BA Liberal Arts
(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate a broad understanding of the concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features in a range of aspects of the discipline represented in their major;- 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 represented in their major 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;- adjust to professional and disciplinary boundaries;- reflect with a measure of critical depth upon the challenges and opportunities of inter-disciplinary enquiry;- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms, and in ways that will be appropriate for a variety of audiences;- demonstrate an emerging capacity to work independently and in collaboration with others on a project.
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 related to the subject areas studied;- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;- decision making;- skills of communicating with diverse audiences;- skills of examining a focal question from a variety of vantage points;- skills needed to work independently and as a member of a team on a project.
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/competencies of the discipline represented in the major to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline of the major;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;- show an appreciation of the challenges and opportunities of inter-disciplinary study, developed through Level 2 Topic modules;- show a capacity to communicate effectively with diverse audiences, developed through the Level 2 programme core module;- show an emerging capacity to work independently and as part of a team, developed through the Level 2 programme core module.