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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Latin

Undergraduate Course: Latin 1D (LATI08010)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis 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.
Course description 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 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.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Latin 1C (LATI08009)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Latin 1B (LATI08008)
Other requirements Students are required to pass Latin 1C (LATI08009). A student who has been registered for Latin 1D but does not pass Latin 1C in the 1st Semester must contact the course organiser for his/her approval before continuing with Latin.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 44, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 143 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework:

Tutorial Exercises (20%)
2,000 word Essay (20%)
Final Assessment (60%)


Failure to submit the essay will result in a Force Fail for the course, even if the overall mark is above 40.
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.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate in coursework a wider and deeper knowledge of the structure and idiom of the Latin language
  2. demonstrate in coursework an enhanced ability to locate works of Latin literature in their literary, social, historical, and intellectual contexts
  3. demonstrate in coursework an ability to analyse 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
KeywordsLatin 1D
Contacts
Course organiserDr Aaron Pelttari
Tel: (0131 6)51 3004
Email: Aaron.Pelttari@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Claire Brown
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582
Email: cbrown20@exseed.ed.ac.uk
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