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Classics



Classics and Ancient History is as much about the present as it is about the past. It is a subject that continues to resonate today, helping us to understand modern challenges, 2,500 years after its protagonists built their lives in the ancient Mediterranean.

Like Liberal Arts, Classics at Warwick is a close-knit Department. This allows our award-winning academics to keep an eye on your observations, opinions, and developing interests. You’ll work closely with academics while carving your own path through the varied disciplines we study – across literature, history, archaeology, philosophy, and art.

Why study the Classics pathway?

Liberal Arts students will be well-placed to move confidently between these different disciplines and draw connections between them. You will be asking complex questions about how we know about the past, about different kinds of knowledge, and about our changing understanding of different cultural concepts – and inquiring about the very nature of the relation between past and present that keeps Classics such a contemporary, time-full, subject area.

You will have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of topics to design a pathway that suits your interests: this could be in topics in Greek and/or Latin literature (including comparative literary dimensions), Roman and/or Greek history, archaeology, numismatics (the study of ancient coins), ancient theatre, the reception of antiquity in the Renaissance, ancient science, rhetoric, mythology, religion, race and ethnicity, sex and gender, politics… and the list continues!

Modules

You may be interested in the following Classics modules:

Please note:

  • To pursue this pathway, in the first year you must study either one 30 CATS module from the first-year core or optional Classics modules, or two 15 CATS modules from the first-year core or optional Classics modules.
  • Module offerings change annually and so individual modules may vary.
  • Visit the Classics and Ancient History website for more information on Classics modules.

 

Liberal Arts core modules

Terms

CATS

Liberal Arts: Principles and Praxis

1 - 2 0

Art and Revolution

1 - 3 30

Science, Society, and the Media

1 - 3 30

Qualitative Methods for Undergraduate Research

1 15

Pathway module(s)

(related to Disciplinary Interest: Classics)

Terms

CATS

To proceed on this pathway you must study either:

One 30 CATS module from the first-year core or optional Classics modules

1-2 30

Or:

Two 15 CATS modules from the first-year core or optional Classics modules

1-2 30

Optional module

Terms

CATS

Any approved optional module from the Liberal Arts Department or across the University 1 - 3 15

Activities

 

Term

Duration

Certificate of Digital Literacy

Optional 1 10 weeks

Certificate of Professional Communication with Work Placement

Optional 3 1 week plus
work placement

Certificate of Sustainability

Optional 3 2 workshops

An optional intercalated year abroad is available between your second year and final year.

Liberal Arts core modules

Terms

CATS

Consumption

1 - 3 30

Sustainability

1 - 3 30

Pathway modules

(related to Disciplinary Interest: Classics)

Terms

CATS

A choice of any approved modules offered by the Classics Department

1 - 2 60

Activities

 

Term

Duration

Certificate of Coaching Practice

Optional 2 5 weeks

Certificate of Professional Communication with Work Placement

Optional 3 1 week plus
work placement
Presentation at an undergraduate conference such as the International Conference of Undergraduate Research Optional 3  

Liberal Arts core module

Terms

CATS

Dissertation

1 - 3 30

Pathway modules

(related to Disciplinary Interest: Classics)

Terms

CATS

A choice of any approved modules offered by the Classics Department 1 - 2 90

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