Undergraduate Course: Latin 1Hb (LATI10018)
|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 develops near beginners' knowledge of the morphology and syntax of classical Latin, their skill in reading original Latin texts, and their understanding of the common Latin roots of the Romance languages.
This course is divided into two phases: Weeks 1-6 continue and complete a standard syllabus in morphology and syntax (typically Wheelock's Latin, Chapters 25-40), thereby equipping students to read unadapted classical Latin prose and poetry. In Weeks 7-11 students will read and study unadapted Latin literature of the classical period (e.g., selections from Ovid's Metamorphoses). The following may therefore be regarded as an indicative (but not exhaustive) schedule:
Week 1: Introduction and review; the Indirect Statement
Week 2: Subordinate Clauses using the Subjunctive Mood: Clauses of Purpose and Result
Week 3: More Subordinate Clauses using the Subjunctive Mood: Indirect Questions and Commands
Week 4: Conditional Sentences; Deponent Verbs
Week 5: Gerunds and Gerundives
Week 6: Clauses of Fearing and review
Week 7-11: Close-reading of selections of classical Latin
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Latin 1Ha (LATI10017)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Latin 1B (LATI08008)
||Other requirements|| None
|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 44,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 7,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework of 25% consists of six Tutorial Exercises (15%) and one written assignment of approximately 1,200 words (10%).
Midterm Assessment Test under timed conditions counts for 15%.
A final written examination counts for the remaining 60%.
||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 S2 (April/May)||Latin 1Hb||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate in written examination and coursework command of the essentials of Latin grammar and syntax
- demonstrate in written examination and coursework increasing fluency in translating and understanding Latin literary texts
- demonstrate in written examination and coursework an initial awareness of literary-critical issues
- demonstrate in written examination and coursework an initial understanding of the relation between Latin and the Romance languages
- demonstrate in written examination and coursework 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
||In addition to regular language work, students taking this class for honours level credit will be required to produce an assignment conforming to honours course criteria, on a subject 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 Andreas Gavrielatos
|Course secretary||Miss Annabel Stobie
Tel: (0131 6)50 3783
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