Undergraduate study in Classical Studies and Ancient History
Classical Studies and Ancient History have been combined as a single BA major from 2019.
What you can study in Classical Studies and Ancient History
You can take first year courses on classical mythology and ancient history. In later years there are more advanced courses in topics on warfare, religion, Egyptian language, ancient Greek language, art, gender and sexuality, political change and the lives of people in the ancient world.
You have the chance to study genres like epic, tragedy, comedy, and love poetry, to explore Egyptian art and religion from a non-Western perspective, engage with the archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean world, or to meet famous figures such as Alexander the Great, or Cleopatra.
You can take courses in ancient Greek, Latin or Hieroglyphics as part of your Classical Studies and Ancient History major.
Structuring your major in Classical Studies and Ancient History
You can take a major in Classical Studies and Ancient History as one of the two BA subjects in your double major, subject to approval. You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.
Explore the undergraduate courses you can take as part of a major in Classical Studies and Ancient History. You would normally take Stage I courses in your first year, Stage II in your second and Stage III in your third.
You must pass the following courses as part of the Latin major:
- At least five courses from LATIN 100-310, including two at Stage III.
- You may also include three courses from ANCIENT 100-385.