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Humanities

Combining different assessment methods and subjects, the DLD Humanities IFP gives students abundant opportunities to enrich themselves both academically and personally.

DLD College London Humanities IFP

Situated at the heart of one of the world’s great cultural centres, DLD College London has on its doorstep a vast array of historic sites, museums, concert halls, theatres and art galleries. Students will experience at first-hand what it is like to study and research great works of art, historic buildings and different cultures and languages. The Humanities IFP provides a pathway to top British universities. It is ideal for international students wishing to study Liberal Arts, Philosophy, Film Studies, English Literature and Language, History, History of Art and Classical Civilisation.

In addition to the common Key Components Strand, students will study the following subject components:

 

Humanities Subject Components

Analysing Language (Faculty of Humanities)

Section A: History of the English Language

Beginning with the origins of the language and ending with the advent of the internet and social media, this section will give you an overview of the historical events and social and cultural trends which have changed the grammatical structure, vocabulary and sounds of English.

Topic areas include:

  • The impact of foreign invasions and rival languages: Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans — Regional accents and dialects in the UK
  • The rise of standard English in the eighteenth century
  • The role of the British Empire, public schools and the BBC in the global spread of English
  • English in Africa, south-east Asia and the Indian sub-continent
  • The future of the English language

Section B: Contemporary English

You will study a variety of contemporary written or spoken texts :

  • Scripted speeches
  • Drama texts
  • E-mails and blogs and other digital media
  • Letters and diaries
  • Transcripts of authentic spontaneous speech

You will be required to apply relevant linguistic terms and concepts to different texts, comparing and contrasting them in terms of purpose, audience, context and medium used.

Assessment Method: Written exam

Exploring European history through painting, sculpture and architecture (Faculty of Humanities)

Studying great paintings, sculpture and buildings gives us an insight into the thoughts and feelings, superstitions and beliefs, attitudes and values, politics and economics of past societies.

You will learn about how buildings, paintings and sculptures

  • Reflect the social, cultural, political and religious beliefs of their age
  • Reveal the role patrons played in the commission, execution and final look of the piece
  • Portray wars, revolutions and other historical events
  • Reveal attitudes to gender and sexuality

Assessment Method: Written exam

European Studies/Film (Faculty of Humanities)

This unit provides a foundation for the analysis of film, the major art for m of the twentieth century. You will learn subject specialist language and acquire the tools to be able analyse films on a technical and cinematic level as well as on a thematic one. Whether Spanish, Italian, German and French, examples of national cinema provide a unique window into the life of the country.

  • Post-war France and the New Wave
  • The position of women in traditional Spanish society
  • Style and beauty in Italian culture
  • Science and technology in Germany

Assessment Method: Research and Presentation

Philosophy and Ethics (Faculty of Humanities)

This unit will introduce you to some of the greatest and most influential thinkers, ranging from the distant past up to the present-day. It consists of two sections:

Section A: Philosophers and thinkers

  • Classical thinkers: Socrates and Plato
  • The Christian theologians: Augustine and Aquinas
  • Enlightenment thinkers: Hume and Rousseau
  • Modern-masters: Nietzsche and Freud
  • Contemporary scientists: Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

Section B: Ethics and Philosophy

You will engage with the ideas and theories of these thinkers in order to think for yourself about some of the most profound philosophical and ethical questions such as:

  • To what extent is human behaviour determined?
  • Is the universe created?
  • What is meant by “goodness?”
  • Do I have a soul?
  • Is there a human nature?
  • What is the mind?
  • Why care for the environment?
  • Should animals have rights?
  • Can you be a scientist and still believe in religion?
  • What is the future of religion?

Assessment Method: Written assignment

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