BA English and History of Art
(Award available for year: Bachelor of Arts)
In addition to the outcomes achieved in Years 1 & 2, 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 a large amount of English literature from a wide range of periods and places, including study of periods before and after 1800;- have an awareness of the importance of the literary, cultural and socio-historical contexts in which 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.- understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in the discipline;- deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within the discipline;- demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument;- describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship;- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in the discipline;- make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources;- apply their knowledge and understanding in order to initiate and carry out an extended piece of work or project;- conform to professional boundaries and norms where applicable.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied;- the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;- the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.
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 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.- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline;- work that draws on a wide variety of material;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the discipline;- work that is typically both evaluative and creative.