BA Italian B and Philosophy
(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 Italian, with native or other competent speakers-Demonstrate sophisticated receptive and productive language skills, and show some practice in mediation language skills, in a variety of contexts -Demonstrate a consolidated and extended knowledge and understanding of complex structures and registers of Italian-Demonstrate an ability to evaluate critically one or more aspects of the literatures, cultures, linguistic contexts, history, politics, social and economic structures of Italy-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-Engage in reasoned discussion of often highly charged topics with people of opposing views, display openness and independence of mind and be receptive to new ideas and approaches, and be able to subject them to critical scrutiny-Display knowledge and understanding of some central theories and arguments in philosophy-Engage in informed reflection on their own lives and place in the world, and on the presuppositions of other people, other times and other disciplines-Deploy accurately standard techniques of critical analysis, argument and enquiry within the subject -Work autonomously within a structured environment-Conform to professional boundaries and norms where applicable-Demonstrate, where appropriate, an ability independently to identify and critically engage with instances of cross-over between the two strands of the degree programme-Effectively identify and articulate the skills and attributes developed during the degree which will distinguish the student within the multilingual and multinational workplace, and compete for opportunities and be successful in the workplace
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- qualities and transferable skills related to the subject area(s) studied, 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;- the ability to appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;- skills necessary for the communication of information;- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility and decision making.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 area(s) studied;- skills necessary for the communication of information;- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility and decision making.
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 critical opinion;- demonstrating a knowledge base that is both broad and, sometimes, specialized.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;- demonstrating a broad knowledge base;- evidencing in-depth investigation.