BA Ancient History and Philosophy
(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)
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 Philosophy and Ancient History;- use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities i.e. - present a structured and coherent simple argument - be able to communicate the results of their work; - assess arguments and detect irrelevance; - construct and defend their own point of view; - discuss their point of view in a reasoned fashion; - write focussed and structured essays; - show familiarity with some basic concepts, problems and arguments in some central areas of the discipline;- develop critical skills;- develop analytical skills;- appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;- demonstrate an awareness of professional and disciplinary boundaries;- demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to problem-solving within the two disciplines;- demonstrate basic knowledge of Philosophy: the aspect(s) involved will depend on choice of options and may include logic, history, metaphysics and ethics;- interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of the study of ancient Greek and Roman History;- demonstrate basic knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman History.
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;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 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 knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the two disciplines;- demonstrating the ability to construct an argument;- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies;- demonstrating some knowledge of Philosophy.- demonstrating some knowledge of ancient Greek and 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.