Practicing Humanities 1: Analyse and Understand (Q9112)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This module enables Liberal Arts students to develop their skills of analysis and understanding. Students will do so both individually and in teams. They will focus on topical or real-life events and explore them using a wide range of methods and approaches linked to the arts, humanities and social sciences, including media analysis, statistical analysis, textual analysis and visual analysis. This module is built around a stake holder meeting, which will explore a specific topic (potentially based on a recent real-world example). It will involve the Introduction to what a stake holder meeting is; introduction to case studies and modes of analysis; introduction to group work and team theory; introduction to presentation of argument and analysis in essay form.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 172 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 150 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: