Ancient Classics in Second Year Arts 2022–23

For full details, consult the Ancient Classics Student Handbook available on our Undergraduate Classics page.

Information session

There will be a face-to-face information session for students who have decided to take Ancient Classics as a subject in Second Year or who are still making up their minds. This will take place on Monday 5 September 2022 at 1pm in room AC204.

We will offer an overall introduction to the course ahead, including an overview of the available modules. This will be an opportunity to find out more about the course and to ask any questions.

Choosing your modules

All Ancient Classics modules count for 5 ECTS credits. Depending on your programme, during Second Year you will take the following credits in Ancient Classics:

  • 25 ECTS credits (5 modules):
    Typically students taking BA Connect programmes (Bachelor of Arts with Children's Studies, Creative Writing, Human Rights, or Performing Arts Studies).
  • 30 ECTS credits (6 modules):
    Most other programmes, including the BA Joint Honours (GY101).

In each semester, one module is informally designated as the core module, and most students include this as part of their selection.

We recommend that every Ancient Classics student take at least one beginners’ language module during their studies. The most appropriate option for students starting ancient languages is CC230 Beginning Latin 1 in semester one. (For general information on studying languages, see section Studying Languages above.) Other options are listed below. The second-year co-ordinator or any member of academic staff will be happy to discuss any questions you might have.

Interdisciplinary options

Where possible, suitable modules from Celtic Civilisation are made available to Ancient Classics students and can be taken as optionals. For more information, see below.

Timetable clashes

You should check your timetable to make sure that the modules you choose are not scheduled at the same time. We have pointed out any clashes within the Ancient Classics programme, but we cannot predict clashes between Ancient Classics modules and optional modules in other subjects, though we have made every effort to minimise this happening.

2BA semester one course structure

Core module

CC2105    Heroic Epic

Recommended language option

CC230    Beginning Latin 1

Other options in literature, history and material culture

CC2103    Mediterranean Origins

CCS201    Studies in the Ancient Imagination

Other language options

CCS205    Ancient Greek for Beginners 1

CCS315    Intermediate Latin 1 (after one year of study)

CC3103    Intermediate Ancient Greek Part One (after one year of study)

Timetable clashes: CC2103 cannot be taken with CC230.

2BA semester two course structure

Core module

CC2104    The City-State

Options in literature, history and material culture

CC2102    Classical Mythology and Drama

CCS207    Studies in Ancient Literature and Thought

Language options

CC232    Beginning Latin 2 (continuing from CC230)

CCS206    Ancient Greek for Beginners 2 (continuing from CCS205)

CCS316    Intermediate Latin 2 (continuing from CCS315)

CC3104    Intermediate Ancient Greek Part Two (continuing from CC3103)

Interdisciplinary option

SG217    A Field of Gods & Men: Celtic Mythology

Timetable clashes: CCS207 cannot be taken with CC232.