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BA Geography and Spanish

Year 4

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Arts)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the programme, students should have provided evidence of being able to:
-Communicate fluently and appropriately, maintaining a high degree of grammatical accuracy, in Spanish, with native or other competent speakers
-Demonstrate sophisticated receptive and productive language skills, and show some practice in mediation language skills (such as translation, interpreting, and presentation in the target language), in a variety of contexts
-Demonstrate a consolidated and extended knowledge and understanding of complex structures and registers of Spanish
-Demonstrate an ability to evaluate critically one or more aspects of the literatures, cultures, linguistic contexts, history, politics, social and economic structures of Spain and Latin America
-Demonstrate global and cultural awareness and a particular understanding of one or more cultures and societies, other than their own, that will normally have been significantly enhanced by a period of residence abroad
-Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and an awareness of and ability to engage with and respond to the ethical issues raised by the programme of study
-Effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of media, including undertaking extended pieces of work or projects, demonstrating independent research skills, making appropriate use of primary sources and showing coherent and detailed knowledge of different aspects of the disciplines and recent research and scholarship in the field, and demonstrating professional competencies
-Describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship, appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in the subject and make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources
- Understand human social, economic, political and cultural systems from a spatial and/or environmental perspective;
- Understand the intellectual development of geography and important theoretical perspectives applied in the study of space, place and the environment;
- Show critical appreciation of the practical contributions made by geographers to debates and policy on societal and environmental issues, and understand their potential for continuing such contributions;
- Use geographical information systems, and apply qualitative and quantitative analysis to geographical study;
-Work autonomously within a structured environment
-Conform to professional boundaries and norms where applicable
-Demonstrate an ability independently to identify and critically engage with instances of cross-over between the two strands of the degree programme

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire:

- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to human geography;
- the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;
- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;
- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;
- the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.

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 the subject area(s) studied, e.g. being able to gather and critically evaluate information from a variety of paper, audio-visual and electronic sources and being able to use IT effectively both as a means of communication and as an aid to learning;
- skills necessary for the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions;
- skills necessary for the exercising of independent judgement, personal responsibility and 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 top apply a broad range of aspects of human geography;
- work that draws on a wide variety of material;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within human geography;
- work that is typically both evaluative and creative.

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 a broad knowledge base within the discipline;
- work that draws on a wide variety of material and is typically both evaluative and creative - evaluate and criticise received opinion;
- demonstrating evidence of the ability to conduct independent, in-depth enquiry within the discipline.

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