HM4002: Humanities Skills

HM4002: Humanities Skills

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Humanities Skills
Module Code HM4002
Module Tutor Adrian Long
School School of Education and Humanities
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

This module aims to introduce students to university-level study skills and approaches, and to begin a reflective conversation with the student about employability and future opportunities. Students will be encouraged to read with critical awareness, write clearly and concisely, think creatively and constructively about personal, academic and career goals, and to plan an effective strategy towards achieving those goals.

Indicative Syllabus

The module’s twin focus is on [i] equipping students for their programme of study at University and [ii] starting them in thinking through what will come afterwards. Students will cover skills of reading, listening, note-taking and writing for academic purposes, accessing and referencing sources, and the processes of drafting and editing work. Through the framework of Careers, Your Future Plan, Degreeplus, etc., students will also explore and reflect upon opportunities for career planning, work opportunities and developing employability skills.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. understand the specific requirements for academic writing at undergraduate level;
  2. find and reference appropriate resources, read and write with concision and clarity through drafting and editing;
  3. articulate an understanding of the requirements of and the regulations which frame their course;
  4. develop a self-reflective approach to the acquisition of skills for learning and employability;
  5. identify and develop an enhanced awareness of the relationship between their studies, citizenship and employment opportunities.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Portfolio: 2000 Words or equivalent.
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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