Classics and Modern Languages

Tutors and Lecturers: Dr Jennifer Baines, Dr Anna Clark, Prof. Martin Goodman, Dr Belinda Jack, Dr Dominic Moran, Dr Roy Norton, Prof. Dirk Obbink, Dr Dimitris Papanikolaou, Dr Claudia Pazos-Alonso, Prof. Richard Rutherford, Dr Joseph Shear, Prof. Ela Tandello, Prof. Robert Vilain, Prof. Ian Watson, Dr Jennifer Yee

Places at Christ Church: 1

Classics and Modern Languages enables you to combine study of either one or both of Latin and Ancient Greek with a modern language. The course involves extensive study of major literary texts, alongside training in linguistic skills. Oxford has the largest Classics department in the world, with unparalleled teaching, library and museum resources and a range of extra-curricular activities, including performances of Greek plays and various societies. The Modern Languages Faculty is one of the largest in the country, with a major research library (the Taylorian) and a well-equipped Language Centre. Undergraduates also develop oral proficiency in the modern language by regular contact with native speakers. There are also international opportunities with students spending a year abroad in a foreign country before their final year. Please see the Modern Languages course page for more information. College support may also be available to help undergraduates with academically-related travel to Italy or Greece.

Your time is typicaly divided between lectures, language classes, tutorials and private study. Most of your work will be in preparation of essays for your tutorials, although the systematic reading of literary texts, not necessarily aimed at any particular tutorial, also requires a considerable input of time and effort.

Students interested in this course might also like to consider other Classics or language courses.

Faculties Websites:

www.classics.ox.ac.uk

www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk