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Part IA

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In your first year you will study four units:

Note that new languages will be added to the History/Modern languages degree program from October 2018. The full range of languages available from October 2018 will be:

  • Post A Level (or equivalent) languages: French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
  • Ab initio (from scratch) languages: German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Modern Languages papers

Core language papers for post-A-level French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish

Paper No. Paper
B1 Use of the foreign language
B2 Translation from the foreign language
Oral B Oral examination B

Core language papers for German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish from scratch (ab initio)

Paper No. Paper
A1 Use of the foreign language
A2 Translation from the foreign language
A3 Introduction to literature/culture (titles vary according to language studied)
Oral A Oral examination A

Students will take the relevant introductory Modern Language paper:

Paper No. Paper
Fr1 Introduction to French literature, linguistics, film and thought
Ge1 Introduction to German studies
It1 Texts and contexts
Sp1 Introduction to the language, literatures and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world
SL1 Introduction to Russian culture

History papers

Students will take two papers from the following range:

Paper No. Paper
1 European History, 770 BC- AD69 (Paper 12 of Part I of the Historical Tripos)
2 European History, 31BC-AD900 (Paper 13 of Part I of the Historical Tripos)
3 European History, 900-c.1215 (Paper 14 of Part I of the Historical Tripos)
4 European History, 1200-1520 (Paper 15 of Part I of the Historical Tripos)
5 European History, 1450-1760 (Paper 16 of Part I of the Historical Tripos)
6 European History, 1715-1890 (Paper 17 of Part I of the Historical Tripos)
7 European History, since 1890 (Paper 18 of Part I of the Historical Tripos)
8 History of political thought to c.1700 (Paper 19 of Part I of the Historical Tripos)
9 History of political thought from c.1700 to c.1890 (Paper 20 of Part I of the Historical Tripos)
10 Empires and world history from the fifteenth century to the First World War (Paper 21 of Part I of the Historical Tripos)
11 World History since 1914 (Paper 23 of Part I of the Historical Tripos).

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