Asia is a fast-growing, large and diverse continent, encompassing many countries, cultures and languages. Combining Asian Studies with Classical & Archaeological Studies enables you to engage with the cultural richness of Asia past and present through appreciating the richness of the ancient world.
You develop a solid grounding in Asian Studies through a multidisciplinary approach that draws on modules in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The programme is designed to develop your critical awareness of the interpretive, cultural and political challenges to understanding Asian cultures and civilisations, both historically and today.
As an Asian Studies student, you have the opportunity to gain both written and spoken competency in an Asian language. Optionally, you can study in an Asian country of relevance to your studies, either for a significant period of time or a full year.
The great strength of Classical & Archaeological Studies is the hugely interesting and varied range of subjects it includes literature, mythology, drama, archaeology, art and architecture, history, languages as well as philosophy and the way they all connect in the study of ancient civilisations, including those of Egypt, Greece, Rome and their neighbours. At Kent, you also have the opportunity to learn Latin or Ancient Greek, which are taught at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.
As a result of this joint honours combination, you will a broad insight into human culture, one that spans across continents and millennia.Independent rankings
In the National Student Survey 2014, Archaeology is ranked 10th and Classics 14th for student satisfaction. Classics and Archaeology at Kent are ranked 8th and 11th respectively in The Guardian University Guide 2014.
Currently there is no course structure information available for this programme.
You have the option of taking a year abroad at a partner university in Asia, allowing you to immerse yourself in a different culture.
You take one compulsory module introducing you to Asian civilisations. You then choose optional modules covering politics and popular culture in Japan, and the rise of China; you also have the option of learning Japanese or Mandarin. In addition, you take the required modules for your joint honours subject.
You take one compulsory module on themes in the study of Asia. You then choose optional modules covering east Asian social and political systems, world literature, Buddhism and Hindu religious thought. It is possible to continue your Japanese and Mandarin language studies and begin learning Hindi. You also take the required modules for your joint honours subject.
Asian Studies module options include postcolonial images of Africa and South Asia, Japan in the world, and modern Chinese Societies. You can opt to continue your language studies. You must also take the required modules for your joint honours subject.
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