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BA Latin and English Literature / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
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Our BA Latin and English Literature Joint Honours course will enable you to develop your linguistic skills in an ancient language while making connections between the literature of the ancient, medieval and contemporary eras.
You will study Latin language and literature in each of your three years of study, alongside the full range of English literature studies. Options include writings from Middle English, the Renaissance, historical and contemporary English Language, and cultural theory.
You can learn Latin either as a beginner or from A-level standard. Once you've reached the appropriate level, your learning will allow you to study literary and historical texts in their original language.
On this course, you'll be taught by world-leading scholars, whose research will directly shape your learning. You'll have access to a wealth of cutting-edge critical thinking, as well as exclusive access to award-winning learning resources, including some of the city's key cultural assets.
As well as giving you a detailed knowledge of Latin and a wide range of literature, we'll train you to become an independent researcher, a critical and creative thinker, and a persuasive writer - preparing you for careers in a variety of fields.
Placement year option
Apply your subject-specific knowledge in a real-world context through a placement year in your third year of study, enabling you to enhance your employment prospects, clarify your career goals and build your external networks.
You may apply to spend one semester studying abroad during Year 2. Exchange partners are offered through the Erasmus Exchange scheme (in Sweden) and the Worldwide Exchange scheme (e.g. USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore).
Access to our Special Collections
Explore exclusive resources such as the Special Collections of The John Rylands Library (home to papyri, medieval manuscripts and early printed books, including very early copies of the Homeric poems) and the Manchester Museum.
Enjoy literary events
Join Literature Live, our series of public events which brings contemporary novelists and poets to the University to read and engage in conversation, and Manchester Literature Festival, which holds events involving established and emerging authors at venues across Manchester - a UNESCO City of Literature.
Teaching and learning
The core of most literary and historical course units is provided by lectures, which introduce and survey the main issues, and are supported by small-group tutorials and seminars.
Language classes are taught intensively, with group size capped to encourage participation.
You are encouraged to involve yourself, under guidance, in independent study and original research.
Coursework and assessment
Assessment practices vary between course units, but our aim overall is to achieve a good balance between formal examinations, continuous assessment and project work.
Written examinations are held at the end of most course units. The third year dissertation contributes 25% of the total marks for your degree.
Course content for year 1
Course units for year 1
|Constructing Archaic Greek History||CAHE10011||20||Optional|
|From Republic to Empire: Introduction to Roman History, Society & Culture 218-31BC||CAHE10022||20||Optional|
|Introduction to Mediterranean & Classical Archaeology||CAHE10122||20||Optional|
|The Making of the Mediterranean||CAHE10132||20||Optional|
|The Story of Britain||CAHE10141||20||Optional|
|Stories and Storytelling in the Ancient Greek and Roman Worlds||CAHE10212||20||Optional|
|Cities and Citizens||CAHE10231||20||Optional|
|Intensive Latin 1||CAHE20171||20||Optional|
|Advanced Latin Language 1||CAHE30110||20||Optional|
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Course content for year 2
Course units for year 2
|American Literature and Social Criticism, 1900-Present||AMER20481||20||Optional|
|The World of Late Antiquity: Europe and the Med from the Severan Dynasty to the Rise of Islam||CAHE20022||20||Optional|
|Through Cicero's Eyes||CAHE20032||20||Optional|
|The Conquering Hero: The Life, Times and Legacy of Alexander The Great||CAHE20041||20||Optional|
|The Roman Empire 31BC - AD235: Rome's Golden Age||CAHE20051||20||Optional|
|Politics and Society in Classical Greece||CAHE20062||20||Optional|
|Intensive Greek 1||CAHE20151||20||Optional|
|Survive and Thrive: Parties, Politics and Poetry in Horace||CAHE20251||20||Optional|
|Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds (6th c. BCE - 3 c. CE)||CAHE20441||20||Optional|
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Course content for year 3
Course units for year 3
|Climate Change & Culture Wars||AMER30572||20||Optional|
|Progressivism in the United States||AMER30581||20||Optional|
|Slavery in the Ancient Greek World||CAHE24501||20||Optional|
|Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology and Egyptology Dissertation||CAHE30000||40||Optional|
|The World of Late Antiquity: Europe and the Med from the Severan Dynasty to the Rise of Islam||CAHE30022||20||Optional|
|Through Cicero's Eyes||CAHE30032||20||Optional|
|Advanced Latin Language 2||CAHE30210||20||Optional|
|Survive and Thrive: Parties, Politics and Poetry in Horace||CAHE30251||20||Optional|
|Advanced Latin Language 3||CAHE30310||20||Optional|
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Home to one of the world's richest and most unique collections of manuscripts, maps, works of art and objects.
You'll have access to the library's impressive special collections, including papyri, early printed books, key archives such as the Women's Suffrage Movement archive and Shakespeare's first folio.
The University is home to a major hub for new writing excellence and award-winning teaching staff, including Granta `Best Young British' novelist Kamila Shamsie and Jeanette Winterson CBE.
The Centre also hosts Literature Live - a public event series which brings contemporary novelists and poets to the University to showcase their work.
The UK's leading university museum has more than four million objects spanning millennia, including one of the largest collections of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the UK. Go behind-the-scenes to handle, analyse and interpret rare artefacts, including exclusive material specific to ancient history.