Undergraduate Course: Medieval Latin Lyric (LATI10032)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||In this course a variety of medieval Latin lyric poetry (e.g. religious, amatory, 'personal', satirical) is studied, with particular emphasis on poems of French and German provenance in the 11th. and 12th. centuries.
The course concentrates on close reading of texts, with particular attention to stylistic, formal, and interpretative aspects.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
Latin 2A (LATI08011) AND
Latin 2B (LATI08012)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting 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.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| On successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate in tutorial discussion, in coursework and in the written degree examination:
* that they have acquired an awareness and appreciation of a selection of lyric poetry written in Latin in the medieval period;
* that they have a grasp of formal structure (rhyme, rhythm, stanza-forms) and of interpretative issues relevant to the selected texts;
* that they are aware of the immediate historical and cultural context of the chosen poems;
* that they have some understanding of influences from classical literature, from the vernaculars, and from the bible;
In addition, they should be able to:
* gather material independently on a given topic and organise it into a coherent set of data;
* compare differing sets of data and draw conclusions from them;
* evaluate different approaches to and explanations of material, and make critical choices between them;
* express ideas and arguments clearly;
* and organise their own learning, manage their workload and work to a timetable.
They should also have improved their linguistic abilities in general, their analytical skills, and their literary appreciation.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Andrew Erskine
Tel: (0131 6)50 3591
|Course secretary||Ms Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582