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English Literature and Politics with Foundation Entry

Blackburn College

UCAS Code: QF50 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Our BA (Hons) English Literature and Politics with Foundation Entry degree course is designed for students who want to study English Literature and Politics, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to start the Honours degree programme just yet.

This English Literature and Politics BA (Hons) course enables you to study both English Literature and Politics equally at the same level. Don't worry, studying joint honours doesn't mean more work. You'll study the same number of credits as a single honours student, but just take fewer modules in each of the subjects. There are lots of reasons why students choose a joint honours qualification. Just some include: that you have two subject areas of interest, that you want to explore something new alongside a core subject area or that you want to keep your career options open to a range of professions.

Our English Literature programme will introduce you to a range of literary themes, genres and theories. You will explore key trends and movements and develop an understanding of historical, thematic and interdisciplinary approaches to literary interpretation. The major historical periods are represented, as are influential, exciting and thought-provoking texts from all the major literary genres. You will benefit from a firm grounding in key works from the Anglophone canon, whilst also having the opportunity to develop specific interests in the study of contemporary literature across a range of themes such as gender and race. You will gain the critical understanding, cultural awareness and analytical skills to prepare you for a career in a wide variety of sectors.

The Politics programme is stimulating, interesting and contemporary, and quickly develops students' own powers of analysis and problem solving, research skills, critical thinking, team work and interpersonal skills. It is designed to help you to form a deeper understanding of the Politics of Britain and the wider world, whilst exploring the world of the political, within the complex power relationships of contemporary society. In the first year you will take a common core of introductory modules designed to familiarise yourself with differing approaches to the study of Politics, to help you understand key theories, concepts and ideas and to understand some of the key debates and issues in the world around us. At second and third level students can choose from a range of modules to reflect developing interests and potential career choices.

Modules

All students take a total of 120 credits per level.
Level 3 modules (all modules are mandatory) include: Preparing for HE, Foundation in English Language, World in Crisis? Foundation in Social Science. Level 4 modules include Introduction to English Language, Language and Society, introduction to Political Theory, Introduction to British Government and Politics, Comparative Politics. Level 5 modules (3 mandatory modules and 3 optional modules, include: Language Style and Communication, Psycholinguistics, Social Science Research methods with SPSS, New Politics in Britain. Choose 1 English module from Discourse Studies and Cognitive Linguistics. Choose 2 Politics modules from Local and Regional Government, Political Ideas and the Marketing of the Modern World: the Western Perspective, Government and Politics of the USA. Level 6 modules (1 mandatory module and 4 optional modules. Dissertation. Choose 2 English language modules from, Language, Identity and Communication, Critical Approaches to text analysis, Language and Power, Discourse and Cognition. Choose 2 Politics modules from, Saving the Worlds? Green Politics, Green Society, International Relations and Globalisation, United States Foreign Policy and the making of a New Global Order, Riots, Public Disorders and responses of the State

Assessment methods

Modules in at Level 4 study are assessed by both examinations (50%) and coursework (50%). Level 5 and level 6 modules are also assessed by examination and coursework combinations. You can also expect to take part in seminar presentations which will form part of the assessment for Level 5 and Level 6 modules. In the third year you will undertake a dissertation which is assessed through coursework (100%)

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Blackburn College

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Art and Society

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