So after nearly a month of year 2, semester 1, I thought I’d give you an update on how I’m finding my studies.
In this semester I am studying modules on Jack the Ripper, Roman Social History and Sources, Methods, and Theories of Ancient History. The first two modules I chose and the last is a core module which means that I have to study this module.
Jack the Ripper has always been an interest of mine, I like the mystery and the suspense behind him and his crimes. The course also involves information about popular culture and policing during this time. So far the course has been so interesting, the lecturer is fab and she has a real passion for what she does which makes it even better as this passion comes across in her teaching. Don’t get me wrong the course is interesting but as always with a History subject the reading list is lengthy, but because the content is so brilliant and so captivating it makes all the reading you could do worth it.
Roman Social History is something I studied a little at A-Level and I found it really enjoyable. I am definitely a social historian and I really enjoy learning about the Roman family through the ages and comparing this to what families are like in the twentieth century. The lecturers are brilliant and they really know their subject. This is something which is obviously really important; but because they have spent so much time and put a lot of hard work becoming so knowledgeable in this subject the lecturers and seminars they present are brilliant, they are informative but the way that the subject is delivered is fantastic. But again with a History/ Ancient History degree, the reading list is very long but once again I really don’t mind the reading because this is something I really enjoy and actually love reading about.
Sources, Theories, and Methods of Ancient History is a core module which means I didn’t choose this topic. This, of course, could mean that I don’t find it as interesting as the other modules, which don’t get me wrong it isn’t my favourite module because it is still interesting. Something I have found with the Ancient History lecturers at Leicester is that they are brilliant, they really care about you and they want you to succeed. This is always why I will recommend Leicester if people want to do the same degree as me, the staff are brilliant and there is a wide range of topics on offer. As already said before, the reading list is long but I love what degree I do and I do not mind doing any of the reading.
I hope you enjoyed knowing about what I studying this semester, as the semester carries on I will keep you updated as to how it is going and what I am enjoying and what isn’t going so great.
Keep working hard