Module List 2015/16
- Level 1 Modules
- Level 2 Modules
- Level 3 Modules
For a full list of 2015-16 module descriptors please click here.
In order to progress to Stage 2 in Greek and Roman Civilization, students must pass any two of the following modules:
- GRC10130 Ancient Rome : An Introduction
- GRC10140 Classical Myth: An Introduction
- GRC10150 Classical Art and Archaeology: An Introduction
GRC10160 Homer and Herodotus
It is recommended that students take all four modules for a comprehensive introduction to Greek and Roman Civilization.
We offer a Major, Joint Major and Minor in Greek and Roman Civilization and students should take an appropriate number of modules at Levels 2 and 3.
There are no core modules at Stage 2; students are free to choose any combination of modules to create a programme tailored to their interests. For instance, you may choose to take more history modules than literature modules, or to focus more on Greece than on Rome - or you may decide to continue to explore a broad range of subjects from across the field of Classics.
Advice on module choice is available from your lecturers if you need it. We will be available the week before lectures start in first semester to help with any queries.
Greek and Latin Electives at Stage 2
If you enjoy language learning and would like to develop your knowledge of the ancient world further, it is possible to take intensive introductory modules in Latin or Greek as electives at Stage 2. If you are interested, you should discuss this option with Dr. Brady (Latin) or Prof Lloyd (Greek).
Study skills: lectures, tutorials, assessment
Guidelines for essay writing
Resources and facilities
Greek and Roman Civilization aims to give an introduction to the civilization of Greece and Rome by concentrating on special topics in the areas of history, literature, philosophy, art and archaeology. No Greek or Latin is required as texts are studied in translation. No special qualifications are required to take Greek & Roman Civilization, but as essay writing is an important part of the programme, a good command of English is a great help. Curiosity and historical imagination enable you to feel at home more quickly in the ancient world.
In level 1 students are given the opportunity of sampling the full range of the different areas of Greek and Roman civilization taught by the School. In levels 2 and 3 you can either continue with this broad perspective, or you may choose to focus mainly on one or two areas, according to your interest, for example literature and history or art and archaeology. For those who wish to further their involvement with the classical world after the BA, the MA in Classics organized by the School of Classics provides a natural progression (see postgraduate).
The ancient world laid the foundations on which European literature, philosophy, education, art (and to some degree, science) were built and continue to develop. Greek and Roman Civilization is therefore a popular combination with English, European languages, philosophy and history. Its focus on the past also makes it of interest to students of Archaeology.
For further information go to myUCD