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Programme Details 2015-2016
BA Single Honours, BA/BSc Combined Honours
Department of Humanities
PROGRAMME CONVENER(S): Dr Fiona McHardy, 020 8392 3733, firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information please contact the Department Administrator, Sevgi Thompson, 020 8392 3284, email@example.com.
LOCATION: The modules in this programme are taught at the Roehampton Lane campus unless otherwise stated.
PROGRAMME OUTLINE: This programme will provide students with rigorous training in the multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies of the classical civilisations in ancient Greece and Rome. Students may study Classical Civilisation as part of a combined honours programme or as a single honours programme.
AIMS: This programme aims to:
- foster interest, engagement and enjoyment in learning about the ancient past, its history and literature, philosophical ideas, art and archaeology, religion, language and culture;
- encourage through confrontation with the ancient world independent thinking, effective arguing and skilful problem-solving;
- offer opportunities to debate topics of ongoing relevance and appreciate the continuing influence of classical antiquity in the modern period;
- provide a learning environment which allows students to gain a progressively deeper understanding of subjects of classical civilisation and of appropriate multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary methods;
- encourage students to make their own contributions to academic debates.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students who successfully complete the programme will:
- know about a wide range of themes and topics in the study of the classical world, have read and analysed a considerable number of classical texts, have seen and interpreted a significant number of archaeological objects, ancient images and monuments, and gained an appreciation of the ancient languages;
- be able to appreciate the multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of their studies;
- have acquired the ability to use critically a variety of methods including historical debate, textual and literary analysis, visual skills, archaeological discussion, philosophical discourse;
- have developed a deeper understanding of relevant academic debates through their engagement with specific research issues;
- understand the profound impact of the classical world on later periods and the interrelatedness of the interpretation of the ancient past and its influences.
Compulsory and Required modules
The list of compulsory and required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Below is a list of the compulsory and required modules currently offered.
Not all optional modules will necessarily be offered in any one year. Below is a list of modules which have been offered in the past.
A - Introduction to Classical CivilisationOptional modulesHSA020C104
S - Introduction to Classical ArtHSA020C124
A - Introduction to Ancient HistoryHSA020C138
A - Introduction to Ancient LiteratureHSA020C139
S - Introduction to Classical MythologyHSA020C143
S - Introduction to Ancient ArchaeologyLCL020C110
Y - Latin BeginnerLCG020C101
Y - Ancient Greek Beginner
- Introduction to New Testament Greek
A - Myths and MythologyOptional modulesHSA020N202
Y - Work PlacementHSA020N210
A - Pompeii: The Roman Town and its Modern ReceptionHSA020N214
A - The Historical JesusHSA020N215
S - Gender and Sexuality in Ancient GreeceHSA020N216
S - Homer and the Epic Cycle
- Politics, Society and Religion in the Late Roman Empire
- Intermediate Latin
- Museums in London
A - SpartaHSA020N262
A - The Ancient City of Rome – Study Trip to RomeHSA020N265
Y - The Roehampton Campus Project DRA020N419
S - Classical Greek and Roman Drama in Context
Please note that you may not
take modules outside your registered programme(s) during your final year.Compulsory moduleeither
Y - Dissertationor
Y - Special EssayOptional modulesHSA020X307
A - Gender and the Body in Classical ArtHSA020X310
Y - Work Placement 2HSA020X312
S - Classics and CinemaHSA020X313
S - Romans and BarbariansHSA020X314
A - Violence and Law in Ancient GreeceHSA020X345
A - Myth and Sacred Narrative: Ideas, Ideologies and InterpretationsHSA020X350
S - The Gospel of John and the Early ChurchHSA020X355
S - Athena the Trickster
- Reading Latin TextsHSA020X368
A - Merchants and Goods on the Move: Trade in the Roman Empire
- Cicero and Rome in the Late Republic
# - compulsory module (must be passed)
¬ - module not available in 2015-2016.
a) Each module code consists of a three-letter module prefix denoting the programme it belongs to (eg BSS010C110A = Biosciences), the following three digits refer to its credit value (eg BSS010C110A = 10 credits), the single letter in the middle (eg BSS010C110A) denotes the module level (eg C = Level 4, N = Level 5, X = Level 6), the last three digits denote its unique number (eg BSS010C110A), and the final letter denotes its suffix (eg BSS010C110A). The suffixes indicate the following: A - Autumn term, S - Spring term, H – Summer term/Summer intensive mode and Y - All year.
b) Individual module details can be viewed by clicking on each module code or using the "View all modules" link below for a complete list of module assessments and descriptions. Where an assessment has more than one component all elements must be passed, unless individual module assessment details state otherwise.
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