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Programme Details 2014-2015

CLASSICAL CIVILISATION
BA Single Honours, BA/BSc Combined Honours
Department of Humanities

PROGRAMME CONVENER(S): Dr Ted Vallance, 020 8392 8106, edward.vallance@roehampton.ac.uk

For further information please contact the Department Administrator, Nicola Thomas, 020 8392 3279, nicola.thomas@roehampton.ac.uk.

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.



LEVEL HE1



Compulsory module
#HSA020C135A - Introduction to Classical Civilisation

Optional modules
HSA020C104A - Introduction to Classical Art
HSA020C124A - Introduction to Ancient History
HSA020C138S - Introduction to Ancient Literature
HSA020C139S - Introduction to Classical Mythology
HSA020C141S - Introduction to Ancient Warfare and Society
LCL020C110H - Latin Beginner
LCG020C101H - Ancient Greek Beginner



LEVEL HE2



Compulsory module
#HSA020N212A - Myths and Mythology

Optional modules
¬HSA020N202 - Work Placement
HSA020N210A - Pompeii: The Roman Town and its Modern Reception
HSA020N214S - The Historical Jesus
HSA020N215S - Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece
HSA020N216S - Homer and the Epic Cycle
¬HSA020N217 - Politics, Society and Religion in the Late Roman Empire
HSA020N242A - Intermediate Latin
¬HSA020N248 - Museums in London
HSA020N256S - Vergil
HSA020N260A - Sparta
HSA020N262A - The Ancient City of Rome Study Trip to Rome
HSA020N265Y - The Roehampton Campus Project



LEVEL HE3



Please note that you may not take modules outside your registered programme(s) during your final year.

Compulsory module
either #HSA040X300Y - Dissertation
or #HSA020X301Y - Special Essay

Optional modules
¬HSA020X307 - Gender and the Body in Classical Art
HSA020X310Y - Work Placement 2
HSA020X312S - Classics and Cinema
HSA020X313A - Romans and Barbarians
¬HSA020X314 - Violence and Law in Ancient Greece
HSA020X345A - Myth and Sacred Narrative: Ideas, Ideologies and Interpretations
HSA020X350S - The Gospel of John and the Early Church
HSA020X355A - Athena the Trickster
HSA020X361A - Reading Latin Texts
HSA020X364A - Demosthenes and the Rhetoric of Power
HSA020X368S - Merchants and Goods on the Move: Trade in the Roman Empire
HSA020X371S - Cicero and Rome in the Late Republic

Module annotations:
# - compulsory module (must be passed)
¬ - module not available in 2014-2015.

Notes:
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 = HE1, N = HE2, X = HE3), 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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