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BA in English Language And Sociology (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , English Language

Course Description

English is an important language socially, politically and economically. Today it is a global language, with an estimated 1.5 billion speakers worldwide. English is the best-described language in the world and by studying for a BA in this field you can become proficient in understanding how English works, why and how it is used, where it has come from, as well as gaining knowledge in linguistic study.

You will get the chance to learn about subjects like the grammatical structure of English (word order, sounds, vocabulary, meaning and so on), the history of English, English dialects and social variation, English in society, English in education, cultural aspects of English, global English, and more.

You will also undertake modules to develop your understanding of the areas of general linguistics which are required to study the linguistics of English. Depending on which modules you choose, this could include topics like child language acquisition, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, bilingualism and multilingualism, languages in contact, historical change, and other subjects based on the expertise of our teaching staff.

Sociology, and this course, investigates social life and the way it shapes people's behaviour, beliefs and identity. Its subject matter ranges from an examination of the face-to-face interactions of daily life, to large-scale social institutions, social movements and global processes. By understanding the social world, we gain a better understanding of ourselves and our own social situations.

English is an important language socially, politically and economically. Today it is a global language, with an estimated 1.5 billion speakers worldwide. English is the best-described language in the world and by studying for a BA in this field you can become proficient in understanding how English works, why and how it is used, where it has come from, as well as gaining knowledge in...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • SXU-1003: Understanding Society (20) or
    SCS-1004: Cymdeithaseg a'r Byd Cyfoes (20)
  • QXL-1110: Introduction to Language (20) Core

Optional Modules

40 credits from:

  • QCL-1018: Disgrifio Iaith (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-1020: Intro to English Grammar (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-1113: Language and Society (20) (Semester 1) or
    QCB-1113: Iaith a Chymdeithas (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-1115: Intro to Phonetics & Phonology (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • QXL-1116: Introduction to Meaning (20) (Semester 2)

40 credits from:

  • HPS-1001: From Cradle to Grave (20) (Semester 2) or
    HAC-1001: Y Wladwriaeth Les (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-1002: Power, Freedom & the State (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-1004: Death of God (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-1005: Existentialism (20) (Semester 1)
  • SXY-1005: Introduction to Criminology (20) (Semester 2) or
    SCY-1004: Cyflwyniad i Droseddeg (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-1006: Ess. Skills for Ac. Success (20) (Semester 1) or
    HAC-1006: Ess. Skills for Ac. Success (20) (Semester 1)
  • SXY-1007: Intro to Criminal Justice (20) (Semester 1) or
    SCY-1002: Cyflwyniad i Gyf Troseddol (20) (Semester 1)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • SXS-2035: Classical Social Theory (20)
  • QXL-2222: History of English (20) Core

Semester 2

  • SXS-2011: Identity & Diversity (20)

Optional Modules

40 credits from:

  • QXE-2003: Jonson to Johnson (20) (Semester 2)
  • CXC-2008: Ymarfer Ysgrifennu (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • QXL-2201: Sounds and Sound Systems (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-2204: Morphosyntax (20) (Semester 1)
  • QCL-2245: Ieithyddiaeth Gymraeg (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-2250: Functions of Discourse (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-2253: English Teaching in Classroom (20) (Semester 2)
  • QCL-2271: Amrywiaeth yn y Gymraeg (20) (Semester 2)

20 credits from:

  • SXU-2002: Cont. Social and Political Deb (20) (Semester 1)
  • SXY-2004: Crime & the Media (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-2008: Sociology of Religion (20) (Semester 2)
  • SXP-2010: World Poverty and Inequality (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-2011: Paradoxes of Self: Nietz./Jung (20) (Semester 1)
  • SXP-2040: Social Work Perspectives (20) (Semester 2) or
    SCP-2040: Safbwyntiau GC (20) (Semester 2)
  • SXP-2050: Issues in Equality (20) (Semester 1)
  • HGH-2138: Europe 1945-1992 (20) (Semester 1)
  • VPR-2301: 20th Century Phil of Religion (20) (Semester 2)

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • SXS-3003: Theorizing Society & Politics (20)
  • SXS-3030: Globalisation & Social Change (20)

Optional Modules

60 credits from:

  • QXL-3313: EFL Theory (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-3316: Language Disorders &Bilinguals (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-3318: L2 speech learning (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-3320: SLA and Language Teaching (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-3329: Teaching EFL (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • QXL-3335: Bilingual & Acquisition Issues (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-3341: Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    QCB-3341: Traethawd Hir/Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • QXL-3349: Psycholinguistics (20) (Semester 1)
  • QCL-3370: Agweddau ar Ddwyieithrwydd (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-3376: Cognitive Discourse Analysis (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-3377: Using Corpora: Theory&Practice (20) (Semester 2)

20 credits from:

  • HPS-3001: Work Placement - Semester 1 (20) (Semester 1) or
    HAC-3001: Lleoliad Gwaith - Semester 1 (20) (Semester 1)
  • HAC-3002: Addysg yn y Gymru Gyfoes (20) (Semester 1)
  • HPS-3003: Race democracy * pol ideaology (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-3006: Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    HAC-3006: Traethawd Hir (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • SXU-3010: Dissertation (20) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    SCU-3010: Traethawd Hir (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • HPS-3011: Paradoxes of Self: Nietz..Jung (20) (Semester 1)
  • SXY-3015: Crime & Power (20) (Semester 2)
  • SXS-3040: Gender Perspectives (20) (Semester 2)
  • SXP-3210: Issues in Housing (20) (Semester 1)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules Semester 1 SXU-1003: Understanding Society (20) or SCS-1004: Cymdeithaseg a'r Byd Cyfoes (20) QXL-1110: Introduction to Language (20) Core Optional Modules 40 credits...

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Entry Requirements

We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.

All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.

As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.

To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see www.ucas.com

We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. 

We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually. All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills. As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students. To...

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