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BA History and Social Policy

Year 1

Joint Honours BA History

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to: 1. Demonstrate familiarity with /awareness of: - 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 secondary, acquired through dedicated skills and documentary modules (hbp #18). 2. Use basic generic and subject specific intellectual approaches, including - 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. Demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness some of the different approaches to history (eg. social history, economic history, political history, cultural history, landscape history etc.) (hbp # 20) 4. Reflect upon their strengths and weaknesses as learners in the disciplinary context through individual and group work. 5. Demonstrate a basic awareness of the nature of history as an academic discipline and the problematic nature of historical knowledge. (hbp #19)

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, peer and self-appraisal (hbp #14)

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 require students to: 1. Demonstrate the knowledge and application of standard historical concepts, information and techniques through: - Bibliographic searching and presentation skills - Book / article reviews - Essay writing - Formative assessment of oral presentations - Examinations

Learning context

The learning context for this year/award will: - provide students with an awareness of the basic tools of historical enquiry and familiarise them with a selection of broad historical periods.

Joint Honours BA Social Policy

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to: - demonstrate a familiarity with the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of the discipline; - use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities i.e. - be able to communicate the results of their work - present a structured and coherent simple argument - be able to interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of the discipline - evaluate qualitative and/or quantitative data - demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to problem solving associated with the discipline; - appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners; - demonstrate an awareness of professional and disciplinary boundaries.

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.

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: - 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.

Learning context

The learning context for this year/award will be predictable, providing a familiarisation with the discipline.

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