Practising Humanities 4: Liberal Arts in the Community (Q9123)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This module builds on the previous Practicing Humanities modules, inviting students to work to one of a set of prepared briefs to undertake a project that engages with the non-university community, in order to then reflect on and evaluate its success or failure using a range of methods and techniques. The project can adopt any number of forms—documentary, community engagement, blog—many of which students will be familiar with from previous Liberal Arts modules. Students will be introduced to a range of quantitative and qualitative means through which different types of project can be evaluated, and think about the complex relationships between formulating objectives and then evaluating how effectively they were delivered. Key to the module is the practice of self-reflection where the object(s) of critical evaluation will be the planning, execution and outcomes of the students’ own individual projects.


100%: Practical (Fieldwork, Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: