BA Classical Civilisation
(Award available for year: Bachelor of Arts)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and competencies some of which will be informed by current research/scholarship in the discipline;- deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within the discipline;- demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument;- describe and comment on particular aspects of current research and/or scholarship;- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in the discipline;- make appropriate use of scholarly literature and primary sources;- conform to disciplinary boundaries and norms where applicable.- show a further enhanced knowledge of classical antiquity: the aspect(s) involved will depend on choice of options and may be literary, historical and/or philosophical;- undertake independent study into a chosen topic or topics in Classics.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied; - the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;- the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.This may typically include, to an extent commensurate with the level of study: - independence of thought; - capacity for critical reflection; - capacity for critical judgement; - ability to gather, memorise, organise and deploy information; - ability 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; - ability to engage in lateral thinking;- ability to marshal argument; - ability to present material orally; - ability to present material in written form; - ability to work with others; - ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; - basic IT skills.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline;- work that draws on a wide variety of material;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the discipline;- work that is typically both evaluative and creative.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.