BA English and Comparative Literature
(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate a familiarity with the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of the study of literature in a comparative context;- use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities i.e. - be able to communicate the results of their work; - present a structured and coherent simple argument; - be able to interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of comparative literature; - evaluate qualitative data, e.g. literary texts;- demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to problem solving associated with the subject area, e.g. different theoretical approaches to the study of comparative and world literatures;- appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;- demonstrate an awareness of professional and disciplinary boundaries.
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 the subject area(s) studied; e.g. an understanding of literature as a 'product' that is marketed internationally and across borders;- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility; e.g. an understanding of the ethical issues relating to how we handle texts, translate other cultures, and talk about 'others'.
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 knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline; e.g. in essay form and in the form of class presentations;- work that covers a restricted area of the discipline; e.g. in class presentations or essays focussed on specific texts- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies; e.g. particularly in class discussion and essays.