Classics in First-Year Arts 

Download: Classics 1BA Handbook 2019–20

Choosing your modules

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

  • 15 credits (3 modules) in 1BA = three lectures per week each semester:
    Normally students taking BA Connect programmes.
  • 20 credits (4 modules) in 1BA = four lectures per week each semester:
    Most other programmes, including the BA Joint Honours (GY101).

The following are guidelines about the module choices that may be available to you. You can read about each module in the descriptions at the end of this document. If still undecided, you are very welcome to attend the first couple of lectures in each module before making up your mind. (All Classics students are welcome to attend all modules, even if not taking them for credit.)

Semester one

Most students will take CC1101 Mythology and the City in Ancient Greece (2 lectures per week):

  • Dr Edward Herring on the art, archaeology and history of the ancient city.
    3pm Mondays, AC201 (Concourse)
  • Prof. Michael Clarke on Greek mythology and the origins of literature.
    12pm Wednesdays, IT125 (IT Building, First Floor)

Students taking 20 ECTS will take both of the following year-long modules. BA Connect students may choose between them:

  • CC114 Written Words & Spoken Languages (part 1): Dr Jacopo Bisagni on the roots of European languages.
    12pm Thursdays, Ó Tnúthail Theatre (Arts Millennium Building)
  • CC1100 Classics in Twenty Objects (part 1): Exploring Antiquity through objects—and learning how to explain them to others.
    5pm Tuesdays, Ó Tnúthail Theatre (Arts Millennium Building)

Language options: students who are interested in exploring the study of either Latin or Greek may take one of the following modules in place of CC1101:

  • CC230 Beginning Latin 1
    1pm Mondays, AC203 and 5pm Wednesdays, AC203 (Concourse)
  • CCS205 Ancient Greek for Beginners 1
    4pm Tuesdays, TB305 and 2pm Fridays, TB305 (Tower 2, near Bank of Ireland)

Semester two

Most students will take CC1102 Empire and Literature in Ancient Rome (two lectures per week):

  • Dr Edward Herring on the history and archaeology of ancient Rome
    12pm Wednesdays, AC201 (Concourse)
  • Dr Pádraic Moran on Latin literature and the poetry of Virgil
    12pm Thursdays, IT125G (IT Building, Ground Floor)

Students who began one or both of the following modules will continue them in semester two:

  • CC114 Written Words & Spoken Languages (part 2): An exploration of literature, written culture and education in Antiquity
    5pm Tuesdays, Ó Tnúthail Theatre (Arts Millennium Building)
  • CC1100 Classics in Twenty Objects (part 2): Exploring Antiquity through objects—and learning how to explain them to others
    3pm Mondays, AC201 (Concourse)

Language options: students who began the study of Latin or Greek in semester one have the option of continuing with one of the following modules instead of CC1102:

  • CC232 Beginning Latin 2
    1pm Mondays, AC203 and 3pm Wednesdays, TB302 (Tower 2, near Bank of Ireland)
  • CCS206 Greek for Beginners 2
    4pm Mondays, TB301 and 10am Thursdays, TB302 (to be confirmed)