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BA Latin and Italian / Course details
Year of entry: 2021
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Our BA Latin and Italian will enable you to develop your linguistic skills while learning about the literature and culture of both societies.
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.
Language study offers much more than just language fluency. You'll explore diverse aspects of the culture, society, history, politics and literature of the countries in which your chosen languages are - or were - spoken, helping you to develop intercultural awareness and communication skills - both highly valued by employers.
You'll benefit from excellent teaching, student support and cutting-edge study facilities, as well as from the vibrancy and cultural diversity of Manchester itself - Western Europe's most multilingual city.
With placement options available at partner universities and in professional environments in Italy, a compulsory third year abroad gives our undergraduate students unforgettable and invaluable personal and professional experience. Where possible, this includes enrolment on classical courses at an Italian university.
Your year abroad gives you the chance to experience life in an Italian-speaking country, further developing your language skills.
Learn from language experts
Modern language courses are mainly taught by native speakers of the language, giving you a richer learning experience.
Access outstanding resources
Explore the exclusive resources of Manchester Museum and 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.
Teaching and learning
You'll learn through a variety of methods. Lectures will help broaden your understanding of subjects, while small group tutorials and seminars will help you to deep-dive into these topics.
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|
|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|
|Intensive Latin 2||CAHE30182||20||Optional|
|Italian Cultural Studies||ITAL10300||20||Optional|
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Course content for year 2
Course units for year 2
|Through Cicero's Eyes||CAHE20032||20||Optional|
|The Conquering Hero: The Life, Times and Legacy of Alexander The Great||CAHE20041||20||Optional|
|Intensive Greek 1||CAHE20151||20||Optional|
|Roman Women in 22 Objects||CAHE20532||20||Optional|
|Greek Epic Poetry||CAHE21041||20||Optional|
|Introduction to Ancient Philosophy||CAHE21052||20||Optional|
|Advanced Greek Language 1||CAHE30120||20||Optional|
|Intensive Greek 2||CAHE30162||20||Optional|
|Advanced Latin Language 2||CAHE30210||20||Optional|
|Ancient Greek Mythology||CLAH20221||20||Optional|
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Course content for year 3
Course units for year 3
|Through Cicero's Eyes||CAHE30032||20||Optional|
|Advanced Latin Language 2||CAHE30210||20||Optional|
|Advanced Latin Language 3||CAHE30310||20||Optional|
|Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds (6th c. BCE - 3 c. CE)||CAHE30441||20||Optional|
|The Roman Army and the North-West Frontiers||CAHE30882||20||Optional|
|Greek Epic Poetry||CAHE31041||20||Optional|
|Egypt in the Graeco-Roman Worl||CAHE31401||20||Optional|
|Ancient Greek Mythology||CAHE34702||20||Optional|
|The Early Roman Republic||CLAH30041||20||Optional|
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The John Rylands Library
At The John Rylands Library , you'll have exclusive access to our internationally significant collections, including papyri, medieval manuscripts and early printed books such as very early copies of the Homeric poems.
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.
The University Language Centre
Home to language resources, including a new interpreting suite, purpose-built recording rooms and resources for over 70 languages, The Centre also offers multilingual word processing, language learning software, off-air recording and AV duplication, multilingual terrestrial and satellite TV and support and advice.
The University is home to over 30 international and language related student societies offering a breadth of cultural activities and experiences. Learn more about colloquialisms in language through native speakers and take part in discussion groups and socials. Some of our societies also coordinate trips abroad to language-specific destinations.