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Programme Specification for the 2024/5 academic year

BA (Hons) Classical Studies and Global Cultural Studies (4-year)

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) Classical Studies and Global Cultural Studies (4-year) Programme codeUFA4CTHSML09
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

The BA (Hons) Classical Studies and Global Cultural Studies (4-year) programme is not available for direct application.

This combined honours programme will give you a thorough grounding in the main themes and methods of Classical Studies and Modern Languages, and enables you to divide your time equally between the related subject areas. While at the University of Exeter, you will study half of your modules from Modern Languages and the other half from Classical Studies.

The Classical Studies side of the programme offers access to the culture and thought of the ancient world through its literature and artefacts. Modules combine the traditional virtues of rigorous attention to the nuances and subtleties of language with some of the most exciting and innovative approaches to the ancient world available today. Not only will you access the subject from a variety of angles (literary, literary-critical, philosophical, cultural-historical, art-historical), but you’ll also be encouraged to question the many intellectual and political uses to which the Classical world is put in the modern world. If you choose, you may study ancient literature in the original languages. Classical Studies modules combine the best traditional values of rigour and attentiveness with the latest approaches to ancient literature. In this way, you acquire a number of skills that are transferable to many situations in life and employment: not only the detailed awareness of the way language systems work and an understanding of some of the most brilliant and complex works written in any language, but also an ability to unpack the meaning of all manner of texts, from political speeches to advertising slogans.

The Global Cultural Studies side of the programme offers choice between the study of one of seven major languages (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish), taught by experienced language specialists including native speakers and academic staff at the cutting edge of research in their particular discipline. Progression through the programme will combine the acquisition of language with the study of the literature, culture, film and linguistics of the language disciplines as well as advanced translation practice. You will develop a high level of proficiency in reading, writing, understanding and speaking your selected language, providing you with valued skills for future careers. A carefully arranged choice of modules enables you to focus more towards language skills or to learn about the society in which a particular language is spoken. These cultural modules cover topics as broad as history, politics, philosophy, literature and cinema; they complement the language study within the programme and further ground your understanding of the language of your choice.

As a whole, the BA (Hons) Classical Studies and Global Cultural Studies offers you a coherent programme of study, balancing core elements with a choice of specialist topics to suit your individual aspirations and requirements.

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

This programme aims to develop your competence in the subject-specific and research skills required in both Classical Studies and Modern Languages, through extended engagement with your chosen languages and through relevant methodological, critical and theoretical contexts. As you progress through the programme, you will acquire a thorough grounding in the core principles of Classical Studies and Modern Languages through study which engages you imaginatively in the process of understanding and analysing languages, literature, history, gender and culture in general.

In Classical Studies modules, you will develop a range of critical approaches to ancient literature, and a broad knowledge of Greek and Roman literary texts; you will also have the opportunity to develop a command of Ancient Greek and Latin languages relevant to an understanding and appreciation of the literature, history and cultures of Greece and Rome. In Modern Languages modules, you will train towards a high level of proficiency in reading, speaking, writing and listening, with the aim of enabling you to communicate readily in personal and professional arenas. Classical Studies and Modern Languages offer detailed subject knowledge, broad coverage and a wide range of choice.

You will also acquire advanced competence in core academic, personal and key skills, providing a basis for career progression in the academic and professional worlds. You will be exposed to a variety of teaching and assessment methods within appropriate learning environments, supported by feedback and monitoring of your progress. You will also be able to develop your independent study skills through individual research.

The programme provides an intellectually stimulating, satisfying experience of learning and studying, and forms a sound basis for further study in these or in related disciplines. It aims to develop a range of subject-specific, academic and transferable skills, including high order conceptual literacy and communication skills of value in graduate employment. Classical Studies and Modern Languages encourage you to become a global citizen, a productive and questioning member of society, and provides thorough training for further study or a specialist career. You may utilise the skills you develop in a range of sectors, including translation, museums, consultancy, market research, the civil service, education, teaching, new media industries, journalism and publishing, research, charities, information science, advertising and public relations.

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. You are expected to balance your credits in each stage of the programme, taking 60 credits from Classical Studies, and 60 credits from Modern Languages. On the European Cultural Studies side of your programme, you will normally take optional content modules appropriate to your degree stage and corresponding to your compulsory language module.

The College of Humanities, however, takes the view that in Combined Honours programmes you would be incapable of reaching a satisfactory standard in the chosen language if you took fewer than 60 credits per year in it. Accordingly you may not exercise the modularity option in Modern Languages (modularity is where you are permitted to take elective modules from other disciplines that are not included in the programme specification). However, it would be possible for you in certain cases, to exercise the right from the Classical Studies side of your programme alone.

At stages 1, 2 and 4, you will take one compulsory language module amounting to 30 credits in total. At stage 3, you will spend a year abroad in one of the following ways:

  • on a suitable programme of study at an approved partner institution;
  • as an Assistant in a school under the scheme arranged by the British Council;
  • in approved paid or voluntary employment.

The year may be spent either in one country where a language of study is spoken or, if suitable arrangements can be made, divided between two countries. Exceptionally, other arrangements may be approved by the Director of Education. On the year abroad you are required either to take a compulsory module which tests your language acquisition, your intercultural competence and develops employability skills and environmental awareness, or, if you study at an approved partner institution you will be assessed on the basis of the marks obtained at the host university and an oral examination held on your return to Exeter.

Stage 1


30 credits of compulsory Classical Studies modules, 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language, 60 credits of optional modules (including 30 credits of Classical Studies modules, and 30 credits of Modern Languages 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 of compulsory modules in your chosen language.

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

d select 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language; on the Modern Languages side of your programme, you may select a maximum of 15 credits of either the SML- or HUM-coded modules listed below for the year. Please note that certain modules may only be available to students on Single Honours programmes, or to students who have taken a particular language module. This information will be given in the pre-requisites or co-requisites section of the relevant module descriptor. Please note for students of Modern Languages Portuguese (Single Honours or Combined Honours) MLP1002 is compulsory. For FLC students or other non-Modern Language students, it remains optional

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
MLX S1 Compulsory Language Modules 2023-4 [See note b above]
MLF1001 French Language 30 Yes
MLF1052 French Language for Beginners 30 Yes
MLG1001 German Language 30 Yes
MLG1052 German Language for Beginners 30 Yes
MLI1001 Italian Language 30 Yes
MLI1052 Italian Language for Beginners 30 Yes
MLM1052 Beginners Chinese 30 Yes
MLP1052 Portuguese Language for Beginners 30 Yes
MLR1001 Contemporary Russian Written and Oral 30 Yes
MLR1030 Russian Language for Beginners 30 Yes
MLS1001 Spanish Language 30 Yes
MLS1056 Spanish Language for Beginners 30 Yes

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA S1 BA CH Classics and Ancient History options 2023-4 [See note c above]
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
CLA1514 Ancient Sources (Material Evidence) - Pompeii: Destruction, Discovery and Afterlife 15 No
CLA1517 Ancient Sources (Material Evidence): Hellenistic Palaces in West Asia 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
MLX S1 Chinese Option Modules 2023-4 [See note d above]
MLM1010 China of the Senses: Approaching Chinese Culture and Environments 15 No
MLM1013 A Brief History of Modern China (1861-Present) 15 No
MLX S1 French Option Modules 2023-4 [See note d above]
MLF1017 The Making of Modern France 15 No
MLF1103 The French Language, Present and Past 15 No
MLF1105 An Introduction to French Thought 15 No
MLF1121 French Visual History 15 No
MLF1018 The Devil is in the Detail: An Introduction to the Short Story in French 15 No
MLX S1 German Option Modules 2023-4 [See note d above]
MLG1014 A Nation Remembers: Issues in German Cultural Memory 15 No
MLG1017 Turning Points in German History 1200 - 2000 15 No
MLG1021 Outside In: An Introduction to Outcasts and Outsiders in German-language Literature and Film 15 No
MLX S1 Italian Option Modules 2023-4 [See note d above]
MLI1016 Italy Inside Out: Popular Visual Narratives about Italy 15 No
MLI1121 A Thousand Faces: Cultures and History in 19th-Century Italy 15 No
MLX S1 Portuguese Option Modules 2023-4 [See note d above]
MLP1002 Introduction to the Lusophone World 15 No
MLX S1 Russian Option Modules 2023-4 [See note d above]
MLR1023 Russia: Empire and Identity 15 No
MLR1006 An Emotional Experience: Russian Literature and the Expression of Feeling 15 No
MLX S1 Spanish Option Modules 2023-4 [See note d above]
MLS1067 Ideology in the Hispanic World 15 No
SML1067 Ideology in the Hispanic World 15 No
MLS1068 An Introduction to the Literature and Film of Spain 15 No
MLS1064 An Introduction to the Hispanic World: Texts in Context 15 No
MLS1066 The Making of Modern Latin America: History Through Literature and Culture 15 No
MLS1164 A Journey of Discovery: Hispanic Global Culture 15 No
MLX S1 Neutral Option Modules 2023-4 [See note d above]
SML1207 Introduction to Film 15 No
SML1208 Language, Culture, and International Relations 15 No
SML1002 Constructing Nature: Stories we Live By 15 No
SML1018 The Devil Is in the Detail: An Introduction to the Short Story in French 15 No

Stage 2


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

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

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

f You must select 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language.

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

h select 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language; on the Modern Languages side of your programme, you may select a maximum of 15 credits of either the SML- or HUM-coded modules listed below for the year. It is your responsibility to ensure that credit for SML modules can be counted towards the language of your study, where this is necessary for your credit count.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA CLA2005-CLA2006 [See note e above]
CLA2005 Greek and Roman Narrative 30 No
CLA2006 Greek and Roman Drama 30 No
MLX S2 Compulsory Language Modules 2023-4 [See note f above]
MLF2001 French Language, Written and Oral 30 Yes
MLF2152 Intermediate French 30 Yes
MLG2001 German Language, Written and Oral 30 Yes
MLG2052 Intermediate German 30 Yes
MLI2001 Italian Language, Written and Oral 30 Yes
MLI2051 Italian Language 30 Yes
MLM2052 Intermediate Chinese (One) 30 Yes
MLP2052 Intermediate Portuguese 30 Yes
MLR2001 Contemporary Russian Written and Oral I 30 Yes
MLR2030 Intermediate Russian 30 Yes
MLS2001 Spanish Language, Written and Oral 30 Yes
MLS2156 Spanish Language (ex-beginners) 30 Yes

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA S2 BA CH Classical Studies options 2023-4 [See note g 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
MLX S2 Chinese Option Modules 2023-4 [See note h above]
MLM2002 Politics of Contemporary China 15 No
MLM2003 Chinoiserie and Europeenerie: Artistic and cultural exchanges between China and Europe 15 No
MLX S2 French Option Modules 2023-4 [See note h above]
MLF2076 Subversive Texts: Baudelaire and Rachilde 15 No
MLF2005 Classical myth in French and francophone cinema 15 No
MLF2069 East is East? Cross-Cultural Encounters in Medieval French Literature 15 No
SML2209 Music in Medieval Europe 15 No
MLF2070 Violence and Virtue: Early Modern French Theatre 15 No
MLF2074 Translating Exile: Contemporary Francophone Women Writers 15 No
MLF2029 Varieties of French 15 No
MLF2056 Provoking Thoughts - French Literature and Philosophy from the Renaissance to the 20th Century 15 No
MLX S2 German Option Modules 2023-4 [See note h above]
MLG2003 Youth and Age: Generations in German Fiction and Film 15 No
MLG2019 Gender, Race and Migration in 20th and 21st-century German Literature 15 No
MLG2018 Berlin - Culture, History and Politics 15 No
MLX S2 Italian Option Modules 2023-4 [See note h above]
AHV2208 Ideal Cities? Urban Cultures of Renaissance Italy 15 No
MLI2019 Italian(s) in the World 15 No
MLI2018 Love (and Marriage?) in Contemporary Italian Film Comedy 15 No
MLX S2 Portuguese Option Modules 2023-4 [See note h above]
SML2004 Contemporary Latin American Cinema 15 No
SML2002 Cultural Connections in Southern Africa: Literature and Film 15 No
MLP2002 Portuguese as a Global Language 15 No
MLX S2 Russian Option Modules 2023-4 [See note h above]
MLR2021 Understanding Russia 15 No
MLR2024 Exploring Revolution: The Making of Soviet Society and Culture in the 1920s 15 No
MLX S2 Spanish Option Modules 2023-4 [See note h above]
MLS2070 Catalonia Is Not Spain? Modern Catalan Culture in Context 15 No
MLS2158 "What is Love? And Do I Need It?" An Introduction to Spanish Renaissance Love Poetry 15 No
MLS2072 Place and Identity in Contemporary Venezuelan Culture 15 No
SML2004 Contemporary Latin American Cinema 15 No
MLS2061 The Latin American Short Story 15 No
MLS2045 Federico Garcia Lorca: Theatre and Poetry 15 No
MLS2073 Literary Non-Fiction in Argentina: When Writing Meets the Real 15 No
MLX S2 Neutral Option Modules 2023-4 [See note h above]
HUM2005 Tales of Freedom, Necessity and Providence 15 No
SML2246 Intercultural Communication 15 No
SML2244 Multilingualism in Society 15 No
SML2003 Research Skills in Languages and Cultures 15 No

Stage 3


120 credits of compulsory modules

i You must take one of these modules.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
MLX S3 Compulsory Year Abroad Modules 2023-4 [See note i above]
SML3010 Work and Study Abroad 120 Yes
SML3020 Study Abroad at a Partner University (with Assessment in the Foreign Language) 120 Yes
SML3025 Internship Abroad Combined with Study at a Partner University Abroad 120 Yes

Stage 4


Stage 4: 60 credits of optional Classical Studies modules, 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language and 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language.

Subject to selecting 120 credits in the stage you must:

j select 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language.

k select 60 credits from this list of optional Classical Studies modules.

l select 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language; you may select a maximum of 15 credits of the SML- or HUM-coded modules listed below for the year, these are additional to SML3015. You may, alternatively, take SML3030. Please note you may only select one dissertation module across the two programmes. It is your responsibility to ensure that credit for SML modules can be counted towards the language of your study, where this is necessary for your credit count.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
MLX Final Stage Compulsory Language Modules 2023-4 [See note j above]
MLM3111 Advanced Chinese Language Skills 30 Yes
MLF3111 Advanced French Language Skills 30 Yes
MLG3111 Advanced German Language Skills 30 Yes
MLI3111 Advanced Italian Language Skills 30 Yes
MLP3111 Advanced Portuguese Language Skills 30 Yes
MLR3111 Advanced Russian Language Skills 30 Yes
MLS3111 Advanced Spanish Language Skills 30 Yes

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA Final Stage BA Ancient History-Classical Studies CH options 2023-4 [See note k 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
MLX Final Stage Chinese Option Modules 2023-4 [See note l above]
MLM3009 China through the Lens: Cultural Translation and Self-Presentation 15 No
MLM3008 Introduction to Modern Chinese Literature 15 No
MLM3011 China and the Third World: Foreign Relations and Nation Building in China in the Cold War Era 15 No
HUM3002 Aliens Abroad: Science Fiction in Global Literature 15 No
HUM3015 The Place of Meaning: Gardens in Britain and China 15 No
MLX Final Stage French Option Modules 2023-4 [See note l above]
MLF3034 Sociolinguistics of French 15 No
MLF3078 Philosophers, Prophets, and Mystics in French Culture 15 No
MLF3050 Music, Poetry, and Society at the Late Medieval French Court 15 No
MLF3079 Sex, Subversion and Censorship: Libertine Literature in Seventeenth-Century France 15 No
MLF3080 Les Miserables from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day 15 No
MLF3046 Dialectology in France 15 No
MLF3075 First-Person Outsiders in Modern French Literature 15 No
MLF3081 Sexual Politics: Gender Dynamics in Early Modern France 15 No
EAF3520 Beyond Sex and the City: Becoming a Woman in Contemporary Western Cinema 15 No
MLX Final Stage German Option Modules 2023-4 [See note l above]
MLG3036 Dictatorships on Display: History Exhibitions in Germany and Austria 15 No
MLG3037 Coping with Catastrophe: German Culture, Literature and Politics in the Interwar Years 15 No
MLG3040 Sex, Sciences and the Arts 15 No
MLX Final Stage Italian Option Modules 2023-4 [See note l above]
MLI3199 Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend 15 No
AHV3002 Understanding Space in Renaissance Italy 15 No
MLI3033 Multicultural Italy 15 No
HUM3002 Aliens Abroad: Science Fiction in Global Literature 15 No
EAF3520 Beyond Sex and the City: Becoming a Woman in Contemporary Western Cinema 15 No
MLX Final Stage Portuguese Option Modules 2023-4 [See note l above]
MLP3009 Afro-Brazil: Transatlantic Identities in Culture 15 No
SML3014 Socialist Thought and Practice in Latin America and Africa 15 No
MLX Final Stage Russian Option Modules 2023-4 [See note l above]
MLR3027 The Making of Underground Russia, 1825-1917 15 No
MLR3026 The Deceptive City: The Creation of St Petersburg in Russian Literature 15 No
HUM3002 Aliens Abroad: Science Fiction in Global Literature 15 No
MLX Final Stage Spanish Option Modules 2023-4 [See note l above]
MLS3037 Women and Feminism in 20th Century Spain 15 No
MLS3057 Cross Currents: Memory, Myth and Modernity in Latin America 15 No
MLS3112 Spanish Modernists: Narratives of Identity, Gender and Nation 15 No
MLS3071 The Chilean Road to Socialism (1970-1973): What Happened and Why? Elements for a Debate 15 No
MLS3067 "Monster of Nature and Phoenix of Wits." An Introduction to the Work of Lope de Vega 15 No
SML3031 Advanced Translation Skills 15 No
MLS3066 Almodovar's Spain: Cinema and Society 15 No
SML3014 Socialist Thought and Practice in Latin America and Africa 15 No
HUM3002 Aliens Abroad: Science Fiction in Global Literature 15 No
MLX Final Stage Neutral Option Modules 2023-4 [See note l above]
SML3013 Through the Language Lens: the Relationship between Language, Culture and the Mind 15 No
SML3015 Dissertation 15 No
SML3043 Migration and Multilingualism 15 No
SML3041 Green Matters in Modern Languages and Cultures 15 No
SML3042 Transcultural Devon: Creating, Analysing and Subtitling Interviews in the Context of Migration 15 No
SML3009 Intercultural Communication in a Global World 15 No
SML3030 Extended Dissertation 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. Identify Classical Studies and Modern Languages as broad subject disciplines.
2. Identify and evaluate the variety of approaches and traditions taken within both the study of Classical Studies and Modern Languages, combining language and culture.
3. Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and fluency in the production and comprehension of the chosen language, both orally and in writing.
4. 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.
5. Demonstrate an awareness of and a 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.
6. Communicate effectively and appropriately with native and other competent speakers of the chosen language in an academic context, both orally and in writing.
7. Identify and explain the cultural and socio-historic contexts in which the chosen language is spoken.
8. Apply critical terminology and, where appropriate, methodological, linguistic, stylistic, and/or formal terminology to an understanding of both Classical Studies and Modern Languages; utilise appropriate bibliographical style.

ILOs 1-8 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. Modules in 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.

ILOs 2-5 and 8 are at the core of the Classical Studies side of the programme in all stages. However, more sophisticated analysis and understanding is expected in stage 4. 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 stage 4 these skills are developed in relation to particular topics and periods through specialised modules and through the dissertation (if chosen).

Core language modules in stage 1 include an introduction to language-learning strategies, with subsequent stages requiring you to make systematic use of the self-access material available in the library, in the Foreign Language Centre, and via web-based resources. Language modules in each stage use authentic materials in the chosen language/s, both written (texts in a variety of styles and registers) and spoken (oral classes with native speakers, together with use of TV and the electronic media). These forms of target-language material are used in a variety of ways, including reading or listening comprehension, translation, and production of related material in the chosen language/s through exercises such as summarising, essay-writing and oral presentations. Instruction is reinforced by regular formative assessment. Formal grammar is usually taught, both in seminars and through guided study of a textbook, at a level appropriate to each stage of the programmes and to level of achievement at the outset of the programme.

The assessment of these skills is through a combination of presentations and participation in seminars, coursework, log-books, web-based assessments, essays, oral and written exams, other written reports/projects, and (if chosen) 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:

9. Demonstrate understanding of the linguistic principles required to assimilate and analyse the structure of a foreign language.
10. Articulate knowledge and understanding of concepts and theories relating to the study of languages and classical culture.
11. Respond receptively to foreign cultures and demonstrate an ability to see the relativity of one’s own cultural perspective.
12. Demonstrate responsiveness to the central role of language and culture in the creation of meaning, and a sensitivity to the affective power of language.
13. Communicate effectively and construct a coherent argument in both oral and written presentations.
14. Command a broad range of vocabulary and an appropriate critical terminology.
15. Apply bibliographic skills appropriate to the disciplines of Modern Languages and Classical Studies, including accurate citation of sources and consistent use of conventions in the presentation of scholarly work.

These skills are developed throughout the programme in all modules, with the emphasis becoming more complex as you 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 all four stages. They will culminate in the substantial and independent research skills demonstrated within the dissertation and special subject modules.

The assessment of these skills is through a combination of presentations and participation in seminars, log-books, web-based assessments, essays, oral and written exams, other written reports/projects, and (if chosen) 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:

16. Apply advanced literacy and communication skills in appropriate contexts including the ability to present sustained and persuasive written and oral arguments.
17. Analyze and critically examine diverse forms of material, both textual and visual.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. Interrogate and apply a variety of theoretical positions, and weigh the importance of alternative perspectives in a critical and self-reflective manner.
21. Exercise independent thought and judgment.
22. Engage with others through the presentation of ideas and information in groups, and work towards the collective negotiation of solutions.
23. Plan and execute written and other forms of project-work over both short and long timescales.
24. Complete tasks under time-constrained conditions and effectively manage deadlines and targets.
25. Employ information-technology skills, including the ability to access and assess electronic data via the internet and through other forms of interactive media.
26. Adapt and transfer the critical methods of the disciplines into unfamiliar contexts, including a variety of working environments.

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.

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

ILOs 16-21 are also strongly developed in the course of the portfolio of assessed essays and other written work produced through all stages of 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 22 is associated especially with the range of group presentations taking place in modules. Group presentation assessment brings into focus an important range of skills for you, 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 23-25 are also accomplished in the course of ‘real-time’ formal assessments such as presentations and end of module exams, which occur in all four levels of the programme.

7. Programme Regulations

Programme-specific Award Rules

Your degree classification will be calculated from the credit-weighted average marks for stages 2 and 4 combined in the ratio 1:2 respectively.

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 Classical Studies and Modern Languages have a personal tutor for their entire programme of study and who is available at advertised ‘office hours’. There are induction sessions to orientate you at the start of your 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 Global Cultural Studies (4-year)

19. UCAS Code

Not applicable to this programme.

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] Languages and related studies

23. Dates

Origin Date

04/01/2016

Date of last revision

27/03/2023