Distance Learning Programmes in Humanities

Ancient History

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Ancient history studies society, culture, politics and the intellectual world of old civilisations such as Egypt, Greece or Rome. The ancient history discipline provides information about the history and society of antiquity, from the beginnings of the classical civilization to the fall of the Roman Empire.

Ancient history is connected to similar disciplines such as anthropology, cultural studies and philosophy. Ancient history degrees offer students information on such topics as: Egyptian language, ancient world at war, Egyptian religion, Roman revolution, archaeology and artefact studies, ancient and early Christianity. Students will understand the relationships and connections between ancient world civilisations and the influence they had on later periods in history, as well as their relevance to our present society.

Students of ancient history courses develop skills in conducting research, developing historical theories, and presenting their discoveries. They will get in-depth knowledge of a variety of critical approaches to ancient history methodological questions and issues. Programmes in ancient history also equip students with abilities to analyse and summarise content, critically evaluate resources and build relevant arguments in verbal and written communication.

Graduates have moved on to careers in journalism, teaching, public relations, marketing and human resources.

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Suggested Online Programmes Ancient History

Short Course Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean

Professor Garland has spent his entire career immersed in classical studies and in the worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. His academic research focuses on the cultural, religious, social, and political histories of these two civilizations. He has written numerous books on subjects ranging from the politics of Athenian religion and disability in the Greco-Roman world to daily life in ancient Greece and the idea of celebrity in antiquity. Delight in the wide variety of sources—literature, archaeology, the visual arts, coinage, inscriptions—that he draws upon in order to assemble a fascinating and complex picture of these two great civilizations. Value his mastery of detail on his subject, as he helps you to reach important conclusions from an analysis of the shared cultural features of Greece and Rome. And appreciate how Dr. Garland always keeps Greece and Rome focused on how this material affects us in the present day.

United States
Certificate Post-Baccalaureate in Public History

Students who already hold an M.A. in History or a closely-related field and have an interest in pursuing a career in public history may apply to the University of West Georgia's History Department to pursue a Post-Baccalaureate in Public History Certificate. The student may pursue a specific area of interest, such as archives or community history, or take a more general course of study.

United States
B.A. Ancient History and Classical Archaeology (BA/Diploma/Certificate)

Launched in 2012, our BA in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology brings together the two disciplines into a single undergraduate distance learning programme for the first time and as such we believe it is unique. The course is based on our extensive experience in developing and teaching both archaeology and ancient history courses and our world-leading research.

United Kingdom