You will take core modules in the following: Writing for Humanities Students, Seminar Skills, Academic Development and two broad modules covering an introduction to the humanities and social sciences. In addition, modules are taken which are related to the subject to be pursued in the remaining three years of the degree programme. The choice of modules is individual to you, made in consultation with a foundation year tutor. Writing for Humanities Students and Seminar Skills Humanities students must be able to communicate efficiently and professionally, using the conventions of their disciplines, to a wide range of specialist and lay audiences. This includes writing documents, giving oral presentations, participating in seminars and interpreting the work of others. These modules provide training in a wide range of forms of communication, laying the foundation for the communication skills required in future years. Academic Development This module provides opportunities for you to consider your learning process as well as relevant information and advice about the process of studying. The programme aims to look at the whole learning experience and individual approaches to studies. By the end, you will have had the opportunity to develop skills in a variety of study processes, to consider strengths and weaknesses in relation to your studies, reflect on what influences your learning, and consider how to make the best use of the available resources.
Humanities (Foundation Year)