This course will enable you to pursue your interest in the languages and literature of Greece and Rome, while considering the broader social, cultural and ideological contexts of the classical world. There is a broad range of classical texts on offer, which are taught in innovative and dynamic ways by staff engaged in ground-breaking research. Core study covers the Greek (and Latin if you choose) languages, alongside modules such as Greek tragedy, where you study in depth specific tragic texts. You can also choose optional modules on other aspects of the ancient world (e.g. history and archaeology) that interest you.
Language skills are in demand and can be used in almost any career, particularly in businesses that trade internationally
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Diplomatic service officer
English as a foreign language teacher
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By studying past cultures, you will develop the skills to analyse broad social material and financial trends over extended periods of time and learn to pay attention to detail. You will also build skills in logic, written and oral communication, and the ability to work independently to meet deadlines. You will study alongside those on the Classics course. In your first year you take two modules in Greek and Roman Culture and Society, plus Greek at an appropriate level, and accelerated Italian. In your second year you continue to study Greek and Italian languages alongside two optional modules. You will spend your third year studying classical subjects in Italian at one of our partner universities in Venice, Rome or Bologna and then return for your final year at Warwick. I want to find another Bachelor Course How will I learn You will study in a variety of ways: lectures, seminars (involving student presentations or small-group discussion of a particular topic) and (in your final year) by completing a dissertation on a topic of your choice, with guidance from your departmental supervisor. You will have 2 3 contact hours per week for each module, and will also prepare work independently outside the classroom. Each of your essays will be discussed with you in a one-to-one feedback session with the module convenor. All our degrees involve core modules in your first year. In subsequent years, you build on what you have learnt through a choice of modules, which allow you to engage in your own way with the civilisation of the Ancient Mediterranean. Regardless of your chosen degree, you are required to complete at least one module in an ancient language in your first year.
Programme Structure Courses: City of Rome Early Christianity Food & Drink in the Ancient Mediterranean History of Medicine in the Ancient World; Roman Economy The Roman Empire from Tiberius to Hadrian Art & Architecture of Asia Minor; Coinage of Greece & Rome Art & Architecture of Archaic and Classical Greece Art & Death in Neronian Culture Epic & Epyllion