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Psychoanalytic Studies with English for Academic Purposes

Course overview

(Graduate Diploma) Graduate Diploma
Psychoanalytic Studies with English for Academic Purposes
Inactive
University of Essex
University of Essex
Essex Pathways
Colchester Campus
Graduate Diploma
Full-time
None
DIPLC8Q309
http://www.essex.ac.uk/students/exams-and-coursework/ppg/pgt/assess-rules.aspx
15/04/2017

External Examiners

Prof Caroline Bainbridge
Roehampton University
Professor

External Examiners provide an independent overview of our courses, offering their expertise and help towards our continual improvement of course content, teaching, learning, and assessment. External Examiners are normally academics from other higher education institutions, but may be from the industry, business or the profession as appropriate for the course. They comment on how well courses align with national standards, and on how well the teaching, learning and assessment methods allow students to develop and demonstrate the relevant knowledge and skills needed to achieve their awards. External Examiners who are responsible for awards are key members of Boards of Examiners. These boards make decisions about student progression within their course and about whether students can receive their final award.

eNROL, the module enrolment system, is now open until Monday 21 October 2019 8:59AM, for students wishing to make changes to their module options.

Key

Core You must take this module You must pass this module. No failure can be permitted.
Core with Options You can choose which module to study
Compulsory You must take this module There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.
Compulsory with Options You can choose which module to study
Optional You can choose which module to study

Year 1 - 2019/20

Exit Award Status
Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits PG Diploma PG Certificate
01 IA931-6-AU English for Academic Purposes Core 15 Core
02 IA932-6-SP Advanced English for Academic Purposes Compulsory 15 Compulsory
03 IA933-6-SU Extended English for Academic Purposes Project Compulsory 15 Compulsory
04 IA934-6-FY Critical Reading and Seminar Skills Compulsory 15 Compulsory
05 IA936-6-FY Research Methods for Psychology and Social Sciences Compulsory 15 Compulsory
06 PA208-6-AU Freud: Mind, Culture and Society Core 15 Compulsory
07 PA209-6-SP The Unconscious: Analytical Psychology, Culture and Society - Jung Core 15 Compulsory
08 PA229-6-SP Organisational Dynamics - Theory Core 15 Compulsory

Exit awards

A module is given one of the following statuses: 'core' – meaning it must be taken and passed; 'compulsory' – meaning it must be taken; or 'optional' – meaning that students can choose the module from a designated list. The rules of assessment may allow for limited condonement of fails in 'compulsory' or 'optional' modules, but 'core' modules cannot be failed. The status of the module may be different in any exit awards which are available for the course. Exam Boards will consider students' eligibility for an exit award if they fail the main award or do not complete their studies.

Programme aims

This course aims to enable students:

To develop and acquire the productive and receptive language and study skills needed for successful participation at graduate level in a British university.

These include both linguistic and communicative competence, oral skills, academic writing, reading efficiency and the ability to work independently.

To develop an understanding of critical thinking, including how to construct coherent arguments and enhance reflexivity skills.

To practise and develop the basic research skills and understanding of research methods, both quantitative and qualitative, by providing students with a theoretical understanding and practical experience of these methods.

To understand both the ethical issues and the nature of objectivity in research.

To develop knowledge and understanding of the major contextual, conceptual, and theoretical foundations of, and current issues in, psychoanalytic and Jungian studies.

To explore the significance of psychoanalysis and Jungian psychology in social and cultural analysis.

To explore some of the philosophical issues which psychoanalytic concepts and theories raise.

To provide the knowledge and skills (critical inquiry and argument, imaginative understanding, written and oral communication and presentation) that will not only stand students in good stead for more specialised academic careers, but will also enhance their opportunities for employment in a wide range of other careers.

To provide a foundation for Masters level psychoanalytic or Jungian studies.

Learning outcomes and learning, teaching and assessment methods

On successful completion of the programme a graduate should demonstrate knowledge and skills as follows:

A: Knowledge and understanding

A1 Improve language accuracy and fluency to B2 level
A2 Recognise and use the appropriate lexical and discourse structures of their subject area
A3 Understand the concept and importance of critical thinking in an academic context
A4 Practise a range of basic research skills and understand research methods, both quantitative and qualitative
A5 Understand the major contextual, conceptual, and theoretical foundations, and current issues, of psychoanalytic and Jungian studies
A6 Understand the significance of psychoanalysis and Jungian psychology in social and cultural analysis
A7 Understand some of the philosophical issues which psychoanalytic concepts and theories rais
Learning Methods: All modules are taught through informal lectures, seminar discussions, tutorials and student presentations, with both peer and tutor feedback.

EL936 gives students the opportunity to lead sessions and discuss their own areas of research interest.

Wherever possible, input in the EAP modules will be based on material provided by academic module teachers, and some classes may be team-taught.
Assessment Methods: Assessment will be based on class presentations, written assignments and examinations.

Assessment tests both basic understanding of concepts and issues and a range of approaches and interpretations.

A1-A4 outcomes are assessed via extended projects in EL933 and EL936.

These are designed to examine students' ability to produce an extended piece of writing which demonstrates the ability to present a coherent argument based on a range of sources drawn from key texts in the target academic discipline.

A5 is assessed by means of the coursework and examination requirements of the relevant departments.

B: Intellectual and cognitive skills

B1 Use language accurately and appropriately, using a variety of lexis, grammatical structure and communication strategies
B2 Demonstrate an awareness of the language and discourse structure of their subject area
B3 Synthesise information from a variety of sources with appropriate acknowledgement and integrate this into presentations or written work
B4 Evaluate and interpret qualitative and quantitative data as appropriate
B5 Create a structured argument based on appropriate research methods
B6 Show a grasp of the philosophical bases of a critical approach to study and apply these to their studies
B7 Develop the ability to be reflective, independent learners and to organise their time in an efficient and effective manner
B8 Demonstrate a critical understanding of major contextual, conceptual, and theoretical foundations, and current issues, of psychoanalytic and Jungian studies
B9 Demonstrate a critical understanding of the significance of psychoanalysis and Jungian psychology in social and cultural analysis
B10 Demonstrate a critical understanding of some of the philosophical issues which psychoanalytic concepts and theories raise
Learning Methods: Intellectual/cognitive skills B1-B8 are practised in discussion and presentations, as well as through assessed written work.

Students are given advice in tutorials on research skills and have the opportunity to analyse model assignments.

The ability to develop a coherent argument, supported by evidence, is practised in group discussion and is also a requirement of all assessed written work.

All of these skills are taught and re-enforced continually by a variety of methods - classes involving pair and group work, individual tutorials, taped lectures, student-led workshops.

Input ranges from print to audio and video materials.

Students also use interactive web-based teaching materials.

Oral presentations are video recorded and students are given group and individual feedback, from peers and tutors.

B5-B7 are addressed explicitly in classes and included in oral or written feedback.
Assessment Methods: Coursework for the portfolio also requires demonstration of learning outcomes B1-B5.

B1-B8 outcomes are assessed via extended projects in EL933 and EL936.

These are designed to examine students' ability to produce an extended piece of writing which presents a coherent argument based on a range of sources drawn from key texts in the target academic discipline.

B8 is assessed by means of the coursework and examination requirements of the relevant department.

C: Practical skills

C1 Demonstrate a range of academic skills, including effective note-taking, accurate listening skills and active participation in class discussion
C2 Find relevant information from a variety of sources including books, journals and the Web
C3 Read and evaluate sources critically and offer views based on evidence
C4 Present an argument in oral presentations and by planning, drafting and revising written assignments in an appropriate style, referenced according to academic conventions
Learning Methods: C1 EL931-3: students practise these skills using audio and video materials.

They are also expected to make notes during classmates’‘ presentations.

They are then required to write up a selection of these notes at a later date, to check their accuracy and effectiveness.

The teaching materials and methodology place great emphasis on pair and group work and student participation - this is explicitly addressed in tutors’‘ reports and students are encouraged to discuss these reports in tutorials.

All these skills are also practised directly and indirectly in EL934, EL936, and PA/PY modules.
C2 &C3 EL932: students select texts from a variety of sources for class discussion - these texts are then read for content and also critically evaluated for the quality and reliability of the evidence they contain and the structure of their argument.

There is also some analysis of the varying requirements of specific academic genres.
All these skills are practised directly and indirectly in all other course modules.

C4 EL933 preparation for project work in plenary sessions and in 1:1 tutorials and feedback on process, editing and drafting All of these skills are also practised, both directly and indirectly, in all other course modules.
Assessment Methods: Assessment is based on a mixture of oral and written assignments which test the students' ability to implement these skills effectively.

D: Key skills

D1 A fundamental aim of the programme is effective communication in English; orally, through class participation and presentations, in writing and in critical reading. Skills in the communication of arguments and ideas cogently and effectively in a range of different contexts is a specific objective.
D2 Students perform a variety of word-processing operations and use the Internet for research. Students use PowerPoint or 35mm slides for presentations. They also communicate with tutors by email e.g. sending drafts of work as attachments.
D3 Making and interpreting graphs and tables, for presentations and for written assignments
D4 Identification and evaluation of various source materials, analysis of tasks and working out objectives and priorities. Students should be able to apply knowledge and understanding in order to make judgements and offer solutions in a range of contexts.
D5 Pair and group work are an integral part of the programme, and peer evaluation is also built in. There are opportunities for group projects in some subject modules
D6 Students are encouraged to keep both learner diaries and records of their own learning and to work independently, showing organisation and time management and an ability to respond constructively to feedback.
Learning Methods: D1 There is a continuous emphasis on effective communication.

Awareness of audience and appropriate linguistic and discourse choices is a focus of all work, especially in writing.

D2 Students are trained in the use of PowerPoint for presentations and in using the Internet for research purposes.

D3 There are EAP classes which introduce the interpretation of tables and students use graphic materials in and assignments where appropriate and some tasks are based on problem-solving e.g.

Through the use of case studies.

D4 & D5 In all classes students are expected to work in pairs and groups on a variety of information- and opinion-gap tasks and analysis of texts.

In presentations students give and receive peer feedback, both oral and written.

Students are encouraged to reflect on their learning, especially in individual tutorials.

Reflective tasks are also part of the portfolio requirement.
Assessment Methods: D1-D6 are assessed as an integral part of class work and assignments.


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