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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BA (Hons) English with a Minor in Business Studies (2011 entry)

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Department of English and Drama - pre 2017
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BA (Hons)
Programme title English with a Minor in Business Studies
Programme code EAUB012
Length of programme The duration of the programme is six semesters, full-time.
UCAS code Q3N1
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/english-drama/englishwithaminorinbusinessstudies/

Date at which the programme specification was published Sat, 29 Jun 2013 10:40:36 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide students with an intellectually stimulating environment within which they can develop knowledge, understanding and skills of English and Business Management.
  • To enhance students’ career and employment prospects by developing a range of transferable skills embedded in the programme.
  • To ensure that graduates are trained to think independently, to reason critically, to weigh the importance of alternative arguments and perspectives, and to analyse critically different forms of discourse.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • The English Benchmark Statement
  • The Benchmark Statement for General Business and Management
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the following areas: 

  • Substantial knowledge of a range of authors and texts from different periods of literary history, including those before 1800.
  • An understanding of the distinctive characteristics of the different literary genres of fiction, poetry and drama, and an appreciation of the structure and functions of the English language.
  • An appreciation of the power of imagination in literary creation and an awareness of the range and variety of contemporary approaches to literary study.
  • An understanding of theories, principles and practice, developed from study of core management areas of human resources, finance, marketing and organisational behaviour.
  • Knowledge of the importance of policy, planning and management in business.
  • The behaviour, management and development of people within organisations.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of the programme students should be able to:

  • Appreciate the central role of language in the creation of meaning, and have gained rhetorical skills of effective communication and argument.
  • Present bibliographic skills appropriate to the discipline, and be practised in the accurate citation of sources and in the use of scholarly conventions in the presentation of scholarly work.
  • Use critical thinking, analysis and syntheses to evaluate and apply concepts and insights from business disciplines, including comprehension of complex scenarios.
  • Relate theory to practice.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • Present cogent and persuasive arguments both in oral and written form
  • Critically assess the effectiveness and value of a wide range of oral and written communications
  • Demonstrate advanced and effective research skills, including the ability to access and assess electronic data
  • Create, evaluate and/or assess a range of options in a business situation, applying ideas and knowledge from a variety of sources.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should have acquired the following generic skills: 

  • Effective communication
  • Effective organisational and time-management skills
  • Effective use of information technology
  • Management of self-development
  • Numeracy skills
  • Effective team-working skills

4. Programme structure

Part A - Introductory Modules      

 

Semester 1 English Modules

Compulsory (30 credits)

EAA101

Critical Studies 1

10 credits

EAA102

An Introduction to Language

10 credits

EAA104

Introduction to Poetry 1

10 credits

Optional (10 credits)

EAA016

The Essay

10 credits

EAA015

Introduction to Short Narrative

10 credits

EAA002

Women’s Voices

10 credits

Semester 2 English Modules

Compulsory (40 credits)  Students may choose to take either EAA011 or EAA004.  They cannot do both

EAA201

Critical Studies 2

10 credits

EAA204

Introduction to Poetry 2

10 credits

EAA011

Writing in History or

20 credits

EAA004

Language in Context

20 credits

Optional - NONE

Semester 1 Business Modules

Compulsory (20 credits)

BSA505

Organisational Behaviour

10 credits

BSA512

The Leisure Market

10 credits

Optional - NONE

 

Semester 2 Business Modules

Compulsory (20 credits)

BSA506

Management of Human Resources

10 credits

BSA510

Environment of Leisure Management

10 credits

Optional - NONE

 

Part B - Degree Modules

Students should choose a maximum of 40 optional English Credits across the year. Candidates may choose optional modules so that as few as 50 or as many as 70 credit units are attempted in a semester, provided that 120 credit units are accumulated over the year. Only 10 credits of optional Business modules can be taken in semester two.  All other Business modules at Part B are compulsory.

Semester 1 English Modules

Compulsory (20 credits)

EAB001

British Drama 1576-1737

20 credits

Optional (10 or 30 credits)

EAB154

Chivalry from Chaucer to Shakespeare

20 credits

EAB046

Dwelling in the Novel

20 credits

EAB038

Satire

20 credits

EAB039

Nineteenth-Century American Writing

20 credits

EAB113

Introduction to Linguistics

20 credits

EAB032

Sensation Fiction

20 credits

EAB109

Contemporary Poetry

10 credits

EAB203

Renaissance Lyric Poetry** (also available to Part C students)

10 credits

EAB020

Diverse Voices

10 credits


Semester 2 English Modules

Compulsory (20 credits)

EAB008

Victorian Literature

20 credits

Optional (10 or 30 credits)

EAB153

British Renaissance Drama

20 credits

EAB012

African American Culture

20 credits

EAB016

Language in Society (EAB113 pre-requisite)

20 credits

EAB114

Elephants and Engines: An Introduction to Creative Writing

20 credits

EAB050

Philosophy, Literature and the Arts

20 credits

EAB018

Women’s Writing in the 17th Century

20 credits

EAB002

Writing of the 1790s: The Gothic and Revolution

20 credits

EAB110

Introduction to Multimodality

20 credits

EAB026

Slavery and Empire 1750-1850

10 credits

EAB062

Moby Dick

10 credits

EAB040

New Woman Writing of the Fin de Siècle

10 credits

   

Semester 1 Business Modules

Compulsory (20 credits)

BSB530

Financial Reporting

10 credits

BSB520

Principles of Marketing for Sport and Leisure

10 credits

Optional - NONE


Semester 2 Business Modules

Compulsory (10 credits)

BSB522

The Marketing Mix for Sport and Leisure

10 credits

Optional  (10 credits)

BSB532

Accounting for Managers

10 credits

BSB550

Company Finance

10 credits

BSB590

The Contemporary Business Environment

10 credits

 

Part C - Degree Modules

Candidates may choose optional modules so that as few as 50 or as many as 70 credit units are attempted in a semester, provided that 120 credit units are accumulated over the year. 

Semesters 1 and 2

Compulsory (total modular weight 30)

EAC009

Dissertation

30 credits

Semester 1

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

EAC103

Modernisms

20 credits

Optional (10 or 20 credits)

EAC012

America at War

20 credits

EAC900

Analysing Work Experience in the Creative Industries

20 credits

EAC003

Decadence

20 credits

EAC042

Introduction to Systemic Functional Linguistics

20 credits

EAC023

Libertines and Libertinism

20 credits

EAC214

Maps and Motors

20 credits

EAC228

Modern Subjects: Conrad, Hardy, Woolf

20 credits

EAC227

Myth and History: Milton’s Paradise Lost

20 credits

EAC024

Writings of Intimacy

20 credits

EAC222

Writing for Performance

20 credits

EAC016

Cruel and Unusual: Punishment on Trial in American Culture

20 credits

EAC035

Poetics and Politics of Contemporary Literature

10 credits

EAB203

Renaissance Lyric Poetry** (cannot be chosen if studied in Part B)

10 credits

EAC022

Ulysses

10 credits


Semester 2

Compulsory - NONE

Optional (10 or 20 credits)

EAC900

Analysing Work Experience in the Creative Industries

20 credits

EAC014

Contemporary Irish Texts

20 credits

EAC703

Myths of America: Ideology and American Drama

20 credits

EAC228

Modern Subjects: Hardy, Conrad, Woolf

20 credits

EAC013

Postmodern America

20 credits

EAC109

Romantic Writings 1815-1832

20 credits

EAC027

An Unexpected Light: Writing Afghanistan

20 credits

EAC026

The American West

10 credits

EAC041

W B Yeats

10 credits

EAC516

Bollywood! Bollywood!

10 credits

Semester 1 Business Modules

Compulsory (20 credits)

BSC522

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

10 credits

BSC565

Fundamentals of Strategic Management

10 credits

Optional - NONE


Semester 2 Business Modules

Compulsory (20 credits)

BSC524

Entrepreneurship and Small Business

10 credits

BSC575

Leadership and Interpersonal Skills

10 credits

Optional - NONE

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B and from Part B to C and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also: 

.1   In order to progress from Part A to Part B, obtain at least 40% in all compulsory English modules.

.2   In order to progress from Part B to Part C, obtain at least 40% in all compulsory English modules.

.3   To be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, obtain at least 40% in all compulsory English modules.

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in any part of the Programme to undergo re-assessment in the University’s special assessment period.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C, in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX.  The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40% : Part C 60% to determine the final percentage mark.

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