BA English Literature
(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
On completion of Level 2, students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate a familiarity of the main concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of English studies;- use generic and subject-specific qualities, ie,> present a structured and coherent argument> have sound knowledge of critical terminology- have experience of English literature from a range of literary periods and locations, especially those prior to 1800;- have a critical understanding of the importance of the literary, cultural and socio-historical contexts in which literature is written and read, especially those prior to 1800;- have a sound knowledge of the varieties of language and forms;- develop and deploy judiciously a range of critical skills;- develop and deploy judiciously a range of analytical skills;- demonstrate a sound critical knowledge of the social, political cultural contexts of the English language as a medium for literature;- demonstrate a command of English syntax, grammar and style via an engagement of literary materials;- demonstrate a critical knowledge of up to two particular and specific literary fields, facilitated either through the choice and pursuit of research-led option modules or via the planning of a dissertation.
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;- 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 knowledge and application of concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;- demonstrating the ability to construct an argument;- demonstrating knowledge of English Literature;- demonstrating the ability to be critical of scholarly work.