BA English and Philosophy
(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)
On completion of the JH programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in the discipline;- deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within the discipline;- demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument;- describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship;- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in the disciplines;- make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources;- apply their knowledge and understanding by initiating and carrying out an extended piece of work or project;- conform to professional boundaries and norms where applicable.- demonstrate awareness of the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of the two disciplines;- use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities i.e.present a structured and coherent simple argumenthave some knowledge of critical terminology;have some knowledge of linguistic terminology (if language modules are selected);- have experience of English literature from a range of periods and places;- 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 structure of English, and how to apply concepts of the structure and history of English to analysis of texts (if language modules are selected);- develop critical skills;- develop analytical skills.- appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;- recognise the formal structures underlying valid arguments; - demonstrate a basic knowledge of philosophy within some of the main areas of the discipline, including epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and science;- demonstrate a basic knowledge of the nature of philosophical thought and methodology;- demonstrate a basic ability to express their own views, and appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners ;On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate a familiarity with the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of the discipline;- use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities ie> be able to communicate the results of their work;> present a structured and coherent simple argument;> be able to interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of the discipline;> evaluate qualitative and/or quantitative data;- demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to problem solving associated with the discipline;- appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;- demonstrate an awareness of professional and disciplinary boundaries.
Transferable (key) skills
The programme provides opportunities for students to practise and develop:- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied;- the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;- analytical and critical thinking;- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;- the ability to undertake further training of a professional or equivalent nature where appropriate.Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment (communication both written and verbal, problem solving, ability to assess arguments, ability to evaluate competing interpretations, ability to construct and defend their own view, ability to work with others, and use of IT);- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility (learning to learn, ability to organise time and submit work to deadlines, awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses).
The achievement of the programme outcomes 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 of the disciplines;- work that draws on a wide variety of material associated with the disciplines;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the disciplines;- work that is both evaluative and creative;- 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 two disciplines;- work that covers a restricted area of the discipline;- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies;- demonstrating knowledge and application of standard philosophical concepts, theories and methodology (such as basic argument forms);- demonstrating a basic understanding of some of the main areas of philosophy (typically epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and science, and selected major philosophical thinkers);- demonstrating emerging philosophical abilities, skills and competencies (to articulate and defend their own view, and apply key tools of philosophical analysis).