Classical Language and Texts: Latin II (CLA2252)

StaffProfessor Matthew Wright - Lecturer
Credit Value30
ECTS Value15
NQF Level5
Pre-requisitesCLA1251 Classical Language and Texts Latin I or GSCE Latin or equivalent
Co-requisitesNone
Duration of Module Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;

Module aims

  • This module aims to develop your linguistic confidence, the ability to read extracts without adaptation from the most important and influential Latin authors, and to encourage you to appreciate the style of different authors and the relationship between language and literary content.

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. Demonstrate a solid grounding in Latin grammar and syntax, and an expanded vocabulary
  • 2. Develop analytical skills, translate extended unprepared and set passages from Latin into English, and answer questions about specific linguistic forms which appear in them

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 3. Achieve reasonable fluency in a variety of texts in a foreign non-spoken language
  • 4. You will be able to achieve enhanced understanding of the rules and nuances of language

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 5. Demonstrate the ability to follow linguistic structures in a foreign language in order to gain independent understanding
  • 6. You will be able to learn general rules and apply them independently to specific linguistic material
  • 7. Through learning grammar and vocabulary students will improve their memory skills

Syllabus plan

Whilst the content may vary from year to year, it is envisioned that it will cover some or all of the following topics:

There will be three language classes per week. The study of language and literature will be integrated progressively with greater emphasis in the first few weeks on developing grammar and syntax. Set texts will be chosen from various authors of both prose and poetry.

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

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
882120

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching663 x 1 hour seminars
Scheduled learning and teaching221 x 1 hour grammar consolidation seminar session
Guided independent study234Independent study

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Language exercisesWeekly1-4Oral feedback

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
01000

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Examination503 hours1-4Mark and written comments
In-class tests (five)5050 minutes each. Test 1: 6%, Test 2: 8%, Test 3: 10%, Test 4: 12%, Test 5: 14%1-4Mark and written comments, with opportunity for oral follow-up

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

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
ExaminationExamination1-4Referral/Deferral period
In-class testsTests1-4Referral/Deferral period

Re-assessment notes

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

Core Texts:

Students need their own copies of these books:

  • The Latin Language , Scottish Classics Group, Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1995
  • Cambridge Latin Anthology, A. Carter & P. Parr, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2004.

Module has an active ELE page?

Yes

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

2011

Last revision date

15/11/2018

Key words search

Classics, Latin, Language, Text