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BA International Development and Spanish

Year 3

Learning outcomes

On completion of the Joint Honours Degree programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
- understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in the disciplines;
- deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within the disciplines;
- demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument;
- describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship;
- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in the disciplines;
- make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources;
- conform to professional boundaries and norms where applicable.

On completion of the year/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 in Spanish in a variety of contexts
- have consolidated and extended knowledge and understanding of complex structures and registers of the Spanish language
- demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the cultures and societies of the Spanish-speaking world, that will normally have been enhanced by periods of residence in an appropriate country
- demonstrate an ability to evaluate critically selected aspects of the literatures, cultures, history, politics, and social and economic structures of the societies of the countries of the Spanish-speaking world
- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of media, including undertaking extended projects, making appropriate use of primary sources and showing an awareness of recent research and scholarship in the field
- demonstrate mastery of advanced study in the other subject studied

Transferable (key) skills

The programme provides opportunities for students to practise and develop:
- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied;
- the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;
- analytical and critical thinking;
- 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 further training of a professional or equivalent nature where appropriate.

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

The achievement of the programme outcomes will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for each subject and will include:
- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the disciplines;
- work that draws on a wide variety of material associated with the disciplines;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
- work that is both evaluative and analytical.

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
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
- demonstrating evidence of the ability to conduct independent, in-depth enquiry within the discipline

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