CS712-5-FY-CO:
Beyond the BA: Skills for the Next Step

The details
2020/21
Interdisciplinary Studies Centre (ISC)
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 02 July 2021
0
15 May 2020

 

Requisites for this module
CS711
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

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Key module for

BA V314 Art History,
BA V315 Art History (Including Placement Year),
BA V31B Art History (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad),
BA V350 Art History (Including Foundation Year),
BA V35A Art History (Including Year Abroad),
MARTV399 Art History,
MARTVB98 Art History (Including Placement Year),
MARTVB99 Art History (Including Year Abroad),
BA VV31 Art History and History,
BA VV32 Art History and History (Including Placement Year),
BA VV38 Art History and History (Including Foundation Year),
BA VV3B Art History and History (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad),
BA VV3C Art History and History (Including Year Abroad),
BA V3RB Art History and Modern Languages (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad),
BA VR39 Art History and Modern Languages,
BA V3R9 Art History with Modern Languages,
BA VR3B Art History with Modern Languages (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad),
BA PV33 Film Studies and Art History (Including Year Abroad),
BA VW36 Film Studies and Art History,
BA VW37 Film Studies and Art History (Including Placement Year),
BA VW38 Film Studies and Art History (Including Foundation Year),
BA VW3B Film Studies and Art History (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad),
BA QV23 Literature and Art History,
BA QV24 Literature and Art History (Including Placement Year),
BA QV2H Literature and Art History (Including Foundation Year),
BA QV32 Literature and Art History (Including Year Abroad),
BA QV3B Literature and Art History (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad),
BA VV53 Philosophy and Art History,
BA VV54 Philosophy and Art History (Including Foundation Year),
BA VV55 Philosophy and Art History (Including Placement Year),
BA VV5H Philosophy and Art History (Including Year Abroad),
BA VVHP Philosophy and Art History (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad),
BA V351 Curating,
BA V352 Curating (Including Year Abroad),
BA V353 Curating (including Placement Year),
BA V359 Curating (Including Foundation Year),
BA V35B Curating (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad),
BA P525 Journalism and Liberal Arts,
BA P526 Journalism and Liberal Arts (Including Placement Year),
BA P527 Journalism and Liberal Arts (Including Year Abroad),
BA P515 Journalism and Philosophy,
BA P516 Journalism and Philosophy (Including Placement Year),
BA P517 Journalism and Philosophy (Including Year Abroad)

Module description

The module aims to enable second year ISC and Philosophy students to acquire the skills, knowledge and experiences for successfully entering the job market, or continuing on to do post-graduate studies and vocational training once graduated.

It is designed to ensure that you make the most of relevant opportunities available on campus whilst you study. Engaging with these opportunities and gaining a rich mix of extra-curricular and work/volunteering experience, may make a critical difference to whether you succeed in getting the graduate job you want or obtain funding for post-graduate studies.

Alternatively, to fulfil your employability training requirement, you can take the 15 credit module, CS200 Social Entrepreneurs, Sustainability and Community Action, which runs in the Autumn term.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:

1. To give students a clear understanding of employment, post-graduate studies and training opportunities available to SPAH graduates.

2. To encourage personal reflection on, and planning of, possible career paths, and the specific skills and capabilities required

3. To facilitate understanding, access, and take-up of available work, volunteering, careers orientation, and other extra-curriculum opportunities.

4. To encourage engagement with wider cultural, social, political trends and issues, and to enhance students sense of citizenship.

5. To prepare students for successfully entering the job market or going on to post-graduate studies or vocational training on graduating.

6. To encourage students to make the most of opportunities available on campus for enhancing their employability skills.

7. To give students an understanding of the graduate job market and employers’ preferences, and grasp how to make effective applications in their final year.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module the student should:

1. Have a good understanding of their own interests, skills and competencies, and how these are relevant to future careers.

2. Have engaged with a range of employability and skills related events and activities available on campus or elsewhere.

3. Be prepared to make applications for placements, jobs, vocational training and/or post-graduate study in their final year.

Module information

Your pass/incomplete status will appear on your degree transcript.

Learning and teaching methods

This is a portfolio-based module, which combines a range of teaching and learning methods. It is team-taught and makes intensive use of Moodle. It is primarily assessed on the basis of a reflective essay and CV. Students have considerable choice and autonomy over how they construct their portfolio of relevant experiences, knowledge and skills. The module is team-taught by tutors from ISC, Art History, Philosophy, and the Faculty Employability and Careers team. It comprises of five compulsory 50-minute core sessions, three online Moodle tutorials and requires students to attend four further employability/skills-related activities, events or workshops during the Autumn and Spring terms of their second year. This module is assessed on a 1500 word reflective essay and a professional, up-to-date, well presented, two-page CV. All teaching events will be accessible to students on and off campus either face-to-face or remotely through online teaching.

Bibliography*

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Reflective Essay and 2-Page Professional, Up-to-date CV     

Overall assessment

Module is either passed or marked as not completed.

Reassessment

Module is either passed or marked as not completed.

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Jane Hindley, email: janeh@essex.ac.uk.
Ann Ord, Dr Steve Gormley & TBC.
Interdisciplinary Studies Centre General Office - 6.130; Email: istudies@essex.ac.uk.

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 9 hours, 9 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information

* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.

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