Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2019. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.
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 (20 credits)
- Thinking Anthropologically (20 credits)
- Anthropology of Africa (20 credits)
Classical Literature and Civilisation: In your first year, you will study the literature and history of the Greco-Roman world by taking two compulsory modules: Introduction to Greek Literature and Introduction to Roman Literature. You will also take EITHER 40 credits of beginners? ancient language OR Project A, Group Research (Classical), and a further 20 credits of options to study the cultures of Greece, Rome, 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 (40 credits)
- Anthropology Option (20 credits)
Classical Literature and Civilisation: Our compulsory modules, The Age of Cicero and Archaic to Classical, will take you to the heart of the cultures of Greece and Rome. 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) and an Anthropology Option or take an Independent Study (5,000 words, 20 credits) and 40 credits of Anthropology Options.
- Dissertation (40 credits) or Independent Study (20 credits)
- Option (Anthropology)
Classical Literature and Civilisation: In your final year, you will take a seminar as a compulsory module and then 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. You can choose to this in Classical Literature and Civilisation or your other subject. Depending on which Department you choose to do your dissertation in and your balance of study, you can also choose modules from our wide range of options.
Joint Honours Flexibility
Every degree programme at the University is divided into 120 credits of study for each year of the programme. In the first year of a Joint Honours programme, you will study 60 credits in each subject as you learn the core elements of the disciplines. We recognise that students on Joint Honours programmes might come to favour one subject slightly more than another. To account for this, we have added more flexibility into the second and final years of our programmes. In the second year, you can stick with the 60-60 split between the two subjects or shift to a 80-40 credit weighting, effectively a major/ minor combination. You can either go back to 60-60 in the final year, maintain the same 80-40 split or reverse the major and the minor and go to a 40-80 weighting.