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Undergraduate Course: Latin 2Ha (LATI10030)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe main objective of Latin 2HA is to advance further the student's knowledge of the Latin language and to develop the ability to read independently in Latin with linguistic and literary understanding.
Course description This course will focus on Latin grammar and syntax, unseen translation from Latin to English, and reading and interpretation of prescribed prose and verse texts. In lectures attention is paid to linguistic and literary aspects of the texts, to cultural and historical contexts, and to generic affiliations. In tutorials attention is paid to the honing of students' expertise in the reading and writing of Latin, and in literary and textual criticism to a more advanced level than Latin 1HA or 1HB.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( Latin 1A (LATI08007) AND Latin 1B (LATI08008)) OR ( Latin 1Ha (LATI10017) AND Latin 1Hb (LATI10018))
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Latin 2A (LATI08011) OR Latin 2a Ex-Beginners (LATI08013)
Other requirements None
Additional Costs Students will be required to purchase basic grammars and dictionaries.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  2
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 44, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 150 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Examination 50%
Coursework 50%

Degree examination: 1 two-hour paper

Coursework: this is made up of two components: one coursework essay of c. 2500 words at the end of the teaching term (30%), and tutorial work throughout the teaching term (20%)

Part-Year Visiting Student (VV1) Variant Assessment:
If this course runs in the first semester - Semester 1 (only) visiting students will be examined in the December exam diet.
Feedback 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.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
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 Latin 1HA or Latin 1HB
  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 Students taking this class for honours credit will be required to produce an essay which conforms to Honours class standards, in length, quality and bibliography.
KeywordsLatin 2Ha
Course organiserDr Aaron Pelttari
Tel: (0131 6)51 3004
Course secretaryMiss Annabel Stobie
Tel: (0131 6)50 3783
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