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Classics (Latin) with study in Europe (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

 

CLASSICS (LATIN) WITH STUDY IN EUROPE (BA)

Full-time 2019 entry, AAB, IB 36

With a year abroad, you will study the languages, literature and thought of Greece and Rome, while considering the broader cultural, social and political contexts of the classical world.


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You will study a broad range of literary and non-literary sources, which are taught in innovative and dynamic ways by staff engaged in groundbreaking research. You'll continue the study of Latin language alongside accelerated Italian.

Teaching is designed to develop a range of core skills both in literary criticism and in theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches to the ancient world.

In your first year, you will take core modules in Latin language, accelerated Italian, Greek Culture and Society, and Roman Culture and Society. In your second year you will continue with Italian alongside a Latin text module (optional core) and two further optional Classics modules. You will spend your third year studying classical subjects in Italian at one of our partner universities (currently in Venice, Rome, Padua or Bologna) and then return for your final year at Warwick.

Second and final year students may take one 30-CAT module or two 15-CAT modules from outside the department (e.g. from the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning or another academic dept) in place of an optional module.

You will study Classics in a variety of ways – through lectures, seminars, and language classes, and, in your final year, through a dissertation on a topic of your own choice, with guidance from your departmental supervisor.

Contact hours

You'll take four modules, each with 2-3 contact hours per week (more for your language module/s).

Class size

Class sizes vary from 6 to 80. Honours modules are capped at 60.

You will take four modules each year, the assessment of which is generally equally divided between essays submitted during the year and exams in the summer (100% exam for language modules). Your second and final years contribute equally to your final degree classification.

You will spend your third year studying classical subjects in Italian at one of our partner universities (currently in Venice, Rome, Bologna or Padua), before returning for your final year at Warwick. During the year abroad, you will benefit not only from full immersion in another language and culture, but from Italy’s excellent universities and world-leading classical scholarship.

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A level AAB to include grade A in Latin and grade C/grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent),we would also consider a range of other qualifications as evidence of language learning - please enquire to ugadmissions@warwick.ac.uk.

IB 36 to include 6 in Higher Level Latin and grade C/grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent)

You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.

Contextual data and differential offers: Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

  • Access Courses: Access to HE Diploma (QAA- recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. Candidates must meet essential subject requirements.
  • Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP website.
  • We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
  • Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.

    Open Days All students who have been offered a place are invited to visit. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

Year 1
Roman Culture and Society

This module allows you to explore how the Romans shaped the modern world through their literary and material cultures. Analysing how different civilisations contributed to the concept of ‘Roman’, using an eclectic range of evidence, from high literature and ancient graffiti, to the monuments and religious artefacts of Ancient Rome. This strong foundation in how evidence from the ancient world is evaluated will contribute to your understanding of the development of culture in ancient and modern contexts.


Greek Culture and Society

You will receive a grounding in the rich panorama of Ancient Greek culture, during which your appreciation of art, literature and thought will be complemented by an understanding of the cultural contexts in which they flourished. From this foundation, you will pursue a specialism, choosing from subjects as varied as myths and religion, performing arts, and political and societal structures. Using primary sources, you will hone your research and analytical skills to consider the differences and continuities between Ancient Greek culture and your own.


Latin Literary Texts

This module will build upon the ‘Latin Language and Literature’ module (or A Level/ equivalent in Latin), and allow you to deepen your understanding of Latin by further reading of significant works by authors and in genres which, for the most part, you will not have previously studied. As well as developing your ability to read Latin more fluently and to translate from Latin, the module also teaches you advanced grammar. Whilst providing an introduction to literary criticism and philological analysis at degree level.


Modern Italian Language for Beginners

Would you like the challenge of learning a new language at university? This foundation module for absolute beginners combines the acquisition of core language skills with knowledge of broader aspects of Italian culture, equipping you with the tools to engage with a wide range of relevant, contemporary topics in Italian. Opportunities to practise your Italian vary from role play to quizzes, working both individually with a native speaker and in your group. Successful completion will mean you are able to hold a conversation in Italian, read newspapers and get the gist of TV and radio programmes in Italian.


OR

Modern Italian Language I (Intermediate)

Do you need to consolidate and expand your competence in Italian while enjoying talking about culture and society? If so, this is the module for you. You’ll be given opportunities to revise fundamental grammar and vocabulary before acquiring more complex grammatical constructions, including through translation. We will integrate cultural topics with your linguistic studies, so you have the chance to explore areas such as tourism, the arts, the environment and Italian traditions. You will have opportunities for individual and group presentations and to engage in activities that integrate the skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. By the end of your course, you’ll be expected to be able to write competently in several registers, using appropriate styles and terminology, and to converse in Italian to a good standard.


OR

Modern Italian Language I (Advanced)

Would you like to use your Italian A-level (or equivalent) language skills creatively? This module will develop your linguistic and intercultural competence in Italian by means of advanced activities, including creative writing, translation, debates, presentations and drama. You will explore linguistic structures using resources in a variety of media and engage with authentic and sophisticated texts to compare cultural systems and express your opinion critically and creatively. In translation, you will experiment with different genres, registers and styles to enhance your cultural appreciation of Italian. Finally, you will have opportunities to explore cultural subjects and lead group discussions.


Year 2
  • Optional core module - Latin text
Modern Italian Language II

This module will extend and refine your competence in Italian. With an emphasis on the key skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing, you will consolidate your proficiency in both new and familiar grammatical and linguistic structures, and expand the range and sophistication of your vocabulary and use of register in spoken and written discourse. In addition to classroom exercises, advanced discursive written work and oral projects, you will also be directed to appropriate activities for self-study.


OR

Modern Italian Language III

On this module, you will develop your translation, writing and oral communication skills to advanced level. You will engage in translation as a practical skill, working with native speakers to produce translations of literary, journalistic and academic texts with a focus on conveying nuances of meaning and culturally specific terms. You will develop greater fluency in different writing styles and genres. Oral sessions will increase your familiarity with more sophisticated registers of spoken Italian and raise your awareness of recent developments in Italian society so that you can discuss aspects of contemporary Italy in relation to your personal experiences.


Year 4
Selection of optional modules that current students are studying:

The Vulnerable Body in Roman Literature and Thought; Roman Laughter; Space and Place in Greek Literature; The Roman Empire from Tiberius to Hadrian; Rhetorics: from Classical Rhetoric to Modern Communication; Sexuality and Gender in Antiquity; The Transformation of Roman Society under Augustus; Politics and Poetics in Greek and Latin Literature; Humanism and Early Modern Latin Texts; The History of Medicine in the Ancient World; Ancient Global History.

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: EY (formerly Ernst and Young), Amnesty International USA, Museum of London, Ofcom, Civil Service, Marks & Spencer, GlaxoSmithKline, Oxford University Press, Cancer Research UK.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Events Co-ordinator, Public Relations Consultant, Tax Advisor, Digital Editorial Assistant, Trainee Police Officer, Data Analyst. Others have chosen to pursue postgraduate study.

A level AAB to include grade A in Latin and grade C/grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent), we would also consider a range of other qualifications as evidence of language learning - please enquire to ugadmissions@warwick.ac.uk.

IB 36 to include 6 in Higher Level Latin and grade C/grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent)

UCAS Code
Q802

Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Duration
4 years full time

4-10 years part time - find out more about the part time course

Start Date
24 September 2019

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry and a year abroad at one of our partner organisations (currently in Venice, Rome, Padua and Bologna)

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Additional costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. Possible costs are estimated as follows:

Year One: £70 textbooks + £15 trip

Year Two: £200 textbooks, £20 trip

Year Four: £25 printing/binding of dissertation, £200 textbooks, £20 trip

This information is applicable for 2019 entry.

Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply. Please read our terms and conditions to find out more.

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