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BA English and Politics

Academic Year 2017/18

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

BA English and Politics

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Bachelor of Arts

Programme Code

ENG-BA-JS

UCAS Code

QL32

JACS Code

L200 (DESCR) 50

Criteria for Admissions

The programme entry requirement is ABB at ‘A’ Level or equivalent, including grade A in English or grade A at ‘AS’ Level or equivalent. In the case of Politics there are no subject specific requirements.
International candidates require at least a British Council IELTS qualification of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Joint Honours Single

Length of Programme

3 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

360

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Arts, English and Languages

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 6

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

English (2015)

Accreditations (PSRB)

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Prof Simon Bainbridge

University of Lancaster

Dr Conor O’Callaghan

Sheffield Hallam University

Prof Lynda Mugglestone

Pembroke College Oxford

Dr Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan

University of Bristol

Prof Jonathan Bradbury

Swansea University

Dr Nick Vaughan-Williams

University of Warwick

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

Programme Specific Regulations

Each level must include 60 CATS in English and 60 CATS in Politics.

Transferring from Single to Joint Honours:
On completing Level 1 a Single Honours student in either of English or Politics who has completed 40 CATS at Level 1 in the other subject and has achieved an average mark across the 40 CATS of 60 or above may be admitted to this Joint Honours Programme subject to having obtained the approval of the Adviser of Studies in the subject in which they have only 40 CATS.

Students with protected characteristics

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

The Joint Honours Programme in English and Politics is designed to provide students with an intellectual training in the disciplines of English and Politics which, while discrete subjects, are also complementary and mutually enriching.
A key premise of the programme is that understanding the present and anticipating the future requires the ability to study and interpret the past and to appreciate how the insights of political analysis (e.g. political theory, political institutions, international relations) and the tools of literary and linguistic inquiry combine to illuminate political and historical developments, including those in the contemporary world.
It offers students the opportunity to analyse how cultural and literary texts are political, and how politics can be studied through its cultural and literary representations.
Together, these subjects together equip individuals with the ability to:

• think critically, process and understand complex information;

• evaluate primary and secondary sources;

• interpret a variety of types of data and information;

• pursue independent learning;

• work well in groups and formulate arguments.

Furthermore, students benefit from a multi-disciplinary education which gives them a large skill set and opens a wide range of career options following graduation.
The curricula will be delivered in accordance with the national English and Politics and International Relations benchmarking statements: in English, these reflect the chronological, cultural, and generic diversity of English literary and language studies, drawing, where applicable, on the unique character of Northern Ireland, and taking advantage of a variety of critical and pedagogical approaches; in Politics, these standards reflect the distinctive aims and methods of an education in political science together with its characteristic subject-matter.
More generally, the Joint Programme in English and Politics aims to:

• attract students from local, national, and international contexts, through a variety of entry routes, and deliver the best possible learning and teaching experience in an environment of equality, tolerance, and mutual respect;

• provide students with the necessary intellectual, practical, and key skills to enable them to develop as independent, reflective lifelong learners and able employees;

• develop a broad context for future employment, in which graduates appreciate the continuing value of an education in these two disciplines.

The programme will thereby foster an atmosphere of intellectual inquiry in each discipline, by offering modules which encourage a stimulating interchange of ideas

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

recognise and appreciate the varying effects of different
literary and linguistic forms of expression;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place allows the students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material. It allows for both tutor- and student-led opportunities for the discussion and comprehension of directed reading and secondary source information.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.
Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect.
In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question. They work towards a number of deadlines for formative and summative work, and for class presentation, thereby learning to prioritise assignments and objectives, and in doing so hone their time management skills.

Methods of Assessment

Progress through the degree is one in which the autonomous learning undertaken by students is gradually increased, from lecture/tutorial based teaching at stages 1 and 2, to student-centred learning, through 2- or 3-hour seminars, at stage 3.
Extended essays and the dissertation test students’ ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect. In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question.
Class discussion, in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place, allows students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts.
The dissertation, examinations and essays require students to demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.
The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

respond to, and differentiate between, different ideological and theoretical positions;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place allows the students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material. It allows for both tutor- and student-led opportunities for the discussion and comprehension of directed reading and secondary source information.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.
Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect.
In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question. They work towards a number of deadlines for formative and summative work, and for class presentation, thereby learning to prioritise assignments and objectives, and in doing so hone their time management skills.

Methods of Assessment

Progress through the degree is one in which the autonomous learning undertaken by students is gradually increased, from lecture/tutorial based teaching at stages 1 and 2, to student-centred learning, through 2- or 3-hour seminars, at stage 3.
Extended essays and the dissertation test students’ ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect. In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question.
Class discussion, in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place, allows students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts.
The dissertation, examinations and essays require students to demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.
The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

analyse and interpret material from different geographical, cultural, and temporal contexts;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place allows the students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material. It allows for both tutor- and student-led opportunities for the discussion and comprehension of directed reading and secondary source information.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.
Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect.
In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question. They work towards a number of deadlines for formative and summative work, and for class presentation, thereby learning to prioritise assignments and objectives, and in doing so hone their time management skills.

Methods of Assessment

Progress through the degree is one in which the autonomous learning undertaken by students is gradually increased, from lecture/tutorial based teaching at stages 1 and 2, to student-centred learning, through 2- or 3-hour seminars, at stage 3.
Extended essays and the dissertation test students’ ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect. In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question.
Class discussion, in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place, allows students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts.
The dissertation, examinations and essays require students to demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.
The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

think independently, originally, and self-reflexively;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place allows the students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material. It allows for both tutor- and student-led opportunities for the discussion and comprehension of directed reading and secondary source information.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.
Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect.
In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question. They work towards a number of deadlines for formative and summative work, and for class presentation, thereby learning to prioritise assignments and objectives, and in doing so hone their time management skills.

Methods of Assessment

Progress through the degree is one in which the autonomous learning undertaken by students is gradually increased, from lecture/tutorial based teaching at stages 1 and 2, to student-centred learning, through 2- or 3-hour seminars, at stage 3.
Extended essays and the dissertation test students’ ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect. In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question.
Class discussion, in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place, allows students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts.
The dissertation, examinations and essays require students to demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.
The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

demonstrate a capacity for critical reflection and judgment in the light of evidence and argument;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place allows the students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material. It allows for both tutor- and student-led opportunities for the discussion and comprehension of directed reading and secondary source information.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.
Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect.
In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question. They work towards a number of deadlines for formative and summative work, and for class presentation, thereby learning to prioritise assignments and objectives, and in doing so hone their time management skills.

Methods of Assessment

Progress through the degree is one in which the autonomous learning undertaken by students is gradually increased, from lecture/tutorial based teaching at stages 1 and 2, to student-centred learning, through 2- or 3-hour seminars, at stage 3.
Extended essays and the dissertation test students’ ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect. In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question.
Class discussion, in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place, allows students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts.
The dissertation, examinations and essays require students to demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.
The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

discriminate between substantive and peripheral concerns in their understanding of literary and linguistic issues;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place allows the students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material. It allows for both tutor- and student-led opportunities for the discussion and comprehension of directed reading and secondary source information.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.
Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect.
In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question. They work towards a number of deadlines for formative and summative work, and for class presentation, thereby learning to prioritise assignments and objectives, and in doing so hone their time management skills.

Methods of Assessment

Progress through the degree is one in which the autonomous learning undertaken by students is gradually increased, from lecture/tutorial based teaching at stages 1 and 2, to student-centred learning, through 2- or 3-hour seminars, at stage 3.
Extended essays and the dissertation test students’ ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect. In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question.
Class discussion, in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place, allows students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts.
The dissertation, examinations and essays require students to demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.
The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

identify, collate and organise relevant data and information from a variety of primary and secondary sources in support of their argument;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place allows the students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material. It allows for both tutor- and student-led opportunities for the discussion and comprehension of directed reading and secondary source information.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.
Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect.
In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question. They work towards a number of deadlines for formative and summative work, and for class presentation, thereby learning to prioritise assignments and objectives, and in doing so hone their time management skills.

Methods of Assessment

Progress through the degree is one in which the autonomous learning undertaken by students is gradually increased, from lecture/tutorial based teaching at stages 1 and 2, to student-centred learning, through 2- or 3-hour seminars, at stage 3.
Extended essays and the dissertation test students’ ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect. In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question.
Class discussion, in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place, allows students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts.
The dissertation, examinations and essays require students to demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.
The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

understand complex tasks and an ability to present appropriate solutions in written form;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place allows the students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material. It allows for both tutor- and student-led opportunities for the discussion and comprehension of directed reading and secondary source information.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.
Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect.
In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question. They work towards a number of deadlines for formative and summative work, and for class presentation, thereby learning to prioritise assignments and objectives, and in doing so hone their time management skills.

Methods of Assessment

Progress through the degree is one in which the autonomous learning undertaken by students is gradually increased, from lecture/tutorial based teaching at stages 1 and 2, to student-centred learning, through 2- or 3-hour seminars, at stage 3.
Extended essays and the dissertation test students’ ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect. In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question.
Class discussion, in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place, allows students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts.
The dissertation, examinations and essays require students to demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.
The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

work autonomously, manifested in self-direction, objective-setting, prioritising and time-management;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place allows the students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material. It allows for both tutor- and student-led opportunities for the discussion and comprehension of directed reading and secondary source information.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.
Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect.
In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question. They work towards a number of deadlines for formative and summative work, and for class presentation, thereby learning to prioritise assignments and objectives, and in doing so hone their time management skills.

Methods of Assessment

Progress through the degree is one in which the autonomous learning undertaken by students is gradually increased, from lecture/tutorial based teaching at stages 1 and 2, to student-centred learning, through 2- or 3-hour seminars, at stage 3.
Extended essays and the dissertation test students’ ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect. In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question.
Class discussion, in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place, allows students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts.
The dissertation, examinations and essays require students to demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.
The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

reflect on their own learning, seeking and making use of constructive feedback;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place allows the students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material. It allows for both tutor- and student-led opportunities for the discussion and comprehension of directed reading and secondary source information.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.
Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect.
In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question. They work towards a number of deadlines for formative and summative work, and for class presentation, thereby learning to prioritise assignments and objectives, and in doing so hone their time management skills.

Methods of Assessment

Progress through the degree is one in which the autonomous learning undertaken by students is gradually increased, from lecture/tutorial based teaching at stages 1 and 2, to student-centred learning, through 2- or 3-hour seminars, at stage 3.
Extended essays and the dissertation test students’ ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect. In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question.
Class discussion, in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place, allows students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts.
The dissertation, examinations and essays require students to demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.
The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

produce intellectually coherent academic analysis within word limits and time deadlines;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place allows the students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material. It allows for both tutor- and student-led opportunities for the discussion and comprehension of directed reading and secondary source information.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.
Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect.
In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question. They work towards a number of deadlines for formative and summative work, and for class presentation, thereby learning to prioritise assignments and objectives, and in doing so hone their time management skills.

Methods of Assessment

Progress through the degree is one in which the autonomous learning undertaken by students is gradually increased, from lecture/tutorial based teaching at stages 1 and 2, to student-centred learning, through 2- or 3-hour seminars, at stage 3.
Extended essays and the dissertation test students’ ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect. In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question.
Class discussion, in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place, allows students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts.
The dissertation, examinations and essays require students to demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.
The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

apply requisite referencing and presentation formats in the production of written analyses;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place allows the students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material. It allows for both tutor- and student-led opportunities for the discussion and comprehension of directed reading and secondary source information.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.
Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect.
In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question. They work towards a number of deadlines for formative and summative work, and for class presentation, thereby learning to prioritise assignments and objectives, and in doing so hone their time management skills.

Methods of Assessment

Progress through the degree is one in which the autonomous learning undertaken by students is gradually increased, from lecture/tutorial based teaching at stages 1 and 2, to student-centred learning, through 2- or 3-hour seminars, at stage 3.
Extended essays and the dissertation test students’ ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect. In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question.
Class discussion, in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place, allows students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material.
Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts.
The dissertation, examinations and essays require students to demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.
The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

solve problems, process and prioritise a wide variety of information and interpretations of data/information, and be confident and able to express arguments and positions in oral and written form;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students will be introduced to problem solving and information processing strategies, as well as general methodological and theoretical approaches in the study of Politics.

Methods of Assessment

Assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays (including students choosing their own essay and dissertation topics), exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations, group work and tutorial /seminar contributions.

understand the general methodological and theoretical approaches to the study of Politics, as well as develop in depth and extensive knowledge of the history of the discipline, its specific concepts, issues and vocabulary;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Self-reflection and evaluation will further enhance critical thinking and sound judgement.

Methods of Assessment

Assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays (including students choosing their own essay and dissertation topics), exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations, group work and tutorial /seminar contributions.

be self reflexive and practice sound judgement, and will possess the necessary skills to enhance their ability to think critically and independently;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The modules within the programme are laid out to foster the development of the above cognitive skills, and are delivered through a variety of teaching methods including formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as power point presentations and handouts.

Methods of Assessment

Assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays (including students choosing their own essay and dissertation topics), exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations, group work and tutorial /seminar contributions.

formulate and express their own (and opposing) political views on a variety of topics.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The modules within the programme are laid out to foster the development of the above cognitive skills, and are delivered through a variety of teaching methods including formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as power point presentations and handouts.

Methods of Assessment

Assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays (including students choosing their own essay and dissertation topics), exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations, group work and tutorial /seminar contributions.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

display a broad knowledge of a range of periods in literary history, including literature before 1660, and an understanding of the social and political contexts in which texts are both written and read;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding are developed through lectures, tutorials, seminars (many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as hand-outs, and key readings available online through Queen’s Online) and through the assessment and feedback process.
Lectures and tutorials together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts.
Seminars offer the more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Extensive background reading is required throughout the pathway, developing students’ specialist knowledge of particular genres and periods of literature in addition to a broad base of knowledge about literary history.

Methods of Assessment

A range of assessment methods ensures that these skills are evaluated in different ways.
Formative written work assists the development of understanding, critical judgment, and independent thought, both through the feedback given, and through the process of writing itself.
The dissertation, examinations, essays and seminar presentations and language project work require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of textual and linguistic analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of particular periods, movements and authors according to individual progression through the degree;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding are developed through lectures, tutorials, seminars (many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as hand-outs, and key readings available online through Queen’s Online) and through the assessment and feedback process.
Lectures and tutorials together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts.
Seminars offer the more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Extensive background reading is required throughout the pathway, developing students’ specialist knowledge of particular genres and periods of literature in addition to a broad base of knowledge about literary history.

Methods of Assessment

A range of assessment methods ensures that these skills are evaluated in different ways.
Formative written work assists the development of understanding, critical judgment, and independent thought, both through the feedback given, and through the process of writing itself.
The dissertation, examinations, essays and seminar presentations and language project work require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of textual and linguistic analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

demonstrate knowledge of English, American, Irish and postcolonial writing, and familiarity with debates surrounding the shaping of individual and cultural identity;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding are developed through lectures, tutorials, seminars (many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as hand-outs, and key readings available online through Queen’s Online) and through the assessment and feedback process.
Lectures and tutorials together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts.
Seminars offer the more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Extensive background reading is required throughout the pathway, developing students’ specialist knowledge of particular genres and periods of literature in addition to a broad base of knowledge about literary history.

Methods of Assessment

A range of assessment methods ensures that these skills are evaluated in different ways.
Formative written work assists the development of understanding, critical judgment, and independent thought, both through the feedback given, and through the process of writing itself.
The dissertation, examinations, essays and seminar presentations and language project work require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of textual and linguistic analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

understand the rhetorical, stylistic and aesthetic strategies of the different genres of prose fiction, drama and poetry;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding are developed through lectures, tutorials, seminars (many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as hand-outs, and key readings available online through Queen’s Online) and through the assessment and feedback process.
Lectures and tutorials together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts.
Seminars offer the more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Extensive background reading is required throughout the pathway, developing students’ specialist knowledge of particular genres and periods of literature in addition to a broad base of knowledge about literary history.

Methods of Assessment

A range of assessment methods ensures that these skills are evaluated in different ways.
Formative written work assists the development of understanding, critical judgment, and independent thought, both through the feedback given, and through the process of writing itself.
The dissertation, examinations, essays and seminar presentations and language project work require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of textual and linguistic analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

display familiarity with a range of theoretical approaches to literature and language, and with the key critical debates that form and inform the disciplines themselves;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding are developed through lectures, tutorials, seminars (many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as hand-outs, and key readings available online through Queen’s Online) and through the assessment and feedback process.
Lectures and tutorials together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts.
Seminars offer the more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Extensive background reading is required throughout the pathway, developing students’ specialist knowledge of particular genres and periods of literature in addition to a broad base of knowledge about literary history.

Methods of Assessment

A range of assessment methods ensures that these skills are evaluated in different ways.
Formative written work assists the development of understanding, critical judgment, and independent thought, both through the feedback given, and through the process of writing itself.
The dissertation, examinations, essays and seminar presentations and language project work require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of textual and linguistic analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

exhibit an awareness of major structural levels of linguistic organisation in speech and writing;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding are developed through lectures, tutorials, seminars (many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as hand-outs, and key readings available online through Queen’s Online) and through the assessment and feedback process.
Lectures and tutorials together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts.
Seminars offer the more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Extensive background reading is required throughout the pathway, developing students’ specialist knowledge of particular genres and periods of literature in addition to a broad base of knowledge about literary history.

Methods of Assessment

A range of assessment methods ensures that these skills are evaluated in different ways.
Formative written work assists the development of understanding, critical judgment, and independent thought, both through the feedback given, and through the process of writing itself.
The dissertation, examinations, essays and seminar presentations and language project work require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of textual and linguistic analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

demonstrate familiarity with major periods in the development of the English language and of contexts of language production and variation;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding are developed through lectures, tutorials, seminars (many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as hand-outs, and key readings available online through Queen’s Online) and through the assessment and feedback process.
Lectures and tutorials together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts.
Seminars offer the more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Extensive background reading is required throughout the pathway, developing students’ specialist knowledge of particular genres and periods of literature in addition to a broad base of knowledge about literary history.

Methods of Assessment

A range of assessment methods ensures that these skills are evaluated in different ways.
Formative written work assists the development of understanding, critical judgment, and independent thought, both through the feedback given, and through the process of writing itself.
The dissertation, examinations, essays and seminar presentations and language project work require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of textual and linguistic analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

develop in-depth and extensive knowledge and understanding about the nature and significance of politics as a human activity;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Politics enables students to develop in depth and extensive knowledge and understanding of Politics from normative/theoretical, comparative, institutional/administrative, policy and historical perspectives.

Teaching methods include formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as power point presentations and handouts.

While these teaching and assessment methods are intended to deliver information to the students and test their knowledge of that information, it is expected that students engage with knowledge on their own terms and develop the skills and confidence to independently process and understand that knowledge.

Methods of Assessment

Assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays (including students choosing their own essay and dissertation topics), exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations, group work and tutorial /seminar contributions.

develop in-depth and extensive knowledge and understanding about the nature and significance of politics as a human activity;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Politics enables students to develop in depth and extensive knowledge and understanding of Politics from normative/theoretical, comparative, institutional/administrative, policy and historical perspectives.

Teaching methods include formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as power point presentations and handouts.

While these teaching and assessment methods are intended to deliver information to the students and test their knowledge of that information, it is expected that students engage with knowledge on their own terms and develop the skills and confidence to independently process and understand that knowledge.

Methods of Assessment

Assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays (including students choosing their own essay and dissertation topics), exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations, group work and tutorial /seminar contributions.

develop in-depth and extensive knowledge and understanding about the nature and significance of politics as a human activity;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Politics enables students to develop in depth and extensive knowledge and understanding of Politics from normative/theoretical, comparative, institutional/administrative, policy and historical perspectives.

Teaching methods include formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as power point presentations and handouts.

While these teaching and assessment methods are intended to deliver information to the students and test their knowledge of that information, it is expected that students engage with knowledge on their own terms and develop the skills and confidence to independently process and understand that knowledge.

Methods of Assessment

Assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays (including students choosing their own essay and dissertation topics), exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations, group work and tutorial /seminar contributions.

develop in-depth and extensive knowledge and understanding about the nature and significance of politics as a human activity;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Politics enables students to develop in depth and extensive knowledge and understanding of Politics from normative/theoretical, comparative, institutional/administrative, policy and historical perspectives.

Teaching methods include formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as power point presentations and handouts.

While these teaching and assessment methods are intended to deliver information to the students and test their knowledge of that information, it is expected that students engage with knowledge on their own terms and develop the skills and confidence to independently process and understand that knowledge.

Methods of Assessment

Assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays (including students choosing their own essay and dissertation topics), exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations, group work and tutorial /seminar contributions.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

read texts with a developed awareness and appreciation of their formal, structural and generic properties;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures provide specific contextual and theoretical information as well as offering practical examples of different critical approaches.

Tutorials and seminars allow for close reading of texts in a group situation, while developing students’ ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment methods vary in accordance with the specific learning outcomes of particular modules as detailed below and as set out in the individual module descriptions – see http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/ModuleInformation/ and http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofEnglish/Education/

assess critical interpretations of the ways in which different cultural and historical contexts inform the reading and writing of texts;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures provide specific contextual and theoretical information as well as offering practical examples of different critical approaches.

Tutorials and seminars allow for close reading of texts in a group situation, while developing students’ ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment methods vary in accordance with the specific learning outcomes of particular modules as detailed below and as set out in the individual module descriptions – see http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/ModuleInformation/ and http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofEnglish/Education/

analyse the forms, function, and development of language;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formative work – both written and oral – enables students to combine the knowledge and skills developed through lectures and tutorials, and to formulate, and receive feedback on, their own independent arguments.
Module and programme information and style sheets guide students in their choice of, access to, and citation of relevant secondary materials.

Methods of Assessment

All assessment methods, whether the dissertation, essays or oral presentations, aural tests or examinations, require students to demonstrate the English subject skills which are detailed in the School of English criteria for marking all undergraduate work (see Marking Criteria and the School of English Assessment and Feedback Policy, under School Documents, on the Education pages of the School website).

utilise a critical vocabulary and engage with different critical perspectives in the analysis of texts;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formative work – both written and oral – enables students to combine the knowledge and skills developed through lectures and tutorials, and to formulate, and receive feedback on, their own independent arguments.
Module and programme information and style sheets guide students in their choice of, access to, and citation of relevant secondary materials.

Methods of Assessment

All assessment methods, whether the dissertation, essays or oral presentations, aural tests or examinations, require students to demonstrate the English subject skills which are detailed in the School of English criteria for marking all undergraduate work (see Marking Criteria and the School of English Assessment and Feedback Policy, under School Documents, on the Education pages of the School website).

be aware of key debates concerning the development of the discipline of literary criticism;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formative work – both written and oral – enables students to combine the knowledge and skills developed through lectures and tutorials, and to formulate, and receive feedback on, their own independent arguments.
Module and programme information and style sheets guide students in their choice of, access to, and citation of relevant secondary materials.

Methods of Assessment

All assessment methods, whether the dissertation, essays or oral presentations, aural tests or examinations, require students to demonstrate the English subject skills which are detailed in the School of English criteria for marking all undergraduate work (see Marking Criteria and the School of English Assessment and Feedback Policy, under School Documents, on the Education pages of the School website).

write coherent, structured and relevant essays in answer to specific questions on literature and language;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formative work – both written and oral – enables students to combine the knowledge and skills developed through lectures and tutorials, and to formulate, and receive feedback on, their own independent arguments.
Module and programme information and style sheets guide students in their choice of, access to, and citation of relevant secondary materials.

Methods of Assessment

All assessment methods, whether the dissertation, essays or oral presentations, aural tests or examinations, require students to demonstrate the English subject skills which are detailed in the School of English criteria for marking all undergraduate work (see Marking Criteria and the School of English Assessment and Feedback Policy, under School Documents, on the Education pages of the School website).

select and utilise primary quotation and secondary critical material in the formulation of an argument;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formative work – both written and oral – enables students to combine the knowledge and skills developed through lectures and tutorials, and to formulate, and receive feedback on, their own independent arguments.
Module and programme information and style sheets guide students in their choice of, access to, and citation of relevant secondary materials.

Methods of Assessment

All assessment methods, whether the dissertation, essays or oral presentations, aural tests or examinations, require students to demonstrate the English subject skills which are detailed in the School of English criteria for marking all undergraduate work (see Marking Criteria and the School of English Assessment and Feedback Policy, under School Documents, on the Education pages of the School website).

display familiarity with bibliographic convention and should be able to research, reference and present written work according to the requirements of the subject area.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formative work – both written and oral – enables students to combine the knowledge and skills developed through lectures and tutorials, and to formulate, and receive feedback on, their own independent arguments.
Module and programme information and style sheets guide students in their choice of, access to, and citation of relevant secondary materials.

Methods of Assessment

All assessment methods, whether the dissertation, essays or oral presentations, aural tests or examinations, require students to demonstrate the English subject skills which are detailed in the School of English criteria for marking all undergraduate work (see Marking Criteria and the School of English Assessment and Feedback Policy, under School Documents, on the Education pages of the School website).

develop in-depth and extensive knowledge from across four key areas of the study of Politics: Political Theory; Irish Politics; International Relations and Comparative Politics; and European Governance;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The Politics programme encourages learners to develop specific knowledge and understanding about politics. The teaching methods used to embed this knowledge and understanding include formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as power point presentations and handouts, small group teaching, student-led discussions and role play.

Methods of Assessment

The methods used to assess this knowledge include a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations, group work and tutorial/seminar contributions.

students will be introduced to the basic methodological issues of Politics, which will enable them to complete a significant piece of independent research through a dissertation or placement;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The Politics programme encourages learners to develop specific knowledge and understanding about politics. The teaching methods used to embed this knowledge and understanding include formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as power point presentations and handouts, small group teaching, student-led discussions and role play.

Methods of Assessment

The methods used to assess this knowledge include a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations, group work and tutorial/seminar contributions.

engage with subject specific skills such as: developing knowledge and understanding (e.g. about differing political institutions); generic intellectual skills (e.g. constructing a reasoned argument); and transferable skills (e.g. collaborative work, time management, prioritising information/data; awareness of different perspectives on the same topic/issue).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The Politics programme encourages learners to develop specific knowledge and understanding about politics. The teaching methods used to embed this knowledge and understanding include formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as power point presentations and handouts, small group teaching, student-led discussions and role play.

Methods of Assessment

The methods used to assess this knowledge include a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations, group work and tutorial/seminar contributions.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

manage time efficiently and effectively;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class presentations and student interaction hone communication and rhetorical skills. Student centred learning situations encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form, and inter-personal skills are developed in seminars and tutorials.
In some language modules, students undertake directed lab work in addition to lectures and tutorials, acquiring skills in analysis and in the manipulation of speech and language data.

Methods of Assessment

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay writing on stylistic, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to source and collate information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources. IT courses are available through the university and can be used to develop computing skills as required. All students are required to word-process essays, thus testing their acquisition of IT skills.

demonstrate basic word-processing and IT skills;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class presentations and student interaction hone communication and rhetorical skills. Student centred learning situations encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form, and inter-personal skills are developed in seminars and tutorials.
In some language modules, students undertake directed lab work in addition to lectures and tutorials, acquiring skills in analysis and in the manipulation of speech and language data.

Methods of Assessment

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay writing on stylistic, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to source and collate information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources. IT courses are available through the university and can be used to develop computing skills as required. All students are required to word-process essays, thus testing their acquisition of IT skills.

collate and process information from a variety of sources;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class presentations and student interaction hone communication and rhetorical skills. Student centred learning situations encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form, and inter-personal skills are developed in seminars and tutorials.
In some language modules, students undertake directed lab work in addition to lectures and tutorials, acquiring skills in analysis and in the manipulation of speech and language data.

Methods of Assessment

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay writing on stylistic, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to source and collate information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources. IT courses are available through the university and can be used to develop computing skills as required. All students are required to word-process essays, thus testing their acquisition of IT skills.

use libraries and online resources;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class presentations and student interaction hone communication and rhetorical skills. Student centred learning situations encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form, and inter-personal skills are developed in seminars and tutorials.
In some language modules, students undertake directed lab work in addition to lectures and tutorials, acquiring skills in analysis and in the manipulation of speech and language data.

Methods of Assessment

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay writing on stylistic, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to source and collate information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources. IT courses are available through the university and can be used to develop computing skills as required. All students are required to word-process essays, thus testing their acquisition of IT skills.

respond positively and productively to feedback on work;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class presentations and student interaction hone communication and rhetorical skills. Student centred learning situations encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form, and inter-personal skills are developed in seminars and tutorials.
In some language modules, students undertake directed lab work in addition to lectures and tutorials, acquiring skills in analysis and in the manipulation of speech and language data.

Methods of Assessment

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay writing on stylistic, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to source and collate information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources. IT courses are available through the university and can be used to develop computing skills as required. All students are required to word-process essays, thus testing their acquisition of IT skills.

think both creatively and maturely in diverse intellectual situations;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class presentations and student interaction hone communication and rhetorical skills. Student centred learning situations encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form, and inter-personal skills are developed in seminars and tutorials.
In some language modules, students undertake directed lab work in addition to lectures and tutorials, acquiring skills in analysis and in the manipulation of speech and language data.

Methods of Assessment

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay writing on stylistic, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to source and collate information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources. IT courses are available through the university and can be used to develop computing skills as required. All students are required to word-process essays, thus testing their acquisition of IT skills.

display interpersonal skills and the ability to work productively in a group context;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Individual and group presentations; developing skills at stage 1 through a dedicated skills module.
Erasmus programme and Exchange programmes with international universities.

Methods of Assessment

Individual and group presentations; learning portfolio and coursework projects in a stage 1 skills module.
For most international exchanges, students enrol on the host institution’s undergraduate programme.

demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Individual and group presentations; developing skills at stage 1 through a dedicated skills module.
Erasmus programme and Exchange programmes with international universities.

Methods of Assessment

Individual and group presentations; learning portfolio and coursework projects in a stage 1 skills module.
For most international exchanges, students enrol on the host institution’s undergraduate programme.

acquire and develop generic critical thinking, analytical, reasoning, literacy and communication skills which will be beneficial in terms of employment or further study;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Politics programme enables learners to develop a broad portfolio of skills which will enhance their employability and/or provide them with a sound basis for progression to further research at postgraduate level (either MA or doctoral work) or elsewhere. The learner will develop skills in the following areas:
communication (presentations, written assignments, teamwork); writing skills (note-taking, organisational skills, logical progression of argument, the ability to gather information from a wide range of both contemporary and archival sources, prioritising information); interpersonal skills (small group or team work activities, debate, discussion), including the ability to understand, appreciate and evaluate a variety of positions and perspectives on the same topic or issue; IT skills (including PowerPoint, use of the internet as a research tool, Queens Online).

Methods of Assessment

Transferable skills will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, portfolios and tutorial/seminar contributions.

solve problems, process and prioritise a wide variety of information, and express arguments and positions in oral and written form;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Politics programme enables learners to develop a broad portfolio of skills which will enhance their employability and/or provide them with a sound basis for progression to further research at postgraduate level (either MA or doctoral work) or elsewhere. The learner will develop skills in the following areas:
communication (presentations, written assignments, teamwork); writing skills (note-taking, organisational skills, logical progression of argument, the ability to gather information from a wide range of both contemporary and archival sources, prioritising information); interpersonal skills (small group or team work activities, debate, discussion), including the ability to understand, appreciate and evaluate a variety of positions and perspectives on the same topic or issue; IT skills (including PowerPoint, use of the internet as a research tool, Queens Online).

Methods of Assessment

Transferable skills will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, portfolios and tutorial/seminar contributions.

be self-reflexive and practice sound judgement, and will possess the necessary skills to enhance their ability to think critically, work in collaboration, demonstrate initiative, and use communication and information technology where appropriate.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Politics programme enables learners to develop a broad portfolio of skills which will enhance their employability and/or provide them with a sound basis for progression to further research at postgraduate level (either MA or doctoral work) or elsewhere. The learner will develop skills in the following areas:
communication (presentations, written assignments, teamwork); writing skills (note-taking, organisational skills, logical progression of argument, the ability to gather information from a wide range of both contemporary and archival sources, prioritising information); interpersonal skills (small group or team work activities, debate, discussion), including the ability to understand, appreciate and evaluate a variety of positions and perspectives on the same topic or issue; IT skills (including PowerPoint, use of the internet as a research tool, Queens Online).

Methods of Assessment

Transferable skills will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, portfolios and tutorial/seminar contributions.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

English in Transition

ENG1001

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Mapping the Anglo-Saxon World

ENG2003

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

English in Context

ENG1002

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Shakespeare on Screen

ENG3087

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Foundations for Speech Analysis: The Phonetics of English

ENL2001

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

50%

30%

20%

Speech Worlds: Phonology in Acquisition and Disorder

ENL3003

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Introduction to American Writing

ENG2072

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Language and Power

ENL2002

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

80%

0%

20%

History of English: Studying Language Change

ENL2004

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Late Medieval Literature

ENG2040

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Literature

ENG2062

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Politics and Policy of the European Union

PAI2001

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Modern Political Thought

PAI2005

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

The Politics of Deeply Divided Societies

PAI2011

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

The Politics of Irish Literature

PAI3005

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Contemporary Political Philosophy

PAI3025

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Internship

PAI3097

3

40

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Introduction to Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

ENG2050

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Literature and Society, 1850-1930

ENG2070

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Irish Literature

ENG2081

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Irish Politics

PAI2013

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

35%

10%

55%

International Relations

PAI2017

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Studying Politics

PAI2043

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Women and Politics

PAI3008

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Middle Eastern Politics

PAI3011

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Scotland and N Ireland: Points of Political Comparison

PAI3014

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

45%

0%

55%

Dissertation (Politics and International Studies)

PAI3099

3

40

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Televising the Victorians

ENG3069

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

The Politics of Sustainable Development

PAI3026

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

American Politics

PAI2018

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

European Cultural Identities

PAI3027

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

40%

0%

60%

Literature and Science in the Nineteenth Century: Evolution, Degeneration, and the Mind

ENG3097

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Double Dissertation English Literature

ENG3000

3

40

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Introduction to English Language

ENL1001

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Perspectives on Politics

PAI1007

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Comparative Politics

PAI1009

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Contemporary US Crime Fiction: the Police, the State, the Globe

ENH3008

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Contemporary Europe

PAI1001

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

World Politics

PAI1006

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

War and Visual Culture

PAI3044

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Comic Fiction, Fielding to Austen (1740-1820)

ENH3013

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Marvels, Monsters and Miracles in Anglo-Saxon England

ENG3011

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Security and Terrorism

PAI2055

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

International Organisations

PAI2056

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Renaissance Performance, Gender, Space

ENG3181

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Ethics, Power and International Politics

PAI3057

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Political Parties and Elections in Northern Ireland

PAI3058

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

National and Ethnic Minorities in European Politics

PAI3059

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Contemporary Irish and Scottish Fiction Devolutionary Identities

ENG3060

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Broadcasting and Identity

ENL3002

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Northern Ireland: A Case Study

PAI3064

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Picturing America: Shaping the States in Word and Image

ENG3061

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Challenges to contemporary party politics

PAI3067

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Politics, Public Administration and Policy-Making

PAI3068

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

The Structure of English

ENL3110

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Digital textualities and the History of the Book

ENG3178

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

US Foreign Policy

PAI3038

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Arms Control

PAI3039

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Representing the Working Class

ENG3064

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Security and Technology

PAI3073

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Writing New York, 1880-1940

ENG3183

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Contemporary Literature: Poetry and Precariousness in the Twenty-First Century

ENG3184

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Irish Gothic

ENG3330

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Stevens & Bishop

ENG3333

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Global Resource Politics

PAI3012

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Issues in Contemporary Politics

PAI1003

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

British Politics in crisis?

PAI2002

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

The Placement

PAI3089

3

20

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Writing Africa: The Colonial Past to Colonial Present

ENG3185

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Knowledge, Power and Imagination: Writing the East, 1662-1835

ENG3186

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Stylistics: Analysing Style in Language

ENL3011

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

80%

20%

0%

An Introduction to Critical and Cultural Theory

ENG2000

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Discourses of Crime

ENL3111

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

70%

30%

0%

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes

Level 1 In English students take 3 core modules worth 60 CAT points, in Politics students take PAI1007, PAI1009 and one of either PAI1001 or PAI1003 or PAI1006.

Level 2 In English Students take 3 optional modules. In Politics students take 2 core politics modules plus one optional module.