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English Language Degrees
English Language Degrees
Whats in a name
Whats in a name
A confusion of codes
A confusion of codes
Codes
Codes
Other names
Other names
What is an English Language degree
What is an English Language degree
QAA Benchmarks
QAA Benchmarks
Some guidelines
Some guidelines
Some guidelines
Some guidelines
Questions
Questions

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English Language Degrees

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1 English Language Degrees

English Language Degrees

Joan Beal

2 Whats in a name

Whats in a name

UCAS website allows search for English Language This gives 884 courses Of these only 23 have the title English Language 4 are called English Language Studies http://www.ucas.ac.uk/

3 A confusion of codes

A confusion of codes

Courses entitled English Language come under 10 different codes Each of these codes is used for a diversity of other courses

4 Codes

Codes

300

301

302

304

310

311

313

330

140

1Q3

Glas

Ess

Ed

Lan

Ang Rus

Mids

Card

E.Lon

Edge Hill

Man

Bang

Sus

Ast

Hud

Ncl

Bm

Ches

Glou

Leeds

Liv Hope

Ports

Read

SHU

5 Other names

Other names

Q302 York EL/ lings. Others include EL for international/ exchange students (Essex, Canterbury Christchurch) Lang/ Lit (Lancaster) Q300 90 courses. Only Glasgow is English Language Central Lancs is English Language Studies. Others are English English Studies, Lang & Lit or Lit

6 What is an English Language degree

What is an English Language degree

A degree called English Language? A degree including English Language What about English Linguistics?

7 QAA Benchmarks

QAA Benchmarks

None for English Language The breadth of English means that any attempts at prescription should be avoided. It is recognised, for example, that some degree programmes will offer a balance of English language and literature; some will be predominantly or exclusively literature based; others will be predominantly or exclusively language based. http://www.qaa.ac.uk/academicinfrastructure/benchmark/honours/english.asp#5

8 Some guidelines

Some guidelines

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knowledge of literature and language, which in the case of literature should include a substantial number of authors and texts from different periods of literary history. For Single Honours literature students this should include knowledge of writing from periods before 1800; for Single Honours language students this should include a broad knowledge of the history and development of the English language;

9 Some guidelines

Some guidelines

...

knowledge of the structure, levels and discourse functions of the English language; knowledge of linguistic, literary, cultural and socio-historical contexts in which literature is written and read; knowledge of useful and precise critical terminology and, where appropriate, linguistic and stylistic terminology; awareness of how literature and language produce and reflect cultural change and difference;

10 Questions

Questions

What is distinctive about English Language degrees? How does English Language differ from Linguistics? Are there core elements that should be present in any English Language degree? Should we produce our own benchmarks?

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