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Objectives and Competences

Objectives

The main objective of the official Grade degree in English Studies is to train professionals specialized in their field of knowledge, with a solid basis of knowledge of English language and literature in all its scientific aspects, as well as exploring its origins and studying its tradition and influence up to the present day.

Graduates will not only be able to join the Spanish and European education system, teaching Spanish language, literature and culture at university and secondary levels (after completing the compulsory Master in teaching), but also undertake research in philology, linguistics and culture of the speciality.

General Objectives of the Grade are:

  • To train educated citizens, capable of establishing a critical and commited relationship with current reality.
  • Training people commited to the preservation and propagation of the cultural and scientific heritage of the literary and linguistic spheres related to Hispanic Philology, both synchronically and diacronically.
  • To train people with the capacity for analyzing problems, searching information and adopting decisions.
  • Training teachers and researchers to be able to integrate the different study perspectives and apply them to labour market requirements.

Within their specific training, graduates will have:

  • Knowledge of the fundamental contents of basic subject-matters of Arts and Humanities in philological studies.
  • Advanced knowledge (B1-B2) of a second modern language.
  • Knowledge of modern language with specific purposes, applied to instruments of linguistics and study of literature.
  • Sufficient knowledge to understand the relation of English language and literature with its Greek and Latin origins.
  • Theoretical, practical and advanced knowledge of English grammar.
  • Knowledge and use of work instruments for descriptive linguistics, historical linguistics and applied linguistics.
  • Knowledge of the internal and external historical evolution of English language.
  • Knowledge of the social, geographical and stylistic variability of English language.
  • Knowledge of the different levels of analysis of English language.
  • Knowledge of the most relevant features and authors of the periods and literary genres of English written literature.
  • Capacity to understand and appreciate linguistic and cultural diversity.
  • Capacity to apply linguistic and literary knowledge to professional environments particularly required by the social milieau.
  • Advanced capacity to understand, comment and produce both literary and specialized texts.
  • Advanced capacity to express criteria such as could be required for an expert quality report of any literary product.
  • Capacity for teaching and research in the sphere of the Grade studies.

Competences

Competences are the set of interrelated knowledge, attitudes, values, abilities and skills, which can be identified and evaluated, and which enable the student to undertake the professional activity according to requirements and standards used in the appropriate occupational area.

All grades of the University of Almeria explicitly cover three types of competences:

  1. Generic Competences included in Royal Decree 1393/2007 of 29 October, establishing regulations for Official University Studies.
  2. Generic Competences of the University of Almeria (approved in Governing Council 17 June 2008). These are transversal competences appearing in all degrees.
  3. Specific Competences of the degree. These competences are specified in the degree report, which are related to its own disciplines. Part of these competences may have been agreed at the level of Andalusia, or, in some degrees, they may have been decided at national level.

General Competences

General competences, for all grade degrees, are defined in the Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, and are intended to lead the student to acquire general training, in one or more disciplines, aimed at training for undertaking professional activities.

  1. Students should have proved to have acquired knowledge in an area of studies based on general secondary education, and normally at a level which, although relying on advanced text books, it also has aspects which imply knowledge from recent studies in their field.
  2. Students should know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and have acquired the competences which are normally proved by preparing and defending arguments and solution to problems within their area of studies.
  3. Students should have the capacity of collecting and interpreting relevant data (normally within their area of studies) to express conclusions including thought about relevant social, scientific or ethical subjects.
  4. Preparing and defending arguments and solutin to problems within their area of studies.
  5. Students should have developed the necessary learning abilities to undertake further studies with a high level of autonomy.

The generic competences of the University of Almeria (approved in Governing Council 17 June 2008) are:

  1. Knowledge, abilities and attitudes which enable understaning new theories, interpretations, methods and techniques within the different fields of disciplines, leading to best satisfy professional demands.
  2. Using Information and Communication Techniques (ICTs) as a tool for expression and communication, for access to sources of information, as means for document and data files, for presenting results, for learning, research and cooperative work.
  3. Capacity to identify, analyse and define the significant elements which involve problems for rigorous solutions.
  4. Understanding and expressing with clarity and conveniency the ideas, knowledge, problems and solutions to a wider public, either specialised or not (and feelings through words, adapting to the features of the situation and the audience to reach understanding and adhesion).
  5. The mental behaviour is what questions things and takes interest for the grounds on which one's own and other people's ideas, actions and thoughts are based.
  6. Integrating and actively cooperating in reaching common goals with other people, areas and organizatins, in both national and international contexts.
  7. Understanding and being understood orally and in writing not using one's own language.
  8. Capacity to think and act according to universal principles based on people's value and aimed at their full development.
  9. Capacity to design, manage and undertake a task by oneself.
  10. Respecting the fundamental rights and those of equality of men and women, Human Rights, democracy and culture of peace values, environmental principles and those of cooperation for development, which promote ethical commitement in a fair, free, intercultural and global society.

Specific competences

Specific competences of the degree are included in the degree report.

In the following link you can see the specific competences of the degree.

Competencias Específicas Grado en Estudios Ingleses (88 kb)

Updated by: Training, Syllabi and Teaching Organization Service

Date: 7 March 2013

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