English Language and Sociology (Including Foundation Year)

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Course overview
(BA) Bachelor of Arts
English Language and Sociology (Including Foundation Year)
Inactive
University of Essex
University of Essex
Essex Pathways
Colchester Campus
Honours Degree
Full-time
Linguistics
Sociology
BA LQ36
15/04/2017

Professional accreditation

None

Admission criteria

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) code

Course qualifiers

None

Rules of assessment

Rules of assessment are the rules, principles and frameworks which the University uses to calculate your course progression and final results.

Additional notes

None

External examiners

Dr Christopher Lucas

Senior Lecturer in Arabic Linguistics

University of London

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 26 October 2020 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.
You must pass this module. No failure can be permitted.
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.
There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.
Optional You can choose which module to study.
There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.

Year 0 - 2020/21

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01    IA108-3-FY or IA111-3-FY or IA118-3-FY or IA121-3-FY  Core with Options  30 
02    IA108-3-FY or IA111-3-FY or IA118-3-FY or IA121-3-FY  Core with Options  30 
03  IA195-3-FY  Research and Academic Development Skills  Core  30 
04  IA110-3-FY  Introduction to Linguistics  Core  30 

Year 1 - 2021/22

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01  LG110-4-AU  Sounds  Compulsory  15 
02  LG113-4-SP  Understanding Data in Linguistics  Compulsory  15 
03  LG111-4-AU  Words and Sentences  Compulsory  15 
04  LG114-4-SP  Language in Society  Compulsory  15 
05  SC101-4-FY  Researching Social Life I  Compulsory  30 
06  SC111-4-FY  The Sociological Imagination  Compulsory  30 
07  LA099-4-FY  Careers and Employability Skills for Languages and Linguistics  Compulsory 

Year 2 - 2022/23

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01  SC201-5-FY  Continuity and Controversy in Sociology: Sociological Analysis II  Compulsory  30 
02  LG210-5-AU  Phonology  Compulsory  15 
03  LG353-5-SP  English in the British Isles  Compulsory  15 
04  LG211-5-SP  Semantics and Pragmatics  Compulsory  15 
05  LG213-5-SP  Research methods for language and linguistics  Compulsory  15 
06    Sociology option(s) from list  Optional  30 
07  LA099-5-FY  Careers and Employability Skills for Languages and Linguistics  Compulsory 

Year 3 - 2023/24

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01  SC301-6-FY  Current Disputes in Sociology: Sociological Analysis III  Compulsory  30 
02    Sociology option(s) from list  Optional  30 
03    English Language option(s) from list  Optional  30 
04  LG831-6-FY  Project: Linguistics  Compulsory  30 
05  LA099-6-FY  Careers and Employability Skills for Languages and Linguistics  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:

Introduce students to contemporary linguistic approaches to the study of language in society, familiarising them with the principles of sociolinguistic theory and description and with aspects of sociological theory and method.

Develop knowledge and understanding of key concepts, issues, ideas, theories, styles of argumentation, evaluation criteria and research methods used in contemporary research on sociolinguistics, language variation and related areas of sociology, as well as associated methodological, theoretical and descriptive issues.

Equip students with a wide range of transferable cognitive, practical and key skills, and a foundation for further study, employment and lifelong learning.

The outcomes listed below represent the minimum expected of a graduate on this course, it is anticipated that the vast majority of graduates will achieve significantly more

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: contemporary linguistic approaches to the study of language, language learning, and language teaching and how researchers in another country approach the study of language

A2: A selection of work on theory and description in sociolinguistics, sociology and language variation

A3: Key concepts, issues, ideas, theories, styles or argumentation, evaluation criteria and research methods used in contemporary research on sociolinguistics, language variation and related areas of sociology, as well as with associated methodological, theoretical and descriptive issues

Learning methods

A range of teaching and learning methods are employed which typically include: lectures, seminars and classes; tutorials for project work; library and internet materials; printed/web course materials; independent learning or research; office/email consultation with staff; written or oral feedback from staff on work.

Assessment methods

Knowledge and understanding are assessed by a range of methods which typically include some combination of the following: written unseen exams; coursework assignments; exercises; a literature review; an individual or team research project; and an oral presentation.

B: Intellectual and cognitive skills

Learning methods

Assessment methods

C: Practical skills

Learning methods

Assessment methods

D: Key skills

Learning methods

Assessment methods


Note

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Contact

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