Level 3 Classical Studies
Teacher in Charge: S. Pats 1
Whether you want to read literature, explore the effect of the past on the present, or learn
to apply science to arts, Classics has something for everyone. It is a multidisciplinary
subject which includes the study of history, literature, philosophy, mythology, religion, art,
and ancient social customs. The diverse nature of Classics enables students to understand
the historical significance of classical Greece and Rome to the cultural tradition of Western
Europe and thus gain further insight into contemporary society as well as the ancient
world’s connection with other intellectual disciplines, which makes it constantly fresh and
challenging, and encourages mental versatility. And you know about the extremely high
acceptance rate for those who have studied Classics applying to University, particularly
commerce, law and medicine. However more than that, students of Classics learn
marketable skills that are highly prized by employers in today's volatile job market: how to
read critically, think analytically, and communicate articulately. Classics invites you to join in
discussion with the finest thinkers throughout history. The exciting next step is yours.
Topics covered may include: Alexander the Great or Augustus; Apuleius The Golden Ass;
Virgil’s Aeneid; Roman Architecture; Aristophanes Lysistrata and Frogs; the internal
coursework may include: Roman Religion; Sport and Entertainment in the ancient world vs.
the modern world; Comparative Mythologies.
$20 (Paul Artus. Roman Art and Architecture, Write on Notes, Book One and Book Two.
Bellona Books. 2012)
Recommended Prior Learning
15 credits or more in Classics 203 (this must include AS91203) or English 202 (this must
include AS91101), or Level 2 Geography, History, Media Studies, Religious Education or
Te Reo Māori. Prior study of Classics is not a requirement but is an advantage. Students
should have the reading and writing Literacy standards needed for entry to any New
Zealand University before entering this course.
Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 26
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.