BA Economics and History
(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate a broad understanding of the concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features in a range of aspects of the discipline;- apply generic and subject specific intellectual qualities to standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied;- appreciate and employ the main methods of enquiry in the subject and critically evaluate the appropriateness of different methods of enquiry;- use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake the analysis of data and information;- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms; - demonstrate an intermediate level of knowledge of both micro and macro economics; - understand both theoretical and applied knowledge in chosen specialist subject areas; and- demonstrate the knowledge and understanding required for more advanced, specialist study in Programme Year 3.On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:1. Demonstrate, especially through work on option modules, a broad understanding of:- chronological continuity and change (hbp #16); - how people have existed, acted and thought in a range of societies and cultures (hbp #12.1 and 17); - techniques for close work on sources, both primary and/or secondary (hbp #18)2. Apply generic and subject specific intellectual qualities, such as those listed below, to a further range of historical periods and problems:- Critical and empathetic reading and use of texts or other source materials (hbp 12.2)- Appreciation of the complexity and diversity of past cultures (hbp 12.3)- Appreciation of the problematic nature of historical interpretation and evidence (hbp 12.4)- Critical evaluation of historical evidence (hbp 12.5)- Intellectual independence (hbp 12.6).- Marshalling and communicating of argument, both oral and written (hbp 12.7)3. Appreciate, employ and critically evaluate some of the main approaches to history (hbp #20)4. Use a range of techniques and approaches to analyse data and information.5. Understand and reflect upon the nature of history and the limitations of historical evidence. (hbp #19)6. Effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms.
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 related to the subject area studied;- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility; and- IT, numeric and modelling skills.Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:1. Qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment, such as independence of mind, initiative, teamwork, locating and handling information, analytical ability, problem-solving, oral and written communication, intellectual integrity, empathy (hbp #14)2. Skills necessary for exercising of personal responsibility, including self-discipline and self-direction (hbp #14)3. 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 range of aspects of the discipline to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline; and- the ability to evaluate and critically analyse received opinion.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:- Oral assessment (or small written exercise)- Essay writing- Participation in electronic discussion groups- ExaminationsTo demonstrate:- Ability to apply a broad range of aspects / competencies of the discipline to standard historical problems.- Ability to produce work that draws on a wide variety of material- Ability to evaluate and criticise received historical opinion.