Programme And Module Handbook
Programme Specification

Date Specification Approved
College College Arts and Law
School History and Cultures
Department African Studies & Anthropology
Partner College and School Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.A. Anthropology and Political Science with Year Abroad Full-time
Programme Code 647E
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:
The ability to read and use materials both incisively and with sensitivity.(Levels 1 through 3)
The ability to identify and resolve problems (Levels 1 through 3)
The ability to communicate ideas with clarity, coherence and persuasiveness (Levels 1 through 3).
The ability to synthesise information, adopt critical appraisals and reasoned argument based on such appraisals (Levels 2 and 3).
The ability to select and apply appropriate methodologies and theories (Level 3).
The ability to analyse proficiently in the light of evidence and argument (Levels 1 through 3).
The ability to demonstrate and exercise independence of mind and thought (Levels 1 through 3)
Lectures and their associated classes/seminars are a key strand in our learning and teaching methods. Specific courses at each level also encourage independent thinking through focusing on both bibliographic (including internet) and primary (the Ghana trip) research. Group work skilled are addressed through joint presentations in several individual courses.
A variety of assessment methods is used: the majority of optional courses use a mix of examinations and coursework essays. Core courses and some optional courses are assessed through coursework alone, mainly essays, but also the dissertation, project work, book reviews and short reports. Marking criteria reflect anticipated learning outcomes at each level.
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:
Retrieve, sift and select information from avariety of sources.
Present materials in written form, with clarity in the use of language, professional referencing, and lucid and effective layout, including tables, diagrams, graphics and illustrations where appropriate.
Present materials orally in and effective manner, using audio visual aids, where appropriate and answering questions from an audience.
Listen effectively and work creatively, flexibly and adaptively with others.
Reflect on personal learning and respond productively to constructive feedback.
Write and think under pressure, and meet deadlines7.
Use a range of IT resources, including word processing, e-mail, databases and text files, and locate, employ and evaluate internet sites.
Core courses address work habits (time management, reading strategies), IT, group working and presentational skills at Level 1, and bibliographic and research skills at all levels. Classes in optional courses at all levels provide for for these skills to be developed.
Examination work, essays, reports, projects and dissertation. Oral presentations are not formally assessed but must be undertaken and are accompanied by a written version of the presentation that is assessed. Marking criteria reflect anticipated learning outcomes at each level.