Classics in Second-Year Arts


Choosing your modules

You’ll choose three Classics modules per semester. You’ll see that each semester we’ve indicated a core module that we strongly suggest all students take. You should then choose two modules from the remaining options.

We encourage everyone to consider starting Latin this year. The module assumes no previous knowledge and provides a gentle introduction to the language.

The second-year co-ordinator or any member of academic staff will be happy to discuss any questions you might have.

Signing up for tutorials

Look for details on the Blackboard page of the Core Module in each semester (see handbook for Core Modules). You will be able to choose a tutorial time that fits your schedule there.

Beginning Latin

Latin is studied as a single 5-ECTS module per semester, meeting either two or three times per week and is assessed by  acombination of weekly exercises and periodic in-class tests. If you have questions, you should contact Dr Bisagni, who is co-ordinator of the beginner's module.

Historical linguistics

The second-semester module CCS202 Latin & Historical Linguistics is an introduction to the systematic study of ancient languages suitable for those who have taken at least one semester of Latin, Greek, or another Indo-European language.

Interdisciplinary options

Where possible, suitable modules from Celtic Civilisation are made available to Classics students and can be taken as optional modules.  

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 Classics programme, but we cannot predict clashes between Classics modules and modules in other subjects, though we have made every effort to minimise this happening.