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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 QQ36. 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.

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

EITHER Roman Culture and Society (CX110-30) OR Greek Culture and Society (CX109-30);
EITHER Latin Literary Texts (CX136-30) OR Greek Literary Texts (CX106-30)

  • Optional core module in English:

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

Year Two

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

Two optional Classics modules involving the study of texts in Latin/Greek from the list given below (each module is 30 CATS). Note that the modules marked * are Greek text options; the remainder are Latin text options.

  • CX213-30 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*
  • CX247-30 Sexuality and Gender*
  • 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
  • CX268-30 Roman Laughter: Wit and Transgression 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

Two optional English modules: students choose ONE 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

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)

  • Core module, CX303 or EN320: dissertation (30 CATS) under the supervision of a member of staff in either the Classics or the English department.
  • Three optional modules in any combination of English and Classics, to make up the remaining 90 CATS: students may choose any 30 CATS Classics honours module/s from the list below, and any English module/s from the list also 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.

Classics module list for third year QQ36 students (all modules are 30 CATS)

Ancient History

  • City of Rome (CX348-30)
  • Democracy and Imperialism (also available as Greek text option) (CX335-30)
  • Food & Drink in the Ancient Mediterranean (CX352-30)
  • Greek Religion (CX362-30)
  • History of Medicine in the Ancient World (also available as Greek text option) (CX357-30)
  • Receptions of Antiquity: East and West (also available as Latin text option) (CX311-30)
  • Roman Economy (CX360-30)
  • The Roman Empire from Tiberius to Hadrian (also available as Latin text option) (CX344-30)
  • Transformation of Roman Society under Augustus (also available as Latin text option) (CX355-30)
  • The Roman Empire from Antoninus to Constantine (CX363-30)
  • From Confucius to Constantine: Ancient Global History (CX370-30)

Archaeology, Art, Architecture

  • Art & Architecture of Asia Minor (CX332-30)
  • Coinage of Greece & Rome (CX346-30)
  • Domestic Space in the Roman World (CX354-30)
  • Principles and Methods of Classical Archaeology (CX333-30)
  • Roman Near East (CX309-30)

Literature in Translation or the Original Language

  • Politics and Poetics in Greek and Latin Literature (available as Greek and/or Latin text option) (CX366-30)
  • Sexuality & Gender in Antiquity (available as a Greek text option) (CX347-30)
  • Humanism and early modern Latin texts (Latin text option only) (CX361-30)
  • Ancient Greek Theatre (available as Greek-text option) (CX367-30)
  • The Vulnerable Body in Roman Literature and Thought (available as Latin text option) (CX364-30)
  • Space and Place in Greek Literature (available as a Greek text option) (CX369-30)
  • Roman Laughter (available as a Latin text option) (CX368-30)
  • Rhetorics: from classical Rhetoric to modern communication (available as Latin text option) [CX371-30]
  • Africa and the Making of Classical Literature (available as Latin text option) (CX373-30)
  • Songs, Texts, Theories: Greek Lyric Poetry (available as Greek text option) (CX372-30)

English module list for third year QQ36 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)