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Programme Specification for the 2024/5 academic year

BA (Hons) Classical Studies and English with Employment Experience Abroad

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) Classical Studies and English with Employment Experience Abroad Programme codeUFA4CTHEGL03
Study mode(s)Full Time
Part Time
Academic year2024/5
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

A combined degree in Classical Studies and English at the University of Exeter enables you to understand an ancient world that has fundamentally impacted the society we live in today. Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece form the cornerstones of our modern Western civilisation and learning to interpret their language, literature and philosophy can unlock new ways of thinking. You will study ancient history in context to modern day issues such as power, sexuality, ethics, migration, identity, magic, food, globalisation and religion. Not only will you emerge as an accomplished researcher, you will have a deep understanding of classical languages and the confidence to analyse, interpret and challenge traditional theories and concepts.

Exeter has one of the largest and most vibrant Classics and Ancient History departments in the country. Here, you join an open, friendly and dynamic community in which to live and study. Our highly-active Classics Society is run by students who organise a lively social and academic programme for you to enjoy, including; plays, balls, debates, film nights, museum visits and opportunities to travel abroad.

For English, Exeter ranks in the top 100 universities in the world. This part of the programme will introduce you to over 1,000 years of the written word, from epic medieval verse to Renaissance drama, from the Victorian novel to the experiments of literary modernism, and we also offer modules on film, creative writing, and the contemporary cultural industries. Our world-class teaching staff will nurture your natural talents and enthusiasm for English literary studies, but more importantly they will challenge you to think differently. From a vibrant city centre location, with coast and countryside on your doorstep, you will hone your skills to become an accomplished independent researcher and a compelling writer.

As with all our classically-based degrees, this course equips you with a solid foundation of transferable skills including, communication, persuasion, problem-solving, critical analysis and collaborative working. As part of your Classical Studies, you will learn about one or more of the ancient languages that may also open doors to roles in other areas such as teaching or linguistics.

This programme is studied over four years. The first two years and the final year are university-based, and the third year is spent gaining employment experience at a suitable location abroad.

This Employment Experience Abroad variant of the programme is a great way to incorporate graduate-level work placement or placements undertaken outside of the United Kingdom directly into your programme of study, to reflect critically upon these experiences, and for them to count towards the assessment of your degree. There is no better way to gain valuable employment experience that can be rewarded and recognised clearly by future employers. With preparation, support and approval from the College of Humanities, including in foreign languages if required, you can also demonstrate adaptability and resourcefulness by organising suitable placements in areas of employment related to your interests and potential future career. This variant of the programme also provides a great way to demonstrate to employers your adaptability, cultural awareness, independence and resourcefulness. Experiencing the differences and similarities of education and people in another culture will increase your confidence and broaden the ways in which you see and relate to the world and the world of work.

You are required to find your own placement with suitable employers and organisations with preparation, support and approval from the College of Humanities. If you are taking this variant you are strongly encouraged to take HUM2000 or HUM2001 (Humanities in the Workplace) at stage 2 and must participate in the pre-departure briefing sessions for Humanities Employment Experience Abroad.

Advice and guidance on your programme can be sought from your personal tutor and programme director. All staff offer regular office hours that you can drop into without a prior appointment for this purpose.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

The programme will offer you a structured framework of study in which you follow a balanced and complementary range of modules, with sufficient choice to ensure that you are able to follow an individual pathway of learning. The programme further aims to:

  • enable you to develop independent critical thinking and judgement.
  • engage you imaginatively in the process of understanding and analysing complex and sophisticated literary, non-literary and filmic texts.
  • introduce you to a wide range of teaching programmes with broad historical coverage, content, and methodology.
  • promote an understanding of verbal and visual creativity and the formal and aesthetic dimensions of texts.
  • promote a sense of the complex social, cultural, and aesthetic interactions between the production and reception of literary, non-literary and filmic texts.
  • encourage you to acquire the critical tools necessary to reflect upon the production and reception of literary non-literary, and filmic texts.
  • develop a range of subject specific and transferable skills, including high order conceptual literacy and communication skills of value in graduate employment.
  • provide an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying, whilst encouraging a sense of the distinctive social and cultural importance of English language, literature and film.
  • provide you with a variety of approaches (both traditional and innovative) to teaching and learning, and a lively and supportive studying environment which stimulates enjoyment and independent study;
  • provide a broad and challenging intellectual training and a foundation of personal and key skills for those students entering the world of work on graduation, together with a suitable basis for those who wish to pursue further research in the relevant subject or subjects.
  • use the research expertise of staff to promote a stimulating interaction of teaching and research within the flexible modular course structure created by the College.
  • enable you to become reflective and autonomous independent learners.
  • foster in you an understanding of ancient Greek and Roman cultures, with a focus on their literature, religion and philosophy, and promote awareness of the issues involved in studying other cultures and different periods of history.
  • promote an understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of ancient Greek and Roman texts and of the contribution of individual authors and texts to the genres of Greek and Roman literature.
  • offer you a range of options at the higher stages of the programme in the language, literature, history and cultures of the ancient Greco-Roman world which will enable you, within the boundaries of a coherent degree programme, to develop your own particular interests.
  • incorporate a work experience placement into your degree programme.

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

You may take optional modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module. Optional modules offered are subject to change depending on staff availability and student demand. You are expected to balance your credits in each stage of the programme, taking 60 credits from Classical Studies, and 60 credits from English. Across Stages 1 and 2 you must take at least 90 credits each from Classical Studies and English in order to gain a sufficient understanding of both disciplines.

You may take elective modules up to 30 credits outside of the programme in any stage of the programme as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.

Stage 1


60 credits of compulsory modules, 60 credits of optional modules (including 30 credits of Classical Studies modules, and 30 credits of English modules).

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

a select either CLA1005 or CLA1006; the modules run in alternate years so you must select the one which is running in this academic year.

b select 30 credits from this list of optional Classical Studies modules.

c select 30 credits from this list of optional English modules.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA CLA1005-CLA1006 [See note a above]
CLA1005 Greek and Roman Narrative 30 No
CLA1006 Greek and Roman Drama 30 No
EAS1035 Beginnings: English Literature before 1800 30No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA Y1 BA Classical Studies CH opt 2023-4 [See note b above]
CLA1202 Classical Language and Texts: Greek II 30 No
CLA1204 Classical Language and Texts: Greek III 30 No
CLA1252 Classical Language and Texts: Latin II 30 No
CLA1254 Classical Language and Texts: Latin III 30 No
CLA1517 Ancient Sources (Material Evidence): Hellenistic Palaces in West Asia 15 No
CLA1001 Greek History: Problems and Sources 30 No
CLA1025 Classical Language and Texts Greek I (A) 15 No
CLA1026 Classical Language and Texts: Greek I (B) 15 No
CLA1027 Classical Language and Texts: Latin I (A) 15 No
CLA1028 Classical Language and Texts: Latin I (B) 15 No
CLA1302 Ancient Sources (Written Evidence): Greek Historiography to the End of the Fifth Century BC 15 No
CLA1307 Ancient Sources (Written Evidence) Ancient Medicine 15 No
CLA1406 Text and Context: Roman Love Elegy 15 No
CLA1410 Text and Context: Writing Women in Ancient Literature 15 No
CLA1507 Ancient World: Greek Philosophy 15 No
CLA1514 Ancient Sources (Material Evidence) - Pompeii: Destruction, Discovery and Afterlife 15 No
EAS CH Stage 1 Option Modules 2023-4 [See note c above]
EAS1032 Approaches to Criticism 30 No
EAS1034 Film Studies: An Introduction 15 No
EAS1037 The Novel 15 No
EAS1038 The Poem 15 No
EAS1040 Academic English 15 No
EAS1041 Rethinking Shakespeare 15 No
EAS1042 Write after Reading 30 No
EAS1044 Imagine This: Prompts for Creative Writing 15 No
EAS1045 The Essay: Form and Content 15 No
LIB1105 Being Human in the Modern World 30 No
HUM1001 Enter the Matrix: Digital Perspectives on the Humanities 15 No

Stage 2


30 credits of compulsory modules, 90 credits of optional modules (including 30 credits of Classical Studies modules, and 60 credits of English modules).

Compulsory Modules

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

d select either CLA2005 or CLA2006; the modules run in alternate years so you must select the one which is running in this academic year.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA CLA2005-CLA2006 [See note d above]
CLA2005 Greek and Roman Narrative 30 No
CLA2006 Greek and Roman Drama 30 No

Optional Modules

e select 30 credits from this list of optional Classical Studies modules.

f select 60 credits from this list of optional English modules. English modules in stage 2 are divided into three groups: Group 1, modules concerned with pre-1750 literature; Group 2, modules concerned with post-1750 literature; Group 3, modules not concerned with a particular historical period. Combined Honours students may not take more than one module from each group.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA S2 BA CH Classical Studies options 2023-4 [See note e above]
CLA2302 Ancient Sources (Written Evidence): Greek Historiography to the End of the Fifth Century BC 15 No
CLA2307 Ancient Sources (Written Evidence) Ancient Medicine 15 No
CLA2406 Text and Context: Roman Love Elegy 15 No
CLA2410 Text and Context: Writing Women in Ancient Literature 15 No
CLA2514 Ancient Sources (Material Evidence) - Pompeii: Destruction, Discovery and Afterlife 15 No
CLA2517 Ancient Sources (Material Evidence): Hellenistic Palaces in West Asia 15 No
CLA2202 Classical Language and Texts: Greek II 30 No
CLA2205 Classical Language and Texts: Greek IV 30 No
CLA2252 Classical Language and Texts: Latin II 30 No
CLA2254 Classical Language and Texts: Latin IV 30 No
CLA3204 Classical Language and Texts: Greek III 30 No
CLA3254 Classical Language and Texts: Latin III 30 No
CLA2507 Ancient World: Greek Philosophy 15 No
EAS Stage 2 Pre-1750 Option Modules 2023-4 [See note f above]
EAS2026 Desire and Power: English Literature 1570-1640 30 No
EAS2036 Theatrical Cultures in Early Modern England 30 No
EAS2071 Chaucer and His Contemporaries 30 No
EAS2080 Renaissance and Revolution 30 No
EAS2102 Satire and the City: English Literature 1660-1750 30 No
EAS Stage 2 Post-1750 Option Modules 2023-4 [See note f above]
EAF2502 Shots in the Dark 30 No
EAF2510 Adaptation: Text, Image, Culture 30 No
EAS2029 Revolutions and Evolutions 19C Writings 30 No
EAS2103 Modernism and Modernity: Literature 1900-1960 30 No
EAS2104 Crossing the Water: Transatlantic Literary Relations 30 No
EAS2106 Romanticism 30 No
EAS2116 Empire of Liberty: American Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century 30 No
EAF2511 Television: Times, Trends and Technologies 30 No
EAS Stage 2 Neutral Option Modules 2023-4 [See note f above]
EAS2031 Creative Writing: Building a Story 30 No
EAS2032 Creative Writing: Making a Poem 30 No
EAS2035 Serious Play: Creative Writing Workshop 30 No
EAS2089 Creative Industries: Their Past, Our Future 30 No
EAS2090 Humanities after the Human: Further Adventures in Critical Theory 30 No
EAS2113 Culture, Crisis and Ecology in a Postcolonial World 30 No
AHV2018 Comics Studies: Histories, Methodologies, Genres 30 No
HAS2004 Making a Career in Publishing 30 No
LIB2000 Think Tank 15 No

Stage 3


Compulsory Modules

120 credits of compulsory modules.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HUM3997 Employment Experience Abroad 120Yes

Stage 4


30 credits of compulsory dissertation, 90 credits of optional modules (including 30-60 credits of Classical Studies modules, and 30-60 credits of English modules)

Compulsory Modules

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

g select a Dissertation in either Classical Studies or English: CLA3009 or EAS3003 or EAS3122 (you cannot choose more than one module from this group).

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA3009 Dissertation [See note g above]30No
EAS3003 Dissertation [See note g above]30No
EAS3122 Creative Writing Dissertation [See note g above]30No

Optional Modules

h if selecting EAS3003 or EAS3122, select 60 credits from this list of optional Classical Studies modules.

i if selecting CLA3009, select 60 credits from this list of optional English modules.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA Final Stage BA Ancient History-Classical Studies CH options 2023-4 [See note h above]
CLA3008 The Age of Cicero 30 No
CLA3033 Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds 30 No
CLA3045 Thucydides and the Idea of History 30 No
CLA3056 Ovid and the Erotic Passions 15 No
CLA3059 Classical Language and Texts: Greek V: Imperial Greek Prose 30 No
CLA3113 Art in Greek Society 15 No
CLA3123 Applied Classics 15 No
CLA3124 Receptions of the Classical Body 30 No
CLA3125 Reading and Writing Greek Literature in the Hellenistic World 30 No
CLA3202 Classical Language and Texts: Greek II 30 No
CLA3204 Classical Language and Texts: Greek III 30 No
CLA3205 Classical Language and Texts: Greek IV 30 No
CLA3206 Classical Language and Texts: Latin IV 30 No
CLA3251 Classical Language and Texts: Latin V: Epic 30 No
CLA3252 Classical Language and Texts: Latin II 30 No
CLA3254 Classical Language and Texts: Latin III 30 No
CLA3255 Greek Political Thought 15 No
CLA3257 Living in the Roman World: Society and Culture 30 No
CLA3263 Being and Not-Being in Greek Philosophy: from Parmenides to Aristotle 15 No
CLA3267 Dialogues with the Past: Creative Interpretative Project 15 No
CLA3274 The Persians in a Near Eastern Context 30 No
CLA3275 Women Writing Classics 15 No
CLA3277 Lost Works and Fragments 15 No
CLA3278 Roman Political Thought 15 No
CLA3279 Knowledge, Wealth and Power in the Ancient World 30 No
EAS Final Stage Option Modules 2023-4 [See note i above]
EAS3128 Writing the Short Film 30 No
EAS3131 Advanced Critical Theory 30 No
EAS3167 James Joyce's Ulysses 30 No
EAS3181 Visual and Literary Cultures of Realism 30 No
EAS3182 Encountering the Other in Medieval Literature 30 No
EAS3191 Writing for Children and Young Adults 30 No
EAS3198 The Death of the Novel 30 No
EAS3219 Virginia Woolf: Fiction, Feeling, Form 30 No
EAS3225 'Reader, I Married Him': The Evolution of Romance Fiction from 1740 to the Present 30 No
EAS3235 American Modern 30 No
EAS3237 The Rise of Science 30 No
EAS3241 Harlem and After: African American Literature 1925-present 30 No
EAS3245 The 21st Century Museum 30 No
EAS3252 Poison, Filth, Trash: Modernism, Censorship and Resistance 30 No
EAS3311 Piracy in Early Modern Literature, 1570-1730 30 No
EAS3408 Poetry and Politics 30 No
EAS3414 Jane Austen: In and Out of Context 30 No
EAS3415 The Development of British Childrens Literature 30 No
EAS3416 Feeling Bodies: Emotions in Early Modern Literature and Culture, 1500-1700 30 No
EAS3417 Sex, Scandal and Sensation in Victorian Literature 30 No
EAS3419 Writing South Asia 30 No
EAS3420 Staging Space: Dramatic Geography and Audience Experience 30 No
EAS3421 Picturing the Global City: Literature and Visual Culture in the 21st Century 30 No
EAS3502 Shakespeare and Crisis 30 No
EAS3503 Migration, Literature and Culture 30 No
EAS3501 Fiction Matters 30 No
EAS3100 Hardy and Women Who Did: the Coming of Modernity 30 No
EAS3507 Writing Song Lyrics 30 No
EAS3500 American Counterculture in Literature 30 No
EAS3152 Heroes and Exiles: English Poetry of the Age of Beowulf 30 No
EAS3504 Surrealism and its Legacies 30 No
EAS3246 Food and Literature in Early Modern England 30 No
HUM3016 Book Publishing: Principles of Book Commissioning, Editing and Design 30 No

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of major literary works of Greece and Rome, read critically individual works within a specific genre, and demonstrate an awareness of the way texts reflect changes in ancient society and perceptions. (3.2 A1)
2. Demonstrate an awareness of and critical engagement with aspects of Greek and Roman society, religion and philosophy and be able to evaluate the similarities and differences with our own culture (3.2 A2).
3. Analyse in general terms the complex interrelationship between history, literature, philosophy and ideology in the context of one or more ancient societies (3.2 A2).
4. Evaluate, analyse and synthesise a wide range of viewpoints on problems of interpretation and evaluation, and adopt a variety of critical approaches to the subject drawn from different disciplines within the subject area (3.2 A5).
5. Identify English as a broad subject discipline.
6. Identify, evaluate and appreciate the variety of approaches and critical traditions taken within the discipline.
7. Demonstrate an understanding of recurring themes in the discipline, such as class, gender, ethnicity, religion and war; trace and evaluate key developments within a topic and relate them to an overall conception of the subject matter.
8. Demonstrate an understanding of texts and their critical contexts, and relate them with issues in the wider context of cultural and intellectual history.
9. Identify and evaluate the distinctive character of texts produced in the principal genres and traditions across the historical range of English.
10. Appreciate and describe how texts produce and reflect cultural change and difference.
11. Demonstrate knowledge of the cultural and socio-historic contexts in which texts have been produced, presented and consumed.
12. Apply critical terminology and, where appropriate, methodological, linguistic, stylistic, and/or formal terminology to an understanding of English; utilise appropriate bibliographical style.

ILOs 1-4 form the basis of the programme in all levels. However, more sophisticated analysis and understanding is expected in the final stage. These skills are developed in stages 1 and 2 by means of lectures, discussion in seminars, researching and writing essays, gobbet answers and oral presentations. In the final stage these skills are developed in relation to particular topics and periods through specialised modules and through an optional dissertation. These skills are also reinforced in the final stage by placing greater emphasis on seminars; on oral presentations (often summatively assessed); and essay writing (longer essays are expected in the final stage).

ILOs 5-12 are acquired through lectures, seminars, workshops, study groups, tutorials and other learning activities throughout the programme. The degree of specialisation of subject knowledge increases during the programme, culminating in the dissertation. Modules at stage 4 are most closely related to the research specialism of the staff teaching the module. The precise method of teaching varies according to each module. On team-taught modules you will normally engage in both lectures and seminar groups. In smaller options you will normally spend most of your contact time in seminar groups and workshops. Your learning is further developed through engagement with assessments, following guidance from tutors and lecturers and through feedback on work submitted.

The assessment of ILOs 1-4 is made through a combination of examinations (including essays and gobbet passages for comment); term-time essays and, in many final stage modules, the assessment of oral presentations.

The assessment of ILOs 5-12 skills is through a combination of presentations and participation in seminars, log-books, web-based assessments, essays, exams, other written reports/projects, and a dissertation. Essays, exams and presentations are especially significant within the programme because they assess each of the skills. The assessment criteria pay full recognition to the importance of the various skills outlined.

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

13. Analyse critically individual texts and combine those analyses to demonstrate understanding of the development of literary genres.
14. Select and apply appropriate critical tools when reading primary and secondary literature and ancient literature in translation (3.6 B6)
15. Demonstrate a professional approach to referencing and the use of bibliography (3.7 B12).
16. Synthesise complex and diverse arguments and ideas lucidly and coherently, both orally and in writing (3.6 B9).
17. Engage in creative analytical and evaluative thinking about texts, sources, arguments and interpretations (3.6 B7).
18. Engage in lateral thinking, making connections between ideas and information in different fields of their study (3.6 B8).
19. Gather, memorise, organise and deploy evidence, information and ideas, and show an awareness of the provisional nature of knowledge (3.5 B4).
20. Apply strategies for dealing with foreign languages. (3.9 B16)
21. Reflect critically on the extent and limitations of your learning and understanding (3.5 B2).
22. Apply critical skills in the close reading and analysis of texts.
23. Articulate knowledge and understanding of concepts and theories relating to English.
24. Demonstrate sensitivity to generic conventions and to the shaping effects upon communication of circumstances, authorship, textual production and intended audience.
25. Demonstrate responsiveness to the central role of language and visual media in the creation of meaning, and a sensitivity to the affective power of language and visual media.
26. Communicate effectively and construct a coherent argument in both oral and written presentations.
27. Command a broad range of vocabulary and an appropriate critical terminology.
28. Apply bibliographic skills appropriate to the discipline, including accurate citation of sources and consistent use of conventions in the presentation of scholarly work.

These skills are developed throughout the programme by means of lectures, discussion in seminars and study-groups, the preparation and delivery of oral presentations in seminars and the writing of essays. In stages 2 and 3 you are expected to prepare longer and more sophisticated seminar presentations, and, in the final stage, to write longer essays in order further to develop these skills. Also in the final stage seminars are normally 2 hours in length and form the primary teaching and learning medium, with a focus on developing, in the context of particular subjects, the more complex analytical skills listed opposite.

ILO 20 is developed through regular language classes in stages 1 and 2, which focus on the understanding and manipulation of core grammatical principles and on basic translation. It may be developed further in the final stage in additional language modules in which further grammatical principles and more complex translation is practised.

ILO 21 is developed through feedback on written work (normally delivered one-to-one, as well as in written form in the final stage).

ILOs 22-28 are developed throughout the programme in all modules, with the emphasis becoming more complex as students move from stage to stage. They are developed through lectures and seminars, written work, and oral work (both in presentation and seminar discussion), and reinforced through the range of modules across the programme. They will culminate in the substantial and independent research skills demonstrated within the dissertation.

The assessment of ILOs 13-19 is made through a combination of examinations (including essays and gobbet passages for comment); term-time essays and, in many final stage modules, the assessment of oral presentations.

The assessment of ILO 20 is made through examination and (in some modules) continuous assessment tests, both of which assess grammar and translation skills.

The assessment of ILOs 22-28 is through a combination of presentations and participation in seminars, log-books, web-based assessments, essays, exams, other written reports/projects, and a dissertation.

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

29. Present an argument orally in a clear, organised and effective manner (3.7 B11).
30. Present an argument in a written form in a clear and organised manner, with appropriate use of correct English (3.6 B9 and 3.7 B12).
31. Work creatively, flexibly and adaptably with others, both peers and academic staff.
32. Demonstrate autonomy, manifested in self-direction and intellectual initiative, both in learning and study and in the management of time (3.5 B1).
33. Participate effectively in oral discussions. (3.6 B9)
34. Write and think under pressure and to meet deadlines (3.5 B13).
35. Make critical and well-informed use of IT resources to acquire and manipulate general and subject-specific information (3.7 B15).
36. Use IT to create clearly presented written assignments and handouts (3.7 B19).
37. Apply advanced literacy and communication skills in appropriate contexts including the ability to present sustained and persuasive written and oral arguments.
38. Analyse and critically examine diverse forms of material, both textual and visual.
39. Acquire and interrelate substantial quantities of complex information of diverse kinds, in a structured and systematic way, and involving the use of the distinctive methodological and interpretative skills of the subject areas.
40. Apply research skills for the retrieval of historical material, and develop the ability to gather, sift and organise this material independently and critically, evaluating its significance.
41. Interrogate and apply a variety of theoretical positions, and weigh the importance of alternative perspectives in a critical and self-reflective manner.
42. Exercise independent thought and judgment.
43. Engage with others through the presentation of ideas and information in groups, and work towards the collective negotiation of solutions.
44. Plan and execute written and other forms of project-work over both short and long timescales.
45. Complete tasks under time-constrained conditions and effectively manage deadlines and targets.
46. Employ information-technology skills, including the ability to access and assess electronic data via the internet and through other forms of interactive media.
47. Adapt and transfer the critical methods of the disciplines into unfamiliar contexts, including a variety of working environments.

ILOs 29 and 33-34 are developed through the preparation and delivery of oral presentations in most modules in all levels, and through the oral discussion of challenging material in all modules in the programme.

ILO 31 is developed through participation in study groups with other students in most modules in the programme. It is also developed through meetings with personal tutors, one-to-one tutorials giving feedback on written work and through discussion in seminars.

ILOs 30 and 34 are developed through examinations in all levels and through written assignments in all levels.

ILO 32 is an essential part of the successful completion of the programme but is encouraged through preparation for written and oral assignments and through general preparation for seminars and language classes. Skill 18 may be further developed in the final stage through the optional dissertation module.

ILOs 35-36 are developed through compulsory oral presentations supported by hand-outs and through the requirement that all written work is word-processed.

ILOs 37-47 and personal and key skills are delivered through all modules, and developed in lectures, workshops, study groups, tutorials, work experience and other learning activities throughout the programme.

ILOs 29, 31 and 33-35 are assessed through the summative assessment of oral presentations in the final stage (10 or 20%). This assessment may also include a formative peer evaluation element.

ILOs 30 and 34 are assessed through examinations and written work in all levels and in all modules.

ILO 36 is assessed through the assessment of written coursework.

The assessment of ILOs 37-47 is through a combination of presentations and participation in seminars, log-books, web-based assessments, essays, exams, other written reports/projects, and a dissertation.

ILOs 37-42 are also strongly developed in the course of the portfolio of assessed essays and other written work produced through the programme. These assessments work on the principle of offering formative feedback to support the development of your written work within as well as between modules. Feedback on one assignment is intended to inform the next piece of work you undertake on the module; the next piece of work on the programme, or the future learning of graduates.

ILO 43 is associated especially with the range of group presentations taking place in modules during the programme. Group presentation assessment brings into focus an important range of skills for students, including sharing workloads, responsibility for tasks, team working, collaborative and communicative skills. Individual contributions to group work are also assessed individually, most often in the form of a reflective presentation report.

ILOs 44-46 are also accomplished in the course of ‘real-time’ formal assessments such as presentations and end of module exams, which occur through the programme.

ILO 47 is particularly related to the optional module ‘Humanities in the Workplace’, and to the study abroad element of the programme.

7. Programme Regulations

Programme-specific Progression Rules

To progress to Stage 2 you must also achieve an average mark of at least 50% in Stage 1, otherwise you will be required to transfer to the relevant three-year programme. This is to ensure that only those students who are likely to succeed in their Year Abroad are selected.

HUM3997 Employment Experience Abroad counts as a single 120-credit module and is not condonable; you must pass this module to graduate with the degree title of BA Classical Studies and English with Employment Experience Abroad. If you fail the Employment Experience Abroad your degree title will be commuted to BA Classical Studies and English.

Classification

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

The marking criteria, which closely reflect the skills outlined in the Programme Outcomes section, and the Department’s expectations with regard to study groups, are available in the Student Handbook, which can be found at: www.intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/taughthandbook/.

In addition to the centrally provided services detailed in section 9, the Department of Classics and Ancient History provides:

  • Team Skills Development Programme
  • Student Handbooks and module guides (available in print and on the department websites)
  • ELE based learning support materials and activities (Hercules)
  • Access to teaching staff – times when staff are available are posted on office doors and contact email addresses provided in student handbooks
  • Student representation at department meetings and College Teaching Committee
  • Student progress review and reporting via reserved agenda items at department meetings

All students within English have a personal tutor for their entire programme of study and who are available for at least three hours a week at advertised ‘office hours’. There are induction sessions to orientate students at the start of their programme. A personal tutoring system will operate with regular communication throughout the programme. Academic support will be also be provided by module leaders. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

10. Admissions Criteria

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

The programme is not subject to accreditation and/ or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

BA (Hons) Classical Studies and English with Employment Experience Abroad

19. UCAS Code

QQ6V

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits ECTS credits

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

[Honours] Classics and ancient history (including Byzantine Studies and Modern Greek)
[Honours] English

23. Dates

Origin Date

22/08/2017

Date of last revision

27/03/2023