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demonstrate an ability to evaluate and use primary historical material in a variety of forms

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  • Post Date 2018-11-07T11:40:51+00:00
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demonstrate an ability to evaluate and use primary historical material in a variety of forms

On completion of the Joint Honours Degree programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
- understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in the disciplines;
- deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within the disciplines;
- demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument;
- describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship;
- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in the disciplines;
- make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources;
- conform to professional boundaries and norms where applicable.

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

1. Demonstrate, especially through work on option modules, a broad understanding of:
- chronological continuity and change (hbp #16); 
- how people have existed, acted and thought in a range of societies and cultures (hbp #12.1 and 17); 
- techniques for close work on sources, both primary and/or secondary (hbp #18)

2. Apply generic and subject specific intellectual qualities, such as those listed below, to a further range of historical periods and problems:
- Critical and empathetic reading and use of texts or other source materials (hbp 12.2)
- Appreciation of the complexity and diversity of past cultures (hbp 12.3)
- Appreciation of the problematic nature of historical interpretation and evidence (hbp 12.4)
- Critical evaluation of historical evidence (hbp 12.5)
- Intellectual independence (hbp 12.6).
- Marshalling and communicating of argument, both oral and written (hbp 12.7)

3. Appreciate, employ and critically evaluate some of the main approaches to history (hbp #20)

4. Use a range of techniques and approaches to analyse data and information.

5. Understand and reflect upon the nature of history and the limitations of historical evidence. (hbp #19)

6. Effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms.

On completion of the year students should have provided evidence of:
- being able to achieve effective communication in Russian with native or other competent speakers;
- being able to effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms;
- having consolidated and extended knowledge and understanding of complex structures of Russian;
- being able to demonstrate complex receptive and productive language skills in a variety of contexts;
- being able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of one or more aspects of the literatures, cultures, linguistic contexts, history, politics, social and economic structures of the societies of Russia and the Former Soviet Union;
- demonstrate an awareness and understanding of Russian culture and society, that will have been significantly enhanced by the compulsory period of residence in Moscow.

Transferable (key) skills

The programme provides opportunities for students to practise and develop:
- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied;
- the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;
- analytical and critical thinking;
- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;
- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;
- the ability to undertake further training of a professional or equivalent nature where appropriate.

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

1. Qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment, such as independence of mind, initiative, teamwork, locating and handling information, analytical ability, problem-solving, oral and written communication, intellectual integrity, empathy (hbp #14)
2. Skills necessary for exercising of personal responsibility, including self-discipline and self-direction (hbp #14)
3. Decision-making.

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
- qualities and transferable skills related to Russian and Slavonic Studies, valuable for employment, eg. be able to gather and analyse information from a variety of paper, audio-visual and electronic sources, be able to use IT effectively both as a means of communication and as an aid to learning;
- word-processing in Cyrillic; proficiency in a range of standard software, e.g. Microsoft Word and Powerpoint;
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;
- the ability to appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;
- decision making.

Assessment

The achievement of the programme outcomes will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for each subject and will include:
- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the disciplines;
- work that draws on a wide variety of material associated with the disciplines;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
- work that is both evaluative and analytical.

Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- Oral assessment (or small written exercise)
- Essay writing
- Participation in electronic discussion groups
- Examinations

To demonstrate:

- Ability to apply a broad range of aspects / competencies of the discipline to standard historical problems.
- Ability to produce work that draws on a wide variety of material
- Ability to evaluate and criticise received historical opinion.

Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year and will include:

- demonstrating the knowledge and application of a broad range of concepts, information and techniques relevant to the area of study;
- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;
- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.
Assessment methods include, where appropriate for each module:
- written examinations
- oral language examinations
- assessed language coursework (including the written project prepared during the preceding year abroad and the oral presentation in Russian on this project: this constitutes 15% of the mark for Core Language 2)
- assessed non-language coursework.


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