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BA Modern Languages and Politics (Thai)

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year students should have provided evidence of being able to:

Research Skills:
- Respond to questions set by a tutor in relation to research-led teaching
- Present a structured and coherent argument
- Demonstrate the ability to identity, summarize and challenge evidence obtained from key sources
- Demonstrate integrity in use of material and ability to make reference to sources following conventions appropriate to the discipline

Language Skills and Cultural Awareness:
- Communicate in the target language to sustain everyday conversation
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic structures of the target language.
- Demonstrate an awareness of social conventions prevalent in cultures in which the target language is spoken.
- Use appropriate receptive and productive language skills in a variety of contexts.

Subject Knowledge:
- Demonstrate sound, basic knowledge of cultures and societies in which the target language is spoken that will inform specialization at later levels.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of key aspects of the literatures and social and historical issues pertaining in the cultures in which the target language is spoken.
- Bring this knowledge to bear in responding to questions set, identifying pertinent examples in support of their responses.
- Demonstrate a grasp of the basic fundamentals of political systems
- Demonstrate a grasp of basic concepts and theories relevant to understanding and explaining political processes
- Present structured arguments which develop sustained evaluation of key debates concerning political processes
- Critically appraise key aspects of political systems and political concepts
- Access and utilise key readings within the discipline of political analysis and cognate disciplines, where appropriate
- Generate and support one's own interpretation of political events and processes

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


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 discipline/s
- Work that covers a restricted area of the discipline/s
- Demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies


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