The modules listed on the website for this programme may occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.
In the first year of a Joint Honours degree programme study is split equally between the two disciplines. Following this you have the option to alter the balance of your study, meaning that you could change to a major-minor weighting. In your final year you have the option to maintain your second-year balance, switch your major subject to your other discipline or revert to an equal balance. If you wish, you can maintain an equal balance throughout your degree. This flexibility allows you to tailor the course throughout your degree programme, once you have had the time and experience to consider where your strengths and interests lie. The list of modules below are based on studying half of your modules (60 credits) in Anthropology and half in Classical Literature and Civilisation (60 credits).
Anthropology: In your first year you take three compulsory modules in Anthropology. Focus on Studying Societies is concerned with core study skills, taking you through all the steps of researching, planning and editing an essay, and enabling you to pursue a group investigation and present your findings orally. Thinking Anthropologically takes a series of core questions (e.g. What is work? What is dirt?) and shows how anthropologists study societies around the world, explaining how people can think very differently about questions that might initially appear simple or obvious. The Anthropology of Africa module examines the social, economic, and political organisation of a number of African societies and their recent historical transformations.
- Focus on Studying Societies
- Thinking Anthropologically
- Anthropology of Africa
Classical Literature and Civilisation: In your first year you will study the literature and history of the Greco-Roman world taking two compulsory modules: 'Introduction to Greek Literature' and 'Introduction to Roman Literature'. Then you choose from options to study Greek or Latin language, or the cultures of Egypt and Ancient Western Asia or Byzantium.
Anthropology: In this year you take Theory, Ethnography and Research (40 credits). This module explains the history of anthropology and its major theories. It finishes with an ethnographic project in which students behave like anthropologists, and engage in close observation and analysis of the social behaviour around them. In addition, students choose 20 credits of Anthropology optional modules.
- Theory, Ethnography and Research
- Anthropology Option
Classical Literature and Civilisation: Our compulsory modules, 'The Age of Cicero' and 'Athenian Drama', will take you to the heart of the cultures of Rome and Athens. If you take more than 40 credits, you will also be able to choose from our unique range of options in literature, culture, language, myth, religion, art, philosophy, archaeology and history.
You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year.
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Anthropology: In your third year, you may write an Anthropology Dissertation (10,000 words, 40 credits) or take an Independent Study (5,000 words, 20 credits) and Anthropology Options.
The highlight of the final year in Classics is your dissertation: a substantial research project, developed in collaboration with your supervisor, on a subject of special interest to you. In addition to this, you make free choices from our unique range of options. If you studied a language, you have now gained expertise in this, and are able to read and translate a wide repertoire of texts.
- Dissertation or Independent Study
- Options (Anthropology)
Classical Literature and Civilisation: In your final year you will have to take a seminar as a compulsory module and then depending on the number of credits you take you will have the opportunity to do a dissertation: a substantial research project, developed in collaboration with your supervisor, on a subject of special interest to you.