BA English Language and Literature
(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)
On completion of Level 1, in English Language, students should have provided evidence of:- awareness of the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of English Language studies;- the ability to do straightforward linguistic analysis of written and spoken Standard English;- a broad grasp of the outline history of English;- an awareness of methods of data collection suitable for English Language study- an ability to appreciate and interpret the underlying concepts and principles of English Language studies;- an ability to evaluate quantitative and/or qualitative data;- basic knowledge of linguistic terminology;- basic skill in broad phonetic transcription of their own English and of other common varieties of British English;- have a basic knowledge of the structure and levels of English, and how to apply concepts relating to the structure and history of English to the analysis of texts;- demonstrate a critical knowledge of the social, political cultural contexts of the English language as a medium for literature; and of how to discuss the style of a literary work in terms of grammar, lexis, and sound;- the ability to use generic and subject-specific qualities, i.e.: - be able to present a structured and coherent argument - be able to write in an academic style suitable for the discipline - be able to communicate the results of their work; - develop critical skills; - develop analytical skills.
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.
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 standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;- demonstrating the ability to construct an argument;- demonstrating knowledge of English Language and Literature;- demonstrating the ability to be critical of scholarly work.