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Course Regulations - Q800 Classics

Three years full-time study leading to the degree of BA (Honours) in Classics or of BA (Pass) in Classics (Q800). There is also a part-time variant of the degree (Q80P). Students who do not achieve 2.1 results on their language modules during their first or second years will be invited to reconsider their strengths, and to change course to Classical Civilization/ AHCA as appropriate.

Degree credits weighting:
Year 1: 0%, Year 2: 50%, Year 3: 50%

Year One

4 modules, 30 CATS each. You are required to pass ALL modules in order to proceed to Honours.

  • Core Modules: Roman Culture and Society (CX110-30); Greek Culture and Society (CX109-30)
  • Optional Core Modules: Latin AND Greek at the appropriate level.
    Latin Literary Texts (CX136-30) AND Greek Literary Texts (CX106-30) [post A-level]
    OR: Latin Literary Texts (CX136-30) OR Greek Literary Texts (CX106-30) [post A-level]
    AND ONE OF: Latin Language (CX115-30); Latin Language and Literature (CX101-30); Greek Language (CX120-30); Greek Language and Literature (CX126-30)

Year Two

4 modules, 120 CATS from Classics & Ancient History OR 90 CATS from Classics & Ancient History + 30 CATS from an external dept. Students may request permission to take more than two text-based modules.

  • Optional Core Modules: TWO text-based modules, one in Latin, one in Greek. Latin Language and Literature (CX201-30); Latin Literary Texts (CX226-30); Greek Language and Literature (CX226-30); Greek Literary Texts (CX206-30); Transformation of Roman Society under Augustus (Latin) (CX255-30); Vulnerable Body (Latin) (CX264-30); Humanism (Latin) (CX261-30); Politics and Poetics (Latin AND/OR Greek) (CX266-30); Greek Theatre (Greek) (CX267-30); History of Medicine in the Ancient World (Greek) (CX257-30)
  • Two optional modules: Hellenistic World (CX251-30); City of Rome (CX248-30); Greek Religion (CX262-30); The Roman Empire from Antoninus to Constantine (CX263-30); Art & Architecture of Asia Minor (CX232-30); Roman Near East (CX209-30);Transformation of Roman Society under Augustus (CX255-30); Vulnerable Body (CX264-30); Politics and Poetics (CX266-30); Greek Theatre (CX267-30); History of Medicine in the Ancient World (CX257-30) 

Year Three

4 modules, 120 CATS from Classics & Ancient History OR 90 CATS from Classics & Ancient History + 30 CATS from an external dept. Students may request permission to take more than two text-based modules.

  • Core Module: Dissertation (CX303-30)
  • Optional Core Modules: TWO text-based modules, one in Latin, one in Greek. Latin Literary Texts (CX326-30); Greek Literary Texts (CX306-30); Transformation of Roman Society under Augustus (Latin) (CX255-30); Vulnerable Body (Latin) (CX264-30); Humanism (Latin) (CX261-30); Politics and Poetics (Latin AND/OR Greek) (CX266-30); Greek Theatre (Greek) (CX267-30); History of Medicine in the Ancient World (Greek) (CX257-30)
  • One optional module (30 CATS): City of Rome (CX348-30); Greek Religion (CX362-30); The Roman Empire from Antoninus to Constantine (CX363-30); Art & Architecture of Asia Minor (CX332-30); Roman Near East (CX309-30);Transformation of Roman Society under Augustus (CX255-30); Vulnerable Body (CX264-30); Politics and Poetics (CX266-30); Greek Theatre (CX267-30); History of Medicine in the Ancient World (CX257-30)

External Modules at Honours Level

Second and third year students may take one 30-CAT module or two 15-CAT modules from outside the department (eg from IATL or another academic dept) in place of an optional module. You should discuss this first of all with your Personal Tutor, & then seek advice from the relevant module tutor in order to check that you have the prerequisite knowledge before then seeking formal permission from the Director of Ug Studies or Head of Dept in order to register for the external module(s). You should be aware that modules from the Business School, for example, may involve a substantial maths component.

Students wishing to take a level one option at Honours level should bear in mind that only one such module is permitted in the eight modules taken in the second and third years.

Students are permitted to take language modules taught at the University's Language Centre (located on the ground floor of Humanities). However, students are not permitted to take Language Centre modules whose levels are lower than university-level study. These can instead be studied in your spare time in every year of study. For your degree, students can take a language at the Language Centre at Level 5 Advanced 1 in their second year; and Level 6 Advanced 2 in their third year. Students who want to study a Language Centre module as part of their degree need to speak to their personal tutor, in order to obtain approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Students may, however, also investigate academic modules in Italian, German or Spanish within the School for Modern Languages and Cultures.