Programme And Module Handbook
Programme Specification

Date Specification Approved 15/11/2020
College College Arts and Law
School Eng, Drama, & Creative Studies
Department English Literature
Partner College and School English Literature
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.A. English and History of Art with a Year in Computer Science Full-time
Programme Code 758D
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme 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 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:
The structure and character of the English language, including phonology, lexis, grammar and discourse;
The variation of English language in different situational and developmental contexts and the theoretical frameworks within which such variety is studied; the grammar, discourse and lexis of varieties of English and critical and cultural frameworks within which such variation is studied;
One or more specialised area(s) of English Language and Linguistics: its theories, historical varieties, methods of discovery and major conceptual paradigms;
The history and development of the English language, or the grammar, syntax and lexis of Old English, and the critical and cultural frameworks within which it is studied;
Analytic practices in the description of the English language and traditions in linguistic theory;
Current methodologies and practices used in linguistic research
Lectures and seminars (L1, 2 & 3) and student-led seminars (L2 and L3). Independent study is supported by group supervision (L1) and research skills are supported by individual supervision, seminars and lectures (L2). Students work on an individually supervised dissertation at L3. Formative written exercises and essays as well as non-assessed student presentations and group work provide students with opportunities to present and refine their knowledge and understanding at all levels.
Assessment at Level 1 is by unseen examination and assessed essay. Level 2 assessment is by written assignment, oral presentation and project report. A dissertation or research project is a feature of L3, which also offers assessment by extended essay or language commentary or unseen examination, depending on the choice of modules.
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:
the ability to range independently in their reading beyond prescribed texts in order to diversify and contextualize their study;
the capacity to analyse and critically examine diverse forms of discourse, both literary and non-literary;
the capacity for independent thought and judgement, and the ability to handle information and argument in a critical and self-reflective manner;
skills in critical reasoning, and the ability to apply and critique systems of analysis and interpretation;
the ability to set for themselves appropriate research questions, undertake large scale substantive research, apply relevant methodologies and sustain an argument through a lengthy piece of individual project work;
the ability independently to use libraries, catalogues, bibliographies and other reference sources and resources of all kinds, both printed and electronic;
the documentation, citation and presentation, according to an agreed stylesheet, of scholarly written work;
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