BA Politics and Sociology
(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)
BA Joint Honours Politics:On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate grasp of basic concepts and theories relevant to understanding and explaining political processes- demonstrate grasp of the basic fundamentals of political systems- critically appraise key aspects of political systems and political concepts- present structured arguments which develop sustained evaluation of key debates concerning political processes- generate and support one’s own interpretation of political events or processes- access and utilise key readings within the discipline of political analysis and cognate disciplines where appropriateBA Joint Honours Sociology:On completion of the year students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate a familiarity with the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques of Sociology;- use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities i.e.> be able to communicate the results of their work;> present a structured and coherent sociological argument;> be able to interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of Sociology;- demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches within the discipline of Sociology;- appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;- demonstrate an awareness of the boundaries between Sociology and other disciplines.
Transferable (key) skills
BA Joint Honours Politics:Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- accessing library materials; accessing on-line materials; ability to construct and defend written arguments; ability to construct and defend orally presented arguments; ability to evaluate competing interpretations- ability to organise time; to submit completed work to deadline; to work with others in completing set goalsBA Joint Honours Sociology: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:BA Joint Honours Politics:- completing essay/exam work in which students will evaluate aspects of political systems, processes and theories/concepts- preparing oral presentations which critically assess key political issues;BA Joint Honours Sociology:- demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline; - work that covers a restricted area of the discipline; - demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.