Teaching, learning and assessment methods
Knowledge and understanding are gained and developed through engagement with the study materials which are provided online. Learning outcomes are assessed primarily by means of tutor-marked assignments (TMAs), which provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of methodological themes.
Cognitive skills: you will learn to understand the methodologies and approaches taken by others to the study of the humanities, and you will be asked to evaluate some of these in assignments.
Practical and professional skills: the formation of arguments and the employment of critical and evaluative skills are taught and assessed in each of the Part 1 modules. The use of research libraries and other research tools is also taught in each of these modules.
Key skills are developed progressively throughout the foundation modules, in relatively brief, structured assignments (typically 2000 words), and in the examination.