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Course Regulations VV18 Ancient History and Classical Archaeology with Study in Europe

Four years full-time study leading to the degree of BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology with Study in Europe or of BA (Pass) in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology with Study in Europe (VV18).

At the end of Year One, an overall 2.1 profile has to be obtained for students to be allowed to continue with this degree, and a mark of 56+ in the Italian language module must be achieved. If at the end of the 1st year, students fail to achieve the necessary results, they will change degree course back to Classical Civilisation Q820, without study in Europe.

Students must pass their Year in Europe to be able to continue on the BA in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology with Study in Europe on their return, failing which they will revert to registration for the VV16 Ancient History & Classical Archaeology degree.

Degree credits weighting:

Year 1: 0%, Year 2: 50%, Year 4: 50%

Year One

120 CATS in total. You are required to pass ALL modules in order to proceed to Honours.

  • Optional Core Module: EITHER Roman Culture and Society (CX110-30) OR Greek Culture and Society (CX109-30)
  • Core Module: Introduction to Greek and Roman History (CX102-30)
  • Optional Core Module in Italian language: Italian for Beginners (IT101-30) OR Modern Italian Language I (Intermediate) (IT108-30) OR Modern Italian Language I (Advanced) (IT107-30)
  • 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 in total. 90 CATS (3 modules) from Classics & Ancient History AND 30 CATS (1 module) from Italian

  • Core Module: Hellenistic World (CX251-30)
  • Optional Core Module: ONE Italian module EITHER IT201-30 (progressing from IT101 or IT108) OR IT301 (progressing from IT107)
  • Optional Core Modules: TWO modules from the following: CX232-30 Art & Architecture; CX255-30 Transformation of Roman Society; CX257-30 History of Medicine; CX248-30 City of Rome; CX263-30 Roman Empire from Antoninus Pius to Constantine; CX214-30 Greek Religion; CX209-30 Roman Near East; CX235-30 Democracy and Imperialism; CX260-30 Roman Economy; The Roman Empire from Tiberius to Hadrian (CX244-30); From Confucius to Constantine: Ancient Global History (CX270-30); Coinage of Greece & Rome (CX246-30); Domestic Space in the Roman World (CX254-30); Principles and Methods of Classical Archaeology (CX233-30)

Year Three - Exchange

Year Four

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; CX355-30 Transformation of Roman Society; CX357-30 History of Medicine; CX348-30 City of Rome; CX363-30 Roman Empire from Antoninus Pius to Constantine; CX314-30 Greek Religion; CX309-30 Roman Near East; CX355-30 Democracy and Imperialism; CX260-30 Roman Economy; The Roman Empire from Tiberius to Hadrian (CX344-30); From Confucius to Constantine: Ancient Global History (CX370-30); Coinage of Greece & Rome (CX346-30); Domestic Space in the Roman World (CX354-30); Principles and Methods of Classical Archaeology (CX333-30)
  • 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; CX311-30 Receptions of Antiquity: East and West; Sexuality & Gender in Antiquity (CX347-30); Space and Place in Greek Literature (CX369-30); Roman Laughter (CX368-30); Rhetorics: from classical Rhetoric to modern communication (CX3**-30)

Please note that not all modules are available every year.

External Modules at Honours Level

Fourth-year students on this degree pathway 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 German or Spanish within the School for Modern Languages and Cultures.