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Programme Specification for the 2023/4 academic year

BA (Hons) English and Communications with Study Abroad

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) English and Communications with Study Abroad Programme codeUFA4EGLEGL29
Study mode(s) Academic year2023/4
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

The BA (Hons) English and Communications with Study Abroad programme offers you the opportunity to combine study of a wide and exciting range of material in English literature, film and television. You will study literature from the medieval period to the present day and watch films from American, European, and other World cinemas, as well as learning about the trends and technologies of television. The range of material studied will equip you to understand the complex histories of these written and visual media as well as how important issues of cultural difference are raised through them, giving you the tools and vocabulary to take a questioning attitude to your own literary and media cultures. We encourage you to make the most of the facilities available to broaden and enhance your study of film, not just on campus and in the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum but also through the lively English and film cultures (art-house cinema, media facilities) in the city itself.

As you progress through your degree into the second and final years, you will be able to follow your own interests by choosing from the variety of topics on offer, culminating in your own research project, a dissertation, in your final year. You will also learn to work flexibly and creatively with others and engage in debate as well as exercising independent thought and judgement whilst becoming an effective independent learner.

This programme is studied over four years. The first two years and the final year are university-based, and the third year is spent at a university abroad on an approved programme of study.

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

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme.

Stage 1


30 credits of compulsory English modules, 60 credits of compulsory Communications modules and 30 credits of optional English modules.

a You must select 30 credits from this list of optional English modules; EAS1040 is only available in Term 2 to Combined Honours students.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
EAS1035 Beginnings: English Literature before 1800 30No
CMM1001 Perspectives on Communications 30No
CMM1002 Communications Challenges 30No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
EAS CH Stage 1 Option Modules 2023-4 [See note a above]
EAS1032 Approaches to Criticism 30 No
EAS1034 Film Studies: An Introduction 15 No
EAS1037 The Novel 15 No
EAS1038 The Poem 15 No
EAS1040 Academic English 15 No
EAS1041 Rethinking Shakespeare 15 No
EAS1042 Write after Reading 30 No
EAS1044 Imagine This: Prompts for Creative Writing 15 No
EAS1045 The Essay: Form and Content 15 No
LIB1105 Being Human in the Modern World 30 No
HUM1001 Enter the Matrix: Digital Perspectives on the Humanities 15 No

Stage 2


60 credits of optional English modules and 60 credits of Communications modules.

Compulsory Modules

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

Choose either the 15 or 30 credit version of Communications in the Workplace.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CMM2003 Professional Writing 15No
CMM2001 Communications in the Workplace [See note b above]15No
CMM2002 Communications in the Workplace [See note b above]30No

Optional Modules

If you select the 15 credit version of Communications in the Workplace, choose a further 30 credits of optional Communications modules from this list.

If you select the 30 credit version of Communications in the Workplace, choose a further 15 credits of optional Communications modules from this list.

Select 60 credits from this list of optional English modules. English modules in stage 2 are divided into three groups: Group 1, modules concerned with pre-1750 literature; Group 2, modules concerned with post-1750 literature; Group 3, modules not concerned with a particular historical period. Combined Honours students may not take more than one module from each group.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
COMMS S2 BA CH opt 2023-4
ANT2090 Sound and Society 15 No
CMM2001 Communications in the Workplace 15 No
CMM2002 Communications in the Workplace 30 No
CMM2008 Communications Research Methods 30 No
EAF2510 Adaptation: Text, Image, Culture 30 No
EAS2090 Humanities after the Human: Further Adventures in Critical Theory 30 No
HUM2004 Making a Career in Publishing 15 No
PHL2125 Ethics of Emerging Technologies 15 No
POL2100 Political Conflicts in Europe 15 No
SML2244 Multilingualism in Society 15 No
SML2246 Intercultural Communication 15 No
SOC2030 Sociology of Art and Culture 15 No
SOC2034 Gender and Society 1 15 No
SOC2096 Cyborg Studies 15 No
SOC2115 Deception 15 No
THE2043 Religious Literacy, Communication and Media 30 No
CMM2013 Introduction to Games Studies 30 No
CMM2010 Professional Writing 30 No
CMM2011 History of Communications 30 No
CMM2012 Communications and the Climate Crisis 30 No
CMM2009 Communications in the 21st Century 30 No
EAS Stage 2 Pre-1750 Option Modules 2023-4 [See note c above]
EAS2026 Desire and Power: English Literature 1570-1640 30 No
EAS2036 Theatrical Cultures in Early Modern England 30 No
EAS2071 Chaucer and His Contemporaries 30 No
EAS2080 Renaissance and Revolution 30 No
EAS2102 Satire and the City: English Literature 1660-1750 30 No
EAS Stage 2 Post-1750 Option Modules 2023-4 [See note c above]
EAF2502 Shots in the Dark 30 No
EAF2510 Adaptation: Text, Image, Culture 30 No
EAS2029 Revolutions and Evolutions 19C Writings 30 No
EAS2103 Modernism and Modernity: Literature 1900-1960 30 No
EAS2104 Crossing the Water: Transatlantic Literary Relations 30 No
EAS2106 Romanticism 30 No
EAS2116 Empire of Liberty: American Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century 30 No
EAF2511 Television: Times, Trends and Technologies 30 No
EAS Stage 2 Neutral Option Modules 2023-4 [See note c above]
EAS2031 Creative Writing: Building a Story 30 No
EAS2032 Creative Writing: Making a Poem 30 No
EAS2035 Serious Play: Creative Writing Workshop 30 No
EAS2089 Creative Industries: Their Past, Our Future 30 No
EAS2090 Humanities after the Human: Further Adventures in Critical Theory 30 No
EAS2113 Culture, Crisis and Ecology in a Postcolonial World 30 No
AHV2018 Comics Studies: Histories, Methodologies, Genres 30 No
HAS2004 Making a Career in Publishing 30 No
LIB2000 Think Tank 15 No

Stage 3


120 credits of compulsory modules

For your year abroad you will agree a suite of modules in your host institution with the College Study Abroad Coordinator. Details of individual modules that may be taken whilst abroad can be found by accessing the partner institution’s factfile at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/international/abroad/where/ and navigating to the “Course Requirements” section of that factfile where a link to the modules on offer in the partner institution is displayed.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HUM3999 Year Abroad 120Yes

Stage 4


Compulsory Modules

30 credits of compulsory dissertation, 90 credits of optional modules (including 30-60 credits of English modules, and 30-60 credits of Communications modules)

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

d Select a Dissertation in either Communications or English: CMM3002 or CMM3003 or EAS3003 or EAS3122 (you cannot choose more than one module from this group).

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CMM3002 Communications: Dissertation [See note d above]30No
CMM3003 Communications: Practical Research Project [See note d above]30No
EAS3003 Dissertation [See note d above]30No
EAS3122 Creative Writing Dissertation [See note d above]30No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
COMMS SF BA CH opt 2023-4
DRA3050 Creative Industries Management 30 No
EAF3515 Something to See: War and Visual Media 30 No
HIH3617 News, Media and Communication 30 No
POL3000 Deadly Words: The Language of Political Violence 15 No
POL3051 The Media in Europe 30 No
SML3009 Intercultural Communication in a Global World 15 No
CMM3004 Social Media and Society 30 No
EAS Final Stage Option Modules 2023-4
EAS3128 Writing the Short Film 30 No
EAS3131 Advanced Critical Theory 30 No
EAS3167 James Joyce's Ulysses 30 No
EAS3181 Visual and Literary Cultures of Realism 30 No
EAS3182 Encountering the Other in Medieval Literature 30 No
EAS3191 Writing for Children and Young Adults 30 No
EAS3198 The Death of the Novel 30 No
EAS3219 Virginia Woolf: Fiction, Feeling, Form 30 No
EAS3225 'Reader, I Married Him': The Evolution of Romance Fiction from 1740 to the Present 30 No
EAS3235 American Modern 30 No
EAS3237 The Rise of Science 30 No
EAS3241 Harlem and After: African American Literature 1925-present 30 No
EAS3245 The 21st Century Museum 30 No
EAS3252 Poison, Filth, Trash: Modernism, Censorship and Resistance 30 No
EAS3311 Piracy in Early Modern Literature, 1570-1730 30 No
EAS3408 Poetry and Politics 30 No
EAS3414 Jane Austen: In and Out of Context 30 No
EAS3415 The Development of British Childrens Literature 30 No
EAS3416 Feeling Bodies: Emotions in Early Modern Literature and Culture, 1500-1700 30 No
EAS3417 Sex, Scandal and Sensation in Victorian Literature 30 No
EAS3419 Writing South Asia 30 No
EAS3420 Staging Space: Dramatic Geography and Audience Experience 30 No
EAS3421 Picturing the Global City: Literature and Visual Culture in the 21st Century 30 No
EAS3502 Shakespeare and Crisis 30 No
EAS3503 Migration, Literature and Culture 30 No
EAS3501 Fiction Matters 30 No
EAS3100 Hardy and Women Who Did: the Coming of Modernity 30 No
EAS3507 Writing Song Lyrics 30 No
EAS3500 American Counterculture in Literature 30 No
EAS3152 Heroes and Exiles: English Poetry of the Age of Beowulf 30 No
EAS3504 Surrealism and its Legacies 30 No
EAS3246 Food and Literature in Early Modern England 30 No
HUM3016 Book Publishing: Principles of Book Commissioning, Editing and Design 30 No

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:

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:

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:

7. Programme Regulations

Programme-specific Progression Rules

To progress to Stage 2 you must achieve an average mark of at least 60% in Stage 1, otherwise you will be required to transfer to the three-year programme. This is to ensure that only those students who are likely to succeed in their Year Abroad are selected.

The Year Abroad counts as a single 120-credit module and is not condonable; you must pass this module to graduate with the degree title of BA English and Communications with Study Abroad. If you fail the Year Abroad module your degree title will be commuted to BA English and Communications. You will be assessed by your host university during your academic year abroad with their grades converted back to Exeter grades to contribute towards your degree classification. The rules governing failure and referral will be determined by the host institution.

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for all taught programmes can be found in the TQA Manual, specifically in the Credit and Qualifications Framework, and the Assessment, Progression and Awarding: Taught Programmes Handbook. Additional information, including Generic Marking Criteria, can be found in the Learning and Teaching Support Handbook.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Please refer to the University Academic Policy and Standards guidelines regarding support for students and students' learning.

10. Admissions Criteria

Undergraduate applicants must satisfy the Undergraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Postgraduate applicants must satisfy the Postgraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Specific requirements required to enrol on this programme are available at the respective Undergraduate or Postgraduate Study Site webpages.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

(Quality Review Framework.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

College of Humanities (CHUM)

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) English and Communications with Study Abroad

19. UCAS Code

Not applicable to this programme.

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits ECTS credits

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

23. Dates

Origin Date

20/02/2020

Date of last revision

08/04/2022