BA English and Theology and Religious Studies
(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
In addition to the outcomes achieved in Year 1, on completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate a familiarity with the main concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of two disciplines;- use generic and subject specific intellectual qualities, i.e. present a structured and coherent argument have knowledge of critical terminology; have knowledge of linguistic terminology (if language modules are selected).- have experience of English literature from a range of periods and places, including study of periods before 1800;- have an awareness of the importance of the literary, cultural and socio-historical contexts inwhich literature is written and read;- have a basic knowledge of the structure of English, and how to apply concepts of the structure and history of English to analysis of texts (if language modules are selected) ;- develop and use critical skills;- develop analytical skills and apply them to texts.- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms.On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate a broad understanding of the concepts, information, intellectual competencies 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;- demonstrate the ability to read texts critically and with empathy;- work cooperatively in discussion and learning;- to acquire knowledge of primary texts from a variety of traditions and disciplines and, where appropriate and desired, linguistic and text-critical skills;- to develop writing skills, including accurate referencing and clarity of expression;- to find and evaluate relevant information though the use of libraries, IT and other appropriate sources;- develop informed opinions, effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms;- recognise that statements should be tested, that evidence and arguments are subject to assessment, that the interpreter's role demands critical evaluation.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to practise as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility- decision makingStudents will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment in a plural society;- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility in a range of professional and personal situations;- decision making;- evaluation of different sorts of evidence and construction of argument.
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 knowledge and application of concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;- demonstrating the ability to construct an argument;- demonstrating knowledge of two disciplines;- demonstrating the ability to be critical of scholarly 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 the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline in a range of instances;- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;- the ability to read and use texts both critically and empathetically, while addressing such questions as genre, content, context, perspective, purpose, original and potential meaning, and the effect of translation if the text is not read in the original language.