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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Latin

Undergraduate Course: Latin Historiography (LATI10001)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaLatin Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis text based course will focus on Latin historiography of the classical period. Certain works will be prescribed reading.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Latin 2A (LATI08011) AND Latin 2B (LATI08012)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Prescribed texts.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should usually have at least 3 courses in Classics related subject matter (at least 2 of which should be in Latin) at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses but Elementary or Intermediate Latin courses will not count. Students beyond Intermediate level but with less Latin than the prerequisite should consider taking either Latin 2A/2B.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students should:-
be acquainted with the principles of classical Latin historiography, and with the literary, aesthetic and ideological nature of that literature;
have read in Latin an extensive prescription of classical historiography, with due attention to linguistic and stylistic detail, and literary technique;
be able to discuss critically interpretative issues which arise from the texts and from a range of scholarship.
Assessment Information
Coursework - 40%; one (2-hour) Degree Examination - 60%.

Part-Year Visiting Student (VV1) Variant Assessment:
Coursework - 40%;
Subject-Area administered Exam/Exercise in lieu of Degree Examination to take place in Week 12 (see the current course handbook for further details) - 60%.
Special Arrangements
In order for a student from outwith Classics to be enrolled on this course, contact must be made with a Course Secretary on 50 3580 in order for approval to be obtained.
Additional Information
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Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Sandra Bingham
Tel: (0131 6)50 6689
Email: S.Bingham@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582
Email: E.Hutchison@ed.ac.uk
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