BA Chinese and Japanese Studies
(Award available for year: Bachelor of Arts)
On completion of the programme, students should have provided evidence of being able to: - communicate in Chinese and Japanese fluently and appropriately, maintaining a high degree of grammatical accuracy, with native or other competent speakers;- demonstrate sophisticated receptive and productive language skills, and show some practice in mediation language skills (such as translation, interpreting, and presentation in the target language), in a variety of contexts;- demonstrate a consolidated and extended knowledge and understanding of complex structures and registers of Chinese and Japanese;- demonstrate an ability to evaluate critically one or more aspects of Chinese- and Japanese -speaking cultures (for example, their literatures, cultures, history, politics and the linguistic, social and economic structures);- demonstrate, where appropriate, an ability independently to identify and to evaluate critically instances of literary, cultural, historical, political, social and/or economic interactions between Chinese- and Japanese -speaking cultures;- demonstrate global and cultural awareness in the form of a particular understanding of Chinese-speaking and Japanese-speaking cultures and societies, that will normally have been significantly enhanced by a period of residence abroad;- demonstrate an awareness of and ability to engage with and respond to the ethical issues raised by the programme of study;- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms, demonstrating independent research skills, making appropriate use of primary sources, showing coherent and detailed knowledge of recent research and scholarship in the field, and demonstrating academic integrity;- undertake an extended autonomous research-based project;- describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship, appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in the subject and make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources;- work autonomously within a structured environment.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the transferable skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied, valuable for employment, e.g. be able to gather and critically evaluate information from a variety of paper, audio-visual and electronic sources, be able to use IT effectively both as a means of communication and as an aid to learning;- skills necessary for the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways;- skills necessary for the exercise of initiative, personal responsibility and decision making;- the ability to appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;- the ability to understand and negotiate intercultural issues when working with others
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 a broad knowledge base;- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline;- the ability critically to evaluate received opinion;- work that draws on a wide variety of material and is typically both evaluative and creative;- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the discipline.