Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved
College College Arts and Law
School Phil, Theology and Religion
Department Theology and Religion
Partner College and School Computer Science
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.A. History and Theology with Year in Computer Science Full-time
Programme Code 959B
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme History and Theology

This programme provides students with the opportunity to combine study of the human past with that of another discipline in equal proportions. This specification refers to the 60 credits that a joint honours history student will pursue under the jurisdiction of the Departments of Medieval and Modern History during each year of his/her programme. The 60 credits acquired at each level from the joint honours discipline is detailed in the relevant department's own documentation.

The History programme aims to enhance students' knowledge and understanding of historical events and processes, as well as to develop analytical and critical capacities of a high order. The programme concentrates on medieval and modern western Europe including Britain and Ireland (c.400-c.1990), although optional modules offer the scope to range beyond western European boundaries. Students studying History as a joint degree will have the opportunity to study the full range of periods and areas offered by the Departments of Medieval and Modern History, although, unlike Single Honours students, they are not required to study both medieval and modern history. Students will be able to study history of varying types and approaches, including at least some of the following: political, social, economic, cultural, religious, military and diplomatic.

Joint Honours graduates will display a broad knowledge over two disciplines and be able to demonstrate intellectual versatility and organisational flexibility. The History half of the Joint Honours programme aims to produce graduates with an enthusiastic appreciation of the past, an ability to engage critically with historical debates, and an informed appreciation of the historical context for issues of current interest and concern. Graduates will have developed a capacity to analyse historical events and processes. The wide range of reasoning. Communication and organisational skills acquired from this programme, and practiced in the context of two disciplines (including History), equip graduates to pursue historical study at a higher level or to secure employment as historians, but are also readily transferable to a large number of professions.



Computer Science:

Computer Science is both an academic discipline in its own right and an enabling technology for other disciplines: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences as well as Science and Engineering. The focus here is firmly on Computer Science as an enabling technology. The programme aims to provide a solid, self-contained and coherent core of computer science suitable for combination with a variety of other academic disciplines. It aims to provide:
1. A grounding in the theory underpinning modern developments in computer science.
2. An introduction to practical software design and implementation.
3. A range of options in computer science to cater for a variety of interests and backgrounds.
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:
History and Theology
The primary trends in the political, social, economic, cultural and religious development of western Europe during the medieval and/or modern periods
A body of historical information characterised by geographical range and chronological depth with special attention to western Europe
A range of sources avaliable to historians (including textual primary evidence) and an awareness of their limitations
The historiographical development of core debates in history, and an appreciation of the reasons for continued controversies
Some of the core analytical skills deployed by historians including skills of interpretation, corroboration and evaluation
Some of the conceptual theoretical and ideological influences on historical events and on their interpretation, with particular emphasis on political, cultural and socio-economic development



Computer Science:

1. The essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to Computing and computer applications as appropriate to the topics covered in the programme.
2. Appropriate theory, practices and tools for the specification, design, implementation and evaluation of simple computer-based systems.
History and Theology

Students study a range of core and optional modules offering a diverse set of study opportunities at all three levels of degree work. Lectures supply and contextualise foundational information, serve to enthuse students and direct further reading; seminars facilitate the exploration of historical debates, allowing for evaluation of the existing historiography and/or primary source evidence, as well as encouraging students to develop their own arguments; the level 1 Historical focus modules provide a foundational knowledge in either medieval or modern history; the research seminar inculates capacities for independent study and develops the conceptual foundations of the programme as well as analytical skills; optional modules provide an opportunity to extend knowledge and develop and practice analytical skills; level 3 special subjects allow students to engage with primary sources, consolidate and develop further analytical skills and evaluate particular debates.

Computer Science:

1. and 2. Lectures, Tutorials, Exercise classes, Practical work, Independent study
History and Theology

Verification strategies employed include written coursework of varying length and type and unseen timed examinations.

Computer Science:

1. Examinations, Coursework

2. Examinations, Coursework, Reports
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:
History and Theology
Display awareness of and empathy for historical context
Assimilate and synthesise historical evidence
Understand the process of historical validation and its limitations
Evaluate historical evidence and arguments
Draw reasoned conclusions from contested historical evidence
Formulate questions and hypotheses of interest and importance to historians, including those which entail comparative analysis over time and/or space
Evaluate and apply historical concepts and models
Understand relevant methods and concepts from other related disciplines such as for example, archaeology, economics and sociology, and apply them where appropriate to the study of history


Computer Science:

1. The ability to apply the knowledge and understanding noted above to the analysis of a given information handling problem.
2. The ability to specify, design and construct simple computer-based systems, using appropriate tools, and to document all stages of this process.
3. The ability to evaluate computer based systems in terms of general quality attributes and possible trade-offs presented within a given information handling problem.
4. Enhanced awareness of and ability to use general IT facilities, including basic information-retrieval skills.
5. 'Numeracy' in both understanding and presenting cases involving quantitative or similar formal, symbolic dimensions.
6. Management of learning and development, including time management, organizational skills, and the ability to pursue independently further development of their IT education.
History and TheologyLectures and seminars provide opportunities to demonstrate and practice the intellectual skills specified. Documentary work, introduced at level 1 and practiced in some optional modules (levels 2 and 3) and, particularly, in special subjects at level 3, develops cognitive and analytical capacities to engage critically with primary source evidence in order to evaluate historical arguments. Study of comparative themes encourages a facility for analytical abstraction and an awareness of difference and similarity in historical events and processes in more than one country and across an extensive period. Essays allow for a specific focus on problem-solving as well as an opportunity to develop skills of assimilation, synthesis and analysis.

Computer Science:

1. Lectures, Tutorials, Exercise classes, Practical work, Independent study

2. Lectures, Tutorials, Exercise classes, Practical work, Independent study.

3. Lectures, Tutorials, Exercise classes, Practical work, Independent study.


4. Practical work


5. Lectures, Tutorials, Exercise classes, Practical work, Independent study.
6. Lectures, Tutorials, Exercise classes, Practical work, Independent study.
History and TheologyVerification strategies employed include written coursework of varying length and type (including essays, contexualisation of documents and a book review) and unseen timed examinations.

Computer Science:

1. Examinations, Coursework, Reports

2. Coursework, Examinations

3. Coursework, Reports, Examinations, Presentations

4. Coursework

5. Coursework, Reports, Presentations, Examinations

6. Coursework, Presentations