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BA History and Spanish

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 History and Spanish

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

Bachelor of Arts

Programme Code

MHY-BA-JS

UCAS Code

RV41

JACS Code

R400 (DESCR) 50

Criteria for Admissions

BBB

The general University and School conditions of entry must be satisfied. Entrance requirements for this course are:
• A-level
BBB including Irish and Spanish. AS-level Spanish grade B would be acceptable in lieu of A-level Spanish for admission to the Intermediate Spanish pathway; students taking the Beginner’s Spanish pathway must, in addition to meeting the A-level entrance requirements, provide evidence of linguistic ability, normally GCSE Grade A, or equivalent, in any modern language.
Note: if Spanish is studied at a higher level then the grade indicated at that level will be required.
International candidates require at least a British Council IELTS qualification scored at a standard of 6.5. TOEFL scores are accepted with thresholds of 577 (paper), 233 (computer).

For current general University and specific entry requirements for this pathway go to www.qub.ac.uk/ado/.

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

4 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

480

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

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

History (2014)

Accreditations (PSRB)

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Professor J Wolfe (History)

The Open University

Professor J Whittle (History)

University of Exeter

Prof Andrew Ginger (Spanish)

University of Bristol

Dr Claire Lindsay (Spanish)

University College London

Prof Hilary Owen (Spanish)

University of Manchester

Professor Tim Parkin

Manchester University

Professor Tim Lockley

Warick University

Dr D Urquhart

University of Liverpool

REGULATION INFORMATION

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

Yes. All Joint Honours History and Spanish degrees have University permission to be classified as follows: Level 1 - 10% Level 2 - 20% Year Abroad - 10% Level 3 - 60%

Programme Specific Regulations

Unless exempted by the Head of School on the basis of prior learning or exceptional personal/medical circumstances, Joint Honours students will be required to complete a year-long period of residence in a Spanish-speaking country between Level 2 and Level 3. Students will enrol for the MML3040 International Placement module and take the ‘Working and Studying Abroad’ module, SPA3050. Students who are exempted from residence abroad requirements will be required to undertake an alternative form of assessment.

Students may apply for a post as an English Language Assistant through the British Council; alternatively they may choose to spend their residence abroad following an approved course of study at a Spanish university, or to undertake an approved placement in a Spanish-speaking country.

On completing Level I a Single Honours student in History who has completed 40 CATS at Level I 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 having obtained the approval of the advisor of studies of the subject in which they only have 40CATS.

A Single Honours student wishing to be admitted to the Joint Honours programme must have passed the following modules: HIS1003; HIS1002.

The admission requirement of BBB is waived provided students have achieved an average mark across the 40 CATS of 60 or above.

Students with protected characteristics

The School of Modern Languages works with placement providers and partner institutions to ensure that students with disabilities are able to complete residence abroad requirements.

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

The Joint Programme in History and Spanish is designed to provide students with:

• an intellectual training in the separate and overlapping disciplines of History and Spanish which, while discrete subjects, are also complementary and mutually enriching;

• advanced linguistic skills, which are informed by general language awareness, intercultural competence and high levels of critical thinking.

• a discipline-specific perspective enabling the acquisition of knowledge and understanding of the inter-relationship between texts and contexts, a familiarity with debates surrounding culture and identity, both individual and communal, and skills in synthesising and developing ideas and arguments from diverse literary and other contemporary sources;

• a range of skills which together foster the ability to practise self-motivated learning and increase the capacity to undertake independent learning in a progressive way.

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.

More generally, the Joint Programme in History and Spanish aims to:

• attract students from local, national, and international contexts, through a variety of entry routes, and then provide 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:

exercise sound, reasoned judgment;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

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

think independently, originally and in a constructively critical manner;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

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

appreciate a variety of textual and cultural perspectives on academic enquiry;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

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

engage with and interpret layers of meaning within texts;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

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

assess and appraise differing views on significant areas of academic debate;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

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

discriminate between what is central and what is peripheral to the issue in question;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

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

evaluate sources critically in their context;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

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

synthesise diverse primary evidence and subsequent academic comment;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

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

make judgments on the basis of varied and problematic evidence and according to the persuasiveness of the arguments or the reliability of the evidence used.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

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

gather, organise and deploy evidence, data and information from a variety of secondary and some primary sources, so as to formulate and support a line of reasoning, or argument;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

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

identify, investigate, analyse, formulate and advocate solutions to problems;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

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

synthesise relevant information and exercise critical judgement, primarily through essay writing;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

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

reflect on their own learning and seek and make use of constructive feedback;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

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

manage their own learning self critically;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

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

recognise the importance of explicit referencing and the ethical requirements of study, which requires critical and reflective use of information and information technology in the learning process;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

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

produce intellectually coherent academic analysis under time-managed conditions and within word limits;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

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

structure, manage and adapt strategies for self-directed independent research.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

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

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

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

detailed knowledge of oral and written forms of Spanish

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Language classes enable the development of grammatical accuracy, range of vocabulary and idiom, awareness of register, and fluency in Spanish. Language exercises may include comprehension, résumé, essay, prose and translation.

Oral classes in small groups develop spoken-language skills.
The period of residence abroad allows students to improve their linguistic ability and their knowledge of the Spanish language.

Methods of Assessment

Students complete a series of written exercises per semester. Individual feedback on these assignments enables students, with the help and guidance of the tutor, to address areas of difficulty and thus develop their linguistic knowledge and understanding.
Language examinations test students’ ability to translate into and from the target language, textual comprehension and their ability to formulate and structure arguments in the target language.
Oral examinations enable students to demonstrate their ability to analyse, present material and pursue high-level discussion in the target language.

detailed knowledge of central features of Spanish culture (institutions, discourses, literature, linguistics, historical background and culture) and some knowledge of their interaction/interdependence;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures and tutorials together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts and real world contexts. They also provide specific contextual and theoretical information as well as offering practical examples of different critical approaches.

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

The period of residence abroad allows students to improve their linguistic ability and their knowledge of the Spanish-speaking worlds.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

During the period of residence abroad, students complete a learning journal and a reflective report, in which they document and analyse their insights into the Target Language culture.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

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

develop independent insight into different societies and to appreciate and engage with histories and cultures other than their own

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

In the course of their programme, students have the opportunity to study literary, linguistic, historical, visual or cultural topics.

Lectures and seminars together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts and real world contexts. They also provide specific contextual and theoretical information as well as offering practical examples of different critical approaches.

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Students are encouraged to develop their own responses to Spanish-speaking cultures, particularly by means of the year spent abroad.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

During the period of residence abroad, students complete a learning journal and a reflective report, in which they document and analyse their insights into the Target Language culture.

understand, evaluate and analyse a wide variety of historical and literary texts and ideas

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

In the course of their programme, students have the opportunity to study literary, linguistic, historical, visual or cultural topics.

Lectures and seminars together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts and real world contexts. They also provide specific contextual and theoretical information as well as offering practical examples of different critical approaches.

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Students are encouraged to develop their own responses to Spanish-speaking cultures, particularly by means of the year spent abroad.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

During the period of residence abroad, students complete a learning journal and a reflective report, in which they document and analyse their insights into the Target Language culture.

demonstrate a high level of understanding of oral and written forms of Spanish;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the wide variety of exercises used in written- and spoken-language classes (presentations, debate, résumé, essay, comprehension, grammar tests, prose, translation), a whole range of language skills is developed and assessed. These include: knowledge and understanding of vocabulary, and of the structures and registers of language; translation skills; the structuring and development of arguments in Spanish; fluency and idiom; summary and synthesising skills; planning and composing oral presentations/exposés. Grammatical knowledge is under constant review, and explanation, description and analysis of grammar forms an important part of language classes.

Methods of Assessment

Students complete a series of written exercises per semester. Individual feedback on these assignments enables students, with the help and guidance of the tutor, to address areas of difficulty and thus develop their linguistic knowledge and understanding.

Language examinations test students’ ability to translate into and from the target language, textual comprehension and their ability to formulate and structure arguments in the target language.

Oral examinations enable students to demonstrate their ability to analyse, present material and pursue high-level discussion in the target language.

communicate fluently and effectively with native Spanish speakers in both oral and written contexts;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the wide variety of exercises used in written- and spoken-language classes (presentations, debate, résumé, essay, comprehension, grammar tests, prose, translation), a whole range of language skills is developed and assessed. These include: knowledge and understanding of vocabulary, and of the structures and registers of language; translation skills; the structuring and development of arguments in Spanish; fluency and idiom; summary and synthesising skills; planning and composing oral presentations/exposés. Grammatical knowledge is under constant review, and explanation, description and analysis of grammar forms an important part of language classes.

Methods of Assessment

Students complete a series of written exercises per semester. Individual feedback on these assignments enables students, with the help and guidance of the tutor, to address areas of difficulty and thus develop their linguistic knowledge and understanding.

Language examinations test students’ ability to translate into and from the target language, textual comprehension and their ability to formulate and structure arguments in the target language.

Oral examinations enable students to demonstrate their ability to analyse, present material and pursue high-level discussion in the target language.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

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

An appreciation of the contemporary relevance of the study of both subjects and the varied ways in which this can be presented to a non-academic audience

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The programme includes consideration of the ways in which academic research can be communicated to the public in drama, film, heritage centres, literature, museums, television and online.

Methods of Assessment

Group and individual presentations

An awareness of the diversity of specialisms within the disciplines of History and Spanish

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

In lectures and tutorials students are encouraged to identify different specialisms and approaches.
The curriculum provides students with a wide range of modules to choose from which reflect the different specialisms of members of staff.

Methods of Assessment

In the criteria for assessment of written and oral work particular attention is paid to the student’s familiarity with the historiography of a topic as well as their awareness of different methodological approaches and debates.

In the assessment of dissertations, students are expected to demonstrate an awareness of the secondary literature on their research topic and to engage with it in an imaginative as well as critical fashion.

An ability to reflect critically on the nature of the two academic disciplines and an awareness of methodological debates

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

In lectures and tutorials students are encouraged to compare different perspectives and methodological debates

Methods of Assessment

In the criteria for assessment of written and oral work particular attention is paid to the student’s familiarity with the historiography of a topic as well as their awareness of different methodological approaches and debates.

In the assessment of dissertations, students are expected to demonstrate an awareness of the secondary literature on their research topic and to engage with it in an imaginative as well as critical fashion.

Experience of critically evaluating historical and literary sources in a detailed fashion

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Analysis of historical and literary texts is incorporated into the curriculum at all levels

Methods of Assessment

Essays, seminar/tutorial contributions and dissertations

An awareness of continuity and change over an extended period of time

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The programme incorporates a wide range of modules that focus on different periods of time and geographical regions

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of individual modules

knowledge and understanding of cultural and historical diversity within the world

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures and tutorials together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts and real world contexts. They also provide specific contextual and theoretical information as well as offering practical examples of different critical approaches.

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

The period of residence abroad allows students to improve their linguistic ability and their knowledge of the Spanish-speaking worlds.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

During the period of residence abroad, students complete a learning journal and a reflective report, in which they document and analyse their insights into the Target Language culture.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

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

Intellectual independence and the initiative to set tasks and solve problems

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

In seminars and tutorials students are encouraged to present their own ideas and views on particular topics.
In dissertations, students are expected to formulate their own research topic and engage in independent research on it.

Methods of Assessment

Essays and dissertations

A recognition that not all statements are of equal validity

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The curriculum provides students with a wide choice of modules which reflect the different specialisms of members of staff.
Lectures, seminars and tutorials aim to advance students’ appreciation of the complexity of academic debate and to encourage consideration of the contrasting ways of reading texts.

Methods of Assessment

Essays, dissertations, oral presentations

An awareness of a range of viewpoints and an appreciation of the problems involved in interpretation of complex, ambiguous, conflicting and often incomplete material

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The curriculum provides students with a wide choice of modules which reflect the different specialisms of members of staff.
Lectures, seminars and tutorials aim to advance students’ appreciation of the complexity of academic debate and to encourage consideration of the contrasting ways of reading texts.

Methods of Assessment

Essays, dissertations, oral presentations

An appreciation of the complexity and diversity of situations, events and past mentalities

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The curriculum provides students with a wide choice of modules which reflect the different specialisms of members of staff.
Lectures, seminars and tutorials aim to advance students’ appreciation of the complexity of academic debate and to encourage consideration of the contrasting ways of reading texts.

Methods of Assessment

Essays, dissertations, oral presentations

An ability to read and analyse literary and historical sources, both critically and empathetically

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Work on sources is incorporated into the curriculum at every level

Methods of Assessment

Essays, dissertations, oral presentations

An ability to understand how people have existed, acted and thought in the always different context of the past

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Discussions in seminars and tutorials encourage students to reflect on the historical context of current developments and public discourse.
Lectures, seminars and tutorials aim to make students aware of the different context of the past

Methods of Assessment

In written and oral work, students are expected to demonstrate an awareness of the different context of the past.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

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

demonstrate self-reliance, initiative, adaptability and intercultural awareness.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Placement abroad

Methods of Assessment

Learning journal and reflective report for the Working and Studying Abroad module

take notes and summarise accurately and effectively;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars

Methods of Assessment

Coursework assignments (researching and writing)

use IT skills (word processing, use of internet resources); further development of internet literacy, use of digital technology in editing

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminar preparation, research for presentations

Methods of Assessment

Coursework assignments (researching and writing)

use libraries and online resources;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminar preparation, research for presentations

Methods of Assessment

Research for essays and presentations

reflect on intellectual and professional priorities;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

Methods of Assessment

Coursework assignments (researching and writing)

respond constructively to criticism;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.

Methods of Assessment

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment on a customised feedback sheet.

understand the role and use of feedback in assessing and improving performance;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.

Methods of Assessment

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment on a customised feedback sheet.

work effectively and creatively both independently and in a team setting;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Individual and group presentations

Methods of Assessment

Individual and group presentations

present ideas and arguments orally in both formal and informal contexts;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Individual and group presentations

Methods of Assessment

Individual and group presentations

use their knowledge in cogent, communicable ways to present arguments and clarify complex issues in both oral and written forms;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.
Written exams test students’ ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time. With coursework essays, students are required to adhere to strict deadlines.
Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

collate and process information from an array of sources, including electronic media;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.
Written exams test students’ ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time. With coursework essays, students are required to adhere to strict deadlines.
Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

present high-quality analysis cogently and succinctly;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.
Written exams test students’ ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time. With coursework essays, students are required to adhere to strict deadlines.
Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

evaluate and judge evidence and the quality of information

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.
Written exams test students’ ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time. With coursework essays, students are required to adhere to strict deadlines.
Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

digest material from various sources;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.
Written exams test students’ ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time. With coursework essays, students are required to adhere to strict deadlines.
Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

manage time efficiently, work under pressure and to deadlines;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.
Written exams test students’ ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time. With coursework essays, students are required to adhere to strict deadlines.
Creative responses (writing and practice-based) are designed to transform students from being ‘at risk’ in the evaluative process to becoming ‘risk managers’ and co-facilitators of the learning environment. They are also aimed at facilitating a broad range of intelligences among the student body and encouraging learning on a variety of levels.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Politics and Society in 19th Century Ireland

HIS2011

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

The American South 1619-1865

HIS2028

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

That Vast Catastrophe

HIS3033

4

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

The American Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860-1877

HIS3035

4

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Rewriting Love in the Renaissance

SPA3021

4

20

YES

12 weeks

Y

YES

100%

0%

0%

Politics and Society in 20th Century Ireland

HIS2012

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

30%

10%

60%

The American South, 1865-1980

HIS2029

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

30%

10%

60%

The Origins of Protestantism

HIS3022

4

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Presbyterians in Ulster, 1690-1840

HIS3065

4

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Spanish Memoirs and Autobiographies of the 20th Century

SPA2026

2

20

YES

12 weeks

Y

YES

100%

0%

0%

The Second World War in Europe

HIS3010

4

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

The Irish Revolution, 1917-1921

HIS3073

4

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

World as Stage

SPA2008

2

20

YES

12 weeks

Y

YES

100%

0%

0%

The Roman Origins of the East and West; From Augustus to Charlemagne

HIS2049

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Europe between the Wars, 1919-1939

HIS2050

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

The Peasants' Revolt 1381

HIS3011

4

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Working Class Communities in the UK 1900-1970

HIS3012

4

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Dissertation

HIS3077

4

40

YES

24 weeks

Y

YES

100%

0%

0%

The making of contemporary Britain: 1914 to the present

HIS2018

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Working and Studying Abroad

SPA3050

3

20

30 weeks

Y

YES

50%

50%

0%

Exploring History 1

HIS1003

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Introduction to Iberian Studies

SPA1005

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Exploring History 2

HIS1002

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

30%

10%

60%

Introduction to Latin American Studies

SPA1008

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Kings, courts and culture in Carolingian Europe

HIS3079

4

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

History and Historians: Contested Pasts

HIS1001

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Modernity in Missions: Overseas Christian Expansion, 1858-1980s

HIS3099

4

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Revolutionary Europe, 1500-1789

HIS2057

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Age of anxiety: Irish culture and society in interwar European context

HIS3109

4

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

The Failed Romances of Latin American Literature

SPA3040

4

20

YES

12 weeks

Y

YES

100%

0%

0%

Nationalism and Liberation in 20th Century Africa

HIS2061

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Uniting Kingdoms

HIS2064

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Brazilian digital culture: Trends and topics

SPA3043

4

20

YES

12 weeks

Y

YES

100%

0%

0%

Alexander The Great and the Creation of the Hellenistic World

HIS2020

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

International Placement: Languages Year Abroad

MML3040

3

100

30 weeks

Y

YES

100%

0%

0%

Apocalypse! End of the World.

HIS2065

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

The Rise of Christianity 2: The Conversion of the Roman Empire

HIS3071

4

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Inner Journeys

SPA3053

4

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

The British republic: Culture, religion and war 1649-1660

HIS3120

4

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

The War of Ideas in Seventeenth-Century Ireland

HIS3121

4

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Spanish 1

SPA1101

1

40

24 weeks

N

YES

45%

20%

35%

Intermediate Spanish

SPA1111

1

40

24 weeks

N

YES

45%

20%

35%

Spanish for Beginners

SPA1121

1

40

24 weeks

N

YES

45%

20%

35%

Spanish 2

SPA2101

2

40

24 weeks

Y

YES

45%

20%

35%

Spanish 3

SPA3101

4

40

24 weeks

Y

YES

45%

20%

35%

The Fantastic in Latin America

SPA2040

2

20

YES

12 weeks

Y

YES

100%

0%

0%

Imperfect Heroines: Spanish Fiction in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

SPA3054

4

20

YES

12 weeks

Y

YES

100%

0%

0%

Interpreting the Voices of the Past: the oral history of Northern Ireland since 1945

HIS3124

4

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Interpreting the Irish Country House

HIS3123

4

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Thatcher's Britain

HIS3127

4

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Sin Cities? Everyday Life in the Modern Metropolis

HIS3128

4

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

The Ancient City

HIS3129

4

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

History and Society

HIS1005

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Depictions of Death in Modern Mexican Culture

SPA2043

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Gender & Society in Contemporary Mexican Cinema

SPA3055

4

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes

In History students must also take Three modules at level 2. In Spanish, students must take TWO modules totalling 60 CAT points at level 2 – students must take the core and one optional which can be taken either semester.

In History, students must take Three modules at level 3. The dissertation counts as 2 modules. In Spanish, students must take TWO modules totalling 60 CAT points at level 3 – students must take the core and one optional which can be taken either semester.

Students must take the following TWO compulsory modules HIS1003 and HIS1002 plus ONE optional module from HIS1001 and HIS1005 PLUS TWO Level 1 SPA modules (ONE module worth 40 CREDITS and ONE module worth 20 credits). students must take the core and one optional which can be taken either semesterIn History, students must take Three modules at level 1. In Spanish, students must take TWO modules totalling 60 CAT points at level 1 – students must take the core and one optional which can be taken either semester. Students must take one of the following: SPA1101, SPA1111, SPA1121

Year Living and Working Abroad