Classics bachelor

University of Manchester
En Manchester (Inglaterra)

Precio a consultar

Información importante

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Manchester (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    3 Years
Descripción



Classics is a programme bachelorsed on the study of Greek and Latin language and literature in each of the three years of study.  There are four possible Routes through this degree programme: Route 1 involves the study of both Greek and Latin; Route 2 is primarily Greek-focussed; Route 3 is focussed on Latin; and Route 4 - Classics and Ancient History - combines language study with ancient history and literature modules, so that students can combine literary, linguistic and historical study.

Students who do not have their chosen language(s) at A level may take up one or both languages at beginners' level. Students may also choose to focus on Greek or Latin language and literature together with Ancient History. Where appropriate, the texts for literary and historical course units are studied in the original language. There is a wide range of styles of...

Información importante
Instalaciones y fechas

Dónde se imparte y en qué fechas

Inicio Ubicación
10 octubre 2016
Manchester
Oxford Road, M13 9PL, Greater Manchester, Inglaterra
Ver mapa

¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Greek
Latin
Politics
Archaeology
Classics
Ancient History
Philosophy
University
Writing
Poetry

The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University.

Temario


The course aims to: 
develop and encourage students' interest in classical culture, with some or all of your key texts read in the original language;
provide a broadly bachelorsed and challenging curriculum including course-units that are innovative and stimulating, informed by the research expertise of the teaching staff, and examined by a range of methods of assessment;
train students in the methods, techniques and approaches necessary for the critical study of Greek and Roman literature, history and culture, bachelorsed on extensive reading of classical texts;
help students to work independently and to organise effectively their own schedules of personal study;
produce graduates with the transferable cognitive skills necessary to equip them for employment, postgraduate study, or further training;
make available progressive language courses in Latin and/or Greek, starting from elementary, intermediate or advanced level, consolidating any existing knowledge of the language(s) and developing particularly reading knowledge but also some active competence and other language-bachelorsed and language-related skills.
Students may apply to spend one semester studying abroad during the second year of their degree. For more information consult the  Study Abroad Programme website
.
The core of most literary and historical course units is provided by lectures, which introduce and survey the main issues, and which are supported by small-group tutorials and seminars. Language classes are taught intensively, with group size capped to encourage participation. You are encouraged to involve yourself, under guidance, in independent study and original research. Socrates/Erasmus exchanges, or exchanges with USA, Canada and Australia are available.
Assessment practices in different course units vary, but our bachelorsic aim is to achieve a good bachelorlance between formal examinations, continuous assessment, and project work. Written examinations are held at the end of most courses. The third-year dissertation provides 25% of the total marks for the degree.
Please note that reference to modules is intended to be a guide only - course content or availability may change slightly as we aim to improve and update our courses yearly.   
Route 1: Greek and Latin. In your first year you will study five core units covering Greek language, Greek literature (e.g. The Odyssey), Latin language, Latin literature (e.g. Catullus), and either Greek or Roman history (e.g. Archaic Greece; The Roman Republic). In addition you will study a further course unit from Classics & Ancient History or from the list of Classics-approved courses in other disciplines such as Archaeology, History of Art, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy and Religions & Theology.
Route 2: Greek-focussed. In your first year you will study three core units covering Greek language, Greek literature (e.g. the Odyssey) and Greek history (e.g. Archaic Greece). In addition you will study two further course units from Classics & Ancient History . Finally, you will study one subject from the list of Classics-approved courses, such as those listed above for specialisation in Greek and Latin.
Route 3: Latin-focussed. In your first year you will study three core units covering Latin language, Latin literature (e.g. Catullus) and Roman history (e.g. the Roman Republic). In addition, you will study two further course units from Classics & Ancient History. Finally, you will study one subject from the list of Classics-approved courses, as listed above for specialisation in Greek and Latin.
Route 4: Classics and Ancient History. In your first year you will study either Latin or Greek at the appropriate level (40 credits if you are beginning the language, 20 credits if you are continuing your language studies), together with 40 credits in ancient history and 40 credits in classical literature. Where sufficient credits remain, you may also take another 20 credits in other ClAH or CLAH-approved courses.
Course units for year 1
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalIntroduction to European Archaeology
ARGY10122
20
Optional
Introduction to World Archaeology
ARGY10131
20
Optional
Catullus
CLAH10002
20
Optional
Constructing Archaic Greek History
CLAH10011
20
Optional
From Republic to Empire: Introduction to Roman History, Society & Culture 218-31BC
CLAH10022
20
Optional
The Odyssey
CLAH10101
20
Optional
From Pillar to Pots: An Introduction to Greek Art and Archaeology
CLAH10121
20
Optional
Stories and Storytelling in the Ancient Greek and Roman Worlds
CLAH10212
20
Optional
Intensive Greek 1
CLAH20151
20
Optional
Intensive Latin 1
CLAH20171
20
Optional
Advanced Latin Language 1
CLAH30110
20
Optional
Advanced Greek Language 1
CLAH30120
20
Optional
Intensive Greek 2
CLAH30162
20
Optional
Intensive Latin 2
CLAH30182
20
Optional
Mapping the Medieval
ENGL10051
20
Optional
The Making of Europe, 400-1500
HIST10691
20
Optional
Introduction to Classical Islamic History: From Muhammad to the Ottomans
MEST10032
20
Optional
New Testament Greek
RELT10120
20
Optional
Biblical Hebrew
RELT10140
20
Optional
Bible in Ancient and Modern Worlds
RELT10711
20
Optional
Standing on The Shoulders of Giants: Foundations for Study in The Arts
SALC10002
20
Optional
Ice Age to bachelorroque: Artworks in History
SALC10041
20
Optional
The Medieval World
SALC10112
20
Optional
Living and Dying in the Ancient World
SALC10121
20
Optional
Catullus
CLAH10002
20
Recommended
Constructing Archaic Greek History
CLAH10011
20
Recommended
From Republic to Empire: Introduction to Roman History, Society & Culture 218-31BC
CLAH10022
20
Recommended
The Odyssey
CLAH10101
20
Recommended
Displaying 10 of 28 course units for year 1
Display all course units for year 1
Please note that reference to modules is intended to be a guide only - course content or availability may change slightly as we aim to improve and update our courses yearly.   
Route 1: Greek and Latin. In the second year you will continue to study courses in Latin and Greek language and literature. Courses offered in recent years include: Through Cicero's Eyes; Roman Love Elegy; Greek Comedy; Gods, Kings and Heroes). In addition, you can choose additional courses from Classics & Ancient History or the list of Classics-approved courses. You can also opt to study a free-choice course unit which can be chosen from a wide range of courses across the University. 
Route 2: Greek-focussed. In the second year you will study two courses in Greek language and literature. Courses offered in recent years include: Greek Comedy; Gods, Kings and Heroes. You will also choose four additional course units - either from available Classics courses or from the list of Classics- approved courses. You can also opt to study a free-choice course unit which can be chosen from a wide range of courses within the University. 
Route 3: Latin-focussed. In the second year you will study two courses in Latin language and literature. Courses offered in recent years include Latin Love Elegy; Through Cicero's Eyes. In addition, you choose to study four  additional course units - either from available Classics courses or from the list of Classics-approved courses. You can also opt to study a free-choice course unit which can be chosen from a wide range of courses within the University.
Route 4: Classics and Ancient History. In your second year you will study either Latin or Greek at the appropriate level (20 credits), together with 60 credits in ancient history and classical literature courses. You will also take another 40 credits in CLAH or CLAH-approved courses. This includes the option (worth 20 credits) of writing an extended essay of about 6,000 words on a topic of your choosing in Classics.
Course units for year 2
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalRoman Archaeology: Identity and Society
ARGY20042
20
Optional
European Prehistory
ARGY20932
20
Optional
Changing Worlds in the Near East and East Mediterranean
ARGY20941
20
Optional
The World of Late Antiquity: Europe and the Med from the Severan Dynasty to the Rise of Islam
CLAH20022
20
Optional
Through Cicero's Eyes: Late Republican Life and Letters
CLAH20031
20
Optional
The Conquering Hero: The Life, Times and Legacy of Alexander The Great
CLAH20041
20
Optional
The Roman Empire 31BC - AD235: Rome's Golden Age
CLAH20051
20
Optional
Politics and Society in Classical Greece
CLAH20062
20
Optional
Horace's Lyric Odes and Carmen Saeculare
CLAH20081
20
Optional
Intensive Greek 1
CLAH20151
20
Optional
Intensive Latin 1
CLAH20171
20
Optional
Ancient Greek Mythology
CLAH20221
20
Optional
Exile
CLAH20251
20
Optional
Roman Love Elegy
CLAH20271
20
Optional
Flavian Literature: Reading Power and Politics in Flavian Rome
CLAH20282
20
Optional
Classics and Ancient History Long Essay
CLAH20390
20
Optional
Classics and Ancient History Long Essay
CLAH20392
20
Optional
Virgil's Aeneid
CLAH20422
20
Optional
Greek Tragedy
CLAH21012
20
Optional
Greek Epic Poetry
CLAH21042
20
Optional
Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
CLAH21052
20
Optional
The Poetry of Ovid
CLAH21261
20
Optional
Egypt in the Graeco-Roman World
CLAH21401
20
Optional
Gods, Kings and Heroes: The poetry of Archaic Greece
CLAH24101
20
Optional
Advanced Latin Language 1
CLAH30110
20
Optional
Advanced Greek Language 1
CLAH30120
20
Optional
Intensive Greek 2
CLAH30162
20
Optional
Intensive Latin 2
CLAH30182
20
Optional
Advanced Latin Language 2
CLAH30210
20
Optional
Advanced Greek Language 2
CLAH30220
20
Optional
War and Society in Early Modern Europe
HIST20231
20
Optional
From Catastrophe to Crusade: Europe in the Aftermath of the Vikings
HIST21142
20
Optional
New Testament in Greek II
RELT20151
20
Optional
Biblical Hebrew Texts II
RELT20170
20
Optional
Jesus and the Gospels
RELT20712
20
Optional
Key Thinkers in the History of Western Philosophy
RELT21071
20
Optional
Displaying 10 of 36 course units for year 2
Display all course units for year 2
Please note that reference to modules is intended to be a guide only - course content or availability may change slightly as we aim to improve and update our courses yearly.  
Route 1: Greek and Latin. In your final year you complete your study of Latin and Greek language and literature. In addition, you take a course unit from within Classics & Ancient History (topics in the final year may include courses in Greek Tragedy; the World of Rome; Virgil's Aeneid; Athens and Attica) or from the list of Classics-approved courses. Finally, you will write a  thesis (10,000-12,000 words) on a subject of your choice - the thesis is your chance to carry out your own independent study of the classical past.
Route 2: Greek-focussed. In your final year you complete your study of Greek language with a final course unit. In addition, you will study four course units either from within Classics & Ancient History (topics available in the final year may include courses such as  Greek Tragedy; Athens and Attica; Greek Slavery and other courses on Greek and Latin literature and history) or from the list of Classics-approved courses. Finally, you will write a thesis (10,000-12,000 words) on a subject of your choice - the thesis is your chance to carry out your own independent study of the classical past.
Route 3: Latin-focussed. In your final year you complete your study of Latin language with a final course unit. In addition, you will study four course units either from within Classics & Ancient History (topics available in the final year may include courses such as:  Virgil's Aeneid; The Roman Outlook: Hellenisation and Roman Values; the World of Rome and other courses on Latin and Greek history and literature) or from the list of Classics-approved courses. Finally, you will write a thesis (10,000-12,000 words)on a subject of your choice - the thesis is your chance to carry out your own independent study of the classical past.
Route 4: Classics and Ancient History. In your final year you will study either Latin or Greek at the appropriate level (20 credits), together with 20 credits in ancient history and 20 credits in classical literature courses. You will write a dissertation of about 10,000-12,000 words (worth 40 credits) of writing an extended essay of about 6,000 words on a topic of your choosing in Classics. You will also take another 20 credits in CLAH or CLAH-approved courses.
Course units for year 3
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalDissertation
CLAH30030
40
Mandatory
Advanced Latin Language 3
CLAH30310
20
Mandatory
Advanced Greek Language 3
CLAH30320
20
Mandatory
Through Cicero's Eyes
CLAH30031
20
Optional
Horace¿s Lyric Odes and Carmen Saeculare
CLAH30081
20
Optional
Advanced Latin Language 1
CLAH30110
20
Optional
Advanced Greek Language 1
CLAH30120
20
Optional
Advanced Latin Language 2
CLAH30210
20
Optional
Advanced Greek Language 2
CLAH30220
20
Optional
Ancient Greek Mythology
CLAH30221
20
Optional
Exile
CLAH30251
20
Optional
Roman Love Elegy
CLAH30271
20
Optional
Flavian Literature: Reading Power and Politics in Flavian Rome
CLAH30282
20
Optional
Advanced Latin Language 3
CLAH30310
20
Optional
Advanced Greek Language 3
CLAH30320
20
Optional
Virgil's Aeneid
CLAH30422
20
Optional
Empire, War & Diplomacy in Classical Greece
CLAH30461
20
Optional
Slavery in the Ancient Greek World
CLAH30992
20
Optional
Greek Tragedy
CLAH31012
20
Optional
Greek Epic Poetry
CLAH31042
20
Optional
The World of Rome: Society and Culture 100BC - AD300
CLAH31252
20
Optional
The Poetry of Ovid
CLAH31261
20
Optional
The Roman Outlook: Hellenisation & Roman Values, 200BC - AD100
CLAH31432
20
Optional
Gods, Kings and Heroes: The poetry of Archaic Greece
CLAH34101
20
Optional
Displaying 10 of 24 course units for year 3
Display all course units for year 3
Please see our subject website at http://www.arts.manchester.ac.uk/subjectareas/classicsancienthistory/
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk
Careers
Employment

A degree in Classics, Classical studies or Ancient History is an excellent choice for a wide variety of careers. Obvious ones include: archivist, curator, editorial assistant, careers in teaching, heritage/museum administration, and jobs in cultural tourism. However, the field is far wider than careers closely linked to the subject matter of your degree. Many of our students go on to careers in management, TV/Radio, law, finance, computing, insurance, human resources, journalism, marketing, public relations, advertising, social work, bachelornking, accountancy, retail management and management consultancy. For some of these you would undertake an additional period of training or study, e.g. a law conversion course.
'Unless it's a technical job which requires a particular degree, the fact that someone's done classics will make them stand out.... It's quite an unusual choice. I suppose it implies that the person is quite interesting, that they have followed their interests and done something off the beaten track. I think employers look on that favourably.'
Hardwin Jones, a spokesman for Milkround Graduate Recruitment

Further Study

Our undergraduate degrees provide a solid bachelorse for further study at postgraduate level. The department has a thriving postgraduate community, with an intake of, on average, about 13 MA students and 6 PhD students per year. They are an integral and vibrant constituent of our academic community and a weekly staff/postgraduate lunch offers a social complement to the research interaction fostered by our weekly seminar series. A number of our own undergraduates opt to stay on at Manchester to study at MA level, but we also receive applications from other universities throughout the UK and internationally, both at MA and PhD level. In addition, a number of our graduates  have gained postgraduate places at other universities, including Stanford and Oxbridge.

Skills

Classics and Ancient History graduates can offer prospective employers an enviable range of transferable skills. These include logical thinking; good communication skills, both written and oral; interpreting, assessing and evaluating sources; proposing ideas and theories; leading and participating in discussions; working independently and to deadlines and an understanding of different cultures and societies. For example,
any history, literature or cultural module will encourage the understanding of a range of viewpoints and critical approaches. Essay writing strengthens skills in gathering, memorising, organising and deploying information, while private study/research processes assist the skills involved in extracting key elements from data and identifying/solving problems. Our students will participate in a number of different types of work and assessment, including written essays, oral presentations, language modules and small group work. These enable...