the application of qualitative and quantitative analysis to geographical study;
- skills in teamwork, investigation, presentation and communication.

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

- achieve effective communication in Spanish with native or other competent speakers
- demonstrate complex receptive and productive language skills in Spanish and in a variety of contexts
- have consolidated and extended knowledge and understanding of complex structures of the Spanish language being able to demonstrate a knowledge of a variety of aspects of the literatures, cultures, history, social and economic structures of Spanish-speaking countries
- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms
- demonstrate mastery of advanced level work in the other subject studied

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to human geography;
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;
- decision making.

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- qualities and transferable skills valuable for employment related to the subject area(s) studied, such as being able to gather and process information from a variety of paper, audio-visual and electronic sources, being able to use IT effectively both as a means of communication and as an aid to learning
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility and independent learning, including the ability to appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners
- decision making;

Assessment

Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of human geography to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;
- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;
- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to human geography;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.

Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of the discipline
- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;
- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;

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