Study plan Bachelor's Degree in Ancient Studies

Basic skills

  • Students must have and understand knowledge of an area of study built on the basis of general secondary education, and while it relies on some advanced textbooks it also includes some aspects coming from the forefront of its field of study.
  • Students must develop the necessary learning skills to undertake further training with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Students must be capable of collecting and interpreting relevant data (usually within their area of study) in order to make statements that reflect social, scientific or ethical relevant issues.
  • Students must be capable of communicating information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  • Students must be capable of applying their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and they should have building arguments and problem resolution skills within their area of study.

Specific skills

  • Interrelate linguistic, historical and archaeological knowledge of the ancient world with knowledge of other areas of the humanities, mainly ancient literature, philosophy and art.
  • Identify and interpret ancient historical remains to relate them to social, political and economic events in the Mediterranean societies of the period of Antiquity.
  • Demonstrate the basic skills needed to participate in an archaeological excavation and be able to interpret its findings.
  • Interpret texts written in Latin and Greek to understand the history and Classical civilisations.
  • Extract and interpret data from texts written in an ancient language in different formats applying knowledge of the auxiliary sciences of history (epigraphy, numismatics, codicology, palaeography, etc.).
  • Understand and interpret the evolution of ancient societies in the Mediterranean – from Egyptian civilisation to the disbanding of Western imperial Rome – through analysis of the political, historical, social, economic and linguistic factors.
  • Recognise the impact of some important aspects of the ancient world in contemporary culture and society.
  • Apply grammatical knowledge acquired in the analysis and comprehension of Latin and Greek texts.
  • Make a commentary on a literary texts applying knowledge of genres, metrics and stylistics.
  • Apply the main methods, techniques and instruments of historical analysis.
  • Carry out projects on aspects of the ancient world using a holistic approach.

Transversal skills

  • Use techniques of compilation, organisation and use of information and documentation related to Antiquity with precision.
  • Dominate the use of specific instruments, with special attention to digital tools, for analysing the ancient world.
  • Be able to express oneself orally and in writing in the specific language of history, archaeology and philology, both in one’s own languages and a third language.
  • Acquire skills which facilitate team work.
  • Make a critical evaluation of work carried out.