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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BA (Hons) English and Sport Science (2019 entry)

Academic Year: 2019/20

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/ BA (Hons + DIntS)
Programme title English and Sport 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, Q3C6
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/

Date at which the programme specification was published Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:18:33 BST

1. Programme Aims

Within English the programme aims to:

  • encourage in students a sense of enthusiasm for the study of English and foster engagement with reading, writing and visual sources, through a broad and diverse curriculum;
  • encourage students to reflect critically upon acts of writing and reading in English, and on the history of textual production and reception;
  • promote understanding of verbal creativity and appreciation of the aesthetic features of literary and non-literary texts;
  • enable students to think independently, reason critically, analyse different forms of discourse, and weigh the importance of alternative arguments and perspectives;
  • instill in students advanced competence in oral and written communication;
  • develop a range of subject specific and generic skills of value in graduate employment, including highly developed critical, analytical and research skills. 

Within Sport Science the programme aims to:

  • provide students with a broad understanding of the importance of Sport and Physical Education through a scientific, social, political and ethical lens;
  • focus on integrated and multidisciplinary content, which allow students to develop their understanding of physical and psychological development and its impact on participation and performance in Sport and /or Physical Education;
  • advance students’ understanding of the breadth of disciplines, such as Psychology, Physiology, Physical Activity/Sport and Health, Sociology, Skill Acquisition and Sport Pedagogy, which support a variety of potential careers in Sport and/or Education.
  • provide students with real world practice, experiences and practical opportunities relating to Sport and Physical Education contexts.

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

  • The QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for English
  • The QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Leisure and Sport
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)
  • Science and Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences teaching and learning policies.
  • University Learning and Teaching Strategy
  • The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
  • The Association for Physical Education (afPE)

 

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: 

K 1.        distinctive characteristics of the different literary genres of fiction, poetry, drama and other kinds of writing and communication;

K 2.        a range of authors and texts from different periods of history;

K 3.        the role of critical traditions in shaping literary history, and the importance of the linguistic, literary, cultural and socio-historical contexts in which literature is written and read;

K 4.        the appropriate and precise use of critical, linguistic and stylistic terminology;

K 5.        understanding the range and variety of contemporary approaches to literary study which may include creative practice and its origin.

and within the Sport Science portion of the programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:  

K 6.        key subject specific terminology, concepts, skills and models in underpinning disciplines;

K 7.        the key principles, techniques, strategies and skills associated with various sports, dance, games and gymnastic activities;

K 8.        the associations among societal and political developments, and research, policy and practice;

K 9.        key psychological (e.g. motivation), social (e.g. equity and inclusion) and health (e.g. sport injuries, depression, obesity) issues relating to sport and physical activity and teaching in varied setting and populations;

K 10.     the interactions of the skeletal and muscular structures of the body during human movement, exercise and sport and how these relate to physical activity participation and/or performance (e.g. skill development, physical fitness, adaptations to training).

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1.        use critical skills in the close reading and analysis of texts;

C2.        show sensitivity to generic conventions and to the shaping effects on communication of circumstance, authorship, textual production and intended audience;

C3.         demonstrate awareness of how different social and cultural contexts affect judgments about the nature of language and literature;

C4.         show understanding of the critical and theoretical models that apply to their studies;

appreciate the central role of language in the creation of meaning;

C5.         demonstrate advanced and effective research and bibliographic skills, including the ability to access, work with and evaluate digital sources;

C6.         present cogent and persuasive arguments both in written and oral form and be able to respond to a range of texts through creative or analytical writing.

and within the sport science portion of the programme, students should be able to:  

C7.         demonstrate pedagogical skills in various sports, games and gymnastic activities;

C8.         critically evaluate pedagogical concepts, theories and philosophies and the impact of these on learning and teaching;

C9.         apply and critique a variety of assessment methods and approaches employed within Sport and Physical Education contexts;

C10.      critically analyse their own and others’ ability to plan, communicate and participate, deliver, evaluate and reflect on teaching sessions;

C11.      apply knowledge and understanding of evidence, policy and practice based facts, concepts,

principles and theories to critically examine and debate national and global pedagogical, social and health problems and issues;

C12.      apply knowledge and understanding of applied sport science including physical activity and health and principles of training and measurement.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

 

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T 1.             demonstrate advanced literacy, oral and written communication skills;

T 2.             demonstrate advanced analytical skills and be able to handle complex information in a structured and systematic way;

T 3.             understand and be able to interrogate and apply a variety of theoretical and interpretive positions and be able to weigh the importance of alternative perspectives;

T 4.             show the capacity to adapt and transfer the critical methods of English and Sport Science disciplines to a variety of working, professional environments;

T 5.             work independently and in groups, demonstrating high standards of academic scholarship and conduct to solve problems, find alternative solutions, reach end goals, and evaluate outcomes.

4. Programme structure

4.1 Part A 

Part A

(Compulsory modules 100 credits)

Code

Title

Weighting

Semester taught

 

PYA751

Sport and the Social Sciences

20

1&2

Compulsory

PYA762

Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science

20

1&2

Compulsory

PYA742

Fundamentals of Teaching Physical Education

20

2

Compulsory

EAA700

Narrative Forms and Fiction

20

1

Compulsory

EAA701

Theory that Matters:Critiquing Inequalities (Literary and Critical Theories)

20

2

Compulsory

In addition, students must choose 20 optional credits from the following in semester 1

EAA102

Exploring Language and Linguistics (Introduction to Language)

20

1

Optional

EAA104

Analysing Poetry: Metre Form and Meaning (Introduction to Poetry)

20

1

Optional

EAA200

How To Do Things With Digital Texts

20

1

Optional

4.2 Part B

Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in each subject area across Part B.

 

Compulsory English Modules (total modular weight 20 credits)

Students must choose at least one module from the four modules listed below.

Code

Title

Weighting

Semester taught

 

EAB710

Renaissance Writings

20

1

 Compulsory

EAB008

Victorian Literature             

20

1

 Compulsory

EAB711

Eighteenth-Century Literature

20

2

 Compulsory

EAB712

Modernisms     

20

2

 Compulsory

 

English Optional Modules 

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 2019-20 academic year the available modules will be:

Code

Title

Weighting

Semester taught

 

EAB008

Victorian Literature

20

1

if not a chosen compulsory

EAB710

Renaissance Writings

20

1

if not a chosen compulsory

EAB113

Introduction to Linguistics

20

1

Optional

EAB035

The Weird Tale

20

1

Optional

EAB039

Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture

20

1

Optional

EAB154

Chivalry from Chaucer to Shakespeare

20

1

Optional

EAB001

From Fan Fiction to You Tube: Navigating the Digital Sphere

20

1

Optional

EAB712

Modernisms

20

2

if not a chosen compulsory

EAB711

Eighteenth-Century Literature

 

2

if not a chosen compulsory

EAB403

Reading Animals

20

2

Optional

EAB715

Modern Irish Literature

20

2

Optional

EAB018

Women's Writing in the Seventeenth Century

20

2

Optional

Sport Science Modules

Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in each subject area across Part B.

 

Code

Title

Weighting

Semester taught

 

PSB***

The Reflective Practitioner in Physical Education

20

2

Compulsory

PSB***

Sport, Diversity and Social Justice

20

1

Optional

PSB***

Conceptualising Sport

20

2

Optional

PSB***

Physical Activity and Health

20

2

Optional

PSB***

Acquiring Movement Skills

20

1

Optional

PSB***

Fitness Training and Analysis

20

1&2

Optional

  

Interdisciplinary Module Options - Semester 2

Students may choose to take one module from the following list in semester 2

Optional modules will be available in the following subject areas: 

  • History of Art, Architecture and Design
  • Visual Culture
  • Arts Management
  • Creative Writing
  • Language, Literature and Culture
  • Publishing

 

In the 2019-2020 academic year, the available modules will be:

EAB012

African American Culture

EAB017

America at War

 

EAB065

Psychiatric Stories: Madness in Literature and Culture

EAB401

Culture, Society and Technology

EAB713

Making it New: Modernist Avant Garde Literature, and Culture

 

 

EAB809

From Print to Digital

SAB933

Material Culture

SAB934

Fashion Theory

SAB935

Creative Dissent, Protest, Activism and Art

SAB936

Urban Visual Culture

SAB937

Experiential Design: Body Adornments and New Technologies

SAB938

Arts Management

 

 

 

4.3 Part I 

Four Year Sandwich Programme (DPS/DinTS) route

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

EAI001

Industrial Training Placement

120

Full year

SAI002

International University Placement

120

Full year

 

4.4 Part C

Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in each subject area across Part C.

Students may also choose to do a Dissertation in English, concentrating on any topic in English, or some aspect of the connection between English and Sport Science (eg. the literature/language/cultural representation of sport).  

English Optional Modules

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 2019-2020 academic year, the available modules will be: 

Code

Title

Weighting

Semester taught

 

EAC009

Dissertation

40

1&2

Optional

EAC229

Neo Victorianism

20

1

Optional

EAC440

The Modern Poet

20

1

Optional

EAC016

Cruel and Unusual: Punishment on trial in American Culture

20

1

Optional

EAC002

The Return of the King, Literature 1660 - 1714

20

1

Optional

EAC024

The Writings of Intimacy

20

1

Optional

EAC300

Adapting Shakespeare

20

2

Optional

EAC001

Radicals and Reactionaries: Writing Women in the 1890s

20

2

Optional

EAC701

Global America

20

2

Optional

EAC020

Diverse Voices

20

2

Optional

EAC314

Maps and Motors

20

2

Optional

EAC210

Better Worlds? Utopian and Dystopian Texts and Contexts

20

2

Optional

EAC900

Analysing Work Experience

20

1 OR 2

Optional

 

Sport Science Modules

Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in each subject area across Part C.

 

Code

Title

Weighting

Semester taught

 

PSC***

Contemporary Issues in Sporting Cultures

20

1&2

Optional

PSC***

Leadership and Managing Change

20

1&2

Optional

PSC***

Psychology of Coaching and Physical Education

20

1

Optional

PSC***

Contemporary Issues in Physical Education

20

2

Optional

PSC***

Physical Activity and Health in Practice

20

2

Optional

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX

5.2 Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of reassessment 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.

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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