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Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology (CLAHA) is an integrated degree programme that allows you to study the history, literature, art, archaeology, culture and thought of the ancient world in conjunction with one or both of the ancient languages. Flexible pathways enable you to pursue your own interests and graduate with a Single Honours degree in Classics (Latin and Greek), Ancient History and Archaeology, or Classical Civilisation, or to choose from a wide range of Joint Honours and Major/Minor combinations.

Course Structure

At the beginning of your Junior Freshman year, you will be invited to choose between the dual language pathway (involving the study of both Latin and Ancient Greek, and usually leading to a Single or Joint Honors degree in Classics) and the single language pathway (involving at least one year’s study of Greek or Latin, and leading to a range of Single and Joint Honors combinations in Ancient History and Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Greek and Latin). It is possible to switch between pathways in the Senior Freshman year.

Greek and Latin for non-beginners (Greek and Latin A) are designed for those who have already studied ancient Greek and/or Latin in school, and who wish to continue to read classical literature in the original languages. Beginners Greek and/or Latin (Greek and Latin B) are available to those who have not previously studied the language(s).

Dual Language Pathway

The Dual Language Pathway typically leads to an award in Classics (Single Honors, Major, or Joint Honors). If you choose a Single language pathway you may still take optional modules in the other language.

The combinations below give you an overview of the modules available in each language combination, depending on if you are a beginner at entry (Greek/ Latin B) or if you have Leaving Certificate or equivalent in Greek or Latin (Greek/Latin A). If you are a beginner in both languages, you will begin Latin in the JF year and Greek in the SF year.
Details of all pathways are available in the CLAHA Handbook.

Junior Freshman

Senior Freshman

  • 20 ECTS Trinity Electives or Open Modules from Ancient History and Archaeology or Classical Civilisation

Junior Sophister

Senior Sophister

  • 20 ECTS Latin Topics from this list (options vary from year to year):
    • CLU44481 Latin Satire
    • CLU44485 Latin Historians
    • CLU44486 Didactic Poetry
    • CLU44487 Early Latin
    • CLU44488 Senecan Tragedy
    • CLU44490 Latin Oratory

Single Language Pathway

The Single Language Pathway typically leads to an award in Ancient History and Archaeology (Single Honors, Major, or Joint Honors), in Classical Civilisation (Single Honors, Major, or Joint Honors), Latin (Major or Joint Honors), or Greek (Major or Joint Honors).

Senior Freshman

Most modules in the Senior Freshman year are optional, but you must take between 20 and 40 credits of the subject (AHA, CC, Greek, Latin) in which you intend to major. You may take up to 20 credits of Trinity Electives or Open Modules from within CLAHA. Details of all pathways are available in the CLAHA Handbook.

AHA modules

CC modules

Latin modules

Greek modules

 

Junior Sophister

In the Sophister Years, you must select modules in accordance with your chosen exit route (Single Honors, Joint Honors, Major with Minor). For full details, consult the CLAHA Handbook.

AHA modules

CC modules

Greek modules

Latin modules

Senior Sophister

Special Subject modules (all interdisciplinary, and may be counted as credit for either AHA or CC): options may include

Latin modules may include

  • CLU44481 Latin Satire
  • CLU44485 Latin Historians
  • CLU44486 Didactic Poetry
  • CLU44487 Early Latin
  • CLU44488 Senecan Tragedy
  • CLU44490 Latin Oratory

Greek modules may include

  • CLU44381 The Greek Novel
  • CLU44382 Plutarch
  • CLU43484 Greek Historians
  • CLU44385 Hellenistic Poetry
  • CLU44386 Wisdom and Tradition
  • CLU44390 Greek Lyric Poetry
  • CLU44391 How to be Happy