BA English Language and Literature
(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
On completion of year 2, 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 English studies;- ability to analyse a text of written or spoken English (literary or non-literary) in a range of varieties and from different periods, using appropriate technical terms and/or critical vocabulary;- broad understanding of the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of English Language studies;- ability to analyse a text of written or spoken English in a range of varieties and from different periods, using appropriate technical terms, and both quantitative and qualitative methods;- knowledge of regional and textual variation in contemporary English;- using a range of techniques to initiate and undertake the collection and analysis of data and information;- knowledge of regional and textual variation in contemporary English;- have a sound knowledge of the structure of English, and how to apply concepts of the structure of English to the analysis of texts;- demonstrate a sound critical knowledge of the social, political cultural contexts of the English language as a medium for literary and non-literary texts; and of how to discuss the style of a text in terms of grammar, lexis, and sound;- demonstrate a command of English syntax, grammar and style, through the study of the English language and via engagement with literary materials;- demonstrate a critical knowledge of up to two particular and specific literary and language fields, facilitated through the choice and pursuit of research-led option modules.- use generic and subject-specific qualities, ie, - present a structured and coherent argument - have sound knowledge of critical terminology - have sound knowledge of linguistic terminology; - develop and deploy judiciously a range of critical skills; - develop and deploy judiciously a range of analytical skills; - appreciating and employing the main methods of enquiry in the subject and critically evaluating the appropriateness of different methods of enquiry; - using a range of techniques to initiate and undertake the collection and analysis of data and information; - be able to communicate effectively 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;- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;- 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 English Language and Literature;- demonstrating the ability to be critical of scholarly work.