BA English and Russian B
(Award available for year: Bachelor of Arts)
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 Russian 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 Russia-Demonstrate an ability to evaluate critically one or more aspects of the literatures, cultures, linguistic contexts, history, politics, social and economic structures of Russia-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 scholarshipin 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-Work autonomously within a structured environment-Have experience of a large amount of English literature from a wide range of periods and places, including study of periods before and after 1800-Have an awareness of the importance of the literary, cultural and socio-historical contexts in which literature is written and read-Have a basic knowledge of the structure of English, and how to apply concepts of the structure and history of English to analysis of texts (if language modules are selected)-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, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment at graduate level entry;- 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 related to Russian and Slavonic Studies, valuable for employment, eg. be able to gather and critically evaluate information from a variety of paper, audio-visual and electronic sources, be able to use IT effectively both as a means of communication and as an aid to learning;- word-processing in Cyrillic; proficiency in a range of standard software, e.g. Microsoft Word and Powerpoint; familiarity with specialist software, e.g. online corpora, library databases;- the ability to appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;- 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.
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 concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;- demonstrating the ability to construct an argument;- demonstrating knowledge of two disciplines;- demonstrating the ability to be critical of scholarly work.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 of the discipline;- 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 the discipline;- work that is typically both evaluative and creative.Assessment methods include, where appropriate for each module:- written examinations- oral language examinations- dissertation- assessed language coursework - assessed non-language coursework.