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Undergraduate Course: Latin 1B (LATI08008)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course develops near beginners' knowledge of the morphology and syntax of classical Latin and their skill in reading original Latin texts. The second half of the semester is taken up with the reading of a simple text.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Latin 1A (LATI08007)
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Latin 1D (LATI08010)
Other requirements Students are required to pass Latin 1A (LATI08007). A student who has been registered for Latin 1B but does not pass Latin 1A in the 1st Semester must contact the course organiser for his/her approval before continuing with Latin.

Students who have prior knowledge of the language should go into the advanced beginners' courses (1C and 1D). The Course Organiser will be responsible for assessing the students' language competence at the start of the course to ensure they are in the right course. If in doubt PTs should contact the Course Organiser in advance of registering students for the course.
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  36
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 44, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 7, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 143 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 80 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment consists of six Tutorial Exercises (20%) and one Midterm Assessment Test (20%) taken under timed conditions.
A final written examination counts for the remaining 60%.
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 S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate in written examination and coursework command of the essentials of Latin grammar and syntax
  2. demonstrate in written examination and coursework increasing fluency in translating and understanding Latin literary texts
  3. demonstrate in written examination and coursework an initial awareness of literary-critical issues
  4. demonstrate in written examination and coursework an initial understanding of the relation between Latin and the Romance languages
  5. demonstrate in written examination and coursework the ability to apply these skills to deepen their understanding of the Ancient World
Reading List
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 UP, 2005
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsLatin 1B
Course organiserDr Juan Lewis
Tel: (0131 6)50 4563
Course secretaryMiss Annabel Stobie
Tel: (0131 6)50 3783
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