Latin III (CLAM254)
|Staff||Dr Sharon Marshall - Convenor|
Dr Nicolo' D'Alconzo - 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, 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. Students will, with guidance, be able to work out the meaning of complex, demanding texts and to apply linguistic skill by writing in an ancient language. They will also be able to 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.
- 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 (3 x 1 hour per week)|
|Guided independent study||234||Private 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|
|Two essays||30||2000 words (15% each)||1-5||Mark and written or verbal comments|
|Two unseen tests||20||in class||1-5||Mark, written comments and verbal feedback session|
|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|
|Essays||Essays||1-5||August refer/defer period|
|Exam||Exam||1-5||August refer/defer period|
|Tests||Tests||1-5||August 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?
Available as distance learning?