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

The details
2021/22
Interdisciplinary Studies Centre (ISC)
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 07 October 2021
Friday 01 July 2022
0
01 October 2021

 

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 R100 Art History and Language Studies,
BA R101 Art History and Language Studies (Including Foundation Year),
BA R102 Art History with Language Studies,
BA R103 Art History with Language Studies (Including Foundation Year),
BA V305 Curating with Politics,
BA V306 Curating with Politics (including Foundation Year),
BA V307 Curating with Politics (including Placement Year),
BA V308 Curating with Politics (including Year Abroad),
BA V309 Curating with History,
BA V310 Curating with History (including Foundation Year),
BA V311 Curating with History (including Placement Year),
BA V312 Curating with History (including Year Abroad),
BA VV40 Art History, Heritage and Museum Studies,
BA VV41 Art History, Heritage and Museum Studies (including Foundation Year),
BA VV42 Art History, Heritage and Museum Studies (including Placement Year),
BA VV43 Art History, Heritage and Museum Studies (including Year Abroad),
BA V301 Curating, Heritage and Human Rights,
BA V302 Curating, Heritage and Human Rights (including Foundation Year),
BA V303 Curating, Heritage and Human Rights (including Placement Year),
BA V304 Curating, Heritage and Human Rights (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. Students are required to attend about five compulsory sessions and a selection of relevant events and activities available in the university and elsewhere. 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, 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.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Reflective Essay (1500 words) and 2-Page Professional, Up-to-date CV  03/05/2022  100% 

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 Paola Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, email: pd17425@essex.ac.uk.
Nicolae Radulescu
Interdisciplinary Studies Centre General Office - 6.130; Email: istudies@essex.ac.uk.

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Dr Ross Wilson
University of Nottingham
Director of Liberal Arts
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 90 hours, 0 (0%) hours available to students:
90 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

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