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Applied Classics (CLA3123)

15 credits

What is the value of classics and the humanities more broadly? What do they contribute to debates about contemporary issues? How do we articulate this? Through a series of workshops, this module will challenge you to think deeply about the role of classics in the modern world. Exploring both historical uses and contemporary applications of the classical past, you will consider the methodologies at work and the ethical implications of bringing material from the past to bear upon contemporary debates. At the heart of the module will be an innovative syllabus, co-created with students, that seeks to respond to your sense of the most pressing issues of our time, through topics as diverse as politics, conflict resolution, education, race, migration, sexuality and gender, the environment and climate change, health and wellbeing.