BA Economics and History
(Award available for year: Bachelor of Arts)
On completion of the year/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 discipline;- deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within the discipline;- 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 discipline;- apply their knowledge and understanding in order to initiate and carry out an extended piece of work or project;- describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship;- collect and analyse data derived from a range of sources, making use of scholarly reviews and primary sources;- show a capacity for critical thinking and an ability to evaluate the value and relevance of data within the framework provided by available theory and practice; and- demonstrate knowledge and understanding in chosen advanced specialist areas in Economics.On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:1. Demonstrate coherent and detailed knowledge of:- recent historical scholarship in the student's chosen historical specialisms.- 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)Especially through the study of a primary source-based Special Subject and a Long Essay (see hbp #21) involving original research,2. Apply accurately standard techniques of historical analysis and enquiry3. Demonstrate their conceptual understanding through sustained argument.4. Make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources.5. Describe and comment on relevant aspects of recent scholarship.6. Appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in history7. Conform to professional standards and norms of ethics, presentation and communication of information.8. Prove an ability to initiate, research and complete an extended historical project (hbp #21).
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the generic skills necessary for employment related to the areas 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; and- the skills necessary to support future independent learning.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 in complex and unpredictable situations.4. Communication of information and ideas to a variety of audiences, eg. through dissertation based on self-directed original research; class presentations; essays.5. Ability to act as an autonomous self-directed professional through experience of independent directed research for a long essay.
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 core range of aspects of the discipline;- work that draws on a variety of material;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;- evidence of an ability to conduct an in-depth enquiry within the discipline; and- work that is typically 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:- Long Essay.- Oral assessment (or small written exercises)- Assessed Essays- ExaminationsTo demonstrate in all cases:- Ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline.- Ability to produce work that draws on a wide variety of material- Ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.- Work that is typically both evaluative and creative.- Evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth original research within the discipline.