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Blackburn College

BA (Hons) English Literature and History with Foundation Entry

UCAS Code: QF40

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Our BA (Hons) English Literature and History with Foundation Entry degree course is designed for students who want to study History and Politics, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to start the Honours degree programme just yet.

This English Literature and History BA (Hons) course enables you to study both English Literature and History equally at the same level. Don't worry, studying joint honours doesn't mean more work. You'll study the same number of credits as a single honours student, but just take fewer modules in each of the subjects. There are lots of reasons why students choose a joint honours qualification. Just some include: that you have two subject areas of interest, that you want to explore something new alongside a core subject area or that you want to keep your career options open to a range of professions.

Our English Literature programme will introduce you to a range of literary themes, genres and theories. You will explore key trends and movements and develop an understanding of historical, thematic and interdisciplinary approaches to literary interpretation. The major historical periods are represented, as are influential, exciting and thought-provoking texts from all the major literary genres. You will benefit from a firm grounding in key works from the Anglophone canon, whilst also having the opportunity to develop specific interests in the study of contemporary literature across a range of themes such as gender and race. You will gain the critical understanding, cultural awareness and analytical skills to prepare you for a career in a wide variety of sectors.

Our History programme is designed to introduce you to the essential skills of the historian, including an understanding of current debates and perspectives, alongside an ability to contextualise history from a local and global viewpoint. This is complemented by the necessary acquisition of advanced research and analytical skills, set against substantive material drawn from modern history from the eighteenth century to the present day. The degree is designed to help you form a deeper understanding of the relationship of the social and cultural present with that of the past. This degree also helps you develop powers of analysis and problem solving, research skills, critical thinking, team work and interpersonal skills.

BA (Hons) History and Literary Studies is approved by Lancaster University.

Modules

All students take a total of 120 credits per level.

Level 3 Modules (all modules are mandatory) include:
?Preparing for HE
?Foundation in English Literature
?Foundation in Modern History

Level 4 Modules (all modules are mandatory) include:
?Introduction to Literature
?Introduction to Literary Theory
?Studying History: Sources Methods & Interpretations
?British Social & Economic History 1750-1939
?Place in the Sun: Europe & the Race for Empire

Level 5 Modules (there are 2 mandatory modules and 4 optional modules out of a choice of 6 as indicated by *) include:
?Shakespeare
?Never Had it So Good: Britain (1945-1979)

Choose 1 English Language module from the optional modules below:
?Romantic Writings*
?Victorian Novel*
?Victorian Poetry*

and choose 2 History modules from the optional modules below
?The Long 18th Century in Perspective*
?Local History*
?Total Warfare: World Wars I & II in Perspective*

Level 6 Modules (there is 1 mandatory module and 4 optional modules out of a choice of 9 as indicated by *) include:
?Dissertation

Choose 2 English Literature modules from the optional modules below
?Critical Approaches to Poetry
?Development of Children's Literature
?Post- 1945 Fiction
?Post- 1945 Drama

and choose 2 History modules from the optional modules below:
?Witchcraft and Magic in Early Modern England*
?Sport in British Society*
?From Medieval to Modern: A History of Ideas*
?Debates on the Russian Revolution*
?The History of British Women (1800-2000)*

Assessment methods

Modules in at Level 4 study are assessed by both examinations (50%) and coursework (50%). Level 5 and 6 modules are also assessed by examination and coursework combinations. You can also expect to take part in seminar presentations which will form part of the assessment for Level 5 and 6 modules. In the third year, you will undertake a dissertation which is assessed through coursework (100%).

Each module is formally assessed through, for example, examination, open-book test, individual and group presentation, essay, observation of practice, assessment of course work e.g. art portfolio, written report, reflective practice and portfolios of evidence. This formal assessment will count towards your module mark and feedback is usually given within 3 weeks following the submission of your formal submission of work.

Additionally, some lecturers will provide informal feedback, for example, following an examination they may choose to work through the exam paper in a tutorial. It should be noted that feedback is part of the ongoing learning cycle which is not limited to written feedback. Other forms of feedback include one-to-one meetings with a personal tutor, dissertation and project supervision meetings, a lecturer responding to learner questions or responses during topic or situation discussions.

Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.

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