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BA Archaeology & Italian

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  • Objectives
    The programme offers students an opportunity to combine the study of ancient societies through archaeology with the study of a modern language and culture. The Archaeology element combines practical experience (including participation in the Field School at the Roman town of Silchester) with academic study of the archaeology of the prehistoric and historic periods of Europe. The Italian element aims to equip students with the ability to communicate competently in spoken and written Italian, and to give them a sound knowledge of a range of aspects of Italian culture, history and society.
  • Entry requirements
    There are different entry qualifications for each programme. Some programmes require you to have a certain amount of knowledge in a subject before you begin the degree programme – this is called a ‘subject requirement’. Other programmes do not have any specific subject requirements. All programmes will, however, expect you to have reached a certain standard in your education and will ask you to achieve certain grades in your examinations. Most programmes have a standard offer so that you know in advance what you are likely to need. Please note that even if you have the minimum entry qualifications, you are not necessarily guaranteed a place on the degree programme.
  • Academic Title
    BA Archaeology & Italian
  • Course description
    Year 1

    -Italian Language
    -Twentieth Century Culture
    -Practising Archaeology

    -Italian Medieval & Renaissance Culture (in translation)
    -From Rome to Reformation
    -From Primates to Pyramids
    -Bones, Bodies and Burial
    -Analysing Museum Displays

    Year 2

    -Italian Language
    -Field School
    -Professional Careers

    -Italian Cinema
    -Italian History & Society since 1945
    -Italian Modernism
    -Italian Narrative & Poetry in the Nineteenth Century
    -Writing Women in Early Modern Italy (1350 - 1600)
    -Women in Contemporary Italy (1900 - 2000)
    -Contemporary Italian Literature

    -Archaeological Thought
    -Archaeological Science
    -The Middle Palaeolithic of Europe
    -Later Prehistoric Europe
    -First civilisations: complex societies in the Bronze Age east Mediterranean

    -The Aegean in the first millennium BC and the emergence of the polis state

    -Rome & the Mediterranean
    -Early Medieval Europe
    -Later Medieval Europe

    Year 3

    -Year Abroad courses
    -Oral Language Work

    Final Year

    -Italian Language

    -Court Culture in the Italian Renaissance
    -Aspects of the Renaissance in France & Italy
    -European Cinema
    -Women's Everyday Life in Italy from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution
    -Modern Movements in Poetry 1900–1920
    -The South since 1860
    -Fantastic Literature in Italy 1860s-1980s
    -Umberto Eco
    -Italian for Managers

    -Burial Archaeology
    -Gender Archaeology
    -Museum Studies
    -Emergence of Civilisation in Mesopotamia
    -Ancient Aegean landscapes
    -Studies in the Lower Palaeolithic

    -British Prehistory
    -Roman Material Culture
    -Roman Britain
    -Early Anglo-Saxon England
    -England in the Later Middle Ages

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