Classical Language and Texts: Latin III (CLA1254)

StaffDr Sharon Marshall - Convenor
Dr Nicolo' D'Alconzo - Convenor
Credit Value30
ECTS Value15.00
NQF Level6
Pre-requisitesLatin A Level, CLA1252/2252 Classical Language and Texts: Latin II or equivalent
Co-requisitesNone
Duration of Module Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;

Module aims

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

Syllabus plan

Term 1: one class per week is devoted to language/syntax work. Two classes per week are devoted to the study of a main set text (A text) and a number of supplementary or supporting texts (B texts)

Term 2: one class per week is devoted to language/syntax work. Two classes per week are devoted to the study of a main set text and a number of supplementary or supporting texts.

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
662340

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities66Classes (3 x 1 hour per week)
Guided independent study234Independent study

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Prepared language assignmentsWeekly1-5Verbal

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
50500

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Two essays302000 words each (15% each)1-5Mark and written comments
Two unseen tests20in class1-5Mark and written comments
Exam503 hours1-5Mark and written comments
0
0
0

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
EssaysEssays1-5August refer/defer period
ExamExam1-5August refer/defer period
TestsTests1-5August refer/defer period

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

One prose and one verse text, 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.

By way of example, in past years the following texts have been studied:

Term 1: Plautus, Amphitryo

Term 2: Apuleius, Metamorphoses 

Module has an active ELE page?

Yes

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

2011

Last revision date

04/03/2016

Key words search

Classics, Latin, Language