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BA Modern Languages and Politics (Thai)

Year 3

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

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

Research Skills:
- Self-select or develop their own research questions and identity appropriate methods through which to address these
- Present a structured and nuanced argument, and communicate using terminology and concepts appropriate to the field(s) of study
- Identify and locate primary and secondary sources pertinent to the questions being addressed and critically evaluate their respective contributions
- Demonstrate dexterity and sensitivity in use of material engaging with conventions appropriate to the discipline

Language Skills and Intercultural Awareness:
- Communicate effectively and appropriately in the target language on a range of topics with a reasonable degree of grammatical accuracy
- Demonstrate awareness and appreciation of the structures and registers of the target language
- Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and an ability to respond appropriately in social contexts in which the target language is used
- Engage with different genres encountered in daily life in cultures in which the target language is spoken

Subject Knowledge:
- Show a general understanding and cultural awareness of societies in which the target language is spoken
- Identify specific aspects of literatures and social and historical issues pertaining in the cultures in which the target language is spoken and locate them within this broader background
- Make use of specialist knowledge needed to support critical understanding of the significance of major themes within the field(s) of study.
- Demonstrate an in-depth grasp of one or more political systems
- Demonstrate an in-depth grasp of one or more fields of political theory
- Demonstrate a grasp of key approaches and methodologies used to analyse and research politics
- Use theories and concepts to critically appraise key aspects of political systems, theories and processes
- Present structured and well-researched evaluation of key debates within the discipline of political analysis
- Generate and support one's own interpretations of key methodologies, theories and processes discussed within political analysis and cognate disciplines, where appropriate

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


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/competencies of the discipline/profession to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances
- Work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material
- Demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline/s
- The ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion


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