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Course Regulations Q802

Four years full-time study leading to the degree of BA (Honours) in Classics (Latin) with Study in Europe or of BA (Pass) in Classics (Latin) with Study in Europe (Q802), with the third year spent studying Classics at one of the partner European universities under the SOCRATES-Erasmus exchange programme.

Students who do not achieve 2.1 results on their Latin module during their first or second years will be invited to reconsider their strengths, and to change course to Classical Civilization Q821/ AHCA VV18 with Study in Europe as appropriate.

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 Classics, without study in Europe.

Students must pass their Year in Europe to be able to continue on the BA in Classics (Latin) with Study in Europe on their return, failing which they will revert to registration for the Classics degree Q800.

Degree credits weighting:

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

Year One

4 modules, 30 CATS each. You are required to pass ALL modules in order to proceed to Honours.

  • Core Modules: Roman Culture and Society (CX110-30); Greek Culture and Society (CX109-30); Latin Literary Texts (CX136-30)
  • Optional Core Module: Italian for Beginners (IT101-30) OR Modern Italian Language I (Intermediate) (IT108-30) OR Modern Italian Language I (Advanced) (IT107-30)

Year Two

120 CATS in total. 90 CATS (3 modules) from Classics & Ancient History AND 30 CATS (1 module) in Italian; OR 60 CATS (2 modules) from Classics & Ancient History AND 30 CATS (1 module) in Italian + 30 CATS from an external dept

  • Optional Core Module: ONE Latin text-based module (modules available in 2018/19 are in BOLD):

Transformation of Roman Society under Augustus (CX255-30); Vulnerable Body (CX264-30); Africa and the Making of Classical Literature (CX273-30); Humanism (CX261-30); Politics and Poetics (CX266-30); The Roman Empire from Tiberius to Hadrian (CX244-30); Roman Laughter (CX 268-30); Rhetorics: from classical Rhetoric to modern communication (CX271-30);

  • Optional Core Module: ONE Italian module EITHER IT201-30 (progressing from IT101 or IT108) OR IT301 (progressing from IT107)
  • Two optional modules, to be studied through translation:
    • Modules can be selected from EITHER List A OR List B. Students may also choose CX251 Hellenistic World as one of their optional modules in their second year. Modules available in 2018/19 are in BOLD.
    • You may select 30 CATS from an external department in place of one optional module, subject to approval.
    • Students may request permission to take more than one text-based modules.

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: ONE Latin text-based module (modules available in 2018/19 are in BOLD):

Transformation of Roman Society under Augustus (CX355-30); Vulnerable Body (CX364-30); Africa and the Making of Classical Literature (CX373-30); Humanism (CX361-30); Politics and Poetics (CX366-30); The Roman Empire from Tiberius to Hadrian (CX344-30); Roman Laughter (CX368-30); Rhetorics: from classical Rhetoric to modern communication (CX371-30).

  • Two optional modules, to be studied through translation:
    • Modules can be selected from EITHER List A OR List B. Modules available in 2018/19 are in BOLD.
    • You may select 30 CATS from an external department in place of one optional module, subject to approval.
    • Students may request permission to take more than one text-based modules.

Please note that not all modules are available every year.

´╗┐External Modules at Honours Level

Second and third year students 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.