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Programme Specification for the 2020/1 academic year

BA (Hons) Philosophy and European Cultural Studies (4-year)

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) Philosophy and European Cultural Studies (4-year) Programme codeUFA4HPSSML41
Study mode(s)Full Time
Part Time
Academic year2020/1
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
Programme start date

09/2016

NQF Level6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

The BA (Hons) Philosophy and European Cultural Studies (4-year) programme is not available for direct application; it is only available as an exit route from the BA Philosophy and Modern Languages following failure of one of the non-condonable Study or Work Abroad modules, SML3010, SML3020, or SML3025 at stage 3.

This programme will give you a thorough grounding in the main themes and methods of two progressive disciplines, Philosophy 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 Philosophy.

While studying Philosophy you will discuss and explore long-standing questions on the nature of many topics: knowledge, science, reality, ethics, art and beauty, the mind-body relationship, the meaning of life and more. Studying a modern language will enable you to develop strong skills in spoken and written language, and analytical thought, and gain a deeper understanding of another culture and people.

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 Philosophy & 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.

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 Philosophy 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 Philosophy and Modern Languages through study which engages you imaginatively in the process of understanding and analysing language, culture and Philosophy. 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. Philosophy 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. Philosophy 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

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.

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 Philosophy, and 60 credits from Modern Languages.

The College of Humanities, 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 Philosophy side of your programme alone.

At stages 1, 2 and 4, you will take one compulsory language module amounting to 30 credits in total. At stage 3, you will spend a year abroad in one of the following ways:

  • on an Erasmus/Socrates exchange or other approved programme of study;
  • as an Assistant in a school under the scheme arranged by the British Council;
  • in approved paid or voluntary employment.

The year may be spent either in one country where a language of study is spoken or, if suitable arrangements can be made, divided between two countries. Exceptionally, other arrangements may be approved by the Director of Education. On the year abroad you are required either to take a compulsory module which tests your language acquisition, your 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 the marks obtained at the host university and an oral examination held on your return to Exeter.

Stage 1


45 credits of compulsory Philosophy modules, 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language and 45 credits of optional modules (including 15 credits of Philosophy modules, and 30 consisting of content related to your chosen language.

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

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

b 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 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. For FLC students or other non-Modern Language students, it remains optional

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
PHL1002A Knowledge and Reality 1 15Yes
PHL1005A Evidence and Argument 1 15Yes
PHL1006 Introduction to Philosophical Analysis 15Yes
MLX S1 BA comp language 2020-1 [See note a 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

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
PHL S1 BA Philosophy SH opt 2019-0
PHL1003 Philosophical Readings 5 15 No
PHL1004 Philosophical Problems 1 15 No
PHL1007 Philosophical Reading 1 15 No
PHL1008 Philosophical Reading 2 15 No
PHL1009 Philosophies of Art 15 No
PHL1013 Philosophy of Morality 15 No
PHL1112 Philosophy of Film 15 No
PHL1010 Introduction to Asian Philosophy 15 No
MLX S1 BA French opt 2020-1 [See note b above]
MLF1014 Love and Death in French Culture 15 No
MLF1015 War and Conflict in French Literature 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
SML1105 Reason and Existence: An Introduction to French Thought 15 No
SML1015 War And Conflict In French Literature 15 No
MLX S1 BA German opt 2020-1 [See note b above]
MLG1014 A Nation Remembers: Issues in German Cultural Memory 15 No
MLG1017 Turning Points in German History 1200 - 2000 15 No
MLG1018 Nature and the City in German Literature, Visual Arts and Film 15 No
MLG1020 Made in Germany: the History and Culture of a Global Brand 15 No
MLX S1 BA Italian opt 2020-1 [See note b above]
MLI1016 Italy Inside Out: Popular Visual Narratives about Italy 15 No
MLI1055 Introduction to Italian Linguistics 15 No
MLI1121 A Thousand Faces: Cultures and History in 19th-Century Italy 15 No
MLX S1 BA Chinese opt 2020-1 [See note b above]
MLM1010 China of the Senses: Approaching Chinese Culture and Environments 15 No
MLM1012 Modern China, a Brief History: 18th to 20th Century 15 No
MLX S1 BA Portuguese opt 2020-1 [See note b above]
MLP1002 Introduction to the Lusophone World 15 No
MLP1003 Language Encounters in the Portuguese-speaking World 15 No
MLX S1 BA Russian opt 2020-1 [See note b above]
MLR1005 Chekhov's Major Plays 15 No
MLR1023 Russia: Empire and Identity 15 No
MLX S1 BA Spanish opt 2020-1 [See note b above]
MLS1016 Gender Perspectives 15 No
MLS1064 An Introduction to the Hispanic World: Texts in Context 15 No
MLS1065 The Making of Modern Spain 15 No
MLS1066 The Making of Modern Latin America: History Through Literature and Culture 15 No
MLS1067 Ideology in the Hispanic World 15 No
MLX S1 BA ML opt 2020-1 [See note b above]
SML1207 Introduction to Film 15 No
SML1067 Ideology in the Hispanic World 15 No
SML1014 A Nation Remembers: Issues in German Cultural Memory 15 No
SML1017 The Making of Modern France 15 No
Total Credits for Stage 1

Stage 2


30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language, 60 credits of optional modules in Philosophy and 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language.

Subject to selecting 120 credits in the stage overall, you must:

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

d select 60 credits of optional modules in Philosophy.

e 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.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

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
MLX S2 BA comp language 2020-1 [See note c 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

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
PHL S2 BA Philosophy SH opt 2019-0 [See note d above]
PHL2001 Phenomenology 15 No
PHL2002 Existentialism 15 No
PHL2021 Symbolic Logic 15 No
PHL2022 Sex and Death: Introduction to the Philosophy of Biology 15 No
PHL2024A Philosophical Readings 3 15 No
PHL2025A Philosophical Readings 4 15 No
PHL2026 Philosophy of Science 15 No
PHL2027 Feminist Philosophy 15 No
PHL2035 Critical Bioethics 15 No
PHL2038 The Self 15 No
PHL2045 Aesthetics 15 No
PHL2046 The Holocaust and Society 15 No
PHL2051 The Human Condition: Classic Readings in Anthropology 15 No
PHL2052 Epistemology 15 No
PHL2053 History of Philosophy 15 No
PHL2054 Philosophy of Psychiatry 15 No
PHL2060 Philosophy of Emotion 15 No
PHL2061 Philosophy of Law 15 No
PHL2096 Cyborg Studies 15 No
PHL2100 Knowledge and History: Theories of Scientific Change 15 No
PHL2105 Contemporary Capitalism, Critique and Resistance 15 No
PHL2108 Fundamental Ontology 15 No
PHL2109 Philosophy with Children 15 No
PHL2111 The Deep Past, History and Humanity 15 No
PHL2112 Practical Ethics 15 No
PHL2055 Ecology, Environment and Conservation 15 No
MLX S2 BA French opt 2020-1 [See note e above]
MLF2003 Freedom and French Realism 15 No
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
MLF2065 Contemporary French Film: Issues and Debates 15 No
MLF2066 Intimate Spaces of the French Enlightenment 15 No
MLF2071 'Paris je t'aime': Writing the City 15 No
MLF2075 Rap ta France: Narratives of National Identity in French Rap 15 No
MLX S2 BA German opt 2020-1 [See note e 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 & 21st-century German Literature 15 No
MLG2047 Language in the Goethezeit 15 No
MLX S2 BA Italian opt 2020-1 [See note e above]
MLI2018 Love (and Marriage?) in Contemporary Italian Film Comedy 15 No
MLI2207 Narratives of Child Sexual Abuse 15 No
AHV2208 Ideal Cities? Urban Cultures of Renaissance Italy 15 No
MLX S2 BA Chinese opt 2020-1 [See note e above]
MLM2010 Reading China: from Mandarins to Revolutionists 15 No
MLM2011 Encounters and Entanglements: Chinese Art in Global Perspective 15 No
MLM2012 Politics of Art: a Cultural Studies Perspective on Modern China 15 No
MLX S2 BA Portuguese opt 2020-1 [See note e above]
MLP2002 Portuguese as a Global Language 15 No
MLP2005 Travelling Identities in the Lusophone World 15 No
MLX S2 BA Russian opt 2020-1 [See note e above]
MLR2021 Understanding Russia 15 No
MLR2023 A Russian Carnival of the Animals 15 No
MLR2024 Exploring Revolution: The Making of Soviet Society and Culture in the 1920s 15 No
MLX S2 BA Spanish opt 2020-1 [See note e above]
MLS2017 Images of Dissent: Spanish Film under Franco 15 No
MLS2045 Federico Garcia Lorca: Theatre and Poetry 15 No
MLS2060 Love and Death in Spanish Drama 15 No
MLS2067 Spain from Democracy to Dictatorship: Republic, Civil War and Francoism, 1931-1953 15 No
MLS2070 Catalonia Is Not Spain? Modern Catalan Culture in Context 15 No
MLS2072 Place and Identity in Contemporary Venezuelan Culture 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 2020-1 [See note e above]
SML2209 Music in Medieval Europe 15 No
SML2243 Text and Image in Early European Culture 15 No
SML2244 Multilingualism in Society 15 No
SML2246 Intercultural Communication 15 No
HUM2004 Making a Career in Publishing 15 No
HUM2005 Tales of Freedom, Necessity and Providence 15 No
Total Credits for Stage 2

Stage 3


120 credits of compulsory modules

f You must take one of these modules.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
MLX S3 BA comp year abroad 2020-1 [See note f above]
SML3010 Work and Study Abroad 120 Yes
SML3020 Study Abroad at a Partner University (with Assessment in the Foreign Language) 120 Yes
SML3025 Internship Abroad Combined with Study at a Partner University Abroad 120 Yes
Total Credits for Stage 3

Stage 4


60 credits of optional Philosophy modules, 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language and 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language

Subject to selecting 120 credits in the stage you must:

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

h select 60 credits of option modules in Philosophy.

i select 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language; 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.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
MLX SF BA comp language 2020-1 [See note g above]
MLF3111 Advanced French Language Skills 30 Yes
MLG3111 Advanced German Language Skills 30 Yes
MLI3111 Advanced Italian Language Skills 30 Yes
MLM3111 Advanced Chinese Language Skills 30 Yes
MLP3111 Advanced Portuguese Language Skills 30 Yes
MLR3111 Advanced Russian Language Skills 30 Yes
MLS3111 Advanced Spanish Language Skills 30 Yes

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
PHL SF BA Philosophy SH opt 2019-0 [See note h above]
PHL3002 Existentialism 15 No
PHL3014 Symbolic Logic 15 No
PHL3018 Sex and Death: Introduction to the Philosophy of Biology 15 No
PHL3024A Philosophical Readings 3 15 No
PHL3025A Philosophical Readings 4 15 No
PHL3026 Philosophy of Science 15 No
PHL3035 Critical Bioethics 15 No
PHL3038 The Self 15 No
PHL3041 Feminist Philosophy 15 No
PHL3045 Aesthetics 15 No
PHL3051 The Human Condition: Classic Readings in Anthropology 15 No
PHL3052 Epistemology 15 No
PHL3053 History of Philosophy 15 No
PHL3054 Philosophy of Psychiatry 15 No
PHL3060 Philosophy of Emotion 15 No
PHL3061 Philosophy of Law 15 No
PHL3096 Cyborg Studies 15 No
PHL3100 Knowledge and History: Theories of Scientific Change 15 No
PHL3108 Fundamental Ontology 15 No
PHL3111 The Deep Past, History and Humanity 15 No
PHL3113 Practical Ethics 15 No
PHL3056 The Nature of Normativity 15 No
PHL3112 Ecology, Environment and Conservation 15 No
POL3247 Politics of Biology 15 No
PHL3013 Virtues and Vices 15 No
PHL3042 Philosophical Anthropology 15 No
PHL3075 Philosophical Readings 6 15 No
PHL3110 Philosophy of Emotion 30 No
PHL3114 Aristotle's Ethics 15 No
PHL3115 Introduction to Critical Theory 15 No
POL2050 Political Philosophy 15 No
POL2059 Political Thought of Modernity 15 No
THE3185 Incarnation: Topics in Philosophical Theology 30 No
SPA3001 Debates, Issues and Practices 15 No
MLX SF BA French opt 2020-1 [See note i above]
MLF3006 The Invention of Modern Love 15 No
MLF3034 Sociolinguistics of French 15 No
MLF3046 Dialectology in France 15 No
MLF3050 Music, Poetry, and Society at the Late Medieval French Court 15 No
MLF3069 Writing Women and Strange Monsters 15 No
MLF3073 Proust's a la Recherche du Temps Perdu 15 No
MLF3075 First-Person Outsiders in Modern French Literature 15 No
MLF3078 Philosophers, Prophets, and Mystics in French Culture 15 No
MLF3080 Les Miserables from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day 15 No
MLX SF BA German opt 2020-1 [See note i above]
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
MLG3040 Sex, Sciences and the Arts 15 No
MLX SF BA Italian opt 2020-1 [See note i above]
MLI3028 Italian Varieties and Dialects 15 No
MLI3029 Italian Film Through Stardom 15 No
MLI3199 Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend 15 No
MLX SF BA Chinese opt 2020-1 [See note i above]
MLM3009 China through the Lens: Cultural Translation and Self-Presentation 15 No
MLX SF BA Portuguese opt 2020-1 [See note i above]
MLP3002 Afro-Brazil: Ideas of Africa in Brazilian Fiction 15 No
MLP3005 Changing voices: tracing the development of Portuguese over time 15 No
MLX SF BA Russian opt 2020-1 [See note i above]
MLR3019 Pushkin's Evgenii Onegin 15 No
MLR3026 The Deceptive City: The Creation of St Petersburg in Russian Literature 15 No
MLR3027 The Making of Underground Russia, 1825-1917 15 No
MLX SF BA Spanish opt 2020-1 [See note i above]
MLS3037 Women and Feminism in 20th Century Spain 15 No
MLS3057 Cross Currents: Memory, Myth and Modernity in Latin America 15 No
MLS3065 Spain and 1898: from Disaster to Modernity 15 No
MLS3066 Almodovar's Spain: Cinema and Society 15 No
MLS3067 "Monster of Nature and Phoenix of Wits." An Introduction to the Work of Lope de Vega 15 No
MLS3068 Staging Conflicts: Spanish Romantic Drama 15 No
SML3031 Advanced Translation Skills 15 No
MLX SF BA ML opt 2020-1 [See note i above]
SML3009 Intercultural Communication in a Global World 15 No
SML3013 Through the Language Lens: the Relationship between Language, Culture and the Mind 15 No
SML3015 Dissertation 15 No
SML3030 Extended Dissertation 30 No
SML3036 Beyond Sex and the City: Becoming a Woman in Contemporary Western Cinema 15 No
SML3040 Women in Translation: Gender and Publishing in the 21st Century 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
HUM3002 Aliens Abroad: Science Fiction in Global Literature 15 No
HUM3015 The Place of Meaning: Gardens in Britain and China 15 No
Total Credits for Stage 4

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 a high level of accuracy and fluency in the production and comprehension of the chosen language, both orally and in writing.
2. Communicate effectively and appropriately with native and other competent speakers of the chosen language, both orally and in writing.
3. Demonstrate understanding of and ability to analyse the structures and registers of the chosen language.
4. Show detailed knowledge of chosen aspects of the history and cultures of the relevant country/countries, and ability to evaluate them critically, using appropriate methodologies.
5. Analyse and interpret texts in the chosen language (including non-literary texts and other media, e.g. film) in relation to their cultural, historical and generic contexts, and articulate his/her understanding orally and in writing.
6. 4-year programme only: 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.
7. Show familiarity with philosophical ideas about the nature of society and the social sciences.
8. Reflect upon the conditions of human social life.
9. Show familiarity with the history of modern philosophy
10. Demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts in epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophies of mind and nature
11. Analyse concepts in ethics
12. Analyse and criticise substantial works by important historical and contemporary moral and political philosophers
13. Engage in logical and conceptual analysis and abstract reasoning
14. Apply a reflective and sophisticated analytic understanding to a range of complex issues and subject matters.

1-3:
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.

4 & 5: The level 1 cultural modules give students a foundation knowledge on which to base their choice of options at higher levels, enabling them to explore and develop their interest in particular areas of their chosen language discipline. Knowledge of the relevant aspects of culture is acquired through lectures and seminars, guided reading of primary and secondary texts (including literature, film, visual culture and linguistics), and directed independent study. Students learn to use the critical methodologies appropriate to the options chosen (literary criticism, linguistic or philological study, political or social history, film studies, etc) through writing exams and essays and preparing seminar presentations, following initial guidance from lecturers, and through feedback on work submitted.

6 is developed through the year abroad.
In explicit terms, skills 7-8 are developed through lectures, seminars and essay work on Social Philosophy; 9-10 through similar methods and strategies on Knowledge and Reality, Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Nature; 11-12 through similar methods on Ethics, and 13 through practical exercises on Evidence and Argument. However, depending on the student's chosen portfolio of modules, they will be developed, further in the modules chosen at level 3. 14 is developed especially through the optional modules taken at level 3.

1 and 2 are assessed explicitly, and 3 implicitly, by coursework marked throughout the year at stage 1, and by end-of-year written and oral exams at stages 2 and 4.

4 and 5 are assessed by a combination of essays written during the module and end-of-year written examinations.

6 is assessed through the year abroad.
The assessment of skills 7-14 is made through a combination of course essays, oral presentations, examinations; also, where appropriate, Research Methods Project or dissertation.

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:

15. Demonstrate understanding of the linguistic principles required to assimilate and analyse the structure of a foreign language.
16. Examine critically any form of discourse arising from the close reading and analysis of texts.
17. Show understanding of the variety of approaches to research in the field of languages and related studies, and of the reasons why such approaches may change.
18. Demonstrate receptiveness to foreign cultures and ability to see the relativity of one’s own cultural perspective.
19. 4-year programme only: Show ability to plan and manage his/her own language learning through an extended period of independent study.
20. Understand and demonstrate the different uses of qualitative and quantitative data, and evaluate their relative advantages and disadvantages
21. Show awareness of the basic philosophical questions arising from academic research.
22. Think and write broadly about large themes.
23. Develop and deploy argument, grounded in theoretical frameworks and empirical evidence
24. Identify problems of reliability and bias in, and more generally evaluate, empirical evidence
25. Identify problems of reliability and bias in, and more generally evaluate, empirical evidence
26. Deploy complex terminology in a comprehensible manner

15 is developed through the core language modules throughout the programme, in students' language work and in feedback from lecturers (in the form of both written comments and explanation in subsequent classes).

16-18 are developed through lectures and seminars in optional modules, with progression from a relatively high level of input from lecturers at stage 1, to greater student autonomy at later stages. Modules at stages 3 and 4 (and to a limited extent also at stage 2) are normally related to the research specialism of the staff teaching the module, giving students an insight
into relevant research issues.

19 is implicit in all study of the language and cultures of another country, and all modules challenge students to reflect critically on their receptiveness to foreign cultures.

Skills 20-26 are developed throughout the Philosophy degree programme by lectures and seminars, written work and oral work (both oral presentations and class discussion). A more sophisticated use of these skills is developed in the second and third stages; in the third stage, independent use of these skills is developed through the dissertation and level 3 optional modules selected by the student.

15 is assessed by the strategies described for the core language modules under A above.
16-18 are assessed by course essays and end-of year examinations, also as described under A above.
Skills 17-26 are assessed though course essays, assessed oral presentations and examinations at stages 1-2 and through the 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:

27. Select, organise and analyse material for written work and oral presentations of different prescribed lengths.
28. Present an argument orally in a clear, organized and effective manner
29. Present an argument in a written form in a clear and organized manner, with appropriate use of correct English
30. Formulate and express ideas at different levels of abstraction
31. Undertake group work, including the presentation and discussion of challenging material in groups
32. Work creatively, flexibly and adaptably with others, both peers and academic staff
33. Demonstrate autonomy, manifested in self-direction and intellectual initiative, both in learning and study and in the management of time
34. Evaluate and reflect on your own work
35. Write and think under pressure and to meet deadlines
36. Plan the execution of demanding work based on individual research over a long time
37. 4-year programme only: Show ability to adapt to the working practices of a foreign country.

27, 28, 30 and 31 are developed through the preparation and delivery of oral presentations in most modules at all levels in both sides of the programme, and through the oral discussion of challenging material in all modules in the programme.
32 is also developed through meetings with personal tutors, one-to-one tutorials giving feedback on written work and through discussion in seminars.
27, 29, 30, 33, and 35 are developed through written assignments (essays) and examinations in most modules at all levels. In Modern Languages, a standard essay feedback sheet provides for evaluation and comment on 27, 29 and 30, along with other aspects of the essay.
33-34 form essential parts of the successful completion of the programme but are encouraged especially through preparation for written and oral assignments and seminars. On the 4-year programme these skills are also the focus of the year-abroad modules; students on the 3-year programme are advised by the Programme Director on the most appropriate way of developing their independent learning skills.
36 is developed through the dissertation.
37 is developed through the requirement, in the core language modules at stages 1 and 2, for students to use specially created web sites; these are also used for a significant number of optional modules in Modern Languages.

27 and 28: In Philosophy, oral contribution to seminars and presentations are assessed formatively.

27, 29, 30, 33 and 35 are assessed through examinations and/or written work at all levels and in all modules.

31 Group presentations are assessed in some optional modules; in those where team-working skills are not explicitly assessed, these skills nonetheless contribute to the successful outcome of oral and written presentations.

Skill 36 is assessed by the dissertation.

Skill 37 is developed through the successive stages of the year abroad, from preliminary briefing and induction, through submission of an interim report or essay plan, to completion of the essay and oral presentation, or alternatively by taking modules at a university in the host country and accredited under ECTS. They are assessed by means of the essay and supporting documentation, and the oral presentation, or through the assessment provided at the host institution for students taking credits under ECTS.

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)

College of Humanities (CHUM)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

BA (Hons) Philosophy and European Cultural Studies (4-year)

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

[Honours] Philosophy
[Honours] Languages and related studies

23. Dates

Origin Date

23/08/2019

Date of last revision

04/10/2019