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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BA (Hons) English with a Minor in Business Studies (2013 - 2014 entry)

Academic Year: 2015/16

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) / BA (Hons) + DPS
Programme title English with a Minor in Business Studies
Programme code EAUB12
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 6 or 8 semesters. Candidates following the four year programme are required to spend an approved placement in professional industry leading to the award of Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS). The sandwich year (Part I) must be taken after satisfactory completion of Part B and before commencement of Part C.
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 Mon, 23 Nov 2015 19:16:39 GMT

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide students with an intellectually stimulating environment within which they can develop knowledge, understanding and skills.
  • 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

EAA101

Critical Studies 1

10 credits

EAA102

An Introduction to Language

10 credits

EAA104

Introduction to Poetry 1

10 credits

Optional

EAA016

The Essay

10 credits

EAA015

Introduction to Short Narrative

10 credits

EAA002

Women’s Voices

10 credits

Semester 2 English Modules

Compulsory 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

BSA505

Organisational Behaviour

10 credits

BSA050

Introduction to Management

10 credits

Optional - NONE

 

Semester 2 Business Modules

Compulsory

BSA506

Management of Human Resources

10 credits

BSA025

Introduction to Law

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

EAB001

British Drama 1576-1737

20 credits

Optional

EAB154

Chivalry from Chaucer to Shakespeare

20 credits

 EAB113

Introduction to Linguistics 

20 credits 

EAB039

Nineteenth-Century American Writing

20 credits

 EAB102

American Adaptations 

20 credits 

EAB020

Diverse Voices

20 credits

EAB040

New Women’s Writing

20 credits

 

Semester 2 English Modules

Compulsory

EAB008

Victorian Literature

20 credits

Optional

EAB012

African American Culture

20 credits

 EAB060

American Nightmare

 20 credits

EAB114

Elephants and Engines: An Introduction to Creative Writing

20 credits

 EAB110

 Introduction to Multimodality

 20 credits

 EAB016

Language in Society (Pre-requisite EAB113) 

 

EAB018

Women’s Writing in the 17th Century

20 credits

EAB177

Eighteenth-Century Literature

20 credits

EAB035

Weird Tale

20 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 I

Four year Sandwich Programme (DPS) route

Candidates will undertake an approved placement leading to the Diploma in Professional Studies. 

Semesters 1 and 2

EAI001

Industrial Training Placement

120 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

40 credits

Semester 1

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

EAC103

Modernisms

20 credits

Optional

EAC012

America at War

20 credits

EAC214

Maps and Motors: The Writing Portfolio (pre-requisite EAB114)

20 credits

 

 

 

EAC034

Narratives of American Sport

20 credits

EAC022

Ulysses in Context

20 credits

EAC229

Neo-Victorianism

20 credits

Semester 2

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAC013

Postmodern America

20 credits

EAC109

Romantic Writings 1815-1832

20 credits

EAC701

Global America

20 credits

EAC300

Rare Shakespeare

20 credits

EAC016

Cruel and Unusual

20 credits

EAC301

T S Eliot

20 credits

Semester 1 Business Modules

Compulsory

BSC522

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

10 credits

BSC565

Fundamentals of Strategic Management

10 credits

Optional - NONE

 

Semester 2 Business Modules

Compulsory

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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