BA Ancient History and English
(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
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 English studies and Ancient History;- use generic and subject-specific qualities, i.e., - present a structured and coherent argument - have sound knowledge of critical terminology- appreciate and employ the main methods of enquiry in the subjects and critically evaluate the appropriateness of different methods of enquiry;- 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;- develop and deploy judiciously a range of critical skills;- develop and deploy judiciously a range of analytical skills;- have experience of English literature from a range of literary periods and locations, especially those prior to 1900;- have a critical understanding of the importance of the literary, cultural and socio-historical contexts in which literature is written and read, especially those prior to 1900;- demonstrate a sound critical knowledge of the social, political cultural contexts of the English language as a medium for literature; - demonstrate a command of English syntax, grammar and style via an engagement of literary materials;- demonstrate a critical knowledge of at least two particular and specific literary fields through a combination of research-led option and core modules;- engage in comparative historical study of ancient empires, their character and the structures of power and control which sustained them;- show an enhanced knowledge of Ancient Greek and / or Roman history: the aspect(s) involved will depend on choice of options.
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;- decision making.These may typically include, to an extent commensurate with the level of study:- independence of thought;- capacity for critical reflection and critical judgement;- ability to gather, memorise, organise and deploy information and to extract key elements from data and identify and solve associated problems;- ability to select and apply appropriate methodologies;- ability to engage in analytical, evaluative and lateral thinking, lateral thinking and to marshal argument;- ability to present material orally and in written form;- ability to work with others, under pressure, and to meet deadlines;- basic IT skills.
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 ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of the two disciplines/professions 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 two disciplines;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;- demonstrating knowledge of English Literature;- demonstrating knowledge of Ancient Greek and / or Roman history.Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the syllabuses of the modules chosen within those specified for the year/programme, but will typically include elements of both formal examination and assessed essay work.