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BA Classical Literature and French

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:
- communicate fluently and appropriately, maintaining and high degree of grammatical accuracy, in French, with native or other competent speakers;
- demonstrate academic, practical and cultural understanding of the society of the country of residence;
- perform appropriate professional tasks or study successfully in the environment of the country of residence.

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:
- oral, written and practical skills in the target language;
- interpersonal skills required to live and work successfully in the environment of the foreign country;
- report writing skills.


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 (on a Pass/Fail basis) by:
- submission of a year-abroad logbook;
- satisfactory feedback as to student performance from the foreign educational institution or employer;
- successful completion of any academic work set for the student while overseas.


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