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BA Ancient History(For students entering from September 2024 onwards)

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

On completion of Level 2, you will be able to:
1. identify and discuss aspects of Ancient Greek and/or Roman history, recognising the complexity and diversity of ancient societies and cultures: the aspect(s) involved will depend on choice of options.
2. engage with the challenges of studying subordinate groups in the Graeco-Roman world and think critically about the available sources for them, and in doing so, develop an ability to think cross-culturally across at least the Greek and Roman worlds.
3. engage in comparative historical study of ancient empires, their character and the structures of power and control which sustained them, and in doing so, develop intercultural understanding.
4. reflect upon the problematic nature of historical interpretation and evidence, and appropriately apply critical terminology.
Skills Learning Outcomes
On completion of Level 2, you will be able to:
1. effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms, making use of appropriate critical terminology.
2. initiate and undertake the analysis of data and information, applying standard techniques for close work on sources.
3. identify and employ the main methods of enquiry in the subject and critically evaluate the appropriateness of different methods of enquiry.
4. adjust to professional and disciplinary boundaries.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme. These may include essays, presentations, source analysis exercises, literature reviews, bibliography exercises, museum/object reports, commentaries, creative writing exercises, computer exercises, virtual exhibitions and exams.


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