Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 17/07/2018
College College Social Sciences
School Birmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Partner College and School Modern Languages
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.Sc. Economics with German Full-time
Programme Code 3043
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme This information is to be supplied
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:
One or more languages (in this case, German); by final year students should have achieved at least C1 level and normally C2 level within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Techniques for mediating between languages (e.g. through translation).
Topics such as linguistics, cinema, history, society or culture.
Key methods and concepts of literary, historical, cultural, cinematic and linguistic/philological analysis.
Advanced knowledge of the society and culture of the countries where the language is spoken
Intercultural awareness, understanding and competence, especially the ability to compare, contrast and mediate between cultures and societies
A coherent core of economic principles from microeconomics and macroeconomics, such as:employment, inflation, balance of payments and national income descision and choice, production and exchange of goods, growth, business cycles, money and finance, welfare
Relevant quantitative methods and computing techniques including econometrics or other methods for analysing data
The application of economic principles to policy issues
The application of economic principles to an appropriate number of applied topics, such as: Issues pertaining to developing countries, the environment, health, defence, the european union, education, international trade, international finance
The application of economic principles to policy issues
Lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, language classes, guided and independent reading. Also through residence abroad.
Lectures, small-group classes, computer based learning
Coursework (essays, project work, oral presentations), unseen written examinations, oral/aural examinations.
Unseen written examinations, coursework
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:
Advanced language skills (written and oral, receptive and productive, cognitive and practical) and skills of mediation between languages (especially through translation); by final year students should have achieved at least C1 level and normally C2 level within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Comprehension, analysis, evaluation, distillation and contextualisation of information across a range of subject areas and the application of both generic and subject specific skills
Skills of oral and written presentation both in English and in the target language, and the ability to explain, discuss and debate in smaller and larger groups.
Skills of oral and written presentation both in English and in the target language, and the ability to explain, discuss and debate in smaller and larger groups.
Transferable skills relevant to employment, including problem-solving, self-reliance, initiative, adaptability, flexibility, and competences such as note-taking, the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, and to use electronic resources and ICT effectively..
The ability to use language in professional contexts.
The ability to apply generic, practical and interpersonal skills to living, studying and/or working in a non-English-speaking country.
Intercultural awareness, understanding and competence, especially the ability to function in another culture, and to engage critically with their own and other cultures
Generic, transferable language-learning skills and the ability to use language reference materials such as grammars, standard and specialised dictionaries, and in some cases corpora to refine knowledge and understanding of register, nuances of meaning and language use.
Systematic reasoning skills related to economics, including the ability to:abstract the essentials of complex systems, apply key economic concepts such as opportunity cost simplify whilst retaining relevance, effectively solve problems, framing: identifying the important parameters that constrain the solution to a problem understanding how and why these parameters may change and hence how a student can place an economic problem in its broader social and political context strategic thinking
Literacy
Ability to use quantative methods including:the use of appropriate levels of mathematical techniqueinductive reasoning from data
IT including skills in handling and anlysing economic data
Cooperation in project work
Unseen written examinations, course work
Formal language classes combined with extensive reading and other forms of exposure to and practice in German. Residence abroad. Attendance at lectures, reading and contribution to seminars and tutorials regular written exercises. Use of the University Library, IT and other information sources.
Lectures, small-group classes, computer based learning
Coursework (essays, dissertations, project work, oral presentations), unseen written examinations, oral/aural examinations.
Unseen written examinations, course work