Postgraduate Course: Intermediate Latin (PG) 1 (PGHC11267)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is designed for the many postgraduate students who arrive with skills in the ancient languages above those of a beginner, but not yet sufficient to read Latin literature wholly independently (typically those with one or two years of the language at university, or A-level or equivalent). The course will include reading and language classes and linguistically based tutorials on subjects including prose composition; they will have further tutorials in preparation for their terminal essays. The aim is to improve the Latin skills of those intending to undertake doctoral research in Edinburgh or elsewhere.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 44,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The course is assessed in each semester by a 2000-2500 word scholarly essay on one of the set texts (40%), continuous assessment of tutorial work (20%) and an exam of 2 hours focused on translation (40%). This will typically include two passages from the set texts for translation and one unseen passage.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
| On successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate in tutorial discussion and exercises, in a scholarly essay and in a class translation test that they have:
? Read and understood the set texts of the semester
? Possess a sound knowledge and understanding of these texts in their literary (and historical and intellectual) context; and of the scholarly literature dealing with them;
? Have developed an adequate acquaintance with Latin grammar and vocabulary to read and translate passages of moderate difficulty without a dictionary, or to translate simple English passages into Latin.
They should also have developed their skills in:
? Reading independently;
? Identifying and assessing bibliography both in English and in other modern European languages.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Jointly taught with Latin 1C (LATI08009)
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||4 hour(s) per week for 11 week(s).
|Course organiser||Dr Catherine Ware
|Course secretary||Mr Gordon Littlejohn
Tel: (0131 6)50 3782
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