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Programme Specification for the 2024/5 academic year

BA (Hons) History and Global Cultural Studies (3-year)

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) History and Global Cultural Studies (3-year) Programme codeUFA3HPSSML20
Study mode(s)Full Time
Part Time
Academic year2024/5
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

The BA (Hons) History and Global Cultural Studies (3-year) programme is an exit route only and not available for direct application.

This programme will give you a thorough grounding in the main themes and methods of two progressive disciplines, History and Modern Languages. This Combined Honours degree enables you to divide your time equally between these related subject areas. While at the University of Exeter, you will study half of your modules from Modern Languages and the other half from History.

History at the University of Exeter gives you the tools you need to study the history that interests you.  It develops a  broad foundation of skills and knowledge in the first year, builds on this in the second year as you begin to become an independent researcher, and culminates in the opportunity to produce highly specialised work in the final year, including the study of a particular subject in depth. There is a huge amount of module choice available to you, covering time periods from the Roman Empire to the early twenty-first century, and topics as diverse as migration and mobility, indigenous peoples in Latin America, the history of health and its politics, women in society, the Vikings, magic and witchcraft in early modern Europe, and histories of material things.

The Modern Languages side of the programme offers choice between the study of one of seven major languages (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish), taught by experienced language specialists including native speakers and academic staff at the cutting edge of research in their particular discipline. Progression through the programme will combine the acquisition of language with the study of the literature, history, film and linguistics of the language disciplines as well as advanced translation practice. You will develop a high level of proficiency in reading, writing, understanding and speaking your selected language, providing you with valued skills for future careers. A carefully arranged choice of modules enables you to focus more towards language skills or to learn about the society in which a particular language is spoken. These cultural modules cover topics as broad as history, politics, philosophy, literature and cinema; they complement the language study within the programme and further ground your understanding of the language of your choice.

As a whole, BA History and Global Cultural Studies offers you a coherent programme of study, balancing core elements with a choice of specialist topics to suit your individual aspirations and requirements.

Advice and guidance on your programme can be sought from your personal tutor and programme director. All staff offer regular office hours that you can drop into without a prior appointment for this purpose.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

This programme aims to develop your competence in the subject-specific and research skills required in both History and Modern Languages, through extended engagement with your chosen languages and through relevant methodological, critical and theoretical contexts. As you progress through the programme, you will acquire a thorough grounding in the core principles of History and Modern Languages through study which engages you imaginatively in the process of understanding and analysing both language and history and culture. In Modern Languages modules, you will train towards a high level of proficiency in reading, speaking, writing and listening, with the aim of enabling you to communicate readily in personal and professional arenas. Throughout the History programmes stress is laid on the need to analyse, discuss and deploy historical evidence in a variety of settings and not simply on the ability to memorise. You will learn through lectures, tutorials and seminars, with a growing emphasis at each successive level on student-led learning. Modules are designed to encourage you to think about long-term developments and processes of historical change, and to make comparisons between countries and cultures. This helps you progress from the more tightly defined topics studied at A level. Modules are also designed to encourage you to think and write analytically about these broad subjects. They emphasise historical questions that require you to identify patterns across time, or between countries, and to isolate common or competing trends, instead of concentrating on short-term or single explanations.

History and Modern Languages offer detailed subject knowledge, broad coverage and a wide range of choice. You will also acquire advanced competence in core academic, personal and key skills, providing a basis for career progression in the academic and professional worlds. You will be exposed to a variety of teaching and assessment methods within appropriate learning environments, supported by feedback and monitoring of your progress. You will also be able to develop your independent study skills through individual research.

The programme provides an intellectually stimulating, satisfying experience of learning and studying, and forms a sound basis for further study in these or in related disciplines. It aims to develop a range of subject-specific, academic and transferable skills, including high order conceptual literacy and communication skills of value in graduate employment. History and Modern Languages encourage you to become a global citizen, a questioning member of society, and provides thorough training for further study or a specialist career. You may utilise the skills you develop in a range of sectors, including translation, museums, consultancy, market research, the civil service, education, teaching, new media industries, journalism and publishing, research, charities, information science, advertising and public relations.

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

 http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

You may take optional modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module. You are expected to balance your credits in each stage of the programme, taking 60 credits from History, and 60 credits from Modern Languages. On the Modern Languages side of your programme, you will normally take optional content modules appropriate to your degree stage and corresponding to your compulsory language module.

The Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, however, takes the view that in Combined Honours programmes you would be incapable of reaching a satisfactory standard in the chosen language if you took fewer than 60 credits per year in it. Accordingly you may not exercise the modularity option in Modern Languages (modularity is where you are permitted to take elective modules from other disciplines that are not included in the programme specification). However, it would be possible for you in certain cases, to exercise the right from the History side of your programme alone.

At all stages you will take one compulsory language module amounting to 30 credits in total.

On this 3-year programme, transfer to which is permissible in exceptional circumstances only, you are encouraged wherever possible to spend a period of residence in countries where the language of study is spoken during a vacation before progressing to the final stage. The Programme Director for the relevant language discipline can advise you on the most appropriate way of gaining experience of independent learning for your individual circumstances.

Transfer from the 3-year to the 4-year programme is possible up to the end of stage 2. All such transfers are subject to approval by the Director of Education and are only permissible in exceptional circumstances. Where you have completed the degree programme in three years, the words ‘Three-Year Programme' will appear on your degree certificate; otherwise the titles of the 3-year and 4-year versions of a degree programme are identical.

Stage 1


15 credits of compulsory History modules, 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language, 45 credits of optional History modules, and 30 credits of Modern Languages modules

Compulsory Modules

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

a select HIH1400.

b select 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HIH1400 Making History [See note a above]15Yes
MLX S1 BA comp language 2022-3 [See note b above]
MLF1001 French Language 30 Yes
MLF1052 French Language for Beginners 30 Yes
MLG1001 German Language 30 Yes
MLG1052 German Language for Beginners 30 Yes
MLI1001 Italian Language 30 Yes
MLI1052 Italian Language for Beginners 30 Yes
MLM1052 Beginners Chinese 30 Yes
MLP1052 Portuguese Language for Beginners 30 Yes
MLR1001 Contemporary Russian Written and Oral 30 Yes
MLR1030 Russian Language for Beginners 30 Yes
MLS1001 Spanish Language 30 Yes
MLS1056 Spanish Language for Beginners 30 Yes

Optional Modules

c select 45 credits from this list of optional History modules.

d select 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language; on the Modern Languages side of your programme, you may select a maximum of 15 credits of either the SML- or HUM-coded modules listed below for the year. Please note that certain modules may only be available to students on Single Honours programmes, or to students who have taken a particular language module. This information will be given in the pre-requisites or co-requisites section of the relevant module descriptor. Please note for students of Modern Languages Portuguese (Single Honours or Combined Honours) MLP1002 is compulsory.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HISS S1 BA CH opt 2022-3 [See note c above]
HIH1014 The Body in Eighteenth-Century Britain 15 No
HIH1043 The Collapse of Communism in Central-Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union 15 No
HIH1138 Medieval, Manufactured? Uses and Reuses of the Middle Ages 15 No
HIH1411 From Wigan Pier to Piccadilly: Britain between the Wars 15 No
HIH1501 The Viking Phenomenon 15 No
HIH1505 The First Crusade 15 No
HIH1506 The First Day of the Somme 15 No
HIH1586 Early Modern Venice: Representations and Myths 15 No
HIH1597 Serfdom in Late Medieval England 15 No
HIH1614 Environment and Industry, 1750-1950: Global Perspectives 15 No
HIH1616 Producing Poverty: Peasants in a Global Perspective, 700-1300CE 15 No
HIH1618 Body, Border, Partition: Understanding Violence in South Asia 15 No
MLX S1 BA French opt 2022-3 [See note d above]
MLF1014 Love and Death in French Culture 15 No
MLF1017 The Making of Modern France 15 No
MLF1103 The French Language, Present and Past 15 No
MLF1105 An Introduction to French Thought 15 No
MLF1121 French Visual History 15 No
SML1207 Introduction to Film 15 No
MLX S1 BA German opt 2022-3 [See note d above]
MLG1014 A Nation Remembers: Issues in German Cultural Memory 15 No
MLG1020 Made in Germany: the History and Culture of a Global Brand 15 No
MLG1021 Outside In: An Introduction to Outcasts and Outsiders in German-language Literature and Film 15 No
SML1207 Introduction to Film 15 No
MLX S1 BA Italian opt 2022-3 [See note d above]
MLI1016 Italy Inside Out: Popular Visual Narratives about Italy 15 No
MLI1121 A Thousand Faces: Cultures and History in 19th-Century Italy 15 No
MLX S1 BA Chinese opt 2022-3 [See note d above]
MLM1010 China of the Senses: Approaching Chinese Culture and Environments 15 No
MLM1013 A Brief History of Modern China (1861-Present) 15 No
MLX S1 BA Portuguese opt 2022-3 [See note d above]
MLP1002 Introduction to the Lusophone World 15 No
MLX S1 BA Russian opt 2022-3 [See note d above]
MLR1005 Chekhov's Major Plays 15 No
MLR1023 Russia: Empire and Identity 15 No
MLX S1 BA Spanish opt 2022-3 [See note d above]
MLS1064 An Introduction to the Hispanic World: Texts in Context 15 No
MLS1066 The Making of Modern Latin America: History Through Literature and Culture 15 No
MLS1065 The Making of Modern Spain 15 No
MLX S1 BA ML opt 2022-3 [See note d above]
SML1208 Language, Culture, and International Relations 15 No

Stage 2


30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language, 90 credits of optional modules (including 60 credits of History modules, and 30 credits of Modern Languages modules)

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

e select 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language.

 

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
MLX S2 Compulsory Language Modules 2023-4 [See note e above]
MLF2001 French Language, Written and Oral 30 Yes
MLF2152 Intermediate French 30 Yes
MLG2001 German Language, Written and Oral 30 Yes
MLG2052 Intermediate German 30 Yes
MLI2001 Italian Language, Written and Oral 30 Yes
MLI2051 Italian Language 30 Yes
MLM2052 Intermediate Chinese (One) 30 Yes
MLP2052 Intermediate Portuguese 30 Yes
MLR2001 Contemporary Russian Written and Oral I 30 Yes
MLR2030 Intermediate Russian 30 Yes
MLS2001 Spanish Language, Written and Oral 30 Yes
MLS2156 Spanish Language (ex-beginners) 30 Yes

Optional Modules

select 60 credits from the lists of optional History modules in Pathway A, B, C or D; you must take HIH2001 Doing History: Perspectives on Sources if you intend to select HIH3005 History Dissertation in the final stage.

g select 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language; on the Modern Languages side of your programme, you may select a maximum of 15 credits of either the SML- or HUM-coded modules listed below for the year.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HISS S2 BA CH opt A 2023-4 [See note f above]
HIH2014A Decolonisation and the Collapse of the British Empire, 1919-1968 30 No
HIH2032A Europe 1650-1800: From Enlightenment to Romanticism 30 No
HIH2218A Religion, Society and Culture in Tudor England 30 No
HIH2592 Science, Empire, and Natural History Museums: A Global Perspective 30 No
HIH2019A Science, Technology and Medicine in the Cold War 30 No
HIH2011A Forgetting Fascism, Remembering Communism: Memory in Modern Europe 30 No
HIH2111 Mediterranean Maritime Supremacy, 1500-1700 30 No
HIH2179A The American Empire 30 No
HIH2184A From Conquest to Communism: Central Asia under the Russian and Soviet Empires, 1730-1945 30 No
HIH2208A Medieval Paris 30 No
HIH2210A The Russian Empire, 1689-1917 30 No
HIH2185A China in the World, 1500-1840 30 No
ARA2170 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 15 No
ARA2171 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 30 No
ARA2001 From Holy Text to Sex Manuals in the Medieval Middle East 15 No
ARA2135 Conflict and Peacemaking Palestine/Israel 15 No
SML2209 Music in Medieval Europe 15 No
THE2224 Modern Jewish History and Thought 30 No
HIH2037 American Frontiers: The West in U.S. History and Mythology 30 No
HIH2137A Inventing Modern Man: Constructions of Mind, Body, and the Individual, 1400-1800 30 No
HIH2138A History of Development: Ideologies, Politics, and Projects 30 No
HIH2145A Spain from Absolutism to Democracy 30 No
HIH2036A Albion's Fatal Tree: Capital Punishment in England, 1688-1965 30 No
HIH2186A Deviants and Dissenters in Early Modern England 30 No
HIH2209A African American History 30 No
HIH2590 An Age of Iron? Europe in the Tenth Century 30 No
HIH2041 The First Welfare State? England's Poor Law, 1520-1835 30 No
ARA2147 Classical Islamic History 15 No
ARA2016 Magic and the Abrahamic Religions 15 No
ARA2161 The Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 15 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt B 2023-4 [See note f above]
HIH2037 American Frontiers: The West in U.S. History and Mythology 30 No
HIH2137A Inventing Modern Man: Constructions of Mind, Body, and the Individual, 1400-1800 30 No
HIH2138A History of Development: Ideologies, Politics, and Projects 30 No
HIH2145A Spain from Absolutism to Democracy 30 No
HIH2036A Albion's Fatal Tree: Capital Punishment in England, 1688-1965 30 No
HIH2186A Deviants and Dissenters in Early Modern England 30 No
HIH2209A African American History 30 No
HIH2590 An Age of Iron? Europe in the Tenth Century 30 No
HIH2041 The First Welfare State? England's Poor Law, 1520-1835 30 No
ARA2147 Classical Islamic History 15 No
ARA2161 The Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 15 No
ARA2016 Magic and the Abrahamic Religions 15 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt C 2023-4 [See note f above]
HIH2014A Decolonisation and the Collapse of the British Empire, 1919-1968 30 No
HIH2032A Europe 1650-1800: From Enlightenment to Romanticism 30 No
HIH2218A Religion, Society and Culture in Tudor England 30 No
HIH2592 Science, Empire, and Natural History Museums: A Global Perspective 30 No
HIH2011A Forgetting Fascism, Remembering Communism: Memory in Modern Europe 30 No
HIH2019A Science, Technology and Medicine in the Cold War 30 No
HIH2111 Mediterranean Maritime Supremacy, 1500-1700 30 No
HIH2179A The American Empire 30 No
HIH2184A From Conquest to Communism: Central Asia under the Russian and Soviet Empires, 1730-1945 30 No
HIH2185A China in the World, 1500-1840 30 No
HIH2208A Medieval Paris 30 No
HIH2210A The Russian Empire, 1689-1917 30 No
ARA2171 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 30 No
ARA2170 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 15 No
ARA2001 From Holy Text to Sex Manuals in the Medieval Middle East 15 No
SML2209 Music in Medieval Europe 15 No
THE2224 Modern Jewish History and Thought 30 No
ARA2135 Conflict and Peacemaking Palestine/Israel 15 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt D 2023-4 [See note f above]
HIH2001 Doing History: Perspectives on Sources 30 No
HIH2002 Uses of the Past 30 No
MLX S2 BA French opt 2022-3 [See note g above]
MLF2012 Evolution of the French Language 15 No
MLF2029 Varieties of French 15 No
MLF2056 Provoking Thoughts - French Literature and Philosophy from the Renaissance to the 20th Century 15 No
MLF2063 Crime and Punishment in French Fiction 15 No
MLF2065 Contemporary French Film: Issues and Debates 15 No
MLF2066 Intimate Spaces of the French Enlightenment 15 No
MLF2069 East is East? Cross-Cultural Encounters in Medieval French Literature 15 No
MLF2074 Translating Exile: Contemporary Francophone Women Writers 15 No
MLF2070 Violence and Virtue: Early Modern French Theatre 15 No
MLF2076 Subversive Texts: Baudelaire and Rachilde 15 No
MLX S2 BA German opt 2022-3 [See note g above]
MLG2003 Youth and Age: Generations in German Fiction and Film 15 No
MLG2018 Berlin - Culture, History and Politics 15 No
MLG2019 Gender, Race and Migration in 20th and 21st-century German Literature 15 No
MLX S2 BA Italian opt 2022-3 [See note g above]
AHV2208 Ideal Cities? Urban Cultures of Renaissance Italy 15 No
MLI2018 Love (and Marriage?) in Contemporary Italian Film Comedy 15 No
MLX S2 BA Chinese opt 2022-3 [See note g above]
MLM2002 Politics of Contemporary China 15 No
MLM2010 Reading China: from Mandarins to Revolutionists 15 No
MLX S2 BA Portuguese opt 2022-3 [See note g above]
MLP2002 Portuguese as a Global Language 15 No
MLP2005 Travelling Identities in the Lusophone World 15 No
MLX S2 BA Russian opt 2022-3 [See note g above]
MLR2021 Understanding Russia 15 No
MLR2024 Exploring Revolution: The Making of Soviet Society and Culture in the 1920s 15 No
MLX S2 BA Spanish opt 2022-3 [See note g above]
MLS2045 Federico Garcia Lorca: Theatre and Poetry 15 No
MLS2060 Love and Death in Spanish Drama 15 No
MLS2061 The Latin American Short Story 15 No
MLS2070 Catalonia Is Not Spain? Modern Catalan Culture in Context 15 No
MLS2072 Place and Identity in Contemporary Venezuelan Culture 15 No
MLS2158 "What is Love? And Do I Need It?" An Introduction to Spanish Renaissance Love Poetry 15 No
MLS2159 Key Modern Poets from Spain and Latin America 15 No
MLS2160 Fiction in Post-War Spain: Voices of Conformity and Subversion 15 No
MLX S2 BA ML opt 2022-3 [See note g above]
HUM2004 Making a Career in Publishing 15 No
HUM2005 Tales of Freedom, Necessity and Providence 15 No
SML2209 Music in Medieval Europe 15 No
SML2244 Multilingualism in Society 15 No
SML2246 Intercultural Communication 15 No

Stage 3


120 credits of optional modules (including 60 credits of History modules, and 60 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language)

 

Compulsory Modules

 

 

 

Optional Modules

select a 60 credits from History. Either the History Dissertation and a History Comparative; Or a 60 credit History Special Subject.

select 60 credits of optional modules from modern languages; you may select a maximum of 15 credits of the SML- or HUM-coded modules listed below for the year, these are additional to SML3015. You may, alternatively, take SML3030. Please note you may only select one dissertation module across the two programmes. It is your responsibility to ensure that credit for SML modules can be counted towards the language of your study, where this is necessary for your credit count.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HISS SF BA Comparative 2023-4 History Comparatives
HIH3632 Violence 30 No
HIH3633 Revolutions 30 No
HIH3617 News, Media and Communication 30 No
HIH3634 Race, Resistance, and Decolonisation 30 No
HIH3619 Sexualities 30 No
HIH3626 Heroes: Conceptions, Constructions and Representations 30 No
HIH3628 Civil Wars 30 No
History UG Final Year Special Subjects 2024-5 History Special Subjects
HIH3415 Everyday Stalinism: Life in the Soviet Union, 1928-53 60 Yes
HIH3416 Critics of Empire 60 Yes
HIH3417 The Yes, Minister Files: Perspectives on British Government since 1914 60 Yes
HIH3422 Street Protest and Social Movements in the Modern Era 60 Yes
HIH3426 Health and its Politics in the 20th Century 60 Yes
HIH3430 From the Grand Tour to Gladiator: Modern encounters with the ancient world 60 Yes
HIH3433 Beyond Cannibalism: Indigenous Peoples and the European Colonisation of Brazil, 1500-1822 60 Yes
HIH3434 The Body in Early Modern England 60 Yes
HIH3436 Engendering Empire: Making the British Imperial World 60 Yes
HIH3437 Death to the Traitors: Rebellion and Resisting Tyranny in the Middle Ages 60 Yes
HIH3438 The Rise of Capitalism in Britain 1660-1830 60 Yes
HIH3439 Women's Experience in Britain: Race, Class and Gender since 1945 60 Yes
HIH3441 Britons Abroad: The Experience of Travel, c. 1650-1900 60 Yes
HIH3442 From Its Cradle to Its Grave? The National Health Service in Britain, 1948-Present 60 Yes
HIH3444 Them and Us: Imagining the Social "Other" in Britain since the 1880s 60 Yes
HIH3450 Decolonisation and Colonial Conflict 60 Yes
HIH3451 Borders and Mobilities in Postcolonial South Asia 60 Yes
HIH3452 Whiteness: A Global History 60 Yes
HIH3448 Britain and the Age of Revolution, 1775-1832 60 Yes
MLX Final Stage Chinese Option Modules 2023-4
MLM3009 China through the Lens: Cultural Translation and Self-Presentation 15 No
MLM3008 Introduction to Modern Chinese Literature 15 No
MLM3011 China and the Third World: Foreign Relations and Nation Building in China in the Cold War Era 15 No
HUM3002 Aliens Abroad: Science Fiction in Global Literature 15 No
HUM3015 The Place of Meaning: Gardens in Britain and China 15 No
MLX Final Stage French Option Modules 2023-4
MLF3034 Sociolinguistics of French 15 No
MLF3078 Philosophers, Prophets, and Mystics in French Culture 15 No
MLF3050 Music, Poetry, and Society at the Late Medieval French Court 15 No
MLF3079 Sex, Subversion and Censorship: Libertine Literature in Seventeenth-Century France 15 No
MLF3080 Les Miserables from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day 15 No
MLF3046 Dialectology in France 15 No
MLF3075 First-Person Outsiders in Modern French Literature 15 No
MLF3081 Sexual Politics: Gender Dynamics in Early Modern France 15 No
EAF3520 Beyond Sex and the City: Becoming a Woman in Contemporary Western Cinema 15 No
MLX Final Stage German Option Modules 2023-4
MLG3036 Dictatorships on Display: History Exhibitions in Germany and Austria 15 No
MLG3037 Coping with Catastrophe: German Culture, Literature and Politics in the Interwar Years 15 No
MLG3040 Sex, Sciences and the Arts 15 No
MLX Final Stage Italian Option Modules 2023-4
MLI3199 Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend 15 No
AHV3002 Understanding Space in Renaissance Italy 15 No
MLI3033 Multicultural Italy 15 No
HUM3002 Aliens Abroad: Science Fiction in Global Literature 15 No
EAF3520 Beyond Sex and the City: Becoming a Woman in Contemporary Western Cinema 15 No
MLX Final Stage Portuguese Option Modules 2023-4
MLP3009 Afro-Brazil: Transatlantic Identities in Culture 15 No
SML3014 Socialist Thought and Practice in Latin America and Africa 15 No
MLX Final Stage Russian Option Modules 2023-4
MLR3027 The Making of Underground Russia, 1825-1917 15 No
MLR3026 The Deceptive City: The Creation of St Petersburg in Russian Literature 15 No
HUM3002 Aliens Abroad: Science Fiction in Global Literature 15 No
MLX Final Stage Spanish Option Modules 2023-4
MLS3037 Women and Feminism in 20th Century Spain 15 No
MLS3057 Cross Currents: Memory, Myth and Modernity in Latin America 15 No
MLS3112 Spanish Modernists: Narratives of Identity, Gender and Nation 15 No
MLS3071 The Chilean Road to Socialism (1970-1973): What Happened and Why? Elements for a Debate 15 No
MLS3067 "Monster of Nature and Phoenix of Wits." An Introduction to the Work of Lope de Vega 15 No
SML3031 Advanced Translation Skills 15 No
MLS3066 Almodovar's Spain: Cinema and Society 15 No
SML3014 Socialist Thought and Practice in Latin America and Africa 15 No
HUM3002 Aliens Abroad: Science Fiction in Global Literature 15 No
MLX Final Stage Neutral Option Modules 2023-4
SML3013 Through the Language Lens: the Relationship between Language, Culture and the Mind 15 No
SML3015 Dissertation 15 No
SML3043 Migration and Multilingualism 15 No
SML3041 Green Matters in Modern Languages and Cultures 15 No
SML3042 Transcultural Devon: Creating, Analysing and Subtitling Interviews in the Context of Migration 15 No
SML3009 Intercultural Communication in a Global World 15 No
SML3030 Extended Dissertation 30 No
HIH3005 General Third-Year Dissertation 30No

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Identify History and Modern Languages as broad subject disciplines.
2. Identify and evaluate the variety of approaches and traditions taken within both the study of History and Modern Languages, combining language and culture.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the recurring themes in History, such as class, gender, ethnicity, religion and war, and of the main themes in particular topics selected for modules; trace the key developments within a topic and relate them to an overall conception of the subject matter; evaluate complex themes in History; and make close specialist evaluation of key developments within particular periods/topics.
4. Use different types of historical source; evaluate different and complex types of historical source; use primary sources in a professional manner.
5. Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and fluency in the production and comprehension of the chosen language, both orally and in writing.
6. Communicate effectively and appropriately with native and other competent speakers of the chosen language, both orally and in writing.
7. Identify and explain the cultural and socio-historic contexts in which the chosen language is spoken.
8. Apply critical terminology and, where appropriate, methodological, linguistic, stylistic, and/or formal terminology to an understanding of both History and Modern Languages; utilise appropriate bibliographical style.

ILOs 1-8 are acquired through lectures, seminars, workshops, study groups, tutorials and other learning activities throughout the programme. The degree of specialisation of subject knowledge increases during the programme. Modules at final stage are most closely related to the research specialism of the staff teaching the module. The precise method of teaching varies according to each module. On team-taught modules you will normally engage in both lectures and seminar groups. In smaller options you will normally spend most of your contact time in seminar groups and workshops.

1, 2 and 3 are developed at stage one in the Making History module, Understanding the Medieval and early Modern World and Understanding the Modern World though lectures, seminars, and written work.

1 is further developed especially in the Uses of the Past module at stage two.

2 and 3 form the backbone of all modules taken at all stages, but the level of complexity and nuance develops.

4 is a requirement of all modules, but there is particular primary source emphasis - developing in complexity as you progress through the stages of the programme - at stage 1 in Sources and Skills, Understanding the Medieval and early Modern World and Understanding the Modern World, at stage 2 Doing History, and at final stage in the Special Subject and Dissertation (if chosen).

Core language modules at Stage 1 include an introduction to language-learning strategies, with subsequent stages requiring you to make systematic use of the self-access material available in the library, in the Foreign Language Centre, and via web-based resources. Language modules at each stage use authentic materials in the chosen language/s, both written (texts in a variety of styles and registers) and spoken (oral classes with native speakers, together with use of TV and the electronic media). These forms of target-language material are used in a variety of ways, including reading or listening comprehension, translation, and production of related material in the chosen language/s through exercises such as summarising, essay-writing and oral presentations. Instruction is reinforced by regular formative assessment. Formal grammar is usually taught, both in seminars and through guided study of a textbook, at a level appropriate to each stage of the programmes and to level of achievement at the outset of the programme.

The assessment of these skills is through a combination of presentations and participation in seminars, coursework, log-books, web-based assessments, essays, oral and written exams, other written reports/projects, and (if chosen) a dissertation. Essays, exams and presentations are especially significant within the programme because they assess each of the skills, 1-8. The assessment criteria pay full recognition to the importance of the various skills outlined.

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

9. Demonstrate understanding of the linguistic principles required to assimilate and analyse the structure of a foreign language.
10. Articulate knowledge and understanding of concepts and theories relating to the study of languages, history and culture.
11. Respond receptively to foreign cultures and demonstrate an ability to see the relativity of one’s own cultural perspective.
12. Demonstrate responsiveness to the central role of language, history and culture in the creation of meaning, and a sensitivity to the affective power of language.
13. Communicate effectively and construct a coherent argument in both oral and written presentations.
14. Command a broad range of vocabulary and an appropriate critical terminology.
15. Apply bibliographic skills appropriate to the disciplines of Modern Languages and History, including accurate citation of sources and consistent use of conventions in the presentation of scholarly work.

These skills are developed throughout the programme in all modules, with the emphasis becoming more complex as students move from stage to stage. They are developed through lectures and seminars, written work, and oral work (both in presentation and seminar discussion), and reinforced through the range of modules across all stages. They will culminate in the substantial and independent research skills demonstrated within the dissertation (if chosen) and special subject modules.

The assessment of these skills is through a combination of presentations and participation in seminars, log-books, web-based assessments, essays, oral and written exams, other written reports/projects, and (if chosen) a dissertation.

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

16. Apply advanced literacy and communication skills in appropriate contexts including the ability to present sustained and persuasive written and oral arguments.
17. Analyse and critically examine diverse forms of material, both textual and visual.
18. Acquire and interrelate substantial quantities of complex information of diverse kinds, in a structured and systematic way, and involving the use of the distinctive methodological and interpretative skills of the subject areas.
19. Apply research skills for the retrieval of historical material, and gather, sift and organise this material independently and critically, evaluating its significance.
20. Interrogate and apply a variety of theoretical positions, and weigh the importance of alternative perspectives in a critical and self-reflective manner.
21. Exercise independent thought and judgement.
22. Engage with others through the presentation of ideas and information in groups, and work towards the collective negotiation of solutions.
23. Plan and execute written and other forms of project-work over both short and long timescales.
24. Complete tasks under time-constrained conditions and effectively manage deadlines and targets.
25. Employ IT skills, and access and assess electronic data via the internet and through other forms of interactive media.
26. Adapt and transfer the critical methods of the disciplines into unfamiliar contexts, including a variety of working environments.

Personal and key skills are delivered through all modules, and developed in lectures, workshops, study groups, tutorials, work experience and other learning activities throughout the programme.

The assessment of these skills is through a combination of presentations and participation in seminars, log-books, web-based assessments, essays, oral and written exams, other written reports/projects, and a dissertation.

ILOs 16-21 are also strongly developed in the course of the portfolio of assessed essays and other written work produced through all stages of the programme. These assessments work on the principle of offering formative feedback to support the development of your written work within as well as between modules. Feedback on one assignment is intended to inform the next piece of work you undertake on the module; the next piece of work on the programme, or the future learning of graduates.

ILO 22 is associated especially with the range of group presentations taking place in modules. Group presentation assessment brings into focus an important range of skills for students, including sharing workloads, responsibility for tasks, team-working, collaborative and communicative skills. Individual contributions to group work are also assessed individually, most often in the form of a reflective presentation report.

ILOs 23-24 are also accomplished in the course of ‘real-time’ formal assessments such as presentations and end of module exams, which occur in all four levels of the programme.

7. Programme Regulations

Programme-specific Award Rules

Your degree classification will be calculated from the credit-weighted average marks for stages 2 and 4 combined in the ratio 1:2 respectively.

Classification

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

All students within History and Modern Languages have a personal tutor for their entire programme of study and who is available at advertised ‘office hours’. There are induction sessions to orientate you at the start of your programme. A personal tutoring system will operate with regular communication throughout the programme. Academic support will be also be provided by module leaders. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff.

Programme handbooks and other useful information can be accessed via the student intranet: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/taughthandbook/ .

Other useful information and student resources can be accessed via the Exeter Learning Environment (ELE): http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/login/index.php , which has specific information on library skills, essay writing and research skills.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

10. Admissions Criteria

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

The programme is not subject to accreditation and/ or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

BA (Hons) History and Global Cultural Studies (3-year)

19. UCAS Code

Not applicable to this programme.

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits

480

ECTS credits

240

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

[Honours] Languages and related studies
[Honours] History

23. Dates

Origin Date

26/07/2016

Date of last revision

17/09/2020