FACULTY OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES - Liverpool Hope ??FACULTY OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES ENGLISH LANGUAGE. 2 English Language Fact File 021015 Faculty: Arts and Humanities ... to the basic

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    English Language Fact File021015

    Faculty:Arts and Humanities


    Campus Location:Hope Park

    Entry Requirements:The standard offer level is between 260-300 UCAS points, including a minimum of two A/A2 Levels or equivalent. In addition, applicants require an A2 Level (or equivalent) in English Language, English Literature or Literature/Language. Applicants with other humanities subjects may also be considered.

    UCAS Code: Q310

    Duration: Three years

    Year of Entry: 2016

    Fees: The tuition fees for home and EU students for 2016/17 are 9,000 for full-time undergraduate courses.

    Degree:BA Single and Combined Honours

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    Contact Details:Student Recruitment

    +44 (0) 151 291 3111 enquiry@hope.ac.uk

    Course Combinations:English Language and Accounting UCAS code NQ43English Language and Business Management UCAS code NQ32English Language and Childhood & Youth UCAS code LQS3English Language and Criminology UCAS code LQ3HEnglish Language and Dance UCAS code WQ35English Language and Drama & Theatre Studies UCAS code QW34English Language and Education UCAS code XQH3English Language and English Literature UCAS code Q301English Language and Geography UCAS code QF38English Language and History UCAS code QV3CEnglish Language and Law UCAS code QM31English Language and Marketing UCAS code QN51English Language and Media & Communication UCAS code QP3HEnglish Language and Philosophy & Ethics UCAS code QV35English Language and Politics UCAS code LQ23English Language and Psychology UCAS code CQ83English Language and Social Policy UCAS code QL34English Language and Special Educational Needs UCAS code LQ5HEnglish Language and World Religions UCAS code QV31

    All Combined Honours result in a BA degree.

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    The degree in English Language at Liverpool Hope has been specially designed with a focus on the role of language in society and to give you an overview of the historical development of English. In the first year you will study the linguistic systems underlying English as well as the relationship between language usage and context, both within interpersonal situations and within society at large. You will then examine the interface between language and power, language and politics and language and the media. In your final year, the focus is on sociolinguistics.

    Throughout your three years, you will be taught by staff with a wide range of strengths in diverse research areas from multilingualism to discourse analysis. You will be taught in lectures, seminars, and in small tutorial groups. In your final year, you will have the opportunity to develop an independent project; this will be supervised by teaching staff with a strong research profile. We pride ourselves on offering a challenging and stimulating degree with a wide range of innovative teaching and assessment methods. Our distinctive commitment to small group

    teaching allows us to help each individual student to develop sophisticated analytical and communication skills through working both independently and in groups. A high proportion of our students attain a first class or a 2:1 degree and having attained highly valued skills are eligible to pursue a wide range of careers after graduation.

    The English Department at Liverpool Hope is committed to research excellence and top-quality teaching. We offer a diverse and intellectually stimulating curriculum. We provide our students with a warm, supportive and collegial environment that supports each individual student to reach their full potential.

    The English Department at Liverpool Hope University values each student as an important member of our scholarly community. With a strong commitment to small-group teaching and the personal development of all of our students, we strive to support each individual student in the pursuit of academic excellence.

    Course Introduction

  • Level C (Year One) Foundations in English Language

    During Year 1, all English Language students will study the following:

    In Year 1 lectures on Language in Society and the History and Development of English you will be introduced to language variation from different perspectives including social, regional and historical

    The hands-on approach encouraged in The Structure of Language workshops will help you to understand how language works as a system. You will gain detailed knowledge of the grammatical and phonological structures of English

    There is a range of assessment methods in Year 1, from the traditional (essay and examination) to the innovative (quizzes and puzzles), which help you to build skills incrementally with on-going support provided in weekly tutorials.

    During year 1, Single Honours English Language students will also study the following:

    Introducing Stylistics

    This lecture and seminar strand enables you to build on work covered in the Structure of Language workshops. You will be introduced to the basic principles of stylistics allowing you to explore the ways in which language can be used for artistic purposes, thus enhancing your appreciation of fictional texts.

    What you will study


    Language in Context

    This seminar strand supplements Language and Society and the History and Development of English strands by providing further contextualisation though audio and visual materials such as Braggs The Adventure of English and Frys Planet Word. You will explore language variation in a range of contexts and examine the social, historical and political factors that precipitate variation.

    Level I (Year Two) Explorations in English Language

    During Year 2, all English Language students will study the following:

    In Year 2 you will investigate the relations between language, action, knowledge and situation in Language, Ideology and Power and Studies in Media Language. At this level you will develop analytical skills as you explore the forms of language found in media discourse. In Practical Applications, you will study Child Language Acquisition and Corpus Linguistics

    The teaching strategies in Year 2 help you to develop the research and project planning skills needed for longer and more complex academic projects available in Year 3

    There is a range of assessment methods which allow you to further develop skills such as conversation analysis, poster presentation and synoptic examination.

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    During Year 2, Single Honours English Language students will also study the following:

    The Stylistics of Narrative

    You will be introduced to up-to-date methods and theories of stylistics to enable you to appreciate and analyse the relationship between language choice, meaning and effect in literary texts.

    World Englishes

    You will examine the linguistic, social and cultural implications of the global spread of English and explore data from a wide range of Englishes.

    Level H (Year Three) Advanced Study of English Language

    During Year 3, all English Language students will study the following:

    In Year 3 lectures in Sociolinguistics and Research Methods you will engage with contemporary research and develop your skills of critical and evaluative thinking more fully. Building on the knowledge and skills developed over the previous two years, you will interrogate the relationship between language and society through detailed study of contemporary sociolinguistic case studies. In addition, you will study Special Topics in Sociolinguistics which cover the research specialisms of members of staff. Currently the Special Topics are Language, Gender and Sexuality and Language and Culture

    You will learn to contextualise and critique different methods and techniques in sociolinguistic research, thus enabling you to develop an understanding of current research methods and the applicability of these to your own research projects.

    At this level you will pursue a sustained, supervised independent research project and will have the opportunity to present your findings at an Honours conference.

    During Year 3, all Single Honours English Language students will study the following:

    Multilingualism and Language Policy

    This lecture and seminar strand extends the sociolinguistic strand permeating all levels of the programme. You will investigate how present-day sociolinguistic theories can be applied in order to gain a better understanding of the key issues in individual and societal multilingualism. You will learn how multilingual societies function at societal and institutional levels and how national language policy and planning influences peoples multilingual abilities.


    This seminar strand provides you with a sound basis for a career in teaching English as a foreign language. Having learned how language works both structurally and in its various social and cultural contexts, you will explore the theories, approaches and methodologies related to teaching and learning English.

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    The Psychology of Language

    You will gain insights into how the multi-layered, dynamic nature of identities is realised through linguistic behaviour and reflected in the perception of languages and linguistic varieties. In addition you will learn about cognitive processes such as attention, memory, language processing, perception and problem-solving.

    All level 3 students attend a tutorial strand in the first term which helps them to develop and implement their research and project planning skills as they pursue their independent research projects.

    Single Honours st