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Course Regulations VV16 Ancient History & Classical Archaeology

Three years full-time study leading to the degree of BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology or of BA (Pass) in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology (VV14). There is a part-time variant of the degree.

Degree credits weighting:

Year 1: 0%, Year 2: 50%, Year 3: 50%

Year One

120 CATS in total. 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); Introduction to Greek and Roman History (CX102-30)
  • Optional Core Module: Latin OR Ancient Greek at the appropriate level: Latin Language (CX115-30); Latin Language and Literature (CX101-30); Latin Literary Texts (CX136-30); Greek Language (CX120-30); Greek Language and Literature (CX126-30); Greek Literary Texts (CX106-30)

Year Two

120 CATS (4 modules) from Classics & Ancient History OR 90 CATS (3 modules) from Classics & Ancient History + 30 CATS from an external dept

  • Core Module: Hellenistic World (CX251-30)
  • Optional Core Modules: TWO or THREE modules from the following: CX232-30 Art & Architecture; CX255 Transformation of Roman Society; CX257 History of Medicine; CX248 City of Rome; CX263 Roman Empire from Antoninus Pius to Constantine; CX214 Greek Religion; CX209 Roman Near East
  • Optional Modules: One or two from the following:CX215-30 Latin Language; CX201-30 Latin Language & Literature; CX236-30 Latin Literary Texts; CX220-30 Greek Language; CX226 Greek Language & Literature; CX206 Greek Literary Texts; CX210 Politics & Poetics in Greek & Latin Literature; CX261 Humanism & Early Modern Latin Texts (prerequisite: Latin Literary Texts); CX267-30 Ancient Greek Theatre; CX264-30 Vulnerable Body

Year Three

120 CATS (4 modules) from Classics & Ancient History OR 90 CATS (3 modules) from Classics & Ancient History + 30 CATS from an external dept

  • Core Module: Dissertation (CX303-30)
  • Optional Core Modules: TWO or THREE modules from the following: CX332-30 Art & Architecture; CX355 Transformation of Roman Society; CX357 History of Medicine; CX348 City of Rome; CX363 Roman Empire from Antoninus Pius to Constantine; CX314 Greek Religion; CX309 Roman Near East
  • Optional Modules: One module from the following: CX315-30 Latin Language; CX301-30 Latin Language & Literature; CX336-30 Latin Literary Texts; CX320-30 Greek Language; CX326 Greek Language & Literature; CX306 Greek Literary Texts; CX310 Politics & Poetics in Greek & Latin Literature; CX361 Humanism & Early Modern Latin Texts (prerequisite: Latin Literary Texts); CX367-30 Ancient Greek Theatre; CX364-30 Vulnerable Body

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.