Classical Language and Texts: Latin II (CLA1252)
|Staff||Professor Matthew Wright - |
|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 linguistic confidence in the students, the ability to read extracts without adaptation from the most important and influential Latin authors, and to encourage students 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. Students 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. Students 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
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 activities||66||Seminars (3 x 1 hour per week)|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activities||22||Seminar (1 x 1 hour a week grammar consolidation session)|
|Guided independent study||212||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|
|Exam||50||3 hours||1-4||Mark and written comments|
|Class tests (5)||50||50 minutes each 50 overall. 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||ref/def period|
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
Core Texts: Students need their own copies of these books
1. The Latin Language, Scottish Classics Group, Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1995
2. Cambridge Latin Anthology, A. Carter & P. Parr, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2004.
Other material will be introduced during the course.
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