Classical Language and Texts: Latin III (CLA3254)
|Staff||Dr Katharine Earnshaw - Convenor|
Professor Rebecca Langlands - Lecturer
|Pre-requisites||CLA2252 Classical Language & Texts: Latin II, A-level Latin 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. 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
Each week the 3 classes will be divided as appropriate between the following a) close reading pre-prepared sections of the set text and tackling difficult passages, b) discussing secondary literature and key themes of the set text, c) practicing unseen translation, including the related “beta texts” and tackling advanced grammar issues. An overview of the class schedules will be discussed at the start of each term, and guidance will be provided about the required preparation for each class.
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||Independent study|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Prepared language assignments||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|
|Examination||50||3 hours||1-5||Mark and written comments|
|Two essays||30||2000 words each (15% each)||1-5||Mark and written comments|
|Two unseen tests||20||in class||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|
|Exam||Exam||1-5||August refer/defer period|
|Essays||Essays||1-5||August refer/defer period|
|Tests||Tests||1-5||August refer/defer period|
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
Two texts, 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.
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Last revision date
Key words search
Classics, Latin, Language