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Course Regulations - BA in Classics and English

Three years full-time study leading to the degree of BA (Honours) or BA (Pass) in Classics and English QQ37. Students follow a Greek or Latin pathway, depending on which ancient language they have studied at A-level. Students who have done both Greek and Latin at A-Level or equivalent may choose between the two pathways.

Degree credits weighting: Year 1: 0%, Year 2: 50%, Year 3: 50%

Year One

120 CATS: 60 CATS from Classics; 60 CATS from English. Students are required to pass ALL modules in order to proceed to Honours.

  • Required Core module: Modes of Reading (EN122-30)
  • Required Optional core modules in Classics:

EITHER Roman Culture and Society (CX110-30) OR Greek Culture and Society (CX109-30) (exam and assessment components must both be passed):

EITHER Latin Literary Texts (CX136-30) OR Greek Literary Texts (CX106-30)

  • Required Optional core module in English:

EITHER Medieval to Renaissance English Literature (EN121-30) OR Epic into Novel (EN101)

Year Two

For progression from 2nd to final year: You must pass at least 90 Credits with an overall average of 40% or above. This should include 30 CATS of Classics modules involving an Ancient Language, and 30 CATS of English Modules.

Students study 120 CATS: 60 CATS Latin-text/Greek-text options from Classics; 60 CATS from English

60 CATS of optional Classics modules involving the study of texts in Latin/Greek from the list given below. Note that the modules marked * are Greek text options; the remainder are Latin text options. Modules running in 2021/22 are in bold font.

  • CX209-30 The Roman Near East
  • CX 268-30 Roman Laughter Wit and Transgression in Roman Literature and Thought
  • Horace, Authority & Authoritarianism (15 CAT)
  • Metamorphosis in Latin Poetry (15 CAT)
  • CX247-30 Sexuality and Gender*
  • Greek Myth: Narratives, Sources, Approaches (15 CAT)
  • The Politics of Archaic and Classical Greek Literature: New Mythologies of the Social (15 CAT);
  • CX244-30 The Roman Empire from Tiberius to Hadrian
  • CX266-30 Politics and Poetics in Greek and Latin Literature (Greek * or Latin option)
  • CX235-30 Democracy and Imperialism*
  • CX255-30 The Transformation of Roman Society under Augustus
  • CX257-30 The History of Medicine in the Ancient World*
  • CX261-30 Humanism and Early Modern Latin Texts
  • CX264-30 The Vulnerable Body in Roman Literature and Thought
  • CX269-30 Space and Place in Greek Literature*
  • CX267-30 Ancient Greek Theatre*
  • CX272-30 Songs, Texts, Theories: Greek Lyric Poetry*
  • CX273-30 Africa and the Making of Classical Literature

60 CATS of optional English modules: students choose 30 CATS of English Literature pathway approved module from List A, and ONE from List B, which combines distributional and optional modules available to English honours students on the English pathway (note that 15 CATS English modules are equivalent to half a regular 30 CATS module, so students must do TWO such modules to make up the 30 CATS from each list). Note all modules are subject to availability, and to change.

English LIST A

  • EN301 - Shakespeare and Selected Dramatists of his Time (Traditional/Hybrid/Practical versions available: note that only finalists may do Hybrid and Practical versions)
  • EN228 - Seventeenth-Century Literature and Culture
  • EN330 - Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • EN227 - Romantic and Victorian Poetry
  • EN245 - The English Nineteenth-Century Novel
  • EN263 - Devolutionary British Fiction

English LIST B

  • EN201 - The European Novel
  • EN213 - US Writing and Culture 1780-1920
  • EN223 - North American Women Writers
  • EN227 - Romantic and Victorian Poetry
  • EN228 - Seventeenth-Century Literature and Culture
  • EN229 - Literary and Cultural Theory
  • EN238 - The Practice of Poetry
  • EN240 - Screenwriting
  • EN245 - The English Nineteenth-Century Novel
  • EN246 - Feminist Perspectives on Literature
  • EN248 - Modern American Poetry
  • EN251 - New Literatures in English
  • EN258 - The Practice of Life Writing
  • EN261 - Introduction to Creative Writing
  • EN263 - Devolutionary British Fiction: 1930 to the Present
  • EN264 - Explorations in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies
  • EN270 - Transnational Feminisms, Literature, Theory and Practice
  • EN273 - Reeling and Writhing
  • EN274 - Comparative Perspectives on Arabic Literature
  • EN277 - Asia and the Victorians
  • EN278 - Ends and Beginnings: Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century Literature and Culture
  • EN301 - Shakespeare and Selected Dramatists of his Time (Traditional/Hybrid/practical versions available: note only finalists may do practical and hybrid versions)
  • EN302 - European Theatre
  • EN304 - Twentieth-Century North American Literature
  • EN328 - English Literature and Feminisms 1799-1899
  • EN330 - Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • EN331 - Poetry in English since 1945
  • EN335 - Literature and Psychoanalysis
  • EN336 - States of Damage: 21st-Century US Writing and Culture
  • EN344 - Representing Depression: Aesthetics, Insight and Activism
  • EN348 - Twentieth-Century Avant-Gardes
  • EN351 - Modern and Contemporary Irish and Scottish Literature
  • EN352 - Restoration Drama (15 CATS, term two)
  • EN353 - Early Modern Drama (15 CATS, term one)
  • EN354 - What Are Poets For?
  • EN355 - Ecopoetics
  • EN356 - The Classical Tradition in English Translation: The Renaissance (15 CATS)

Year Three

For degree classification rules, see https://warwick.ac.uk/services/aro/dar/quality/categories/examinations/conventions/ 

120 CATS, divided between modules run by the departments of Classics and English, with a minimum of 30 CATS from each department (i.e. CATS may be split 60-60, or 30-90 either way)

  • Required Core module, CX303 or EN320: dissertation (30 CATS) under the supervision of a member of staff in either the Classics or the English department.
  • 90 CATS of optional modules in any combination of English and Classics, with at least 30 CATS from each department (which form your required optional core modules): students may choose at least 30 CATS of Classics honours module/s from the list here, and at least 30 CATS from the English module/s from in the list given below, which replicates the full selection of modules available to English honours finalists on the English pathway. Note that 15 CATS English modules are equivalent to half a regular 30 CATS module. Students would need to pair two 15 CATS modules to make one 30 CATS unit. Again, modules are subject to availability and to change.

English module list for third year QQ37 students (note modules may change and will not all be available in each academic year)

  • EN201 - The European Novel
  • EN213 - US Writing and Culture 1780-1920
  • EN223 - North American Women Writers
  • EN227 - Romantic and Victorian Poetry
  • EN228 - 17th-Century Literature and Culture
  • EN229 - Literary and Cultural Theory
  • EN238 - The Practice of Poetry
  • EN240 - Screenwriting
  • EN245 - The English Nineteenth-Century Novel
  • EN246 - Feminist Perspectives on Literature
  • EN248 - Modern American Poetry
  • EN251 - New Literatures in English
  • EN258 - The Practice of Life Writing
  • EN261 - Introduction to Creative Writing
  • EN263 - Devolutionary British Fiction: 1930 to the Present
  • EN264 - Explorations in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies
  • EN265 - The Global Novel
  • EN270 - Transnational Feminisms, Literature, Theory and Practice
  • EN273 - Reeling and Writhing
  • EN274 - Comparative Perspectives on Arabic Literature
  • EN277 - Asia and the Victorians
  • EN278 - Ends and Beginnings: Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century Literature and Culture
  • EN301 - Shakespeare and Selected Dramatists of his Time
  • EN302 - European Theatre
  • EN304 - Twentieth-Century North American Literature
  • EN323 - Othello (15 CATS, term one)
  • EN328 - English Literature and Feminisms 1799-1899
  • EN330 - Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • EN331 - Poetry in English since 1945
  • EN335 - Literature and Psychoanalysis
  • EN336 - States of Damage: 21st-Century US Writing and Culture
  • EN344 - Representing Depression: Aesthetics, Insight and Activism
  • EN347 - Shakespeare and the Law (15 CATS, term two)
  • EN348 - Twentieth-Century Avant-Gardes
  • EN351 - Modern and Contemporary Irish and Scottish Literature
  • EN352 - Restoration Drama (15 CATS, term two)
  • EN353 - Early Modern Drama (15 CATS, term one)
  • EN354 - What Are Poets For?
  • EN355 - Ecopoetics
  • EN356 - The Classical Tradition in English Translation: The Renaissance (15 CATS, term one)
  • EN357 - The Classical Tradition in English Translation: 18th Century to the Present (15 CATS, term two)