BA History and Philosophy of Science and Theology and Religious Studies
(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 of theory, observation, progress and revolutions in science as well as concepts of 'society' and 'technological change';- demonstrate a grasp of detailed information on a particular area of history of science/medicine;- demonstrate the ability to undertake detailed close reading and critical analysis of historical primary sources;- demonstrate the ability to construct historical explanations; - provide an evaluative analysis of accounts of historical change.On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate a broad understanding of the concepts, information, intellectual competencies 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;- demonstrate the ability to read texts critically and with empathy;- work cooperatively in discussion and learning;- to acquire knowledge of primary texts from a variety of traditions and disciplines and, where appropriate and desired, linguistic and text-critical skills;- to develop writing skills, including accurate referencing and clarity of expression;- to find and evaluate relevant information though the use of libraries, IT and other appropriate sources;- develop informed opinions, effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms;- recognise that statements should be tested, that evidence and arguments are subject to assessment, that the interpreter's role demands critical evaluation.
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;- evaluation of different sorts of evidence and construction of argument.
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:1. 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;2. work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;3. demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline;4. the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.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 of the discipline in a range of instances;- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;- the ability to read and use texts both critically and empathetically, while addressing such questions as genre, content, context, perspective, purpose, original and potential meaning, and the effect of translation if the text is not read in the original language.