Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    How many wild modules do you get a year, in particular for the classics department? Thanks
    • TSR Community Team
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Community Team
    Hi - sorry you haven't had a response to this yet. I'm just going to bump the thread in the hope that someone sees this and can help
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    Here is a list of modules available to undergraduates studying single-honours Classics: https://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/facu...works/q801.pdf

    I don't know what you count as 'wild' but these seem interesting:

    Year 1
    Early Greek Philosophy * CLAS1101 20
    Socrates and the Socratics CLAS1761 20
    Language, Translation and Interpretation CLAS1701 20
    Greek Art and Architecture * CLAS1721 20
    The Craft of the Ancient Historian CLAS1731 20
    Living in the Classical World CLAS1741 20

    Year 2
    Crisis of the Roman Republic Ф CLAS2131 20
    Emperors and Dynasties * CLAS2661 20
    The Hellenistic World CLAS2781 20
    Greek Literature and the Near East * CLAS2601 20
    Interpreting Greek Tragedy Today * CLAS2621 20
    Latin Literature of the Early Empire * CLAS2721 20
    Ancient Epistolography * CLAS2731 20
    Roman Buildings and their Decoration CLAS2631 20
    Creation and Cosmology * CLAS2641 20
    Ancient Political Thought and Action CLAS2761 20
    Stoicism * CLAS2791 20
    Classical Theories of Soul CLAS2801 20
    Dialogues with Antiquity CLAS2811 20
    Living in the Classical World * CLAS2831 20
    Alexandria * CLAS2841 20
    Death in the Classical World

    Year 3 (Degree)
    Urbs Roma * CLAS3321 20
    The Literature and Language of Ancient Babylon: An Introduction CLAS3331 20
    Love and Sex in Ancient Poetry * CLAS3341 20
    Myth, Memory and History CLAS3371 20
    Roman Syria * CLAS3491 20
    Knowledge and Doubt in Hellenistic Philosophy * CLAS3541 20
    Greeks and Persians (c.560-336 BC) CLAS3551 20
    The World of Catullus CLAS3571 20
    Writing Alexander Ω CLAS3581 20
    The Life and Times of Cicero * CLAS3601 20
    Greek and Latin Literature of the Second Century A.D. * CLAS3631 20
    Lives and Afterlives of the Greek and Roman Poets * CLAS3661 20
    The Later Roman Empire CLAS3671 20
    Comedy and Tragedy, Laughter and Sorrow CLAS3701 20
    Pompeii and Herculaneum: Rediscovery and Reconstruction * CLAS3711 20
    Greek and Latin Literature of the Fourth-Sixth Centuries A.D. CLAS3721 20
    Technologies of Knowledge in Antiquity

    You choose 2 from these in years 1 and 3, and up to three in Year 2
    I've bolded some that appear more 'out there', although I'm not a classicist
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    I presume by "wild modules" you mean "elective modules" i.e. modules taken that aren't required to be in the main discipline. This tends to vary between programmes (and universities) - some courses have specific limitations on how many options are taken outside the main discipline for accreditation purposes.

    I would suggest looking for the Programme Specification/Handbook for this course at this university, as it should detail how many option modules you have, and how many of those must be taken in the main discpline (or at a specific level - it's quite common that third year students are not permitted to take first year modules, and second and third year students can only "backtrack" a certain number of modules per year - this is general to university study, not Durham specifically).
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    I presume by "wild modules" you mean "elective modules" i.e. modules taken that aren't required to be in the main discipline. This tends to vary between programmes (and universities) - some courses have specific limitations on how many options are taken outside the main discipline for accreditation purposes.

    I would suggest looking for the Programme Specification/Handbook for this course at this university, as it should detail how many option modules you have, and how many of those must be taken in the main discpline (or at a specific level - it's quite common that third year students are not permitted to take first year modules, and second and third year students can only "backtrack" a certain number of modules per year - this is general to university study, not Durham specifically).
    Ah yes thank you thats what i meant, every university seems to call it something different. I'll give it a look. Thanks.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by auburnstar)
    Here is a list of modules available to undergraduates studying single-honours Classics: https://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/facu...works/q801.pdf

    I don't know what you count as 'wild' but these seem interesting:

    Year 1
    Early Greek Philosophy * CLAS1101 20
    Socrates and the Socratics CLAS1761 20
    Language, Translation and Interpretation CLAS1701 20
    Greek Art and Architecture * CLAS1721 20
    The Craft of the Ancient Historian CLAS1731 20
    Living in the Classical World CLAS1741 20

    Year 2
    Crisis of the Roman Republic Ф CLAS2131 20
    Emperors and Dynasties * CLAS2661 20
    The Hellenistic World CLAS2781 20
    Greek Literature and the Near East * CLAS2601 20
    Interpreting Greek Tragedy Today * CLAS2621 20
    Latin Literature of the Early Empire * CLAS2721 20
    Ancient Epistolography * CLAS2731 20
    Roman Buildings and their Decoration CLAS2631 20
    Creation and Cosmology * CLAS2641 20
    Ancient Political Thought and Action CLAS2761 20
    Stoicism * CLAS2791 20
    Classical Theories of Soul CLAS2801 20
    Dialogues with Antiquity CLAS2811 20
    Living in the Classical World * CLAS2831 20
    Alexandria * CLAS2841 20
    Death in the Classical World

    Year 3 (Degree)
    Urbs Roma * CLAS3321 20
    The Literature and Language of Ancient Babylon: An Introduction CLAS3331 20
    Love and Sex in Ancient Poetry * CLAS3341 20
    Myth, Memory and History CLAS3371 20
    Roman Syria * CLAS3491 20
    Knowledge and Doubt in Hellenistic Philosophy * CLAS3541 20
    Greeks and Persians (c.560-336 BC) CLAS3551 20
    The World of Catullus CLAS3571 20
    Writing Alexander Ω CLAS3581 20
    The Life and Times of Cicero * CLAS3601 20
    Greek and Latin Literature of the Second Century A.D. * CLAS3631 20
    Lives and Afterlives of the Greek and Roman Poets * CLAS3661 20
    The Later Roman Empire CLAS3671 20
    Comedy and Tragedy, Laughter and Sorrow CLAS3701 20
    Pompeii and Herculaneum: Rediscovery and Reconstruction * CLAS3711 20
    Greek and Latin Literature of the Fourth-Sixth Centuries A.D. CLAS3721 20
    Technologies of Knowledge in Antiquity

    You choose 2 from these in years 1 and 3, and up to three in Year 2
    I've bolded some that appear more 'out there', although I'm not a classicist
    Thank you, some of them look really interesting!
 
 
 
Poll
Who do you think it's more helpful to talk about mental health with?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.