Undergraduate Course: Latin 1C (LATI08009)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course offers more advanced students the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge of the morphology and syntax of Classical Latin, to improve their skills in reading original Latin texts, and to develop their understanding of the interpretation of Latin authors.
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 an aspect of the text. In addition, there is a linguistically based tutorial once a week on 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)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Latin 1A (LATI08007)
||Other requirements|| SCE Higher or A-level or equivalent in Classical Latin
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 44,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Degree examination: 60%
Degree Examination: 1 two-hour paper
Coursework: this is made up of two components accounting each for 20% of the total mark, i.e. one coursework essay of c. 2000 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.
||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.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Latin 1C||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Latin 1C||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate in coursework and examination a wider and deeper knowledge of the structure and idiom of the Latin language
- demonstrate in coursework and examination an enhanced ability to locate works of Latin literature in their literary, social, historical, and intellectual contexts
- demonstrate in coursework and examination an ability to analyse and pass informed critical judgment on specific works and passages
- 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
|The bibliography will depend on the texts chosen.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Aaron Pelttari
Tel: (0131 6)51 3004
|Course secretary||Miss Claire Brown
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582