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Undergraduate Course: Latin 2A (LATI08011)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course advances the student's knowledge of the Classical Latin language and literature, and develops the ability to read independently in Classical Latin literature with a linguistic and literary understanding of the original texts
Course description This is essentially a reading class with the aim of improving the linguistic ability of the students. The course typically examines two set texts in the semester. Two classes each week are devoted to reading and language, the third is a lecture on a subject of related interest. In addition, there is a linguistically based tutorial once a week for subjects such as grammar study, unseen translation, prose composition and metre. While the course focuses mainly on linguistic improvement, the students will also study the literary, historical and intellectual relevance of the texts and become acquainted with current scholarship on the subject.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Latin 1B (LATI08008) OR Latin 1D (LATI08010)
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Latin 2a Ex-Beginners (LATI08013)
Other requirements or at the discretion of the Course Organiser.
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  24
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 44, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 141 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Degree examination 60%
Coursework: 40%

Coursework: this is made up of two components accounting each for 20% of the total mark, i.e. one coursework essay of c. 2500 words at the end of the teaching term, and tutorial work throughout the teaching term.

Failure to submit the essay will result in a Force Fail for the course, even if the overall mark is above 40.
Feedback Students will receive written feedback on their coursework; in the case of tutorial exercises, this will be within days of handing in the work. There is further scope for discussion of feedback with the Course Organiser, Lecturers, Instructors or Tutors in lectures, tutorials, office hours, or by appointment.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Latin 2A2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Latin 2A2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate in coursework and examinations a wider and deeper knowledge of the structure and idiom of the Latin language, more advanced than their experience in 1c/d or 1a/b
  2. demonstrate in coursework and examinations an enhanced ability to locate works of Latin literature in their literary, social, historical, and intellectual contexts
  3. demonstrate in coursework and examinations an ability to analyze and pass informed critical judgment on specific works and passages
  4. demonstrate especially in their coursework essay an ability to locate and use relevant forms of primary and secondary evidence in building up a coherent and relevant argument
Reading List
The bibliography will depend on the texts chosen.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This course is divided into two halves of five weeks each; week 11 is reserved for consolidation.
KeywordsLatin 2A
Course organiserDr Gavin Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 3581
Course secretaryMiss Stephanie Blakey
Tel: (0131 6)50 3580
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