Classical Language and Texts: Latin III (CLA1254)
|Staff||Dr Nicolo' D'Alconzo - |
|Pre-requisites||Latin A Level, CLA1252/2252 Classical Language and Texts: Latin II or equivalent|
|Duration of Module||Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;|
- This module aims to study set texts, Latin language work and the practice of literary criticism together in a single integrated module.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. Demonstrate a basic grasp of Latin language both through translation from and into Latin and through the close study of number of prose and verse texts.
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 2. Identify, describe and manipulate a range of linguistic forms and structures
- 3. With guidance, interpret and analyse works from an advanced literary culture of an earlier era
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 4. With guidance, be able to work out the meaning of complex, demanding texts and to apply linguistic skill by writing in an ancient language
- 5. Demonstrate an ability, in their preparation, for independent study, as well as the ability to work in groups in literary discussion and in working on translation and grammar
Whilst the content may vary from year to year, it is envisioned that it will cover some or all of the following topics:
Each week the 3 classes will be divided as appropriate between the following a) close reading pre-prepared sections of the set text and tackling difficult passages, b) discussing secondary literature and key themes of the set text, c) practicing unseen translation, including the related “beta texts” and tackling advanced grammar issues. An overview of the class schedules will be discussed at the start of each term, and guidance will be provided about the required preparation for each class.
Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled learning and teaching||66||3 x 1 hour classes per week|
|Guided independent study||234||Independent study|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Prepared language assignments||Weekly||1-5||Verbal|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Two essays||30||2000 words each (15% each)||1-5||Mark and written comments|
|Two unseen tests||20||In-class||1-5||Mark and written comments|
|Exam||50||3 hours||1-5||Mark and written comments|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
Deferral – if you miss an assessment for certificated reasons judged acceptable by the Mitigation Committee, you will normally be either deferred in the assessment or an extension may be granted. The mark given for a re-assessment taken as a result of deferral will not be capped and will be treated as it would be if it were your first attempt at the assessment.
Referral – if you have failed the module overall (i.e. a final overall module mark of less than 40%) you will be required to submit a further assessment as necessary. If you are successful on referral, your overall module mark will be capped at 40%.
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
Two texts, to be confirmed by the module tutor. Students will be given a list of beta texts to be read in conjunction with these works by the lecturer.
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Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources
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Key words search
Classics, Latin, Language