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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BA (Hons) English and Sports Science (2012 - 2014 entry)

Academic Year: 2017/18

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 School of the Arts, English and Drama
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BA (Hons). BA (Hons) + DPS
Programme title English and Sports Science
Programme code EAUB09
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 QC36
Admissions criteria

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

Date at which the programme specification was published Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:47:16 BST

1. Programme Aims

The Department seeks to encourage in its students:

  • a sense of enthusiasm for the subjects and a full understanding of their social and cultural significance
  • the study of English and Sports Science as a means of developing the ability of students to read critically and to be both sensitive and disciplined in their approach to their studies
  • educate students to think independently, to reason critically and to adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of sport.

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

  • English Benchmark Statement 
  • Hospitality, Leisure Sport and Tourism Benchmark Statement
  • 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 of:           

1.     a range of authors and texts from different periods of literary history, including those before 1800;

2.     the distinctive characteristics of the different literary genres of fiction, poetry and drama, and should have an appreciation of the structure and function of the English language;

3.     the power of imagination in literary creation and have an awareness of the range and variety of contemporary approaches to literary study;

4.     the disciplines underpinning human structure and function;

5.     the effects of sport and exercise intervention, and being able to appraise and evaluate these effects on the individual;

6.     the skills required to monitor, analyse, diagnose and prescribe action to enhance the learning and performance of sport in both laboratory and field settings;

7.     the variables involved in the delivery (teaching, instructing, coaching) of enhanced sport performance;

8.     social, economic and political theory to explain the development and differentiation of sport in society.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students will have acquired:

  1.  the ability the read and analyse texts closely and critically;
  2. a thorough understanding of texts, concepts and theories relating to English Studies;
  3. an appreciation of the central role of language in the creation of meaning and will have gained rhetorical skills of effective communication and argument;
  4. bibliographic skills appropriate to the discipline and will be practised in the accurate citation of sources and in the use of conventions in the presentation of scholarly work;
  5. the ability to identify and analyse a broad range of human and situational variables operating in sport;
  6. the ability to consider the many factors which may have facilitative or debilitative effects upon sport performance.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  1.  present cogent and persuasive arguments both in oral and written form;
  2.  critically assess the effectiveness and value of a wide range of oral and written communications;
  3.  demonstrate advanced and effective research skills, including the ability to access and assess electronic data;
  4.  monitor and evaluate sports performance in laboratories and field settings;
  5.  undertake laboratory and fieldwork efficiently and with due regard to safety and risk assessment;
  6.  plan and execute appropriate techniques and skills in the practice of sport activities.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should:

  1.     possess and apply advanced analytical skills and be able to handle complex information in a structured and systematic way;
  2.     be able to communicate effectively and work with others through the presentation of ideas and the collective negotiation of solutions;
  3.     be able to understand and apply a variety of theoretical and interpretive positions, and should be able to weigh the importance of alternative perspectives;
  4.     possess effective organisational and time-management skills and be able to present ideas using basic computational methods.

4. Programme structure

Part A - Introductory Modules

English

Semester 1

Compulsory (total modular weight 30)

EAA101

Critical Studies 1

10 credits

EAA102

An Introduction to Language

10 credits

EAA104

Introduction to Poetry 1

10 credits

Optional - NONE

Semester 2

Compulsory (total modular weight 10)

EAA201

Critical Studies 2

10 credits

Optional (total modular weight 20)

EAA001

Introduction to Film Studies

20 credits

EAA003

Introduction to the Short Story

20 credits

EAA004

Language in Context

20 credits

EAA108

The Search for Identity

20 credits

EAA010

Writing Women

20 credits

EAA011

Writing in History

20 credits

EAA002

Women’s Voices

10 credits

EAA015

Introduction to Short Narrative

10 credits

EAA016

The Essay

10 credits

EAA204

Introduction to Poetry 2

10 credits

 

 

 

 

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory (20 credits)

PSA001

Teaching and Coaching 1

20 credits

Semester 1

Compulsory

PSA011

Introduction to Pedagogies

10 credits

PSA024

Introduction to Sociology of Sport

10 credits

Semester 2

Compulsory

PSA030

Introduction to Pysical Activity and Health

10 credits

PSA026

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

10 credits

 Part B - 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.

Candidates may apply to the Head of Department for permission to undertake an approved course of study at a European University which is a member of the EU-approved Erasmus exchange programme.  Candidates can only apply to take a single semester abroad not a full academic year. The exchange option would be in place of study at Loughborough for Semester 2 only during Part B of the degree programme.

If the 60-credit study abroad programme is taken, students must complete a full 60 credits of Sports Science modules in Semester 1 allowing them to take 60 Loughborough credits in English during their time at an Erasmus exchange institution. (Sports modules are not an option at any of our exchange universities.) 

English

Semester 1

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

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

EAB918

Revolt Against Fate: Literature and Theatre of the Absurd

20 credits

EAB154

Chivalry from Chaucer to Shakespeare

20 credits

EAB040

New Women’s Writing

20 credits

 

Semester 2

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

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)

20 credits

EAB711

Eighteenth-Century Literature

20 credits

EAB018

Women’s Writing in the Seventeenth Century

20 credits

EAB035

Weird Tale

20 credits

EAB101

Study Abroad

60 credits

 

 

 

 *Students must take EITHER EAB001 in Semester 1 OR EAB008 in Semester 2

English optional modules are to be chosen such that the total number of credits for the year is 60, i.e. compulsory module weighted 20 plus optional modules weighted 40.

 School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Semesters 1 & 2

Compulsory - None

Optional

PSB001

Teaching and Coaching 2

20 credits

PSB010

Sport and Exercise Pedagogy

20 credits

Semester 1

Optional

PSB024

Making  Sense of Modern Sport

10 credits

 

 

 

PSB031

Psychological Issues and Strategies in Sport

10 credits

Semester 2

Optional

PSB026

Group and Inter Process in Competitive Sport

10 credits

 

 

 

PSB015

Sport, Ideologies and Values

10 credits

PSB032

Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Health

10 credits

PSB002

Structural Kinesiology

10 credits

PSB033

Principles of Exercise Psychology

10 credits

 *A one-semester version of Teaching and Coaching (PSB101) is available to students who choose the ‘Study Abroad’ option. 

SSEHS optional modules are to be chosen such that the total number of credits for the year is 60.

 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. There are NO compulsory modules in Part C.

Candidates may not choose a total of more than 20 credits in the year that have a prefix of EAB.

Candidates are required to take a minimum of 140 credits in each subject area accumulated over the course of the programme.

 English

Optional modules will be available in the following subject areas:

  • Literature from 1350 to the present

  • Language and Linguistics

  • Creative Writing

  • American Literature and Film

 

In the 2017-2018 academic year the available modules will be:

Semesters 1 and 2

Optional

EAC009

Dissertation

40 credits

Semester 1

Optional

EAC314

Maps and Motors

20 credits

EAC002

The Return of the King, Literature 1689 - 1714

20 credits

EAC016

Cruel and Unusual: Punishment on Trial in American Culture

20 credits

EAC440

The Modern Poet

20 credits

 Semester 2

Optional

EAC701

Global America

20 credits

EAC300

Rare Shakespeare

20 credits

EAC001

Radicals and Reactionaries: Writing Women in the 1890s

20 credits

EAC109

Romantic Writings 1815 - 1832

20 credits

EAC024

Writings of Intimacy

20 credits

 

Semester 1 

Optional

PSC017

Sport Pedagogy 3

20 credits

PSC024

Sport, The Body and Deviance

10 credits

PSC033

Psychology in Physical Education in Youth Sport

10 credits

PSC035

Performance Psychology for Sporting Excellence

10 credits

 

 

 

Semester 2

Optional

 

 

 

PSC032

Physical Activities and Health of Children

20 credits

PSC023

Sport, Celebrity and Place

10 credits

PSC018

Teaching and Coaching 3

20 credits

PSC034

Sport Psychology in Action

10 credits

PSC036

Applied Exercise Psychology

10 credits

PSC044

Global Issues in Sport

10 credits

 

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 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.

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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