Undergraduate Course: Latin 1Ha (LATI10017)
|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||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This Honours course introduces absolute beginners to the morphology and syntax of classical Latin.
This course covers the first sections of a standard syllabus in morphology and syntax (typically Wheelock's Latin, Chapters 1-24) and is intended for those with no experience in the language at all; it is not available to those with any prior knowledge of the language. It is a fast-paced course, allowing students to cover a large amount of material in the eleven weeks of teaching; tutorials begin in the fourth week and supplement the material covered in the lectures. Lectures are interactive, with students often working in groups and taking part in translation of unadapted Latin (inscriptions) from week 1.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Latin 1A (LATI08007)
||Other requirements|| This course introduces absolute beginners to the morphology and syntax of Classical Latin. It is not available to Honours students with prior knowledge of the language. If in doubt PTs should contact the Course Organiser who will be responsible for assessing the students' language competence at the start of the course to ensure they meet the requirements.
|Additional Costs|| Course text.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 42,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||* Six tutorial exercises (15%);
* One written assignment (essay) of approximately 1,200 words (10%);
* Midterm assessment test under timed conditions (week 6) (15%);
* A final written examination counts for the remaining 60%; the emphasis is on translation of Latin to English.
||Students will receive written feedback on their coursework, and will have the opportunity to discuss that feedback further with the Course Organiser during their published office hours or by appointment.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Latin 1Ha||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate, by way of coursework (including quizzes, tutorial exercises, the midterm exam and an assignment) and examination as required, that they have a good understanding of the essentials of Latin grammar and syntax;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework (including quizzes, tutorial exercises, the midterm exam and an assignment) and examination as required, basic skills in translating and understanding Latin literary texts;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework (including quizzes, tutorial exercises, the midterm exam and an assignment) and examination as required, a sense of the common Latin roots of the Romance languages;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework (including quizzes, tutorial exercises, the midterm exam and an assignment) and examination as required, the ability to apply these skills to deepen their understanding of the ancient world.
|Wheelock's Latin, Frederic M. Wheelock, revised Richard A LaFleur (7th edition, revised): HarperResource (HarperCollins), 2011|
Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary, ed. James Morwood (3rd, revised edition): Oxford
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Students taking this class for honours credit will be required to produce an assignment which conforms to Honours class standards, in addition to all other work for the class, TBA with the course organiser. This assignment uses their developing linguistic knowledge to deepen their understanding of their main degree subject, whether that is Classical Literature, Ancient History or Classical Archaeology. The assignment will thus be one that combines language skills with the other skills acquired during the degree, the one reinforcing and developing the other.
|Course organiser||Dr Sandra Bingham
Tel: (0131 6)50 6689
|Course secretary||Miss Annabel Stobie
Tel: (0131 6)50 3783
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