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Classical Studies (Greek and Latin pathway) BA (International Hons)

In St Andrews

£ 3,500 VAT inc.

Description

  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    St andrews (Scotland)

  • Duration

    4 Years

Description

The BA (International Hons) in Classical Studies offers two pathways: Greek and Latin, or Ancient History and Archaeology. Both pathways allow you to explore the cultures of the Mediterranean world in great depth, from the Bronze Age through Late Antiquity. You will also have the option to take courses from both pathways, giving you an all-round perspective on the Greek and Roman world.

The BA (International Hons) is a joint degree delivered by both the University of St Andrews and the College of William & Mary in Virginia, USA. This joint degree allows you to spend two years at each institution.

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St Andrews (Fife)
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University Of St Andrews, KY16 9AJ

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To take into account

If you study a BA (International Honours) in Classical Studies, you will choose between two pathways: Greek and Latin, or Ancient History and Archaeology. If you choose the Greek and Latin pathway, you will be able to take both Greek and Latin at complete beginners' level or at more advanced level if you have substantial previous experience. If you choose the Ancient History and Archaeology pathway, you will be introducted to, and provided advanced training in, the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean world. The BA (International Honours) is a broadly based degree, and other combinations – such as joint Honours degrees – are not available with this programme. However, during the programme you will have opportunities to study a range of other subjects offered by both institutions.

The Classical Studies BA (International Hons) provides international experience which will make students more competitive in a globalised job market. Students in Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology commonly pursue careers outside of the subject focus, including: cultural resource management foreign service journalism law politics. A Classics degree is highly valued for the skills that are built in critical thinking, research and broad understanding of the past.

SQA Highers AAAB GCE A-Levels AAA IB points 38

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Subjects

  • Comparative Literature
  • Literature
  • Literature and Culture
  • Cultural Theory
  • Culture and Identity
  • Professional Skills
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Russian Studies

Course programme

Modules

Students studying the Classical Studies BA (International Hons) will take the required modules at both institutions in their first and second years.

1st Year

At St Andrews, the compulsory modules in first year are:

  • Greek History to Alexander the Great: provides a broad survey of ancient Greek History from the Archaic period (c. 800 BC) to the reign of Alexander the Great.
  • Roman History from Foundation to Empire: focuses on the rise of Rome to world power from humble beginnings, examining the political, cultural and economic consequences of imperialism.

You must also choose one of the following Latin or Greek module pathways:

  • Elementary Latin 1 and 2: provides an introduction to the Latin language for beginners, concentrating on morphology, vocabulary, and basic syntax.
  • World of Latin 1 and 2 (only available to students who have studied Latin to SQA Higher, GCE A-level or equivalent): enhances understanding of Latin language and literature through study of both verse and prose set texts and regular language classes.
  • Greek Language for Beginners and Greek Literature for Beginners: provides a thorough grounding in the Greek language for beginners or near beginners.
  • Greek Language and Literature 1 and Greek Pastoral and Passion (only available to students who have studied Greek to SQA Higher, GCE A-level or equivalent): involves detailed study of a range of set texts as well as linguistic and translation exercises designed to enhance students' knowledge of Greek and confidence in reading Greek literature in its historical and cultural context.
2nd Year

At St Andrews, you must take two of the following compulsory modules in second year:

  • The Roman Empire: explores the Roman empire with particular reference both to social, religious and economic changes as well as to political and military history.
  • Mediterranean Communities: examines the human settlement and material culture of the entire Mediterranean world throughout classical antiquity.
  • Early Greek Poetry and Philosophy: surveys the diversity of early Greek thought through the poetry and philosophy of the archaic and early classical periods, and explores themes of conflict, love and the relationship between mortals and gods.
  • Culture and Thought in the Late Roman Republic: studies major authors of the Late Roman Republic, such as Catullus and Cicero, against the broader backdrop of Roman art, architecture, politics, culture and social life.

You must also choose one of the following Latin or Greek module pathways:

  • Latin in Progress 1 and 2: examines a wide range of texts in both prose and verse from the Republican period, and enhances Latin language skills through regular language classes.
  • Latin Language and Literature 1 and 2 (only available to students who have studied Latin to SQA Higher, GCE A-level or equivalent): builds on World of Latin 1 and 2; examines a wide range of texts in both prose and verse from the Republican period, and enhances Latin language skills through regular language classes.
  • The Landscape of Greek Prose (B) and Poetry (B): examines a wide range of Greek prose texts and ancient poetry, and enhances Greek language skills through regular language classes.
  • The Landscape of Greek Prose (A) and Poetry (A) (only available to students who have studied Greek to SQA Higher, GCE A-level or equivalent): examines a wide range of Greek prose texts and ancient poetry, and enhances Greek language skills through regular language classes.
Honours

Students will spend either their third or fourth year in St Andrews. You will be able to choose from a wide variety of advanced options.

Here is a sample of Honours modules which have been offered at St Andrews in previous years:

  • Greek Tragedy
  • Greek Rhetoric
  • Latin Philosophical Writing
  • Latin Oratory
  • Persia and the Greeks
  • Alexander the Great
  • Art of the Roman Empire
  • Greek Painted Pottery.

If at St Andrews for fourth year, students will have the opportunity to undertake a 10,000-word dissertation on a topic of their choice. This independent project enables you to develop key research skills which are desired by both prospective employers and by graduate schools offering postgraduate degrees.

The sub-honours modules listed here are the compulsory modules that students must take at St Andrews in order to graduate in this subject (depending on year of study). However, most students at St Andrews take additional modules, either in their primary subject or from other subjects they are interested in.

Additional information

programme Fee £29,1290 ($39,990).

Classical Studies (Greek and Latin pathway) BA (International Hons)

£ 3,500 VAT inc.