What you’ll learn
All students take the equivalient of four course ‘units’ per year. A course may count as half or a full unit.
This will be made up in the following way:
Core course (full unit): ‘Liberal Arts 1: Cultural Encounters’.
This course will introduce you to the interdisciplinary methods and perspectives that are a distinctive feature of a degree in Liberal Arts.
You will study one full unit of language (choose from French, German, Italian, Spanish). You may study German, Italian and Spanish as a complete beginner.
You will choose two units of options courses from a wide range available across departments such as English, Modern Languages (including Comparative Literature and Culture), History, Classics, Drama, Psychology and even Mathematics.
Core course (full unit): ‘Liberal Arts 2: Power and Dissent’.
This course has a focus on visual and verbal communication and the ways in which political propaganda and commercial marketing seek to manipulate audiences.
You may (optionally) continue with the language you have studied in your first year
You will choose two to three units from a wide range of courses, some of which may build on the interests and skills you have developed in your first year
You will undertake an independent research project and write a dissertation with the support of one or two expert supervisors.
You will again choose two to three units from a wide range of courses.
By the end of the course you will have: