- Module description
Classical Language and Texts: Latin III (CLA1254)
|Staff||Dr Eleanor Dickey - Convenor|
|Pre-requisites||Latin A Level, CLA1252 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 and Latin language work 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
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 Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activities||66||classes (3x1hr)|
|Guided independent study||234||Independent study|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Prepared language assisgnments||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|
|One essay||20||2000 word||1-5||mark and written comments|
|Two unprepared translation tests||20||1-5||mark and written comments|
|Best 5 prose composition exercises||20||1-5||mark and written comments|
|Exam||40||3 hour||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|
|Unprepared translations||Exam||1-5||ref/def period|
|Prose composition||Exam||1-5||ref/def period|
100% exam for any FR
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
First term main text: Plautus, Amphitruo (ed. D. M. Christenson, Cambridge University Press 'Green and Yellow' series). In the second term the main text will be a Latin prose work chosen by the class.
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Classics, Latin, Language