Undergraduate Course: Latin 2A (LATI08011)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The 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
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.
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%
Coursework: this is made up of two components accounting each for 20% of the total mark, i.e. one coursework essay of max. 2,500 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 2A||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Latin 2A||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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
- demonstrate in coursework and examinations an enhanced ability to locate works of Latin literature in their literary, social, historical, and intellectual contexts
- demonstrate in coursework and examinations an ability to analyze 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 Dominic Berry
Tel: (0131 6)50 3590
|Course secretary||Ms Jenni Vento
Tel: (0131 6)50 3781