BA Classical Literature and French
(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 French, 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 French-Demonstrate an ability to evaluate critically one or more aspects of the literatures, cultures, linguistic contexts, history, politics, social and economic structures of France and the Francophone world-Demonstrate global and cultural awareness and a particular understanding of at least one contemporary and one classical society, 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-Demonstrate advanced knowledge of Greek and Latin literature-Demonstrate advanced knowledge of classical antiquity -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-Conform to professional standards and norms of ethics, presentation and communication of information-Demonstrate an ability, where appropriate, 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:- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied; - 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;This may typically include, to an extent commensurate with the level of study: independence of thought; capacity for critical reflection; capacity for critical judgement; ability to gather, memorise, organise and deploy information; ability to extract key elements from data and identify and solve associated problems; ability to select and apply appropriate methodologies; ability to engage in analytical and evaluative thinking; ability to engage in lateral thinking; ability to marshal argument; ability to present material orally; ability to present material in written form; ability to work with others; ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; basic IT skills.Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the transferable skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied, valuable for employment, e.g. 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;- skills necessary for the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways;- skills necessary for the exercise of initiative, 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 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;Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the syllabuses of the modules chosen within those specified for the year/programme, but will typically include elements of both formal examination and of assessed essay 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 a broad knowledge base;- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;- work that draws on a wide variety of material and is typically both evaluative and creative;- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the discipline.