English Language & Communication BA(Hons)
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Facts about English Language & Communication
|Year of entry||2013|
|Qualification||BA(Hons) (joint honours only)|
|Application route||3 years full time: apply through UCAS
6 years part time: apply direct to the University
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About this course
Why choose this course?
This course focuses on the way the English language works in the real world. It is designed to develop your ability to analyse English language in context, and offers opportunities to investigate meaning and discourse informed by theories in linguistics and its sub-fields.
See the course combinations section for more information about the different joint honours options.
What will you study?
In Year 1 you will be introduced to the way language is organised as a system and how it is used in real-life contexts. You will explore how written English evolved, and consider the impact of digital technologies on contemporary writing practices. You will develop competence in describing and analysing language, and will acquire a range of writing and interactional skills to allow you to communicate in different contexts. There is also the opportunity to learn a foreign language.
In Year 2, depending on your choice of modules, you may find yourself accounting for how a child acquires its mother tongue, analysing how style is created in a literary text, or investigating differences that can be linked to social factors. You will develop competence in a range of research methods to advance your knowledge of language use, variation and change in society. Grants are available for study in one of Kingston University's partner institutions in Europe or the United States for one or two semesters.
In Year 3, you will have the opportunity to specialise in an area of your choice in an extended piece of work. Under the guidance of specialist teaching staff, you will develop your ability to work independently and think and write critically. This programme is also enhanced by opportunities to relate theory to practice in a professional context that can include the workplace setting.
You will also have the opportunity to study a foreign language for free during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.
Year 1 (Level 4)
Year 2 (Level 5)
Year 3 (Level 6)
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