Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved
College College Arts and Law
School Lan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Art Hist, Cur and Vis Studies
Partner College and School English Literature
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.A. English and History of Art Full-time
Programme Code 737B
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 3 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme In collaboration with partners across the College of Arts and Law, this programme will offer students the opportunity to study a JH degree, one half of which will be English Literature.

The wide range of reasoning, research, independent learning, communication and organisational skills acquired from this programme equips graduates to pursue further study or employment in English and related disciplines, and is readily transferable to a wide range of commercial, cultural and professional careers.

Programme Aims:
  • a wide study, methodologically and theoretically informed, of the range of literature in the English language from the medieval period to the present;
  • through study of the range, kinds, structure and character of literature in the English language it aims to produce individuals who possess a broad range of knowledge and understanding of English literature and performance;
  • to instil in students critical skills in the close reading and analysis of texts both literary and non-literary; responsiveness to the central role of language in the creation of meaning; rhetorical skills of effective communication and argument, both oral and written;
  • to provide students with bibliographic skills appropriate to the discipline;
  • to provide students with an understanding of the role of cultural norms in understanding and judgement;
  • to provide students with awareness of how different social and cultural contexts affect the nature of language and meaning.
To provide a programme that allows the history of art to be studied from a range of different perspectives

To maintain an intellectually challenging, coherent and stimulating curriculum

To enhance students' learning experiences by offering modules which are informed and invigorated by the research and publications undertaken by members of staff

To provide a programme of increasing sophistication that enables students to tackle problems of growing complexity.

To instill in students an understanding of works of art seen in the original.

To develop a range of transferable skills in oral and written expression and communication, and in powers of self discipline and organisation.

To maintain a system of pastoral care and monitoring so as to encourage the best performances of our students.

To develop student expertise in the study, analysis and interpretation of visual and moving images in their historical and cultural contexts.

To give students the opportunity to become involved in the theoretical and practical concerns of a working art gallery through a variety of activities, and to engage with both the collection and its staff in a variety of ways.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Aspects of the art (and/or artifacts) of more than one geographical region and/or chronological period
A more concentrated knowledge of one or more of the above
A foundation in the cultural significance of artefacts
The material processes through which works of art are made
The concepts, values and debates which inform study and practice in the subject area
A theoretical and practical understanding of galleries and their functions
1. A substantial number of authors and texts from different periods of literary history
2. Different critical and theoretical approaches in the study of literature, language and performance and of the literary, cultural and historical contexts that inform both the writing and reading of texts and performance.
3. Substantial study of the works of Shakespeare.
4. Thematic and generic links between texts across a wide historical range.
Lectures, seminars, oral presentations, study trips, gallery classes
1. Lectures and seminars;

2. Lectures and seminars. Dissertation or extended essay supervision;

3. Lectures and seminars;

4. Lectures and seminars
First-year essays and examinations; second-year essays; final-year dissertation and examinations; oral presentations
1. Assessment by group presentation, individual assignment/essay; pre-released examination, unseen examination;

2. Assessment by individual assignment/essay; pre-released examination, unseen examination. Dissertation or extended essay;

3. Assessment by, individual assignment/essay pre-released examination;

4. Assessment by group presentation, individual assignment/essay; pre-released examination, unseen examination.
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Visual skills of observation, description, analysis and interpretation
Historical skills, including an ability to use appropriate methods for locating, assessing and interpreting primary sources (both visual and textual)
Ability to produce logical and structured arguments supported by relevant evidence
Ability to appraise critally other peoples's arguments
Ability to synthesise, summarise and analyse arguments for others
Capacity for critical, effective and verifiable information handling and retrieval7
ability to design and carry out a research project with limited tutorial guidance
ability to communicate fluently and persuasively in written and oral form, using appropriate specialist terminology
to identify the characteristics of unfamiliar arguments or images
to work constructively and productively in groups of various sizes
to develop greater independence progressively through the course
1. Engagement with texts, primary and secondary: By the end of Level C: the ability to demonstrate confidence in studying whole reading novels, plays and poems of different kinds and lengths; By the end of Level I: the ability to read, with understanding, literary texts from different periods and genres; By the end of Level H: the ability to synthesise a wide range of primary and secondary materials and to read independently beyond prescribed texts in order to diversify and contextualise study.
2. The ability to analyse and critically examine diverse forms of discourse, both literary and non-literary, including one’s own work and the work of one’s peers: By the end of Level C, the ability to apply notions of genre through interpretive practice and close reading; By the end of Level I, the ability to locate literary texts in relevant historical and generic contexts; and to analyse the literary effects produced of different types of intertextuality; By the end of Level I, the ability to locate literary texts in relevant historical and generic contexts; and to analyse the literary effects produced of different types of intertextuality.
3. The capacity for independent thought and judgement, and the ability to handle information and argument in a critical and self-reflective manner: By the end of Level C, the ability to discuss the key differences between university-level literary study and the methods and expectations experienced at earlier stages of education; By the end of Level I, the ability to construct arguments informed by, but not dependent upon, secondary material; By the end of Level H, the ability to construct detailed, balanced and substantiated critical arguments; and to place those arguments in their appropriate scholarly fields.
4. Skills in critical reasoning, and the ability to apply and critique systems of analysis and interpretation: By the end of Level C, the ability to apply selected critical / theoretical approaches to the reading of literary texts; By the end of Level I, the ability to distinguish between and use appropriately different critical approaches; By the end of Level H, the ability to evaluate the relative merits of a range of critical and theoretical points of view.
5. The ability to formulate appropriate research questions, to undertake large-scale substantive research, to apply relevant critical methods and to sustain an argument through a lengthy individual project.
6. The ability to use independently libraries, catalogues, bibliographies and other reference sources to make appropriate use of the internet, the e-library, the physical library and other libraries; and to find and use suitable editions of literary texts, applying a basic understanding of textual transmission.
7. The ability to document, cite and present, according to an agreed stylesheet of scholarly written work. Effective skills of communication, both written and oral arguments and the ability to apply these in appropriate contexts, including the ability to present sustained and persuasive written and oral arguments cogently and coherently; the ability to write correctly and effectively in appropriate academic prose and to apply an understanding of the qualities valued in a literary essay.
8. The ability to work with other students through the presentation of ideas and information and collective negotiation.
9. The ability to acquire substantial quantities of complex information of diverse kinds in a structured and systematic way, to sift and organise material independently and critically, and to evaluate its significance.
10. Information technology skills that contribute to digital literacy such as word-processing and the acquisition, use and critical evaluation of data in electronic formats.
11. Time-management and organisational skills, as demonstrated by the ability to plan and perform effectively in unseen examinations, the ability to carry out and present a substantial piece of independent research, and the ability to prioritise one’s work in order to meet set deadlines.
Seminars, gallery classes, study trips, dissertation supervision, information retrieval skills training in second year, group work, first-year library and slide room induction, second-year IT training, lectures, group project work
1. Lectures and seminars; an individually supervised dissertation at LH; peer-review of formative essays and formative presentations;

2. Lectures and seminars; an individually supervised dissertation at LH;

3. Lectures and seminars; an individually supervised dissertation at LH;

4. Lectures and seminars; an individually supervised dissertation at LH;

5. Lectures and seminars; an individually supervised dissertation at LH;

6. Lectures and seminars; an individually supervised dissertation at LH;

7. Lectures and seminars; an individually supervised dissertation at LH; peer-review of formative essays and formative presentations;

8. Lectures and seminars; an individually supervised dissertation at LH;

9. Lectures and seminars; an individually supervised dissertation at LH;

10. Lectures and seminars; an individually supervised dissertation at LH;

11. Lectures and seminars; an individually supervised dissertation at LH; peer-review of formative essays and formative presentations.
Oral presentations, photo questions in first- and final-year examiantions, essays, dissertation, essays in all years, Gallery course project presentation, Object and Medium course assignments; first-year essays are set and examinations are broad; second-year essays are negotiated; final-year dissertation is research project
1. Assessment by group presentation, individual assignment/essay; pre-released examination, unseen examination.

2. Assessment by group presentation, individual assignment/essay; pre-released examination, unseen examination, Dissertation or extended essay.

3. Assessment by group presentation, individual assignment/essay and dissertation; pre-released examination, unseen examination.

4. Assessment by, individual assignment/essay and dissertation; pre-released examination, unseen examination.

5. Dissertation

6. Assessment by, individual assignment/essay and dissertation; pre-released examination, unseen examination.

7. Assessment by group presentation, individual assignment/essay and dissertation;

8. Assessment by individual assignment/essay and dissertation; pre-released examination, unseen examination.

9. Assessment by individual assignment/essay and dissertation; pre-released examination, unseen examination.

10. Assessment by, individual assignment/essay and dissertation

11. Assessment by group presentation, individual assignment/essay and dissertation; pre-released examination, unseen examination.