BA English Language and Linguistics
(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)
The following learning outcomes refer to the programme aims listed in the section Programme specification. On completion of the year students should have:- an understanding of core linguistic terms and concepts (Aim 1)- an awareness of core terms and concepts in the study of the English language (Aim 2)- an awareness of the historical, social, political and cultural contexts of the English language (Aim 3)- the ability to outline common approaches to the study of language (Aim 4)- an understanding of core terms and concepts relating to theory formation and theory testing (Aim 5)- the ability to carry out a basic linguistic analysis of given written and/or spoken data, with appropriate guidance (Aim 6)- an awareness of formal, qualitative and quantitative methods of linguistic analysis (Aim 6)- a familiarity with a range of analytic techniques, including phonetic transcription and structural annotation (Aim 6)- the ability to discuss written and spoken style in terms of grammar, lexis, and phonology (Aim 7)- an understanding of the aims and scope of major sub-disciplines of English language and linguistics, and a familiarity with research in these areas (Aim 8)- the ability to use electronic and library-based resources to investigate familiar and unfamiliar language data (Aim 9)- an awareness of ethical and methodological issues involved in collecting and analysing linguistic data (Aim 9)- the ability to read for academic purposes and summarize complex ideas in relation to the study of language, with close guidance (Aim 10)- the ability to present a short coherent argument in an appropriate written or oral style, based on some amount of independent research, with close guidance (Aim 10)- a familiarity with general and discipline-specific conventions of acknowledging and referencing source material (Aim 10)
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the transferable skills necessary to non-vocational employment, or to further academic study and/or professional qualifications- information technology skills related to the access and use of electronic resources;- an awareness of the role of personal responsibility in personal and academic development;- the ability to make decisions within a constrained environment, appropriate to the Level of study;- the communication of limited and simple information appropriate to the Level of study;- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility.
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 capacity to understand and apply standard concepts, terms, information and techniques relevant to the disciplines; - demonstrating an ability to conduct independent, in-depth enquiry within the disciplines; - demonstrating the ability to construct an argument;- producing work that draws on a range of material associated with the disciplines; - producing work that is evaluative and critical; - practising emerging skills and competencies within a supportive environment.