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English Language and Sociology (Including Foundation Year)

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
http://www.essex.ac.uk/students/exams-and-coursework/ppg/ug/default.aspx
26/03/2019

External Examiners

Dr Christopher Lucas
University of London
Senior Lecturer in Arabic Linguistics

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 0 - 2019/20

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 - 2020/21

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 0

Year 3 - 2022/23

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 0

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:
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C: Practical skills

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D: Key skills

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Note

The University makes every effort to ensure that this information on its programme specification is accurate and up-to-date. Exceptionally it can be necessary to make changes, for example to courses, facilities or fees. Examples of such reasons might include a change of law or regulatory requirements, industrial action, lack of demand, departure of key personnel, change in government policy, or withdrawal/reduction of funding. Changes to courses may for example consist of variations to the content and method of delivery of programmes, courses and other services, to discontinue programmes, courses and other services and to merge or combine programmes or courses. The University will endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum, and will also keep students informed appropriately by updating our programme specifications.

The full Procedures, Rules and Regulations of the University governing how it operates are set out in the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances and in the University Regulations, Policy and Procedures.

Should you have any questions about programme specifications, please contact Course Records, Quality and Academic Development; email: crt@essex.ac.uk.