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BA History and Latin

Year 2

Joint Honours BA History

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to: 1. Demonstrate, especially through work on option modules, a broad understanding of: - chronological continuity and change (hbp #16); - how people have existed, acted and thought in a range of societies and cultures (hbp #12.1 and 17); - techniques for close work on sources, both primary and/or secondary (hbp #18) 2. Apply generic and subject specific intellectual qualities, such as those listed below, to a further range of historical periods and problems: - Critical and empathetic reading and use of texts or other source materials (hbp 12.2) - Appreciation of the complexity and diversity of past cultures (hbp 12.3) - Appreciation of the problematic nature of historical interpretation and evidence (hbp 12.4) - Critical evaluation of historical evidence (hbp 12.5) - Intellectual independence (hbp 12.6). - Marshalling and communicating of argument, both oral and written (hbp 12.7) 3. Appreciate, employ and critically evaluate some of the main approaches to history (hbp #20) 4. Use a range of techniques and approaches to analyse data and information. 5. Understand and reflect upon the nature of history and the limitations of historical evidence. (hbp #19) 6. 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: 1. Qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment, such as independence of mind, initiative, teamwork, locating and handling information, analytical ability, problem-solving, oral and written communication, intellectual integrity, empathy (hbp #14) 2. Skills necessary for exercising of personal responsibility, including self-discipline and self-direction (hbp #14) 3. Decision-making.

Assessment

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: - Oral assessment (or small written exercise) - Essay writing - Participation in electronic discussion groups - Examinations To demonstrate: - Ability to apply a broad range of aspects / competencies of the discipline to standard historical problems. - Ability to produce work that draws on a wide variety of material - Ability to evaluate and criticise received historical opinion.

Learning context

The learning context for this year/award will: Extend students awareness of a variety of historical periods and problems, and build on existing skills from first year, while further equipping them with historiographical skills buried in the curriculum.

Joint Honours BA Latin

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to: - demonstrate a broad understanding of the concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features in a range of aspects of the discipline; - apply generic and subject specific intellectual qualities to standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied; - appreciate and appropriately employ the main methods of enquiry in the subject; - use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake the analysis of data and information; - adjust to professional and disciplinary boundaries; - effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms; - demonstrate ability to translate Latin prose and verse accurately and sensitively into English, and where appropriate to understand and articulate linguistic and stylistic issues.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to practise as defined in the modules specified for the programme: - skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility - decision making.

Assessment

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 involve the achievement of the students in: - 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; - work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material; - demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline; - the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion; - linguistic skills including translation both to and from Latin.

Learning context

The learning context for this year/award will be simple if unpredictable and complex if predictable. The study will be structured within a framework of tasks that provide breadth of study and proficiency in the application of concepts and techniques.

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