BA English and Philosophy
(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
In addition to the outcomes achieved in Year 1, on completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate a familiarity with the main concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of two disciplines;- use generic and subject specific intellectual qualities, i.e. > present a structured and coherent argument;> have knowledge of critical terminology;> have knowledge of linguistic terminology (if language modules are selected).- have experience of English literature from a range of periods and places, including study of periods before 1800;- have an awareness of the importance of the literary, cultural and socio-historical contexts inwhich 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 and use critical skills;- develop analytical skills and apply them to texts;- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms.
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 area(s) studied;- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;- skills necessary for good 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 two disciplines;- demonstrating the ability to be critical of scholarly work.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:1. demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of the discipline/profession to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;2. work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;3. demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline;4. the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.