Programme Specification for the 2017/8 academic year

BA (Hons) Sociology and Modern Languages

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) Sociology and Modern Languages Programme codeUFA4HPSSML36
Study mode(s) Academic year2017/8
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
Programme start date

09/2016

NQF Level6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

This programme will give you a thorough grounding in the main themes and methods of two progressive disciplines, Sociology 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 the BA Modern Languages programme and the other half from Sociology.

In studying Sociology you’ll develop an understanding of the contemporary world, human behaviour and the forces shaping society. You’ll examine social, political, historical, cultural and economic issues and study topics as diverse as class and social inequality, health and disability, globalisation, crime, countercultures, family life, gender and the development of cities.

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 Sociology & Modern Languages offers you a coherent programme of study, balancing core elements with a choice of specialist topics to suit your individual aspirations and requirements.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

This programme aims to develop your competence in the subject-specific and research skills required in both Sociology 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 Sociology and Modern Languages through study which engages you imaginatively in the process of understanding and analyzing language, culture and Sociology. 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. Sociology modules are specially designed to help you develop an understanding of how societies, institutions and practices came into being, how they work and might change in the future. This highly relevant discipline is particularly concerned with social transformation and in developing an insight into the major challenges facing contemporary society. Sociology 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. Sociology 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

The BA Sociology and Modern Languages programme is a four year full time programme when studied at National Qualification Framework level 6 (as confirmed against the FHEQ) which is divided into ‘stages’. Each Stage is normally equivalent to an academic year. You will be allocated to the Streatham Campus of the University of Exeter for the duration of your studies.

Your programme is divided into units of study called ‘modules’ which are assigned a number of ‘credits’. The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload, with 1 credit being nominally equivalent to 10 hours of work. You will get on average six to eight contact hours per week with tutors; you are also expected to invest a considerable amount of time in independent study outside of these teaching hours.

The programme is normally studied in four stages, one for each year of study; the third year is spent abroad in the language of your studies. Exceptionally it is possible to transfer onto an alternative 3 stage programme should you be unable to spend a year abroad; this is subject to the agreement of the relevant Director of Education. Both the 4- and 3- stage versions of the programme are identical at Stages 1,and 2 and at the final level of study (Stage 3 in the 3-year programme, Stage 4 in the 4-Year Programme), with a compulsory 30-credit core language module at Stages 1, 2 and 3 or 4.

At Stages 1, 2 and 4 you will take modules which at each Stage amount to 120 credits in total. The availability of all modules as options during these stages is subject to timetable and staffing constraints, and to permission from the relevant Director of Education. At Stage 3, you will spend a year abroad in one of the following ways: (a) on an Erasmus/Socrates exchange or other approved programme of study; (b) as an Assistant in a school under the scheme arranged by the British Council; (c) in approved paid or voluntary employment. The year is spent in the country where the language of study is spoken. Exceptionally, other arrangements may be approved by the relevant Director of Education. On the year abroad all students are required either to take a core module which tests language acquisition, intercultural competence and develops employability skills and environmental awareness, or, if you study at a University on an Erasmus exchange, you will be assessed on the basis of marks obtained at the host university and an oral exam held on your return to the University of Exeter.

In each stage excepting the year abroad your study will be split equally between the two sides of the degree programme, with 60 credits taken from Sociology and 60 credits from  Modern Languages.

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. Details of the modules currently offered may be obtained from the College web site

You may take option 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. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the College web site.

For Sociology:

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. Details of the modules currently offered may be obtained from the College web site:

http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/socialsciences/student/undergraduate/modules/

You may take Option 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. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the College web site:  

http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/socialsciences/student/undergraduate/modules/

 

For Modern Languages:

 

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. Details of the modules currently offered may be obtained from the College web site:

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

You may take Option 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. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the College web site:  

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

You may take elective modules up to 30 credits outside the programme as along as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have already taken the module in question or an equivalent module. The College of Humanities, however, takes the view that Combined Honours students would be incapable of reaching a satisfactory standard in the chosen language if they took fewer than 60 credits per year in it. Accordingly students may not exercise the modularity option in Modern languages. However, it would be possible for them, in certain cases, to exercise the right from the Sociology side of their programme alone.

 

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Stage 1


60 credits of Sociology; 60 credits of Modern Languages.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
SOC1019 Contemporary Society: Themes and Perspectives 15No
SOC1020 Contemporary Society: Fields and Case Studies 15No
SOC1037 Introduction to Social Analysis: Classical Social Theory 15No
SOC1038 Introduction to Social Analysis: Contemporary Social Theory 15No
MLF1001 French Language OR30No
MLG1001 German Language Written and Oral OR30No
MLI1001 Italian Language OR30No
MLR1001 Contemporary Russian Written and Oral OR30No
MLS1001 Spanish Language OR30No
MLM1052 Beginners Chinese OR30No
MLP1052 Portuguese Language 30No

Optional Modules

Two 15-credit modules related to your chosen language (e.g., for French, two 15-credit MLF1xxx-coded modules). The full list of Modern Languages optional modules can be accessed at: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
Chinese Modules S1 2017-8
MLM1010 China of the senses: Approaching Chinese culture and environments 15 No
MLM1012 Modern China, A Brief History: 18th to 20th Century 15 No
French Modules S1 2017-18
MLF1119 French Cinema from the New Wave to the Present Day 15 No
MLF1121 French Visual History 15 No
MLF1014 Love and Death in French Culture 15 No
MLF1103 The French Language, Present and Past 15 No
MLF1015 War and Conflict in French Literature 15 No
MLF1105 Reason and Existence: An Introduction to French Thought 15 No
German Modules S1 2017-8
MLG1014 A Nation Remembers: Issues in German Cultural Memory 15 No
MLG1016 War, Passion and Possibly Love: Approaches to Genre in German Literature 15 No
MLG1017 Turning Points in German History 1200 - 2000 15 No
MLG1015 Representations of Education in German Literature and Film: Satire, Trauma, Melodrama 15 No
Italian Modules S1 2017-8
MLI1055 Introduction to Italian Linguistics 15 No
MLI1121 A Thousand Faces: Cultures and History in 19th-Century Italy 15 No
MLI1056 Italian Cinema: an introduction 15 No
Portuguese Modules S1 2017-8
MLP1002 Introduction to the Lusophone World 15 No
Russian Modules S1 2017-8
MLR1005 Chekhov's Major Plays 15 No
MLR1023 Russia Empire and Identity 15 No
Spanish Modules S1 2017-8
MLS1021 The Generation of 1898: Imagining Spain 15 No
MLS1016 Gender Perspectives 15 No
MLS1064 An Introduction to the Hispanic World: Texts in Context 15 No
MLS1027 Spanish History and Culture: Crisis and Change 15 No
MLS1026 The Making of Modern Latin America: History, Culture and Society 15 No
Total Credits for Stage 1

120

Stage 2


60 credits of Sociology; 60 credits of Modern Languages.

 

 

Compulsory Modules

One 15 credit level 3 module. The full list of Sociology modules can be accessed at: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/socialsciences/student/undergraduate/modules/

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
SOC2004 Into the Field 15No
SOC2005 Theoretical Sociology 30No
MLF2001 French Language, Written and Oral OR30No
MLG2001 German Language Written and Oral OR30No
MLI2001 Italian Language (ex-advanced) OR30No
MLM2052 Intermediate Chinese (One) OR30No
MLP2052 Intermediate Portuguese OR30No
MLS2001 Spanish Language OR30No
MLR2001 Contemporary Russian Written and Oral I 30No

Optional Modules

Two 15-credit modules related to your chosen language (e.g., for French, two 15-credit MLF2xxx-coded modules). The full list of Modern Languages optional modules can be accessed at: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
Chinese Modules S2 2017-8
MLM2010 Reading China: from Mandarins to Revolutionists 15 No
MLM2011 Encounters and Entanglements: Chinese Art in Global Perspective 15 No
French Modules S2 2017-8
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
MLF2068 Telling Stories: Narrative Strategies in 19th- and 20th-century Fiction in French 15 No
MLF2003 Freedom and French Realism 15 No
MLF2004 Dread and Delight: Portraying Passions in Early Modern French Literature 15 No
Italian Modules S2 2017-8
MLI2024 Love (and Marriage?) in Italian Film Comedy 15 No
MLI2207 Narratives of Child Sexual Abuse 15 No
MLI2220 Politics and Religion in Alessandro Manzoni The Betrothed 15 No
Portuguese Modules S2 2017-8
MLP2002 Portuguese as a Global Language 15 No
MLP2004 How to Talk about Africa? Literature, Photography and Film from Portuguese Speaking Africa 15 No
German Modules S2 2017-8
MLG2018 Berlin - Culture, History and Politics since 1933 15 No
MLG2047 Language in the Goethezeit 15 No
MLG2002 Reformation and Rupture, the Sinner and the Saved: An Introduction to Germany in the Early Modern Period 15 No
MLG2038 Comic Perspectives on German History in Literature and Film 15 No
Spanish Modules S2 2017-8
MLS2045 Federico Garcia Lorca: Theatre and Poetry 15 No
MLS2053 Franco's Spain: Narratives under Dictatorship 15 No
MLS2060 Love and Death in Spanish Theatre 15 No
MLS2067 Spain from Democracy to Dictatorship: Republic, Civil War and Francoism, 1931 - 1953 15 No
MLS2157 The Short Story of the Spanish Golden Age 15 No
MLS2070 Catalonia is not Spain? Modern Catalan culture in context 15 No
MLS2064 Modern Spanish Poetry: The Search for Meaning 15 No
Russian Modules S2 2017-8
MLR2022 Soviet History from the Revolution to the Death of Stalin 15 No
MLR2021 Understanding Russia 15 No
SML2209 Music in Medieval Europe 15No
SML2244 Multilingualism in Society 15No
Sociology Stage 2 modules 2017-8
SOC2016 Gender and Society 30 No
SOC2030 Sociology of Art and Culture 15 No
SOC2031 Ethnomusicology 30 No
SOC2032 Culture and Perception in Everyday Life 15 No
SOC2035 International Criminal Justice: Comparative Criminology 15 No
SOC2036 International Criminal Justice: Application of Theory to Transnational and International Crime 15 No
SOC2038 On Violence 15 No
SOC2061 Media in Society 30 No
SOC2077 Data Analysis in Social Science II 15 No
SOC2078B Eat: The Social Self as Consumer 15 No
SOC2085 Health, Illness and Bodies in Contemporary Society Part 1: Medicine and Social Control 15 No
SOC2086 Addiction 30 No
SOC2087 Disability and Society 15 No
SOC2088 Health, Illness and Bodies in Contemporary Society: Part 2: Bodies in Society 15 No
SOC2091 Immigration in Western Societies 15 No
SOC2092 Introduction to Terrorism Studies 15 No
SOC2094 Data Analysis in Social Science III 15 No
SOC2096 Cyborg Studies 15 No
SOC2097 Environment and Society 15 No
SOC2098 Sociology of Imprisonment 15 No
SOC2102 Education and Society 15 No
SOC2104 Victimology 15 No
SOC2107 Culture and Wellbeing 15 No
SOC2039 Sociology of Family and Gender 15 No
SOC2101 Police and Policing 15 No
SOC2050 Knowing the Social: perception, memory and representation 15 No
Total Credits for Stage 2

120

Stage 3


Compulsory Modules

Please note that for China and Russia more particular programmes are in place.

120 Credits to be taken from:

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
SML3010 Working and Studying Abroad OR120No
SML3020 Study Abroad at a Partner University(with Assessment in the Foreign Language) OR120No
SML3025 Internship Abroad Combined with Study at a Partner University Abroad 120No
Total Credits for Stage 3

120

Stage 4


60 credits of Sociology; 60 credits of Modern Languages.

30 credits of optional modules to be chosen from:

One 30 or two 15-credit level 3 modules. The full list of Sociology modules can be accessed at: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/socialsciences/student/undergraduate/modules/

OR

60 credits of optional modules to be chosen from:

Any combination of 30 and 15-credit level 3 modules. The full list of Sociology modules can be accessed at: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/socialsciences/student/undergraduate/modules/

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
SOC3040 Dissertation 30No
MLF3111 Advanced French Language Skills OR30No
MLG3111 Advanced German Language Skills OR30No
MLI3111 Advanced Italian Language Skills OR30No
MLM3111 Advanced Chinese Language Skills OR30No
MLP3111 Advanced Portuguese Language Skills OR30No
MLR3111 Advanced Russian Language Skills OR30No
MLS3111 Advanced Spanish Language Skills 30No

Optional Modules

30 credits of optional modules to be chosen from:

Two 15-credit modules related to your chosen language (e.g., for French, two 15-credit MLF3xxx-coded modules). The full list of Modern Languages optional modules can be accessed at: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

 

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
Sociology Stage 3 modules 2017-8
SOC3002 On Violence 15 No
SOC3016 Gender and Society 30 No
SOC3030 Sociology of Art and Culture 15 No
SOC3031 Ethnomusicology 30 No
SOC3032 Culture and Perception in Everyday Life 15 No
SOC3034 International Criminal Justice: Comparative Criminology 15 No
SOC3036 International Criminal Justice: Application of Theory to Transnational and International Crime 15 No
SOC3078B Eat: The Social Self as Consumer 15 No
SOC3085 Health, Illness and Bodies in Contemporary Society Part 1: Medicine and Social Control 15 No
SOC3086 Addiction 30 No
SOC3087 Disability and Society 15 No
SOC3088 Health, Illness and Bodies in Contemporary Society: Part 2: Bodies in Society 15 No
SOC3091 Immigration in Western Societies 15 No
SOC3092 Introduction to Terrorism Studies 15 No
SOC3094 Data Analysis in Social Science III 15 No
SOC3096 Cyborg Studies 15 No
SOC3097 Environment and Society 15 No
SOC3098 Sociology of Imprisonment 15 No
SOC3102 Education and Society 15 No
SOC3104 Victimology 15 No
SOC3106 Media in Society 30 No
SOC3107 Culture and Wellbeing 15 No
SOC3101 Police and Policing 15 No
SOC3108 Sociology of Family and Gender 15 No
Chinese Modules S3 2017-8
MLM3011 China and the Third World: Foreign Relations and Nation Building in China in the Cold War Era 15 No
MLM3010 Ritual and Power: Text and Image of Chinese landscapes 15 No
French Modules S3 2017-8
MLF3034 Sociolinguistics of French 15 No
MLF3046 Dialectology in France 15 No
MLF3053 Looking Awry: Exploring the Unorthodox in Early Modern France 15 No
MLF3069 'Writing Women and Strange Monsters': Classical Myth and Fairytale in Contemporary Women's Writing 15 No
MLF3070 Diasporic cinemas 15 No
MLF3072 Sex and the Text: Gender and Authority in Late Medieval France 15 No
MLF3050 Music, Poetry, and Society At the Late Medieval French Court 15 No
MLF3073 Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu 15 No
MLF3005 Evolution and Revolutions In Nineteenth-Century Painting in France: From Jacques-Louis David to Calude Monet 15 No
MLF3075 First-Person Outsiders in Modern French Literature 15 No
MLF3004 The Invention of Modern Love in the Middle Ages 15 No
MLF3077 Unhappy families? Deviance and Order in Early Modern French Literature 15 No
MLF3066 Contemporary French Visual Culture 15 No
German Modules S3 2017-8
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
MLG3039 What did the German Kaiserreich do for us? Questions to a New Nation (1870-1914) 15 No
Italian Modules S3 2017-8
MLI3028 Italian Varieties and Dialects 15 No
MLI3029 Italian Film Through Stardom 15 No
Portuguese Modules S3 2017-8
MLP3002 Afro-Brazil: Ideas of Africa in Brazilian Fiction 15 No
MLP3004 Portugese Through Time 15 No
MLP3003 What is Brazil? Reading Brazilian Popular Culture 15 No
Spanish Modules S3 2017-8
MLS3037 Women and Feminism in 20th Century Spain 15 No
MLS3045 Spanish Romantic Drama 15 No
MLS3057 Cross Currents: Memory, Myth and Modernity in Latin America 15 No
MLS3066 Almodovar's Spain: Cinema and Society 15 No
MLS3065 Spain and 1898: from Disaster to Modernity 15 No
MLS3064 Varieties of Love in Golden Age Spanish Poetry 15 No
Russian Modules S3 2017-8
MLR3017 St Petersburg 30 No
MLR3025 Apocalypse/Utopia: The Russian Roots of Revolution 15 No
SML3012 Law in Fiction 15No
SML3015 Dissertation 15No
SML3017 Language Contact 15No
SML3030 Extended Dissertation 30No
SML3031 Advanced Translation Skills 15No
SML3035 The Fantastic in 19th and 20th Century Literature 15No
SML3036 Beyond Sex and the City: Becoming a Woman in Contemporary Western Cinema 15No
SML3037 Longing for an Audience Medieval Troubadour Lyric 15No
Total Credits for Stage 4

120


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. Demonstrate an analytical understanding of Sociology, taking into account different sociological perspectives, modes of social analysis and their concomitant theoretical and conceptual frameworks (benchmark 6.1.1
2. Show awareness of the social, political, historical, and economic origins of Sociology.
3. Show knowledge of a variety of methods of social investigation, including ethnographic and survey methods, questionnaire and interview design (sociology benchmark 6.3.3).
4. Ability to conceptualise social, psychological and personal issues in a specifically sociological manner (sociology benchmark 6.1.8).
5. Demonstrate knowledge of the social organisation, economy and cosmology of a range of societies (sociology benchmark 6.2.1).
6. Show knowledge of some of the main challenges in obtaining and conveying information about a range of societies (sociology benchmark 6.2.2).
7. Demonstrate understanding (at increasing depth, according to level) of issues (increasingly complex, according to level) arising from the subject matter of the elective modules taken.
8. Demonstrate a high level of competence (written and oral, active and passive) in the chosen language.
9. Show wide-ranging knowledge of the history and culture of the relevant country or countries and an understanding of their contribution to western culture as a whole.
10. Show awareness of the linguistic, literary, cultural and socio-historical contexts in which texts, films and so forth are produced and read.
11. Show awareness of how language produces and reflects cultural change and difference.
12. Achieve a level of knowledge and competence commensurate with national Modern Languages benchmarks
13. Four year programme: Show ability to use the target language to undertake and present the results of an extended project, while living and working in the target-language environment

This skill is developed on all sociology modules, and is a core aim of the sociology side of the programme, especially on SOC1037 and SOC1038.

2-4. These skills are developed initially through lectures, seminars and essay work for SOC1037, SOC1038, SOC1019, SOC1020, SOC2005 and are developed further on subsequent modules.

5-6 These skills are developed through similar methods on SOC1037, SOC1038, and further developed on subsequent modules. 7. This skill is developed through the optional modules taken. The level of competence expected of students intensifies at each stage of the programme.
8. This skill is developed through the core modules on written and oral language work. This is achieved through a combination of written work (essay-writing, translation and comprehension of texts in a variety of styles and registers) and oral practice (classes in small groups with native speakers). 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.

9-11. These skills are developed through the optional modules taken.

12. All modules contribute to the development of this skill.

13 is developed through the year abroad.

The assessment of these skills is through a combination of term-time essays, ILOs 1-12
oral presentations, ILOs 1-13
and examinations ILOS 1-12
(and, where applicable, Research Methods Project , Dissertation work).

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:

14. Draw thematic comparisons between material from different sources
15. Show awareness of contrasting approaches to research.
16. Understand and demonstrate the different uses of qualitative and quantitative data, and evaluate their relative advantages and disadvantages.
17. Show awareness of the basic philosophical questions arising from academic research.
18. Think and write broadly about large themes
19. Use library and the world-wide web to find appropriate and relevant information
20. Develop and deploy argument, grounded in theoretical frameworks and empirical evidence.
21. Identify problems of reliability and bias in, and more generally evaluate, empirical evidence.
22. Collate data from a range of sources.
23. Produce accurate reference to sources in written work.
24. Answer questions concisely and persuasively in written work
25. Present work and answer questions orally.
26. Deploy complex terminology in a comprehensible manner
27. Assimilate and analyse the structure of a foreign language
28. Analyse texts (including where appropriate non-literary texts and other media, e.g. film) taking account of their cultural, historical and generic contexts, and articulate one's understanding orally and in writing.
29. Show receptiveness to a foreign culture and ability to see the relativity of one's own cultural perspective.
30. Four year programme: Show ability to plan and manage his/her own language learning through an extended period of independent study

ILOs 14-30 are developed throughout the degree programme, but the emphasis becomes more complex as students move from stage to stage. They are developed through lectures and seminars, language classes, written work (including translation work), and oral work (both presentation and class discussion).

ILOs 14-30 are assessed through term-time essays, language tests, assessed presentations, and examinations.

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:

31. Undertake independent study and work to deadlines.
32. Use a word processor and the world-wide web to a high standard.
33. Digest, select and organise material for written work and oral presentations, and write to varying word lengths.
34. Evaluate own work.
35. Sit timed examinations of a challenging nature.
36. Participate in oral discussions; present and evaluate complex arguments and ideas orally; digest, select and organise material for oral presentations.
37. Work with others as part of a team on challenging material.
38. Interact effectively with peers and staff.
39. Undertake group work, including the presentation and discussion of material in groups.
40. Communicate and argue effectively, both orally and in writing.
41. Express and defend opinions on a wide range of current and abstract issues.
42. Advance linguistic competence independently.
43. If taking Sociology Project and/or Dissertation in either subject: Plan the execution of demanding work over a very long time scale.
44. (4-year programme only): Show ability to adapt to the culture and working practices of a foreign country.

31. This skill is an essential part of the successful completion of the programme.

32. This skill is developed through the requirement that all written work be word-processed, and through the requirement on students to use the WWW for bibliographical searches.

33. This skill is developed through essay and presentation work throughout the programme.

34. This skill is encouraged and developed throughout, and is aided by the student Self-Appraisal system which takes place in the inter-semester week of Spring Term.

35. This skill is developed through practice: at all stages, students are partly assessed by timed, unseen examinations.

36. This skill is developed through seminars, which form the whole or part basis of all modules.

Skills 37, 38, 39, 40 and 41 are developed to some extent in all modules, through interaction in seminars and in discussion with tutors about essay work, and in response to criticism both collective and individual.

42. This skill is developed through oral and written work on the core language modules.

43. This skill is developed through the through the Dissertation, which has a single end of year deadline.

44 is developed through the year abroad.

Skills in 31, 32 and 33 are assessed in all modules.

Skill 33 is covered by the fact that students write essays, which are formatively and summatively assessed, of differing lengths and in the Dissertation. 

Skill 34 is assessed implicitly throughout, and is aided by the student Self-Appraisal exercise conducted in the inter-semester week in Spring Term.

35. Timed examinations are used in all modules except SOC2004 and the dissertation.

Skill 36 is a continuous part of formative assessment.

The skills in 37, 38 and 39 are developed to some extent in all modules, through interaction in seminars and in discussion with tutors about essay work, and in response to criticism both collective and individual.

Skills 40-42 form the basis of assessment in the core language modules, building in complexity as the student progresses through the programme.

Skill 43 is covered by the Dissertation.

Skill 44 is assessed by the year abroad.

7. Programme Regulations

University Regulations on the number of credits to be taken and at what level for each stage of the programme can be found in the Credit and Qualifications Framework.

Progression

Condonement is the process that allows you to be awarded credit (and so progress to the next stage or, in the final stage, receive an award), despite failing to achieve a pass mark at a first attempt. You are not entitled to reassessment in condoned credit. Regulations on condonement can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

Assessment and Awards

For undergraduate degrees assessment at stage one does not contribute to the summative classification of the award. Details of the weightings for each year of all programme lengths can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes and the classification of awards can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

You can also read details of Generic Marking Criteria.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

Personal and Academic Tutoring

It is University policy that all Colleges should have in place a system of academic and personal tutors. The role of academic tutors is to support you with individual modules; the role of personal tutors is to provide you with advice and support fo the duration of your programme, and this support extends to providing you with details of how to obtain support and guidance on personal difficulties such as accommodation, financial difficulties and sickness. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff.

Information on the College Personal Tutoring system, library provision, ELE resources and access to College support services can be found on the College webpages for current students.

Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)

SSLCs enable students and staff to jointly participate in the management and review of the teaching and learning provision.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Learning Resources

The University Library maintains its principal collections in the main library buildings on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, together with a number of specialist collections in certain Colleges. The total Library collection comprises over a million volumes and 3000 current periodical subscriptions.

IT Services

A wide range of IT services are provided throughout the Exeter campuses, including open-access computer rooms, some of which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Helpdesks are maintained on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, while most study bedrooms in halls and flats are linked to the University's campus network.

Student Support Services

The University provides many support services including health and wellbeing, multifaith chaplaincy, family support, the Students' Guild and international student support.

10. Admissions Criteria

All applications are considered individually on merit. The University is committed to an equal opportunities policy with respect to gender, age, race, sexual orientation and/or disability when dealing with applications. It is also committed to widening access to higher education to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience.

Candidates for undergraduate programmes must satisfy the undergraduate admissions requirements of the University of Exeter.

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.

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

Certain programmes are subject to accreditation and/or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

The University and its constituent Colleges draw on a range of data to review the quality of education provision. The College documents the performance in each of its tuaght programmes, against a range of criteria on an annual basis through the Annual Student Experience Review (ASER).

Subject areas are reviewed every five years through a College Academic Audit scheme that includes external contributions.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

College of Social Sciences and International Studies (CSSIS)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

College of Humanities (CHUM)

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

BA (Hons) Sociology and Modern Languages

19. UCAS Code

LRO3

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] Sociology

23. Dates

Origin Date

16/02/2016

Date of last revision

08/07/2016