Bachelor's Degree in Classics
The Bachelor's Degree in Classical Studies at the UAB offers a broad multidisciplinary training on the ancient world. It facilitates the projection of classical studies towards adjacent disciplines such as history, thinking, archaeology, art history, historical anthropology and the history of culture. The degree is offered at the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, where students will be exposed to all of the disciplines belonging to the humanities and to an expert teaching staff.
This degree consists of three specialisations. Two tracks are dedicated to the study of the Greek and Latin languages and their literature. The third track, dedicated to resources for the study of the ancient and medieval worlds, covers philological, archaeological and historiographic perspectives.
The Greco-Roman world set the bases for what we now know as western culture. The transmission, study and interpretation of its philosophical and aesthetic manifestations throughout the centuries has been basic when looking to understand the important problems of humanity. The knowledge of Greek and Latin especially have been an essential part of the study of not only linguistics, but also literature, philosophy and the humanities in general.
The mastery of the Classical languages and cultures enables graduates to teach and carry out research, work in libraries, archives and museums, on archaeological tasks, study history and work in publishing houses, to name a few examples.
Throughout the degree, students will analyse the main events of the Greco-Roman world (and Indo-European linguistics), while at the same time acquiring a solid base in philological, language, literary, historical and cultural knowledge. They also will become familiar with computer tools used specifically in their scientific and professional fields. Students thus acquire a high level of critical thinking and can apply it to cultural phenomena based on the social and language roots of ancient Greek and Rome.
The ideal student for this degree should have the following qualities:
Good written and oral expression
Capacity for synthesis and comprehension
Instrumental command of the languages of study (basic command of the basic morphological and syntactic structures of Greek and Latin).
Capacity for interpretation and reasoning.
Interest in language, literature and culture in general.
Capacity to relate linguistic, literary and cultural phenomena
On completing this degree, graduates will be equipped to work in a variety of sectors:
Teaching in public or private education centres (secondary schools and universities).
Publishing world (revision and correction of texts, production of dictionaries).
Linguistic counselling for literary or advertising agencies, etc.
Historical Studies and Decoding of Manuscripts, Papyri, etc., in museums and archaeological sites.
EvaluationECTS methodology consists of continued assessment of all academic work done by students.
Number of credits: 240
Duration: 4 years
Period of study: Course semesters.
Part-time or full-time: Full-time. Slow track available.
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