CLA2252 - Classical Language and Texts: Latin II

2022/3 Module description

StaffDr Giacomo Fedeli - Convenor
Credit Value30
ECTS Value15
NQF Level5
Pre-requisitesCLA1251 Classical Language and Texts Latin I or GCSE Latin or equivalent
Duration of Module Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;

Module description

This module will build on your knowledge of Latin from Latin level I or equivalent (e.g. GCSE). You will learn independently to read and understand passages without adaption from Latin texts. You will be introduced to grammar and syntax not covered at previous levels of study. Texts will be chosen from various authors of prose and poetry to encourage you to appreciate the style of different authors and the relationship between language and literary content. Building on developing your knowledge of Latin grammar and syntax, study of language and literature will progressively be introduced as your confidence increases.

Module aims

The aims of the module are:

  • To develop your linguistic confidence
  • To develop your ability to read extracts without adaptation from the most important and influential Latin authors.
  • 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. Demonstrate enhanced 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. Demonstrate reasonable fluency in a foreign non-spoken language
  • 4. Demonstrate enhanced understanding of the rules and nuances of language

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 5. Demonstrate enhanced independent study skills, including time management
  • 6. Apply general rules to specific linguistic material
  • 7. Demonstrate enhanced memory skills through systematic language learning strategies

Syllabus plan

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

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 Study212Independent study

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Language exercisesWeekly1-7Oral feedback

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Final test (Term One)251 hour1-7Mark and written comments
Final test (Term Two)251 hour1-7Mark and written comments, with opportunity for oral follow-up
Class tests (five)5050 minutes each. Test 1: 6% Test 2: 8% Test 3: 10% Test 4: 12% Test 5: 14%1-7Mark and written comments

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

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Final testsFinal tests1-7Referral/Deferral period
Class testsTests1-7Referral/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.

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Key words search

Classics, Latin, Language, Text

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