BA English Literature
(Award available for year: Bachelor of Arts)
On completion of Level 3, students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate a coherent and detailed command of the key concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which constitute English studies- demonstrate a skilled knowledge of generic and subject-specific qualities, ie,> present a structured and coherent argument> have detailed knowledge of critical terminology- have a sound knowledge of the varieties of language and forms;- have experience of a considerable amount of English literature from a range of literary periods and locations, including substantial study of texts before and after 1800;- have a critical and sophisticated command of the importance of the literary, cultural and socio-historical contexts in which literature is written both before and after 1800;- have an advanced knowledge of how to apply concepts of the structure and history of English to the analysis of texts;- develop and deploy dynamically and self-consciously a range of critical skills;- develop and deploy dynamically and self-consciously a range of analytical skills;- demonstrate an advanced and critical knowledge of the social, political cultural contexts of English as a medium for literature;- demonstrate a command of the English language via an engagement with literary materials;- demonstrate a critical knowledge of up to four particular and specific literary fields, facilitated either through the choice and pursuit of research-led option modules or via the planning and production of a dissertation.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- research based training;- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment at graduate level entry;- 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:- research based learning;- the knowledge and application of concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;- the ability to construct an argument;- knowledge of English Literature;- the ability to be critical of scholarly work.