Postgraduate Course: Elementary Latin (PG) 1 (PGHC11086)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||An introduction to the Latin language for complete beginners and those with limited recent experience of the language. A thorough grounding is provided in the essentials of Latin accidence (nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs) and in the syntax of the simple sentence.
This course aims to teach complete beginners the basics of Latin grammar to enable them to read straightforward Latin by the end of the semester. The course, therefore, moves at a very fast pace. The class meets for 4 hours each week, and in addition there are 6 tutorials during the semester.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Students with any previous experience in Latin must speak to Course Organiser before enrolling and may only be able to take this course on an audit basis.
Students on programmes for which the course is a core element will be given priority if the course is oversubscribed.
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 33,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Additional Information (Assessment): Examination (2 hours) 70%
Short assignment 15%
Weekly Coursework 15%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, that they have mastered basic Latin morphology;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, that they can recognise and understand basic Latin syntactical constructions;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, that they can translate short extracts from Latin into English;
- demonstrate in class discussion an ability to analyse and reflect critically upon the Latin language and upon scholarly and conceptual discussions about approaches to the language.
|Students will require a Latin/English Dictionary|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Students with any previous experience in Latin must speak to Course Organiser before enrolling and may only be able to take this course on an audit basis
|Keywords||Elem Latin 1 (PG)
|Course organiser||Dr Justin Stover
Tel: (0131 6)50 9110
|Course secretary||Mr Jonathan Donnelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 3782