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BA Classical Civilisation

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

- demonstrate a familiarity with the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of the study of Classical Civilisation;
- use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities ie
> be able to communicate the results of their work,
> present a structured and coherent simple argument;
- be able to interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of the study of antiquity;
- evaluate qualitative and/or quantitative data;
- demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to problem solving associated with the discipline;
- appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;
- demonstrate an awareness of disciplinary scope and boundaries;
- demonstrate knowledge of ancient Greek history and culture from the 8th to the 4th centuries BC and of Roman history and culture from 133BC to 138AD;
- demonstrate a knowledge of Greek epic and tragedy, and Latin literature of the Republican and imperial periods.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment and skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility.

These may typically include, to an extent commensurate with the level of study:
- independence of thought;
- capacity for critical reflection and critical judgement;
- ability to gather, memorise, organise and deploy information and to extract key elements from data and identify and solve associated problems;
- ability to select and apply appropriate methodologies;
- ability to engage in analytical and evaluative thinking, lateral thinking and to marshal argument;
- ability to present material orally and in written form;
- ability to work with others, under pressure and to meet deadlines;
- basic IT skills.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the syllabuses for the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;
- work that covers a restricted area of the discipline;
- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.

Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the syllabuses of the modules chosen within those specified for the year/programme, but will typically include elements of both formal examination and of assessed essay work.


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