BA Classical Literature 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 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 employ the main methods of enquiry in the subject 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 disciplinary boundaries;- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms;- engage in advanced literary study of Homer's Iliad and Virgil's Aeneid;- show an enhanced knowledge of classical antiquity: the aspect(s) involved will depend on choice of options.In addition to the outcomes achieved in Year 1, on completion of the year/programme 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 two disciplines;- use generic and subject specific intellectual qualities, i.e. present a structured and coherent argument have knowledge of critical terminology; have knowledge of linguistic terminology (if language modules are selected).- have experience of English literature from a range of periods and places, including study of periods before 1800;- have an awareness of the importance of the literary, cultural and socio-historical contexts inwhich literature is written and read;- have a basic knowledge of the structure of English, and how to apply concepts of the structure and history of English to analysis of texts (if language modules are selected) ;- develop and use critical skills;- develop analytical skills and apply them to texts.- 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:- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment and skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility and 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 and evaluative 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 and /or competencies of the discipline to complex aspects or cases of familiar material and simple cases of novel or atypical material;- 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;- demonstrating the knowledge and application of concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;- demonstrating the ability to construct an argument;- demonstrating knowledge of two disciplines;- demonstrating the ability to be critical of scholarly work.