BA English Literature
(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)
On completion of Level 1, students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate an awareness of the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of English studies;- use basic generic and subject-specific qualities, ie,> present a structured and coherent simple argument> have some knowledge of critical terminology- have experience of English literature from a range of literary periods and locations;- have an awareness of the importance of the literary, cultural and socio-historical contexts in which literature is written and read;- have a basic knowledge of the varieties of language and forms;- develop critical skills;- develop analytical skills;- demonstrate a critical understanding of prose writing and prose genres, and the impact of historical, social and cultural matter on the evolution and transformation of prose literatures;- demonstrate a critical understanding of poetry and poetic genres, and the impact of historical, social and cultural matter on the evolution and transformation of poetry;- demonstrate a critical understanding of drama and dramatic genres, and the impact of historical, social and cultural matter on the evolution and transformation of drama;- demonstrate basic knowledge of English and related Medieval literatures, in both translation and in the original vernaculars where appropriate.
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;- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility.
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 standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;- demonstrating the ability to construct an argument;- demonstrating some knowledge of English Literature.