Classical Language and Texts: Latin II (CLA2252)
|Staff||Professor Matthew Wright - Lecturer|
|Pre-requisites||CLA1251 Classical Language and Texts Latin I or GSCE Latin or equivalent|
|Duration of Module||Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;|
- 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
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 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 seminars|
|Scheduled learning and teaching||22||1 x 1 hour grammar consolidation seminar session|
|Guided independent study||234||Independent study|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Language exercises||Weekly||1-4||Oral feedback|
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|
|Examination||50||3 hours||1-4||Mark and written comments|
|In-class tests (five)||50||50 minutes each. Test 1: 6%, Test 2: 8%, Test 3: 10%, Test 4: 12%, Test 5: 14%||1-4||Mark and written comments, with opportunity for oral follow-up|
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|
|In-class tests||Tests||1-4||Referral/Deferral period|
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
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.
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Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources
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Key words search
Classics, Latin, Language, Text