Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved
College College Arts and Law
School History and Cultures
Department Classics, AH and Archaeology
Partner College and School Philosophy
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.A. Classical Literature and Civilisation and Philosophy Full-time
Programme Code 1335
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 3 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme A) to develop an innovative range of subject specific and transferable skills in research, analysis and presentation through the study and understanding of Classical literature and civilization in the context of cognate disciplines.
B) to facilitate intellectual development by encouraging independence and critical thinking.
C) to provide a foundation for research into and further study of the discipline The programmes aim to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of central areas of philosophy, its methods and history. It aims to engage their interest in and enthusiasm for issues of philosophy and to foster within them the skills distinctive of good philosophy in particular, the abilities to:
  • analyse abstract claims and arguments accurately,
  • present their own views verbally and in writing, clearly and with supporting argument
  • collaborate with others in the course of such analyses and presentations
The programmes aim to provide students with the opportunity to engage with the range of expertise and internationally recognized research undertaken in the Dept. of Philosophy. Through these various aims and provisions, the programmes will enrich the lives of students who take them, and will provide society with the resource of graduates who can think and express their thoughts in a clear and logical manner. Graduates equipped with these transferable skills as well as with the knowledge of the subject’s contents will be employed in a wide range of occupations.

Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
A core sample of Classical literature within its cultural and intellectual context
Critical and hermeneutic issues specific to the discipline of Classics
Classical civilisation in its original context through study and personal experience
In addition, students have the opportunity to have knowledge and understanding of an ancient classical language and some ancient texts
The texts, theories and arguments of some of the major analytical philosophers, both past and present.
Some central theories and arguments in some of the core areas of analytical philosophy: metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, and moral and political philosophy.
Some theories and arguments that are the subject of current research in contemporary analytical philosophy
A range of techniques of philosophical reasoning, and how those techniques are brought to bear on philosophical theories and problems.
Basic logical notation and proof procedures, and of the most important ways in which those techniques inform analytic philosophy in general.
Lectures, seminars, workshops, group project work, oral presentations, independent research (dissertation)
Lectures, tutorials, seminars discussion, independent study, close crucial reading of texts, the design and construction of essays and other assessments
Examinations, extended essays, dissertation, seminar presentation, group work, commentaries reviews and other appropriate assessments
Exams, essays, coursework exercises, project work
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Coherent written presentation supported by references and illustration as appropriate
Oral presentation supported by appropriate illustrative material
Research, describe and analyse archaeological and literature based evidence and construct an informed synthesis from it in relation to current knowledge
Independent research to a timetable and deadlines
Team work on tasks requiring a variety of collaborative skills to a timetable and deadlines
Identify problems and questions and critically evaluate solutions and answers in theoretical and practical aspects of research into the ancient world
Exploit C&IT skills (web, word processing) in research, analysis and presentation
To interpret philosophical writing from a variety of ages and traditions
To analyse positions and arguments
To present cogent arguments in defence of their views, verbally and in writing
To understand and use a range of specialised philosophical terminology
To display independent understanding of philosophical views and arguments, and to work independently - including devising and researching pieces of philosophical writing of various lengths – and in groups
To communicate, and organise their studies, effectively
The capacity to be competent and effective users of IT resources for research purposes, word processing. Students will also be able to use IT communication tools effectively
Lectures, seminars. Independent study and research: essays at levels 1&2, dissertation at level 3
Group project work: informally at level 1 (Project), assessed at level 2 (Seminar II) and level 2/3 (Athenian Drama),
Oral presentations: informally at level 1, (Project) group presentation at level 2 (Seminar II)
Lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshop discussions (including, at Stage 1 and 2, sessions with explicitly methodological contents and sessions involving individual and group presentations), independent study, close reading of texts, the design and construction of essays and other assessments.
Examinations, extended essays, dissertation, seminar presentation, group work, commentaries, reviews and other appropriate assessments
Exams, essays, coursework exercises, project work (and as part of several modules, group presentations).

Word-processed assessments; evidence of appropriate use of web resources.