Bachelor's in Classical Studies
General Objectives of the CourseThe 1st cycle in Classical Studies, intended for students who are largely new to higher education in this area, aims to provide them with a general education in the three major areas or this program: Greek and Latin languages, literature cultures simulaneously. Given the bi-disciplinary nature of this program, 22 were selected from the specialization area, with six semesters of both Greek and Latin required. The goal of this new program is to compensate in some way for the deficiency that the lack of prior preparation brings. Students should, at the end of this 1st cycle, have a broad education in both areas - Greek and Latin - that will allow them to focus on specific areas in subsequent study cycles.
One of the following exams: (06) Philosophy or (11) History or (14) Latin or (18) Portuguese. Minimum Grades: Application Grade: 95 points; Admission exams: 95 points; Calculation Formula: High School average: 50%; Admission exams: 50%.
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Professional GoalsTeacher, researcher, translator, proofreader and Coordinating/Publication of texts Editor, Senior Technician in Public Administration, Senior Official Public Administration, Public Relations Professional. This program also prepares students for a career that requires an ability for reasoning, discussion, analysis of ideas, concepts and complex problems.
Mode of StudyFace-to-face
Teaching / Evaluation language(s)Portuguese Language
Examination Regulations, Assessment and GradingAs assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' competencies and knowledge, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever assessment includes more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according to a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.
Learning Objectives and Intended SkillsStudents who complete this 1st study cycle in Classical Studies should have obtained a satisfactory understanding of the classical languages with various advantages: ability to read the original texts, which will allow them to reliably evaluate the literary and cultural content that literature transmits. In addition, this will provide the added benefit of a better understanding of modern language. Furthermore, students will gain a multiple and diachronic understanding of literature and culture and, indirectly, an understanding of the roots of modern western culture. Continuing education, while essential to cultural studies, does not exempt students from this foundational education.
José Luís Lopes Brandão
ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)
Maria de Fátima de Sousa e Silva
Recognition of Prior LearningAccording to the Credits for Previous Learning and Work Experience Policy of the University of Coimbra.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsThe legal framework for the qualification is established by the Decree-Law no 74/2006, 24th March, in its current wording; Ordinance nº 782/2009, 23rd July.
Achievement of the passing grade in a set of curricular units that amount to a total of 180 ECTS.
Access to Further StudiesSecond cycle of studies (Master’s degree).
1st Cycle Studies
DGES Code: 9133
Qualification Awarded: Licenciado
Duration: 6 Semester(s)
ECTS Credits: 180.0
Call for Applications (only in portuguese)
- International Student
- Mudança de par instituição/curso
- Over 23-year-olds
- Titulares de Outros Cursos Superiores
- 1st Semester
Start date: 10-09-2018
End date: 20-12-2018
- 2nd Semester
Start date: 04-02-2019
End date: 30-05-2019
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